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I Visit the 2017 Game Manufacturer’s Association Trade Show

While I was speaking at a software developer conference in March 2017 in Las Vegas, I noticed that at the same hotel (Bally’s) there was the Game Manufacturer’s Association (GAMA) Trade Show. I was intrigued so I walked to that … Continue reading

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Recap of the 2017 Visual Studio Live Conference

I spoke at the 2017 Visual Studio Live Conference. The event ran from March 13 – 17, in Las Vegas (Bally’s). VS Live is a conference for software developers who use Microsoft technologies, and it’s one of my favorite conferences. … Continue reading

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Bengio and Deng Visit my Machine Learning Talk

I was giving a short talk on machine learning at Microsoft last week and the talk was visited by Yoshua Bengio and Li Deng. If you work in ML or AI you probably know these two names. Bengio (University of … Continue reading

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My Interview with “This Week in Machine Learning and AI”

Several weeks ago I did an audio interview for a podcast for the “This Week in Machine Learning & AI” Web site. The interview has been posted. See https://twimlai.com/twiml-talk-013-understanding-deep-neural-networks-james-mccaffrey-interview/. The interview was hosted by Sam Charrington. I’ve never met Sam … Continue reading

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Three Interesting Signs

I enjoy Las Vegas – for anyone who likes psychology, sociology, and mathematics, Las Vegas has all kinds of interesting weirdness. Here are three images from a recent trip. I was staying at the Planet Hollywood hotel. Here’s what I … Continue reading

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At the 2017 Microsoft TechReady Event

Once or twice a year, Microsoft puts on a large conference for its employees called TechReady. I attended the 2017 event which ran from February 6 to 10 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. The conference is intended … Continue reading

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The 2017 Visual Studio Live Conference is Coming Up

The 2017 Visual Studio Live conference will be held from Monday, March 13 through Friday, March 17 in Las Vegas. See http://www.vslive.com. VS Live is one of my three favorite events for software engineers who use Microsoft technologies. And overall, … Continue reading

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