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thomas08:01:52

morning people!

thomas09:01:26

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maleghast09:01:14

Hello There everyone!

maleghast09:01:33

Warm greetings from the Chilly but clear-sky-ed Trossachs.

Ben Hammond09:01:38

nice frost in Perth this morning

maleghast10:01:52

@ben.hammond - Oh yeah, the frost up in the top of Strathard this morning was LOVELY

folcon12:01:47

Morn =)…

danm14:01:54

My ride in this morning was... Well, I could still feel my fingers at the end of it. Toes not so much

maleghast14:01:24

My dear friends… Have any of you any experience whatsoever with Google Cloud’s Cloud ML Engine..?

maleghast14:01:42

I am trying to understand the truth of the snake oil pitch that are the documents…

maleghast14:01:18

It seems to almost be Serverless for ML, abstracting away the resources and just providing a set of conveniences on top of ML.

maleghast14:01:48

But I fear I may be damning it out of hand and indeed writing it off unfairly

jasonbell15:01:34

Serverless for ML, abstracting away the resources and just providing a set of conveniences << Pretty much.

jasonbell15:01:59

The only way that GOOG, AWS, MSFT will get mass adoption in ML snake oil is to make it easier.

maleghast15:01:14

Yeah, I suppose so… I am trying to understand why the Data Scientists I am working with are so excited about it.

thomas15:01:28

new shiny things....

maleghast15:01:42

I do hope not…

jasonbell15:01:13

They’ll have their reasons but most of the time it’s down to making the cycle/process easier to deal with.

thomas15:01:10

btw @jasonbell you forgot to mention IBM in that list.... ooh no, you didn't.

jasonbell15:01:53

@thomas are you referring to Watson the solution looking for a problem 😉

thomas15:01:10

can't comment

thomas15:01:22

500 status code

maleghast15:01:59

@jasonbell - Yeah, this is the fear I had; that the attraction is the process management rather than any real “business edge” in terms of performance or quality of outputs.

jasonbell15:01:45

So the real question @maleghast is what are you trying to achieve?

maleghast15:01:08

Personally - understand why my Data team are pushing very hard to be allowed to diversify our hosting / infra into another Cloud Provider Data Team - They are using Google Earth Engine to get access to E/O Imagery and the people we are laising with at Google re getting access to GEE are encouraging them to use GCP and talking up the synergies of the tech / services on GCP as the obvious answer to doing analysis on GEE data.

jasonbell15:01:58

Google will upsell, of course they will.

maleghast15:01:24

Well this has been my experience

jasonbell15:01:28

Perhaps the key is understanding the problems the data team is having, have you sat down and talked to them about the need for the move?

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maleghast16:01:24

@jasonbell - Well… I am in Scotland and they are in London, so I am going to be sitting down with them on Monday next week, and I am trying to get ready for that conversation so that I understand some of the issues

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Conor22:01:35

Should I feel flattered that someone has decided to pretend to be me, or faintly concerned

alexlynham22:01:57

pretended to be you?