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Hang up: Dutch look at banning use of cellphones on bikes
From Phys.org Technology News

Hang up: Dutch look at banning use of cellphones on bikes

The Dutch government is considering banning the country's millions of cyclists from using their cellphones while riding, saying pedaling and phones are a dangerous...

NTIA Multistakeholder Meeting on Consumer Privacy and Facial Recognition on June 15
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

NTIA Multistakeholder Meeting on Consumer Privacy and Facial Recognition on June 15

The U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will convene a multistakeholder meeting on the commercial use of facial recognition technology...

Video: Developing, Configuring, Building, and Deploying HPC Software
From insideHPC

Video: Developing, Configuring, Building, and Deploying HPC Software

"The process of developing HPC software requires consideration of issues in software design as well as practices that support the collaborative writing of well-structured...

Exascale computing: Why we need it and some of the challenges to conquer it.
From XRDS

Exascale computing: Why we need it and some of the challenges to conquer it.

Exascale computing, the ability of a computer system to perform a million trillion operations per second, has been long anticipated as the next major step in computer...

Flu Prediction Cognitive System
From The Eponymous Pickle

Flu Prediction Cognitive System

Using Watson, Twitter and CDC Data for predicting flu epidemics. Modeling under specific contexts. By Prof. Dr. Gordon Pipa, University of Osnabrueck  Embeddedin...

Teratec Forum to Spotlight HPC and IoT
From insideHPC

Teratec Forum to Spotlight HPC and IoT

The TERATEC Forum 2016 will host a June 29 workshop on HPC, Connected Objects, and IoT Infrastructures. The full event takes place June 28-29 in Palaiseau, France...

Weather Prediction and the Scalability Challenge
From insideHPC

Weather Prediction and the Scalability Challenge

"Weather prediction using high performance computing relies on having physically based models of the atmosphere that can deliver forecasts well in advance of the...

Future of Food Supply in the Hands of AI
From The Eponymous Pickle

Future of Food Supply in the Hands of AI

Any complex system that requires the direction and interaction of many people and machines. And whose output also depends on many uncontrollable external variables...

Detecting Bias in Algorithms
From The Eponymous Pickle

Detecting Bias in Algorithms

In Engadget:   Pointers to a paper from Carnegie.  Though a quick read would say that this would address only certain kinds of algorithmic bias.  Technical.  Worth...

Vectorization Steps
From insideHPC

Vectorization Steps

The process to vectorize application code is very important and can result in major performance improvements when coupled with vector hardware. In many cases, incremental...

From Computational Complexity

Theory Jobs 2016

In the fall we point to theory jobs, in the spring we see who got them. How is the CS enrollment explosion affecting the theory job market? We've seen some big ...

Suckfly
From Schneier on Security

Suckfly

Suckfly seems to be another Chinese nation-state espionage tool, first stealing South Korean certificates and now attacking Indian networks. Symantec has done a...

Companies Not Saving Your Data
From Schneier on Security

Companies Not Saving Your Data

There's a new trend in Silicon Valley startups; companies are not collecting and saving data on their customers: In Silicon Valley, there's a new emphasis on putting...

Ansys SeaHawk Brings Big Data Analytics to EDA
From insideHPC

Ansys SeaHawk Brings Big Data Analytics to EDA

Ansys, a provider of engineering simulation technology, has announced the release of its SeaScape architecture to help engineers accelerate the optimization ofAnsys...

New Data Sets from the Next Generation Simulation (NGSIM) Program are Now Available in the Research Data Exchange
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

New Data Sets from the Next Generation Simulation (NGSIM) Program are Now Available in the Research Data Exchange

The Research Data Exchange (RDE) is a web-based data resource provided by the USDOT Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Program. It collects, manages, and...

Talk On Cognitive Computing
From The Eponymous Pickle

Talk On Cognitive Computing

" ... Cognitive Systems Institute Group Speaker Series on Thursday May 26, 2016 at 10:30 am ET US (7:30 am PT US and 4:30 pm in Germany).  Our presenter this week...

Humans less likely to return to an automated advisor once given bad advice
From Phys.org Technology News

Humans less likely to return to an automated advisor once given bad advice

The ubiquitous Chat Bot popping up on websites asking if you need help has become standard on many sites. We dismiss, we engage, but do we trust the algorithm that...

You’re Having Fun Wrong #CSforAll
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

You’re Having Fun Wrong #CSforAll

In several episodes of the comedy TV show “The Big Bang Theory”, Sheldon, the main character, complains that people are “having fun wrong.” What he means of course...

Games that Teach Coding
From The Eponymous Pickle

Games that Teach Coding

In the CACM:   Games that teach coding. ' ... "Research with computer programming interventions in early childhood settings has shown that children as young asGames...

SODA Information
From My Biased Coin

SODA Information

Phil Klein passed on that there's a delay at SIAM in getting the SODA 2017 CFP up, and of course we want to get out the relevant information out to the community...
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