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McKinsey on Home Bots
From The Eponymous Pickle

McKinsey on Home Bots

Good piece, though ultimately driving the smart home will need many new 'things' present to influence digitally.  We have started to see examples with Cortana,Article...

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Computer Science Tries to Predict March Madness
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Computer Science Tries to Predict March Madness

Need some last minute help with your bracket before March Madness tips off? Check out the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s (UIUC) Bracketodds, which...

AI Dangers and Risks
From The Eponymous Pickle

AI Dangers and Risks

Continued talk on the topic. AI Dangers: Imagined and Real  By Devdatt Dubhashi, Shalom LappinCommunications of the ACM, Vol. 60 No. 2, Pages 43-4510.1145/2953876...

AI Driven Automation in Law
From The Eponymous Pickle

AI Driven Automation in Law

In some ways, the most obvious application.   A heavily document and analysis driven world.   Was frequently mentioned in the 80s, but not implemented because the...

Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab to Install D-Wave 2000Q System
From insideHPC

Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab to Install D-Wave 2000Q System

Today D-Wave Systems announced that Google, NASA, and Universities Space Research Association (USRA) have elected to upgrade to the new D-Wave 2000Q system. The...

Ethernet Alliance to Demo 400G Networks at OFC 2017
From insideHPC

Ethernet Alliance to Demo 400G Networks at OFC 2017

Today the Ethernet Alliance announced plans of details of its upcoming OFC 2017 interoperability demo featuring the full spectrum of Ethernet speeds from 1 Gigabit...

SUSE Adds HPC Module for ARM-based Systems
From insideHPC

SUSE Adds HPC Module for ARM-based Systems

Over at the SUSE Blog, Jay Kruemcke writes that the High-Performance Computing Module (HPC Module) for SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLES) is now available for 64-bitSUSE...

Creating Applications with the Intel Computer Vision SDK
From insideHPC

Creating Applications with the Intel Computer Vision SDK

"In order for developers to be able to focus on their application, a Vision Algorithm Designer application is included in the Intel Computer Vision SDK. This gives...

Using Intel's SGX to Attack Itself
From Schneier on Security

Using Intel's SGX to Attack Itself

Researchers have demonstrated using Intel's Software Guard Extensions to hide malware and steal cryptographic keys from inside SGX's protected enclave: Malware...

Folding Clothes
From The Eponymous Pickle

Folding Clothes

In a long while ago meeting about how easy it was to do various household tasks,  it was brought up that while washing clothes was relatively easy, folding them...

Doing Machine Learning in Excel
From The Eponymous Pickle

Doing Machine Learning in Excel

Although we never recommended using Excel for things like this in the enterprise, it might be useful for someone who is already an Excel expert to get started in...

Video: SSD – The Transition from 2D to 3D NAND
From insideHPC

Video: SSD – The Transition from 2D to 3D NAND

In this video from the Open Compute Summit, Walter Hinton, Senior Global Director of Enterprise & Client Compute Solutions Marketing at Western Digital presents...

IoT Teddy Bear Leaked Personal Audio Recordings
From Schneier on Security

IoT Teddy Bear Leaked Personal Audio Recordings

CloudPets are an Internet-connected stuffed animals that allow children and parents to send each other voice messages. Last week, we learned that Spiral Toys had...

Data Mining and Advertising Targets
From The Eponymous Pickle

Data Mining and Advertising Targets

How Data Mining Can Help Advertisers Hit Their Targets?Wharton's Shawndra Hill discusses her research on TV ads and online search.Podcast and text: Shawndra Hill...

PBS Works User Group comes to Las Vegas May 22-25
From insideHPC

PBS Works User Group comes to Las Vegas May 22-25

Altair will host the PBS Works User Group May 22-25 in Las Vegas. This four-day event (including 2 days of user presentations, round table discussions and surrounded...

Day-Long Deep Learning Track Comes to ISC 2017
From insideHPC

Day-Long Deep Learning Track Comes to ISC 2017

Today ISC 2017 announced a day-long Deep Learning track on June 21 as part of its technical program. The full conference takes place June 18-21 in Frankfurt, Germany...

Flatiron Institute to Repurpose Gordon Supercomputer
From insideHPC

Flatiron Institute to Repurpose Gordon Supercomputer

The majority of SDSC’s data-intensive Gordon supercomputer will be used by Simons for ongoing research following completion of the system’s tenure as an NSF resource...

Intel Xeon Phi Memory Mode Programming (MCDRAM) in a Nutshell
From insideHPC

Intel Xeon Phi Memory Mode Programming (MCDRAM) in a Nutshell

'In this article, James Reinders discusses one of the “mode” options that Intel Xeon Phi processors have to offer unprecedented configurability: memory modes. For...

Remote Repair Challenges in Orbit
From The Eponymous Pickle

Remote Repair Challenges in Orbit

In IEEE Spectrum, quite a detailed article.    Requires making satellites in standard ways and thus easier to repair.  The ultimate example of this.  Much to learn...

Turn on HTTPS
From The Eponymous Pickle

Turn on HTTPS

Turn on HTTPS encryption.   A worthwhile security step.  This blog is using it.   No negatives to its use anymore.   More at the link.It's time to turn on HTTPS...
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