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How we host Ars, the finale and the 64-bit future

Aurich Lawson | Getty Images reader comments 28 with Hosting Ars View more stories Greetings, dear readers, and congratulations—we’ve reached the end of our four-part series on how Ars Technica is hosted in the cloud, and it has been a journey. We’ve gone through our infrastructure, our application stack, and our CI/CD strategy (that’s “continuous… Read More »

Hosting Ars, part three: CI/CD, or how I learned to stop worrying and love DevOps

Enlarge / DevOps, DevOps, DevOps! ArtemisDiana / Getty Images reader comments 19 with Hosting Ars View more stories One of the most important things to happen in the evolution of development over the past many years is the widespread adoption of continuous integration and continuous deployment, or CI/CD. (Sometimes the “CD” stands for “continuous delivery,”… Read More »

How we host Ars Technica in the cloud, part two: The software

Enlarge / Welcome aboard the orbital HQ, readers! Aurich Lawson | Getty Images reader comments 3 with Hosting Ars View more stories Welcome back to our series on how Ars Technica is hosted and run! Last week, in part one, we cracked open the (virtual) doors to peek inside the Ars (virtual) data center. We… Read More »

Machine learning, concluded: Did the “no-code” tools beat manual analysis?

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson | Getty Images) I am not a data scientist. And while I know my way around a Jupyter notebook and have written a good amount of Python code, I do not profess to be anything close to a machine learning expert. So when I performed the first part of our no-code/low-code… Read More »

Setting our heart-attack-predicting AI loose with “no-code” tools

Enlarge / Ahhh, the easy button! (credit: Aurich Lawson | Getty Images) This is the second episode in our exploration of “no-code” machine learning. In our first article, we laid out our problem set and discussed the data we would use to test whether a highly automated ML tool designed for business analysts could return… Read More »

No code, no problem—we try to beat an AI at its own game with new tools

Enlarge / Is our machine learning yet? Over the past year, machine learning and artificial intelligence technology have made significant strides. Specialized algorithms, including OpenAI’s DALL-E, have demonstrated the ability to generate images based on text prompts with increasing canniness. Natural language processing (NLP) systems have grown closer to approximating human writing and text. And… Read More »

Feeding the machine: We give an AI some headlines and see what it does

Enlarge / Turning the lens on ourselves, as it were. reader comments 63 with 43 posters participating, including story author Share this story Is Our Machine Learning? View more stories There’s a moment in any foray into new technological territory when you realize you may have embarked on a Sisyphean task. Staring at the multitude… Read More »

Is our machine learning? Ars takes a dip into artificial intelligence

reader comments 79 with 51 posters participating, including story author Share this story Every day, some little piece of logic constructed by very specific bits of artificial intelligence technology makes decisions that affect how you experience the world. It could be the ads that get served up to you on social media or shopping sites,… Read More »

The old way of handing out corporate hardware doesn’t work anymore

Enlarge / Choose your weapons. Aurich Lawson / Getty Images reader comments 236 with 145 posters participating Share this story The Future of Collaboration View more stories With many organizations now having a significant portion of staff working remotely—and as things are looking, this is going to be the longterm reality—the old model of how… Read More »