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Watson Analytics Announced Today
From The Eponymous Pickle

Watson Analytics Announced Today

( More here later )http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/bits/2014/09/16/ibm-offers-a-data-tool-for-the-mainstream-with-watsons-help/" ... Developing technology is one...

Machine Learning for Data Value
From The Eponymous Pickle

Machine Learning for Data Value

In Informs Analytics MagazineMachine Learning for Big Data Value.Yes, big data helps unveil millions of facts about consumer behavior and trends. Leveraging emerging...

Macy's Rolls out Biggest Beacon Installation
From The Eponymous Pickle

Macy's Rolls out Biggest Beacon Installation

Location based systems continue to move forward.  In ZDNet." ... Macy's rolls out retail's largest beacon installation  —  Summary: Macy's expects to complete the...

Academia or industry?
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Academia or industry?

I have done three things after my Ph.D.: I have been a (permanent/regular) researcher in a major government laboratory; I have been an entrepreneur in industry...

Mathematica Launches in the Cloud
From The Eponymous Pickle

Mathematica Launches in the Cloud

Now you can run Mathematica in the cloud.  " ... In the past, using Mathematica has always involved first installing software on your computer. But as of today...

From Computational Complexity

Richard Lipton Wins Knuth Prize

Georgia Tech professor and fellow blogger Richard Lipton will receive the 2014 Knuth Prize at the upcoming FOCS conference in Philadelphia. The Knuth Prize is given...

Two New Snowden Stories
From Schneier on Security

Two New Snowden Stories

New Zealand is spying on its citizens. Edward Snowden weighs in personally. The NSA and GCHQ are mapping the entire Internet, including hacking into Deutsche Telekom...

More Research on History of Cognitive Assistants in Business
From The Eponymous Pickle

More Research on History of Cognitive Assistants in Business

A number of past blog posts here, over a number of years,  have been mentioned in Jim Spohrer's Paper: "More Research on the History of Cognitive Assistants in...

Communities Work Better than Networks
From The Eponymous Pickle

Communities Work Better than Networks

We observed this too, just watching your network grow does not buy you anything.   You also need a community with purpose, alerts and measures.  Says the HBR. ...

Smart Cities as Big Opportunity
From The Eponymous Pickle

Smart Cities as Big Opportunity

In the Cisco Blog.   A pretty common thought.  Consider a city as an internet of many things.  What can be done to improve, enhance and monetize the resulting mega...

MIT CSAIL
From The Eponymous Pickle

MIT CSAIL

Had a reminder of MIT work with AI.  They influenced us, especially in manufacturing and sensor based applications of data AI.  And more about their history and...

From Computer Science Teachers Association

Computational Thinking and Beyond

Since Jeannette Wing described computational thinking (CT) in her 2006 Communications of the ACM article, it has gone beyond computer science and now become a “hot...

Security of the SHA Family of Hash Functions
From Schneier on Security

Security of the SHA Family of Hash Functions

Good article on the insecurity of SHA-1 and the need to replace it sooner rather than later....

Interesting Links 15 September 2014
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Interesting Links 15 September 2014

Overshadowed, at least in the US, by the anniversary of the attack by terrorists on New York and the Pentagon, last week also included Programmers Day. Apparently...

Simultaneous Enrollment
From My Biased Coin

Simultaneous Enrollment

The Crimson has an op-ed on simultaneous enrollment, that I agree with.Harvard does not like simultaneous enrollment, which means a student taking two classes...

Mayo Clinic Trials and Watson
From The Eponymous Pickle

Mayo Clinic Trials and Watson

In CIO:   The use of Watson for clinical trials.   Note the use of natural language interaction.  Key for what IBM is seeing as cognitive advisory applications....

Three Vs vs Decision Process in Analytics
From The Eponymous Pickle

Three Vs vs Decision Process in Analytics

Three big Data Vs.   I agree with the premise, the decision process is more important than labels.  " .... Tony Cosentino, vice president and research director ...

Smell Maps in the City
From The Eponymous Pickle

Smell Maps in the City

Interesting work in FastCompany.     With a geographic visualization.  We looked at a similar idea in retail, to influence shopping behavior.  But we did not get...

Getting Organized
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Getting Organized

Most years I have had a rough plan of what I wanted to teach.  I use the term “plan” loosely there. My granularity tended to be a week rather than a day. I knew...
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Recursion and Language at ICER 2014: A Conference Report
Recursion and Language at ICER 2014: A Conference Report
08.21.2014

Recursion and the unique challenges of programming languages were highlighted at ICER 2014

Hadoop at a Crossroads?
Hadoop at a Crossroads?
08.05.2014

A few facts and opinions and a couple of announcements, with a prediction on where the "Hadoop stack" might be …

What is Reality?
What is Reality?
08.13.2014

 And, what flavor of reality do you prefer: standard, augmented, virtual...

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