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December 2016


From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Home Vs Echo as Predictive Disk Jockey

Google Home Vs Echo as Predictive Disk Jockey

Been testing Echo vs Google Home for potential in home and offices with AI driven .  One way they are presented today is as easy to use access to music.  Both work very well.  And what you might really want is a way to predict…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Coke Rethinks Digital Strategy

Coke Rethinks Digital Strategy

Sounds like we need a more adaptive approach.  In Adage:

Coke CMO Defends TV as Cola Giant Rethinks Digital Approach   By E.J. Schultz.
Coca-Cola Co. global Chief Marketing Officer Marcos de Quinto on Friday defended TV advertising…


From insideHPC

European PHENOMEN Project to Develop First Optically-driven Phonon Sources and Detectors

European PHENOMEN Project to Develop First Optically-driven Phonon Sources and Detectors

phenomenThe Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) is taking part in the European PHENOMEN project, which kicked off last September. Funded through the FET-Open program, it aims to lay the foundations of a new information technology…


From insideHPC

NCAR’s Evolving Infrastructure for Weather and Climate Research

NCAR’s Evolving Infrastructure for Weather and Climate Research

hillPamela Hill from NCAR/UCAR presented this talk at the DDN User Group at SC16. "With the game-changing SFA14K, NCAR now has the storage capacity and sustained compute performance to perform sophisticated modeling while substantially…


From The Eponymous Pickle

AmazonGo and the Retail Workforce

AmazonGo and the Retail Workforce

While most do not expect Amazon to start building many retail locations, the AmazonGo idea is at least an experiment in the feasibility of near frictionless physical checkout.  Even less friction than online checkout.  So can…


From Geeking with Greg

Book review: Chaos Monkeys

Book review: Chaos Monkeys

Cynical, mercenary, and dark, this book aptly serves as an opposing view for any idealism you may have been feeling about Silicon Valley startups or their bigger brethren. Some of us work in technology to make a difference.














From The Eponymous Pickle

NASA Publishes GIFs for Feelings

NASA Publishes GIFs for Feelings

NASA has been pushing social media.   Good in general.  Verge reports that they are now publishing a library of GIF feelings.  Sorry,  I want engineering-style information.  And probably so do most of the STEM folks they want…


From Schneier on Security

Cybersecurity Fantasy Role-Playing Game

Cybersecurity Fantasy Role-Playing Game

It's called Cryptomancer. Think computer hacking plus magic. I know nothing about it, but it feels reminiscent of Shadowrun. Reddit thread. RPG.net thread....


From The Eponymous Pickle

Analytic Personality Disorders

Analytic Personality Disorders

Nicely and satirically posed. Are we really all data janitors as opposed to data scientists?  Well yes, to a degree.  Data drives answers.

Analytic Personality Disorders (APD)  by Dominic Vincent Ligot

Published on October 10,…


From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Electronic Screens Inspired by Squid

Friday Squid Blogging:  Electronic Screens Inspired by Squid

Squid-inspired electronic screens. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven't covered....


From The Eponymous Pickle

Publix Wins Pharmacy Satisfaction

Publix Wins Pharmacy Satisfaction

In Chainstore Age:  Publix Supermarkets, a former employer of mine, has won the pharmacy satisfaction award.  The pharmacy with highest customer satisfaction is in a supermarket…  by Marianne Wilson.


From insideHPC

New Plan: ECP Project to Deploy First Exascale System by 2021

New Plan: ECP Project to Deploy First Exascale System by 2021

ECP1Today the DOE Exascale Computing Project announced the following changes to their strategic plan. The ECP project now plans to deploy the first Exascale system in the U.S. in 2021, a full 1-2 years earlier than previously planned…


From Schneier on Security

Enigma Machine Sold for Almost Half a Million Dollars

Enigma Machine Sold for Almost Half a Million Dollars

A fully functional four-rotor Enigma machine sold for $463,500. Wow....


From The Eponymous Pickle

AI Could Liberate Management Time

AI Could Liberate Management Time

An HBR Video:  A.I. Could Liberate 50% of Managers' Time   
Here's what they should focus on. For more, read "How Artificial Intelligence Will Redefine Management."   ... " 


From insideHPC

Call for Papers: Supercomputing Frontiers 2017 in Singapore

Call for Papers: Supercomputing Frontiers 2017 in Singapore

scfrontiersThe Supercomputing Frontiers 2017 conference in Singapore has issued its Call for Papers. As Singapore’s annual international HPC conference, Supercomputing Frontiers provides a platform for thought leaders from both academia…


From insideHPC

Nvidia Powers Deep Learning for Healthcare at SC16

Nvidia Powers Deep Learning for Healthcare at SC16

abdulIn this video from SC16, Abdul Hamid Al Halabi from Nvidia describes how the company is accelerating Deep Learning for Healthcare. "From Electronic Health Records (EHR) to wearables, every year the flood of heterogeneous healthcare…


From insideHPC

German Scientists Win Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize for 2017

German Scientists Win Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize for 2017

Prof. Dr. Britta Nestler, Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyToday the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) announced that Professor Dr. Britta Nestler of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has been awarded the prestigious Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2017 from Germany’s Deutsche…


From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Medical Device Security 101 Conference

Medical Device Security 101 Conference

Researchers from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Trustworthy Health & Wellness project (THaW) will demonstrate transition to practice at the Medical Device Security 101 Conference January 15-17, 2017 at Disney’s Yacht &…


From insideHPC

Supermicro Showcases Versatile HPC Solutions at SC16

Supermicro Showcases Versatile HPC Solutions at SC16

supermicroIn this video from SC16, Don Clegg from Supermicro describes the company's broad range of HPC solutions. “Innovation is at the core of Supermicro product development and benefits the HPC community with first-to-market integration…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Big and Analytic Problems at Procter & Gamble

Big and Analytic Problems at Procter & Gamble

Correspondent Gib Bassett looks at the Big Data and analytics environment at my former employer P&G, where we spent much time trying to solve wicked problems.  It had a long history of doing that well, since the 60s at least.…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Drug Lab on Wheels

Drug Lab on Wheels

Saw some interesting proposals about altering the way drug research could be done recently, so this is particularly interesting.

A Drug Laboratory on Wheels   By Joe Dysart 

The portable drug lab could decentralize the way drugs…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Disruptive Theory of Innovation

Disruptive Theory of Innovation

The “Jobs to be Done” Theory of Innovation

Clayton Christensen, professor at Harvard Business School, builds upon the theory of disruptive innovation for which he is well-known. He speaks about his new book examining how successful…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Making Transformations Work

Making Transformations Work

Just covered this in my Columbia course, where it was about getting analytics change to work.    Here a much less technical and more organizational view, but still very useful.  In McKinsey:  Transformation with a capital T Michael…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Embodied Cognition with Project Intu

Embodied Cognition with Project Intu

Mentioned in today's CSIG talk, furthering the discussion.

“Embodied Cognition with Project Intu” by Grady Booch

Grady Booch, IBM Fellow and IBM’s Chief Scientist for Watson/M, presented “Embodied Cognition with Project Intu” as…


From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Magnus and the Turkey Grinder

With part II of our “When Data Serves Turkey” post source—note similarity to this Magnus Carlsen last week retained his title of World Chess Champion. His match against challenger Sergey Karjakin had finished 6–6 after twelve…


From Computational Complexity

Fixing the Academic Job Market

Last month I posted about the craziness of the computer science academic job market due mainly to the decentralized nature of our field. Here are some ideas of what we can do better. I've stolen some of these ideas from other…


From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track held at ACM SIGSPATIAL 2016

Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track held at ACM SIGSPATIAL 2016

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) recently sponsored a Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track at the 24th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, October 31- November 3, 2016 in…


From insideHPC

Podcast: Where Deep Learning Is Going Next

Podcast: Where Deep Learning Is Going Next

Bryan Catanzaro, BaiduIn this Nvidia podcast, Bryan Catanzaro from Baidu describes how machines with Deep Learning capabilities are now better at recognizing objects in images than humans. “AI gets better and better until it kind of disappears into…


From Phys.org Technology News

Navy's futuristic-looking USS Zumwalt arriving in homeport

Navy's futuristic-looking USS Zumwalt arriving in homeport

The Navy's most technologically advanced destroyer is arriving at its homeport after dealing with some glitches along the way.


From Schneier on Security

New NSA Stories

New NSA Stories

Le Monde and the Intercept are reporting about NSA spying in Africa, and NSA spying on in-flight mobile phone calls -- both from the Snowden documents....

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