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AKAS: International Court Of Justice Media Coverage

AKAS released this chart tracking global media mentions of the International Court Of Justice (ICJ) via their iiiTracker (International Institutions…

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Generative AI Experiments: Debugging A Networking Issue With GenAI Copilots Vs Stack Overflow & GitHub

Recently, we were forced to diagnose and address an extremely specialized edge case networking issue with a third party utility…

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Generative AI Experiments: GenAI Coding Copilots: Asking GPT-4 & Gemini Ultra To Help Brainstorm A Trivial Video Quality Filter

The wonderful world of digital video is a vast, complex, nuanced and often arcane landscape of containers, formats, codecs, bitrate,…

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Generative AI Experiments: GenAI Coding Copilots: More Networking Code Troubles

As we continue to evaluate the capabilities of advanced Generative AI coding copilots, we find that they offer reasonable performance…

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AI In Production: A Deep Dive Into The Costs Of Multimodal Embedding Search Over 3 Billion Images

As we continue our behind-the-scenes series looking at AI technologies in real world production use cases, we've been estimating the…

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Behind The Scenes: Building Resilient Infrastructure Through Hard Timeouts

One of the quickest lessons developers learn building true global-scale production applications is how quickly systems break down under extreme…

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Generative Image AI: Asking DALL-E To Visualize A "Television News Archive"

Continuing our generative image AI series, we decided to ask DALL-E just what a "television news archive" looks like. Here…

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Experiments With Speech Transcription: Classical Versus LSM Speech Transcription – An English Accent Example

Here is a fascinating brief example of just how much of an improvement Large Speech Models (LSMs) offer over classical…

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Generative AI Experiments: Using Large Language Models To Correct Large Speech Model Transcripts

Large Speech Models (LSMs) offer massive accuracy gains over previous generation ASR systems, but like all automated systems are far…

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How Television News Is Covering Taylor Swift

How is Taylor Swift being covered on cable television news? The timeline below shows monthly mentions of her across CNN,…

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AI In Production: The Uncertainties For Large Enterprises Around Embedding Model Depreciation

Semantic search, Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG), multimodal search – what do all of these technologies have in common? They all…

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AI In Production: How To Think About The Ongoing Cost Of Rerunning Models As They Improve

One of the few certainties in the digital world is that the breathtaking pace of AI advancements over the past…

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GCP Tips & Tricks: The Cost Of Storing 3PB In 6 Million Files In GCS In Different Storage Classes

Last week we examined the surprisingly cost-effective economics of GCS' different storage classes. Let's look at a real-world example: the…

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GCP Tips & Tricks: The Networking That Supports GCS As A Global Storage Fabric For GCE

The modern public cloud makes it possible to create truly astonishingly scalable and high-performance global distributed computing architectures. Rather than…

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GCP Tips & Tricks: The Surprisingly Cost-Effective Economics Of GCS Storage Classes For Backups

Most new users of Google's Cloud Storage (GCS) likely focus on its "Standard" offering: a high performance massively scalable global…

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Our Journey Towards User-Facing Vector Search: Evaluating Elasticsearch's ANN Vector Search RAM Costs

As we continue our journey towards offering realtime user-facing semantic search over our growing collection of embedding datasets, we are…

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Generative AI Experiments: LLM Knowledge Freshness & GSUTIL vs GCLOUD – The Dangers Of LLMs For Fast-Moving Fields

As LLMs are increasingly positioned as "coding copilots" for developers, we've been exploring their potential utility to help with the…

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Generative AI Experiments: The Limits Of Advanced GenAI Coding Copilots For Writing Complex Code Like Networking

As we continue our evaluations of advanced LLM-driven generative AI coding copilots, we've found them to be useful for generating…

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GCP Tips & Tricks: Observations On A Decade Of Running Elasticsearch On GCP: Part 3 – Future Storage Options

We've run Elasticsearch clusters on GCP for almost a decade across many different iterations of hardware and cluster configurations. Earlier…

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GCP Tips & Tricks: Observations On A Decade Of Running Elasticsearch On GCP: Part 2

We've run Elasticsearch clusters on GCP for almost a decade across many different iterations of hardware and cluster configurations. Yesterday…

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GCP Tips & Tricks: Observations On A Decade Of Running Elasticsearch On GCP: Part 1

We've run Elasticsearch clusters on GCP for almost a decade across many different iterations of hardware and cluster configurations. What…

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GCP Tips & Tricks: Comparing Extreme Persistent Disks & Hyperdisks To Many Small Disks For Search

One of the most critical questions in supporting IO-centric workloads is determining the right mix of storage devices. For some…

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Generative AI Experiments: The Challenges Of Generative Search For Technical Questions & The Limits Of RAG

Generative search in the form of Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) has been widely hyped as the future of search, with…

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IRINN: Coverage Of Soraya Satellite Launch

Iranian broadcaster IRINN devoted considerable coverage to the successful launch of its Soraya satellite and Iran's space ambitions, offering a…