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Baidu Understanding Crowds
From The Eponymous Pickle

Baidu Understanding Crowds

In the CACM:   An approach that has been used to design retail environments." ... Baidu's Big Data Lab has devised an algorithm that can predict crowd formation...

Hololens Ted Talk
From The Eponymous Pickle

Hololens Ted Talk

Good Ted talk introduction to the expectations for the Hololens virtual reality capability soon to be delivered by  Microsoft.

Friday Squid Blogging: President Squid
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: President Squid

New children's book....

Controversial Data Science Articles
From The Eponymous Pickle

Controversial Data Science Articles

In DSC:  Nicely done, I like the controversy stoked here.  The field is full of argument,  which I believe is healthy ... it leads you to the creative.

Wi-Next and Advanced Analytics
From The Eponymous Pickle

Wi-Next and Advanced Analytics

I recently attended a webinar from Wi-Next.  This is a natural next step.  Process control is an area we first experimented with rule based AI systemsIBM will bring...

Memphis Airport Inadvertently Gets Security Right
From Schneier on Security

Memphis Airport Inadvertently Gets Security Right

A local newspaper recently tested airport security at Memphis Airport: Our crew sat for 30 minutes in the passenger drop-off area Tuesday without a word from anyone...

Improving Storm Forecasts with the Stampede Supercomputer
From insideHPC

Improving Storm Forecasts with the Stampede Supercomputer

Performing experimental weather forecasts using the Stampede supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center, researchers have gained a better understanding...

Radio Free HPC Previews the GPU Technology Conference
From insideHPC

Radio Free HPC Previews the GPU Technology Conference

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team previews the GPU Technology Conference coming up April 4-7 in Silicon Valley. "GTC is the largest and most important event...

Video: Protecting Your Data, Protecting Your Hardware
From insideHPC

Video: Protecting Your Data, Protecting Your Hardware

"Thanks to the arrival of SSDs, the performance of storage systems can be boosted by orders of magnitude. While a considerable amount of software engineering has...

Declarative programming is a dead-end for the lowly programmer
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Declarative programming is a dead-end for the lowly programmer

Most programmers focus on software execution. We want to understand what the computer is actually doing. Java, C, JavaScript, PHP, Python… all these languages make...

OpenACC Building Momentum going into GTC
From insideHPC

OpenACC Building Momentum going into GTC

Today the OpenACC standards group continues announced a set of additional hackathons and a broad range of learning opportunities taking place during the upcoming...

Interesting Lottery Terminal Hack
From Schneier on Security

Interesting Lottery Terminal Hack

It was a manipulation of the terminals. The 5 Card Cash game was suspended in November after Connecticut Lottery and state Department of Consumer Protection officials...

Towards Intelligent Crowdsourcing
From The Eponymous Pickle

Towards Intelligent Crowdsourcing

Always thought there would be value in intelligently directing a crowdsourcing effort. Our own experiments showed it was difficult to manage.    The below appears...

Data Sonification
From The Eponymous Pickle

Data Sonification

Using sound to detect patterns in data.  Never got this idea to work in practice, but others have. Under certain circumstances our ears can discern patterns better...

Hand-coded rules won’t scale.
From The Noisy Channel

Hand-coded rules won’t scale.

But a bit of QA would go a long way. And we should all know better than to set an unsupervised bot free on Twitter.Continue reading on Medium »

Lessons From Two Artificial Intelligences
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Lessons From Two Artificial Intelligences

Artificial Intelligence has been in the news. Last week Google got a lot of great press with some AI software that learned how to play the ancient game of Go. (...

FBI vs. Apple: Who Is Helping the FBI?
From Schneier on Security

FBI vs. Apple: Who Is Helping the FBI?

On Monday, the FBI asked the court for a two-week delay in a scheduled hearing on the San Bernardino iPhone case, because some "third party" approached it with...

Our AI Children Need Supervision
From The Noisy Channel

Our AI Children Need Supervision

Reading about Microsoft’s misadventures with it’s “Tay” chatbot, I immediately remembered a similar incident several years ago.Continue reading on Medium »

From Computational Complexity

Complexity versus Complexity

For those interested, I've started writing posts for the Predictwise Blog. Predictwise makes predictions of future events such as who will win the Republican Nomination...

Google Building Amazon Echo Rival?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Building Amazon Echo Rival?

Been involved in examination of the voice channel in the enterprise and smart home for some time now.   The Amazon Echo has received much attention, but is Google...
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