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A Look at the Virtual Assistant Landscape
From The Eponymous Pickle

A Look at the Virtual Assistant Landscape

Nicely done view of what is going on, with considerable variance in the definition of assistant.  Useful to see the extensive examples here.

Browsing the Web in Virtual Reality
From The Eponymous Pickle

Browsing the Web in Virtual Reality

Has been proposed a number of times.   Is this useful?  Likely to be created and used?  In the relatively early days of the Web you could browse 2D representations...

Procurement Undergoing Digital Revolution
From The Eponymous Pickle

Procurement Undergoing Digital Revolution

Thoughts on a Deloitte study in Supply Chain Digest.  " .... After a Period of People Expansion, Procurement Now Being Asked to Do More with Less; the Two Tracks...

Alexa Voice Service with Java on Raspberry Pi
From The Eponymous Pickle

Alexa Voice Service with Java on Raspberry Pi

I am very late to this, I see lots of people have it working.  All the steps are there, but its an advanced project that requires buying a number of additionalhttps...

Soft Robotic Fingers
From The Eponymous Pickle

Soft Robotic Fingers

We addressed this issue for a robotics application.  Haptics is touch.In the CACM:Soft Robotic Fingers Recognize Objects by FeelDaniela Rus at the Massachusetts...

Video: Intel’s Machine Learning Strategy
From insideHPC

Video: Intel’s Machine Learning Strategy

In this video from the HPC User Forum in Tucson, Gary Paek from Intel presents: Intel's Machine Learning Strategy. "Earlier this week, Intel announced the inception...

Job of the Week: HPC Application Performance Engineer at Mellanox
From insideHPC

Job of the Week: HPC Application Performance Engineer at Mellanox

Mellanox is seeking an HPC Application Performance Engineer in our Job of the Week. "Mellanox Technologies is looking for a talented engineer to lead datacenter...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Quantum Supremacy and Complexity

An AMS article by Gil Kalai updates his skeptical position on quantum computers Cropped from Rothschild Prize source Gil Kalai is a popularizer of mathematics as...

Friday Squid Blogging: My Little Cephalopod
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: My Little Cephalopod

I assume this is more amusing to people who know about My Little Pony. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news...

University of Iceland Unveils Lenovo Supercomputer
From insideHPC

University of Iceland Unveils Lenovo Supercomputer

Today the University of Iceland unveiled a new supercomputer that will boost research in a range of scientific areas. Manufactured by Lenovo, the cluster was funded...

Encryption Backdoor Cartoons
From Schneier on Security

Encryption Backdoor Cartoons

Dilbert has a series: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. SMBC. And three more that make it clear this is a security vs. surveillance debate. Also this....

Marketing AI
From The Eponymous Pickle

Marketing AI

Examples of coming Marketing AI.  by Jeremy Wilson" ... With all the buzz about artificial intelligence and the launch of the Facebook bot marketplace, I thought...

HPC Benchmarking Results for Intel Broadwell Processors
From insideHPC

HPC Benchmarking Results for Intel Broadwell Processors

Over at the Dell HPC Community Blog, Ashish Kumar Singh, Mayura Deshmukh and Neha Kashyap discuss the performance characterization of Intel Broadwell processors...

Magic Leap Virtual Reality
From The Eponymous Pickle

Magic Leap Virtual Reality

In Wired: A new kind of  virtual reality augmentation, with much less needed equipment in the way?   Making it a kind of augmented reality without some of the clumsiness...

Video: Cloud for the “Missing Middle”
From insideHPC

Video: Cloud for the “Missing Middle”

Leo Reiter from Nimbix presented this deck at the HPC User Forum. “Nimbix is a pure high performance computing cloud built for volume, speed and simplicity. WeVideo...

Michael Klemm Appointed CEO of OpenMP ARB
From insideHPC

Michael Klemm Appointed CEO of OpenMP ARB

The Board of Directors of the OpenMP Architecture Review Board (ARB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Michael Klemm as the new CEO of the OpenMP organization...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Packs 8 GPUs into Apollo 6500 Server
From insideHPC

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Packs 8 GPUs into Apollo 6500 Server

In this video from the 2016 GPU Technology Conference, Greg Schmidt from Hewlett Packard Enterprise describes the new Apollo 6500 server. "With up to eight high...

Congressional Briefing on Encryption on April 22
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Congressional Briefing on Encryption on April 22

The Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee will hold a lunch briefing today on “Encryption: Balancing Privacy, Security and Law Enforcement Needs.” The...

Cheating in Bicycle Races with Tiny Hidden Motors
From Schneier on Security

Cheating in Bicycle Races with Tiny Hidden Motors

If doping weren't enough, cyclists are cheating in races by hiding tiny motors in their bicycles. There are many detection techniques: For its report, Stade 2 positioned...

Google Sees AI and Cloud as its Future
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Sees AI and Cloud as its Future

Have heard this mantra from a number of directions this week.  " .... Google believes its superior AI will be the key to its future .... Sundar Pichai sets its ...
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