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Benefits of RFID Data in Retail
From The Eponymous Pickle

Benefits of RFID Data in Retail

Recently received, quite interesting. 75 pages based on Macy's data. From the Platt Research Institute.The new PRI Working Paper, Quantifiable Benefits and Analytical...

Humans are Still at Work
From The Eponymous Pickle

Humans are Still at Work

In the HBR.    For now the humans are clearly still in the loop. we can learn from some areas, like autopilots or process control here.    Helping them effectively...

Another Face and Voice for the Alexa Engine
From The Eponymous Pickle

Another Face and Voice for the Alexa Engine

A new kind of speaker, Jam Voice,  it's based on the Alexa engine, but it won't listen.    Another cheaper solution in the space.   How different than that, don't...

Putting the “intelligent” machine in its place
From Putting People First

Putting the “intelligent” machine in its place

It’s rare for a data scientist to be so reflective and critical on the limitations (and therefore the real opportunities) of their discipline, as Katherine Bailey...

EU to Give Robots Personhood?
From The Eponymous Pickle

EU to Give Robots Personhood?

Considerably premature.Give Robots 'Personhood' Status, EU Committee Argues   by The Guardian  in the CACM.The European parliament has urged the drafting of a set...

Dell EMC Powers Summit Supercomputer at CU Boulder
From insideHPC

Dell EMC Powers Summit Supercomputer at CU Boulder

"The University of Colorado, Boulder supports researchers’ large-scale computational needs with their newly optimized high performance computing system, Summit....

Job of the Week: Computational Chemist at Bennett Aerospace
From insideHPC

Job of the Week: Computational Chemist at Bennett Aerospace

Bennett Aerospace has an opening for a highly motivated Research Scientist and Computational Chemist for the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Engineer ResearchJob...

McKinsey on Automation
From The Eponymous Pickle

McKinsey on Automation

The broader issues of how we automate is important.  As methods like AI start to be inserted into the business process, clear choices will have to be explored,in...

Nissan turns to ethnographic research to inform the design of new models
From Putting People First

Nissan turns to ethnographic research to inform the design of new models

During the futurist panel at the 2017 Automotive News World Congress, Rachel Nguyen, executive director of Nissan’s Future Lab, said understanding what the consumer...

Forty Techniques for Data Science Analytics
From The Eponymous Pickle

Forty Techniques for Data Science Analytics

An excellent list and pointers to introductory articles on over forty data science techniques.  Have mentioned these before, worth the repeat.  By Vincent Granville...

New Statement on Algorithmic Transparency and Accountability by ACM U.S. Public Policy Council
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

New Statement on Algorithmic Transparency and Accountability by ACM U.S. Public Policy Council

Recognizing the ubiquity of algorithms in our daily lives, as well as their far-reaching impact, the ACM US Public Policy Council issued a “Statement on Algorithmic...

Friday Squid Blogging: 1874 Giant Squid Attack
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: 1874 Giant Squid Attack

This article discusses a giant squid attack on a schooner off the coast of Sri Lanka in 1874. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security...

A Comment on the Trump Dossier
From Schneier on Security

A Comment on the Trump Dossier

Imagine that you are someone in the CIA, concerned about the future of America. You have this Russian dossier on Donald Trump, which you have some evidence might...

Alexa Becoming the Voice of the IOT?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Alexa Becoming the Voice of the IOT?

 Maybe it won't be the 'brain', but will it be the voice of the IOT,  and through the IOT to many kinds of goods and services?   I would still bet on Google or"...

Supercomputing Drone Aerodynamics
From insideHPC

Supercomputing Drone Aerodynamics

In this video, researchers at NASA Ames explore the aerodynamics of a popular example of a small, battery-powered drone, a modified DJI Phantom 3 quadcopter. "The...

Podcast: How Deep Learning Will Reshape Our Cities
From insideHPC

Podcast: How Deep Learning Will Reshape Our Cities

In this AI Podcast, Lynn Richards, president and CEO of the Congress for New Urbanism and Charles Marohn, president and co-founder of Strong Towns, describe how...

Video: Lenovo Powers Manufacturing Innovation at Hartree Centre
From insideHPC

Video: Lenovo Powers Manufacturing Innovation at Hartree Centre

"STFC Hartree Centre needed a powerful, flexible server system that could drive research in energy efficiency as well as economic impact for its clients. By extending...

Self Organizing Robotics
From The Eponymous Pickle

Self Organizing Robotics

Had not realized that Harvard was working on this.  Potential medical applications at least.   In the CACM:   " ... Harvard University's Self-Organizing Systems...

IA Optimized Python Rocks in Production
From insideHPC

IA Optimized Python Rocks in Production

"Intel recently announced the first product release of its High Performance Python distribution powered by Anaconda. The product provides a prebuilt easy-to-install...

Electric Cars Going Mainstream
From The Eponymous Pickle

Electric Cars Going Mainstream

A question many of us have been thinking about.    In Knowledge@Wharton, a good economic oriented view of the direction.    Innovation: When Will Electric Cars...
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