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September 2016


From The Eponymous Pickle

MIT on Data Science and Statistics

MIT on Data Science and Statistics

Have been involved in something similar, so this is an interesting approach. I like the emphasis on decisions as opposed to broad scoping on the alleged 'magic' of data science. The piece is interesting beyond the statement…


From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

The Future of AI: CCCs Response to OSTP RFI

The Future of AI: CCCs Response to OSTP RFI

Contributions to this post were made byGreg Hager, Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Past Chair and Professor in the Department of Computer Scienceat Johns Hopkins University. In June, the White House Office of Science…


From insideHPC

Video: The ECP Exascale Computing Project

Video: The ECP Exascale Computing Project

paulPaul Messina presented this talk at the HPC User Forum in Austin. "The Exascale Computing Project (ECP) is a collaborative effort of the Office of Science (DOE-SC) and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). As …


From Phys.org Technology News

Driver dies as Tesla slams into tree in central Dutch town

Driver dies as Tesla slams into tree in central Dutch town

The 53-year-old driver of a Tesla Model S electric car died Wednesday when the vehicle smashed into a tree in the central Dutch town of Baarn and burst into flames, police and firefighters said.


From The Eponymous Pickle

Most Important Skill: Problem Solving

Most Important Skill: Problem Solving

Not know the latest code or algorithms, just solve the problem. In the simplest way possible. If you can just test solution X easily, just test X! So true. You have a toolbox full or tools, and very importantly also a book…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Deep Learning for Chatbots Part II

Deep Learning for Chatbots Part II

More about Chatbots in KDNuggets. " ....Check out part 2 of this tutorial on building chatbots with deep neural networks. This part gets practical, and using Python and TensorFlow to implement. .. " Also points you back…


From insideHPC

Its Day 1 for Dell Technologies with New Branding

Its Day 1 for Dell Technologies with New Branding

delltechnologiesToday Dell Technologies announced completion of the acquisition of EMC Corporation, creating a unique family of businesses that provides the essential infrastructure for organizations to build their digital future, transform …


From The Eponymous Pickle

Mapbox Intelligent Geospatial

Mapbox Intelligent Geospatial

Yes, can see this as a considerable leverage point. That companies like Twitter and Google are already reaping. Discussion in Linkedin.

With Mapbox Deal, IBM Watson Will Learn A Lot More About Where Things Are Happening
The…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Service Innovation Professionals

Service Innovation Professionals

Lots of good information coming out of this group. See the link to their archive of talks. Innovation and delivering the details is key:

The International Society of Service Innovation Professionals, ISSIP (pronounced iZip)…


From insideHPC

Network Co-design as a Gateway to Exascale

Network Co-design as a Gateway to Exascale

co design 2Achieving better scalability and performance at Exascale will require full data reach. Without this capability, onload architectures force all data to move to the CPU before allowing any analysis. The ability to analyze data …


From insideHPC

Berkeley Lab to Develop Key Applications for ECP Exascale Computing Project

Berkeley Lab to Develop Key Applications for ECP Exascale Computing Project

ECP1Today Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory announced that LBNL scientists will lead or play key roles in developing 11 critical research applications for next-generation supercomputers as part of DOE's Exascale Computing Project…


From insideHPC

Video: IDC HPC Market Update

Video: IDC HPC Market Update

earlEarl Joseph presented this talk at the HPC User Forum in Austin. "HPC is still expected to be a strong growth market going forward. IDC is forecasting a 7.7 percent growth from 2015 to 2019. We're projecting the 2019 HPC Market…


From Phys.org Technology News

New regulations curb use of drones in Poland

New regulations curb use of drones in Poland

New aviation regulations have taken effect in Poland to limit the flying of drones in populated areas and to require identification plates on drones used for professional purposes.


From Phys.org Technology News

Car sharing on campuses improves quality of life, takes cars off the road

Car sharing on campuses improves quality of life, takes cars off the road

You don't need to be a rocket scientist to figure out why UC Berkeley has designated parking areas for Nobel Laureates: if there's one thing harder to snag than a Nobel prize, it's a parking space on a UC campus.


From Phys.org Technology News

Fighting crime at the intersection of science and social justice

Fighting crime at the intersection of science and social justice

During the past decade, law enforcement agencies across the country have confronted the alarming trend of sex trafficking. The crimes often take place in hotel rooms, with perpetrators widely sharing photos of the victims online…


From insideHPC

Univa Joins up with Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance

Univa Joins up with Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance

univa"Aligning ourselves with an organization like Microsoft further supports our mission of enabling companies to manage their application workloads whether on-premise or in a hybrid or cloud context like Microsoft Azure, said Gary…


From insideHPC

Exascale Computing Project (ECP) Awards $39.8 million for Application Development

Exascale Computing Project (ECP) Awards $39.8 million for Application Development

"These application development awards are a major first step toward achieving mission critical application readiness on the path to exascale, said ECP director Paul Messina. A key element of the ECPs mission is to deliver …


From Schneier on Security

Talk by the Former Head of French SIGINT

Talk by the Former Head of French SIGINT

For former head of French SIGINT gave a talk (removed from YouTube where he talked about a lot of things he probably shouldn't have. If anyone has 1) a transcript of the talk, or 2) can read the French articles better than I…


From Phys.org Technology News

Stealthy destroyer ready to set sail to join US Navy

Stealthy destroyer ready to set sail to join US Navy

The largest and most expensive destroyer ever built for the U.S. Navy once headed to sea in a snowstorm during builder trials. Now, it's heading into the remnants of a tropical storm as it leaves Maine for good.


From The Eponymous Pickle

Medical Sensing from Smartphones

Medical Sensing from Smartphones

Good overview of the current state of technology using smartphones for medical sensing. In Technology Review. Adaptable with current tech, odd-ons and remote sensing beacons.


From The Eponymous Pickle

September/October 2016 Analytics Magazine

September/October 2016 Analytics Magazine

The cover story of the September/October issue of Analytics magazine focuses on the threat to Cybersecurity and using better metrics and measurement to address the growing risks. You can also read about making effective decisions…


From Schneier on Security

Internet Disinformation Service for Hire

Internet Disinformation Service for Hire

Yet another leaked catalog of Internet attack services, this one specializing in disinformation: But Aglaya had much more to offer, according to its brochure. For eight to 12 weeks campaigns costing 2,500 per day, the company…


From Phys.org Technology News

Emirates jet crashed as gear went up for 2nd landing attempt

Emirates jet crashed as gear went up for 2nd landing attempt

The pilot in last month's Emirates airliner crash landing in Dubai tried to take off again after a brief touchdown and had already begun raising the landing gear when the plane ultimately hit the ground, according to preliminary…


From insideHPC

Interview: Numascale to Partner with OEMs on Big Memory Server Technology

Interview: Numascale to Partner with OEMs on Big Memory Server Technology

einarHailing from Norway, big-memory appliance maker Numascale has been a fixture at the ISC conference since the companys formation in 2008. At ISC 2016, Numascale was noticeably absent from the show and the word on the street was…


From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Function signature: how do you order parameters?

Function signature: how do you order parameters?

Most programming languages force you to order your function parameters. Getting them wrong might break your code. What is the most natural way to order the parameters? A language should aim to be generally consistent to minimize…


From insideHPC

Call for Research Papers: ISC 2017

Call for Research Papers: ISC 2017

ISC-EventSubmissions are now open for the ISC 2017 conference Research Paper Sessions, which aim to provide first-class opportunities for engineers and scientists in academia, industry and government to present research that will shape…


From Phys.org Technology News

Rumor patterns on social media during emergencies

Rumor patterns on social media during emergencies

A researcher at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) has developed a new methodology to track and manage rumors during emergencies, and proposes guidelines for first responders and agencies on how to handle the rumor dissemination…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Sensors as Awareness of Things

Sensors as Awareness of Things

CWorld writes about what they call 'Awareness of Things' gadgets. I mentioned one of them, the 'Dot' recently. A kind of cheap primitive beacon that can can provide focused information to your devices, like a smartphone.ThermoPeanut…


From insideHPC

Intel Acquires Movidius to Bolster AI

Intel Acquires Movidius to Bolster AI

movidius

Today Movidius announced that the company is being acquired by Intel. As a deep learning startup, Movidius's mission is to give the power of sight to machines.


The post Intel Acquires Movidius to Bolster AI appeared first on…


From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

The BD2K Guide to the Fundamentals of Data Science

The BD2K Guide to the Fundamentals of Data Science

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Big Data to Knowledge(BD2K) program is pleased to announce The BD2KGuide to the fundamentals of Data Science, a series of online lecturesgiven by experts from across the country covering…

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