China Has Launched the World’s First 6G Satellite. We Don’t Even Know What 6G Is Yet.

China successfully launched the world’s first 6G satellite.The satellite uses Terahertz waves that could send data at speeds several times faster than 5G.12 other Earth-observing satellites were aboard the rocket. On November 6, China successfully launched a Long March 6 rocket and sent a payload of 13 satellites into orbit. Among them was what has […]

Apache Kafka: 8 things to check before going live

Apache Kafka is a beautiful system. It scales well, it is stable and it provides phenomenal system architecture flexibility. After 5 years of running production Kafka clusters, I have collected a list of tips and pitfalls. Some of them were learnt the hard way. If you work in a small team rolling out Kafka to […]

Why we switched from Spacy to Flair to anonymize French legal cases

This article details a work we did in collaboration with the French administration (DINSIC) and a French supreme court (Cour de cassation) around 2 well-known Named Entity Recognition (NER below) libraries, Spacy and Zalando Flair. Spacy accuracy was too limited for our needs, and Flair was too slow. At the end we optimized Flair up […]