Replacing lighting programmers with AI

The title is click bait, but I can picture situations where we could replace lighting programmers with artificial intelligence using language understanding techniques that power Alexa, Google Assistance and Cortana. I’m going to discuss how I’m working on this using Microsoft language understanding and intelligence technology. Console Syntax Most DMX Lighting control systems have a…

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Continuous delivery of macOS apps built with Swift

Anyone familiar with my ramblings will be aware that I mostly develop in C# using a mixture of Xamarin and .NET Core depending on what I’m building. Earlier this year I took the decision that I’d be serious about learning Swift and got started with building a simple utility app for macOS to help me…

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Consuming Microsoft Cognitive Services with Swift 4

This post is a direct result of a conversation with a colleague in a taxi in Madrid. We were driving to Santiago Bernab√©u (the Real Madrid Stadium) to demonstrate to business leaders the power of artificial intelligence. The conversation was around the ease of use of Cognitive Services¬†for what we call “native native” developers. We…

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