Data Science

6 Ways AI Can Improve Content Creation

Lynn Mitchell
Lynn Mitchell
May 19, 2020

Have you ever thought about how common artificial intelligence is? Or how close are we to all-powerful AI "supercomputers"? Gartner reports that 37...

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  • AI
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • content creation

New Content: Alibaba, Azure Cert Prep: AI-100, AZ-104, AZ-204 & AZ-400, Amazon Athena Playground, Google Cloud Developer Challenge, and much more

Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
May 11, 2020

This month, our Content Team released 8 new learning paths, 4 courses, 7 labs in real cloud environments, and 4 new knowledge check assessments. No...

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  • alibaba
  • AWS
  • Azure
  • gitops
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • lab playground
  • programming

Is AI Really Intelligent? (And What It Means For Your Chatbot)

Irina Gunko
Irina Gunko
May 6, 2020

Artificial intelligence (AI) makes it possible for machines to adjust to new inputs learning from experience and perform tasks like a human being. ...

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  • AI
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Chatbots

Blended Learning & Behavioral Patterns: Takeaways From LAK Conference (LAK20)

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Andrea Cappelli
April 23, 2020

Blended learning and learning behavioral patterns were key areas of discussion during this year's Learning Analytics & Knowledge conference (LA...

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  • blended learning
  • LAK20

Calibrating New Questions Using Natural Language Processing

Luca Benedetto
Luca Benedetto
March 24, 2020

The Cloud Academy training platform offers a Skill Assessment tool capable of providing useful insights to learners and their managers. The assessm...

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  • Data Science
  • Natural Language Processing
  • R2DE

How We Use Natural Language Processing to Scale & Automate Quiz Creation

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Andrea Cappelli
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Roberto Turrin
March 5, 2020

What is Natural Language Processing? Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a subfield of linguistics, computer science, information engineering, an...

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  • Data Science
  • Natural Language Processing
  • NLP

How to Improve Assessments with Multiple-Choice Questions

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Andrea Cappelli
August 15, 2019

Multiple-choice questions are used primarily in educational and training assessments. However, characterizing a user's skills also requires charact...

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  • assessments
  • exams
  • multiple-choice questions
  • tests

5 Key Takeaways From UMAP 2017

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Roberto Turrin
August 31, 2017

The User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization (UMAP) conference brings together a wide community of researchers and experts working on systems...

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  • IoT

Getting Started with Google Cloud Speech API

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Roberto Turrin
July 5, 2016

Discover the Strengths and Weaknesses of Google Cloud Speech API in this Special Report by Cloud Academy's Roberto Turrin Google recently opened i...

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  • Google Cloud Platform

Popular Articles

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Andrew Larkin
— August 7, 2019

Disadvantages of Cloud Computing

If you want to deliver digital services of any kind, you’ll need to estimate all types of resources, not the least of which are CPU, memory, storage, and network connectivity. Which resources you choose for your delivery —  cloud-based or local — is up to you. But you’ll definitely want...

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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Cloud Computing
  • Google Cloud Platform
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Andrew Larkin
— March 20, 2020

The 12 AWS Certifications: Which is Right for You and Your Team?

As companies increasingly shift workloads to the public cloud, cloud computing has moved from a nice-to-have to a core competency in the enterprise. This shift requires a new set of skills to design, deploy, and manage applications in cloud computing.As the market leader and most ma...

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  • AWS
  • AWS Certifications
Albert Qian
Albert Qian
— November 13, 2019

Advantages and Disadvantages of Microservices Architecture

What are microservices? Let's start our discussion by setting a foundation of what microservices are. Microservices are a way of breaking large software projects into loosely coupled modules, which communicate with each other through simple Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). ...

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  • AWS
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • Microservices
Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
— June 18, 2019

AWS Certification Practice Exam: What to Expect from Test Questions

If you’re building applications on the AWS cloud or looking to get started in cloud computing, certification is a way to build deep knowledge in key services unique to the AWS platform. AWS currently offers 11 certifications that cover major cloud roles including Solutions Architect, De...

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  • AWS
  • AWS Certifications
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Nitheesh Poojary
— March 26, 2019

How DNS Works – the Domain Name System (Part One)

Before migrating domains to Amazon's Route53, we should first make sure we properly understand how DNS works While we'll get to AWS's Route53 Domain Name System (DNS) service in the second part of this series, I thought it would be helpful to first make sure that we properly understand...

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  • AWS
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Jeremy Cook
— April 13, 2019

S3 FTP: Build a Reliable and Inexpensive FTP Server Using Amazon’s S3

Is it possible to create an S3 FTP file backup/transfer solution, minimizing associated file storage and capacity planning administration headache? FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a fast and convenient way to transfer large files over the Internet. You might, at some point, have config...

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  • AWS
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Stuart Scott
— April 27, 2020

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate: A Study Guide

Want to take a really impactful step in your technical career? Explore the AWS Solutions Architect Associate certificate. Its new version (SAA-C02) was released on March 23, 2020, though you can still take SAA-C01 through July 1, 2020. This post will focus on version SAA-C02.The AWS...

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  • AWS
  • AWS Certifications
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate
Stefano Bellasio
Stefano Bellasio
— January 23, 2020

Learn Cloud Computing: Prerequisites

What are the prerequisites and requirements to learn cloud computing? This is the first article in a series to introduce our members to the prerequisites to learning cloud computing. This was a question I was emailed countless times from our users, and while we have Learning Paths, AWS...

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  • Cloud Computing
  • Continuous Learning
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Michael Sheehy
— August 19, 2019

What Exactly Is a Cloud Architect and How Do You Become One?

One of the buzzwords surrounding the cloud that I'm sure you've heard is "Cloud Architect." In this article, I will outline my understanding of what a cloud architect does and I'll analyze the skills and certifications necessary to become one. I will also list some of the types of jobs ...

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  • AWS
  • Cloud Computing
Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
— August 6, 2019

Google Cloud vs AWS: A Comparison (or can they be compared?)

The "Google Cloud vs AWS" argument used to be a common discussion among our members, but is this still really a thing? You may already know that there are three major players in the public cloud platforms arena: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP)...

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  • AWS
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Kubernetes
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Stuart Scott
— July 26, 2019

How to Use & Install the AWS CLI

What is the AWS CLI? | The AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) is for managing your AWS services from a terminal session on your own client, allowing you to control and configure multiple AWS services and implement a level of automation.If you’ve been using AWS for some time and feel...

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  • AWS
  • AWS CLI
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Jeremy Cook
— September 17, 2019

Cloud Migration Risks & Benefits

If you’re like most businesses, you already have at least one workload running in the cloud. However, that doesn’t mean that cloud migration is right for everyone. While cloud environments are generally scalable, reliable, and highly available, those won’t be the only considerations dri...

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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Cloud Migration