Jorge Garcia Mesa

Posts by Jorge Garcia Mesa

Big Data; Big Open Tools

by on August 2, 2018 10:52 pm
There are numerous software companies looking to build the next great technology/experience. Each has its way trying to get there, but many are using similar technologies. Those often used technologies are often free. How is this possible? The reason for this that many companies make use of open source software. Open source software is software… Read more Big Data; Big Open Tools

AI and Cybersecurity: Using Big Data to be safer

by on July 25, 2018 7:25 pm
In combat, there are two main facets: defense and offense. That is no different in the cyber world. For-profits, and non-profits host information and other valuable assets with their ecosystems. They build out an environment that attempts to protect the assets. Unfortunately, we live in a world where individuals, groups, and sometimes nation-states try to… Read more AI and Cybersecurity: Using Big Data to be safer

Deep Learning: The best "new" technique from the 20th century

by on July 17, 2018 11:46 pm
If you look anywhere in Silicon Valley and many places around the world, it is hard to avoid the poster child that is artificial¬†intelligence. There is good reason for the hype. The techniques that fall under the umbrella¬†that is artificial¬†intelligence (AI) have been able to do some incredible things. As a child I watched a… Read more Deep Learning: The best "new" technique from the 20th century

Chance of Cloud and Fog: The future of computation

by on July 13, 2018 12:01 am
One of the biggest technology trends of the recent years has been the emergence of cloud computing. Cloud computing makes use of other computers to have access to the necessary memory and computation power. Similar to Uber, instead of owning all the necessary memory and computation power, you have access to the resources as needed.… Read more Chance of Cloud and Fog: The future of computation

SoftBank Vision Fund and the raise of Venture Mega-Funds

by on July 6, 2018 8:57 am
Venture capital is a form of financing that supports small, emerging firms. They exchange funds for equity in firms with the potential for large growth. Venture capital firms will make investments in various stages (rounds) with hopes of growth and thereby fruitful returns. The returns come in the form of exits. Exits provide the funds… Read more SoftBank Vision Fund and the raise of Venture Mega-Funds