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Artificial Intelligence — The Revolution Hasn’t Happened Yet
On the other hand, while the humanities and the sciences are essential as we go forward, we should also not pretend that we are talking about something other than an engineering effort of unprecedented scale and scope — society is aiming to build new kinds of artifacts. These artifacts should be built to work as claimed. We do not want to build systems that help us with medical treatments, transportation options and commercial opportunities to find out after the fact that these systems don’t really work — that they make errors that take their toll in terms of human lives and happiness. In this regard, as I have emphasized, there is an engineering discipline yet to emerge for the data-focused and learning-focused fields. As exciting as these latter fields appear to be, they cannot yet be viewed as constituting an engineering discipline.
Moreover, we should embrace the fact that what we are witnessing is the creation of a new branch of engineering. The term “engineering” is often 
invoked in a narrow sense — in academia and beyond — with overtones of cold, affectless machinery, and negative connotations of loss of control by humans. But an engineering discipline can be what we want it to be.
In the current era, we have a real opportunity to conceive of something historically new — a human-centric engineering discipline.

Entirely unconsidered here: whether creating this field is good—or whether treating it as *engineering* is good.
humanism  algorithmism  technology  humanities  ai  machine-learning  michael-i-jordan  engineering  ethics 
2 hours ago by chriskrycho
The Organised Manager – Accidentally in Code
My adored Camille is writing a book on management, which will no doubt be amazing, and asked me to contribute a section on being an organised manager. She says, "Managing people is hard, and and as an industry we're bad it. We lack the experience, the tools, the texts, and the frameworks to do it…
management  engineering 
9 hours ago by trodrigues
Learn to Code for Free – Grasshopper
I upvoted Grasshopper on Product Hunt: The coding app for beginners by Google at April 19, 2018 at 08:15AM
Product  Hunt  Puzzle  Games  Free  Education  Software  Engineering  Tech 
11 hours ago by iamthefury
Combining Metal &Composite printed parts in a complementary way.pdf
White paper from MarkForged.
Shows printed composite tooling used to hold a metal printed part for secondary machining ops.
engineering  rapid-prototyping 
14 hours ago by magnusc
How Patreon Levels Engineers – art/work —behind the scenes at patreon
Today we are excited to share Patreon’s revamped Engineering Leveling Guide. In Patreon’s early years, we had little in the way of objective criteria for leveling engineers. We’ve come a long way…
engineering  management  career 
14 hours ago by trodrigues
Data engineers vs. data scientists - O'Reilly Media
At their core, data engineers have a programming background. This background is generally in Java, Scala, or Python. They have an emphasis or specialization in distributed systems and big data. A data engineer has advanced programming and system creation skills. My one sentence definition of a data engineer is: a data engineer is someone who has specialized their skills in creating software solutions around big data.
data  datascience  dataengineering  engineering  oreilly  bigdata 
yesterday by dlkinney
A Taxonomy of Tech Debt | Riot Games Engineering
Hi there. I’m Bill “LtRandolph” Clark, and I’m the engineering manager for the Champions team on LoL. I’ve worked on several different teams on League over the past years, but one focus has been consistent: I’m obsessed with tech debt. I want to find it, I want to understand it, and where possible, I want to fix it.

When engineers talk about any existing piece of technology - for example League of Legends patch 8.4 - we often talk about tech debt. I define tech debt as code or data that future developers will pay a cost for. Countless blog posts, articles, and definitions have been written about this scourge of software development. This post will focus on types of tech debt I’ve seen during my time working at Riot, and a model for discussing it that we’re starting to use internally. If you only take away one lesson from this article, I hope you remember the “contagion” metric discussed below.
development  engineering  programming  software  via:jm 
yesterday by micktwomey
Creating Server-side Rendered Vue.js Apps with Nuxt.js | Toptal
via Pocket - Creating Server-side Rendered Vue.js Apps Using Nuxt.js JavaScript frameworks/libraries such as Vue can offer a fantastic user experience when browsing your site. Most offer a way of dynamically changing page content without having to send a request to the server each time. However, there is an issue with this approach.
IFTTT  Pocket  dev  toptal  engineering  blog 
yesterday by mannieschumpert

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