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Things I read last week… (WB 11 Apr 2022)
“after years of trial and error, FAANG and other top tech companies have independently converged on a common architecture for building/deploying production grade recommendation systems. Further, this architecture is domain/vertical agnostic and can power all sorts of applications under the sun — from e-commerce and feeds to search, notifications, email marketing etc.”
– How to build a real world recommendation system.
“we show that some investors in the ‘FX option market’ are indeed able to accurately forecast exchange rate returns, particularly in periods with strong demand for the US dollar.”
– Bank of England blog on predicting exchange rates.
Two-qubit silicon quantum processor with operation fidelity exceeding 99%.
Lex Fridman interviews Michael Saylor, CEO of MicroStrategy. [YouTube]