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Actors in Clusters and The History of AI
In this meetup you will get the opportunity for an exclusive preview of two talks that will be presented at the NDC conference: Actors in Clusters and The History of AI. Actors in clusters: why, when and how (Vagif Abilov & Paweł Bańka) You have successfully applied the actor model to your software architecture. You have a robust and performant system, you are no longer busy synchronizing threads or writing try/catch/finally exception handlers. More of your time is now dedicated to better understand and model your domain, and actors are taking care of less creative tasks. But your system is still running on a single server. Not only it will soon reach its hardware capacity, it is at constant availability risk. One of the reasons to choose the actor model was location transparency: frameworks like Akka let you seamlessly distribute the load between multiple cluster nodes. Is this what you need? When is it right time to support clustering? What does it take? And when can you manage without it? We had to answer all these questions in our project at Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) expanding our system to use Akka.NET cluster. Vagif is a Russian/Norwegian developer working for a Norwegian company Miles. He has about three decades of programming experience, currently focusing on building systems in F# and C#. Vagif is a frequent speaker on software conferences and contributor to some open source projects. In his free time he talks to house pets and struggles with playing music. Paweł is a software developer working in a Polish office of a Norwegian company Making Waves. During the few years of his career, he had a chance to work on all sort of applications, including embedded systems, desktop and web apps, as well as mobile ones. Recently he became interested in functional programming and is working on distributed, high-availability backend systems in F# and C#. The History of AI - what can we learn from the past? (Håkan Silfvernagel) Nowadays AI is all the hype, but what many might not know is that AI is an established discipline originating from a paper from Alan Turing in the 1950s. In this talk I will present the historical milestones of AI from the originating paper up until present days. In addition we will look into the crystal ball in order to see what the future might have in store. We will start out our journey by looking at what happened in a workshop in Dartmouth in the 1950’s which started it all. Then we’ll be reviewing a number of areas where AI initially was put to use between[masked]. We’ll cover the AI winter in the 1980’s and its’ reasons. In the second part of the talk we’ll cover applications and milestones from the 1990’s and onwards. Finally we’ll look into the crystal ball and try to see where AI might takes us in the future. This is an interesting journey and the only thing you need as a passenger is a great deal of curiosity! Welcome onboard! Håkan Silfvernagel holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and in addition, he holds a Master’s degree in Leadership and Organizational behavior. He has also taken courses on university level in psychology, interaction design and human-computer interaction. He has 19 years’ experience of software development in various positions such as developer, tester, architect, project manager, scrum master, practice manager and team lead. Håkan is currently working as a senior consultant at Miles.


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