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May 2017


From The Eponymous Pickle

Inventing New Sounds, Musical Instruments

Inventing New Sounds, Musical Instruments

More in the space of creativity process.

Google’s AI Invents Sounds Humans Have Never Heard Before

JESSE ENGEL IS playing an instrument that’s somewhere between a clavichord and a Hammond organ—18th-century classical crossed with…


From The Eponymous Pickle

On European Privacy Laws

On European Privacy Laws

Opinion: Europe's Strict New Privacy Rules Are Scary but Right  By Jason Kint in Adage.

" .... The most significant change to data privacy regulation in more than two decades will go into effect on May 25, 2018. Under the EU's…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Baidu Mimicing Speech

Baidu Mimicing Speech

Quite a need for Chinese regional accents.

Baidu’s text-to-speech system mimics a variety of accents ‘perfectly'
What used to take hours of neural net training now takes under 30 minutes.
 Timothy J. Seppala, @timseppala

Chinese…


From Schneier on Security

Security and Human Behavior (SHB 2017)

Security and Human Behavior (SHB 2017)

I'm in Cambridge University, at the tenth Workshop on Security and Human Behavior. SHB is a small invitational gathering of people studying various aspects of the human side of security, organized each year by Ross Anderson,…


From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Great Innovative Idea- Spreading Awareness about HIV Among Homeless Youth Using Artificial Intelligence

Great Innovative Idea- Spreading Awareness about HIV Among Homeless Youth Using Artificial Intelligence

The following Great Innovative Idea is from Amulya Yadav, a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Computer Science Department at the University of Southern California (USC). Yadav was a co-organizer of the Computing Community Consortium…


From insideHPC

The New Nvidia HGX-1: GPU Power for Machine Learning at Hyperscale

The New Nvidia HGX-1: GPU Power for Machine Learning at Hyperscale

Rob Ober from Nvidia describes the company's new HGX-1 reference platform for GPU computing. "Powered by NVIDIA Tesla GPUs and NVIDIA NVLink high-speed interconnect technology; the HGX-1 comes as AI workloads—from autonomous …


From insideHPC

OpenMP ARB Appoints Duncan Poole and Kathryn O’Brien to its Board

OpenMP ARB Appoints Duncan Poole and Kathryn O’Brien to its Board

Today the OpenMP ARB announced the appointment of Duncan Poole and Kathryn O’Brien to its Board of Directors. As industry veterans, they bring a wealth of experience to the OpenMP ARB.


The post OpenMP ARB Appoints Duncan Poole…


From insideHPC

The OpenMP API Celebrates 20 Years of Success

The OpenMP API Celebrates 20 Years of Success

OpenMP is a good example of how hardware and software vendors, researchers, and academia, volunteering to work together, can successfully design a standard that benefits the entire developer community. Today, most software vendors…


From Blog@Ubiquity

Is Computing in Reverse the Next Big Thing?

Is Computing in Reverse the Next Big Thing?

Some computer scientists and physicists are looking beyond the limits of current computing to “reversible computing.”

The post Is Computing in Reverse the Next Big Thing? appeared first on BLOG@UBIQUITY.


From insideHPC

How DDN Technology Speeds Machine Learning at Scale

How DDN Technology Speeds Machine Learning at Scale

Today DDN announced that large commercial machine learning programs in manufacturing, autonomous vehicles, smart cities, medical research and natural-language processing are overcoming production scaling challenges with DDN’s…


From insideHPC

Exxact Powers HPC & Deep Learning at the GPU Technology Conference

Exxact Powers HPC & Deep Learning at the GPU Technology Conference

In this video from the 2017 GPU Technology Conference, Jason Chen from Exxact Corporation describes the company's innovative GPU solutions for HPC & Deep Learning workloads. "Exxact Corporation is a global, value-added supplier…


From The Eponymous Pickle

IMotions

IMotions

Was brought back to my attention.  Biometrics typically need multiple dimensions and laboratory style data handling environments.

Scalable Biometric Research Solutions
Since 2005 iMotions has developed our software platform that…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Incentivizing Self-Checkout

Incentivizing Self-Checkout

We supported a number of experiments with self-checkout.  Including ones that included this idea.
Discussion.

How should self-checkout be incentivized?  by Tom Ryan

In the U.K., Asda’s customers, at least in some situations, have…


From Computational Complexity

Graduation from the Other Side


I've attended many graduations in my time, mostly as faculty, a couple of times as a student or a brother. This last weekend I attended my first university graduation as a parent as my daughter Annie graduated from Brandeis…


From Schneier on Security

Ransomware and the Internet of Things

Ransomware and the Internet of Things

As devastating as the latest widespread ransomware attacks have been, it's a problem with a solution. If your copy of Windows is relatively current and you've kept it updated, your laptop is immune. It's only older unpatched…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Embedding Analytics into Applications

Embedding Analytics into Applications

Nice piece.  Good idea.   At one level a very obvious idea.  All analytics should be embedded into business applications.  And those applications are always a kind of business process, else they are not worth doing.    Sometimes…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Uber Freight

Uber Freight

New steps in supply chain.  In Technology Review:

Uber Freight Is the First Step to Automating Away Truckers
First: matching haulers to jobs. Next: leveraging that network to build out fleets of autonomous 18-wheelers. ...." 


From The Eponymous Pickle

Tensorflow Cook book

Tensorflow Cook book

Nick McClure has released the companion materials for his book TensorFlow Machine Learning Cookbook on GitHub. Some very good information here for a number of stat and machine learning methods. Via O'Reilly.  


From BLOG@CACM

St. Petersburg ITMO Team Wins First Place at ICPC World Finals

St. Petersburg ITMO Team Wins First Place at ICPC World Finals

St. Petersburg ITMO University, a perennial contender in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), won the 2017 World Finals on Wednesday in Rapid City, South Dakota. The university's team has won the prestigious…


From BLOG@CACM

Ten Years at the Helm of <i>Communications of the ACM</i>

Ten Years at the Helm of <i>Communications of the ACM</i>

In January 2007, I undertook the task of revitalizing Communications of the ACM. Now, after 10 years at the helm of Communications, it is time for me to move on and for the magazine to get new leadership.


From insideHPC

RoCE Initiative Launches Online Product Directory

RoCE Initiative Launches Online Product Directory

Today the RoCE Initiative at the InfiniBand Trade Association announced the availability of the RoCE Product Directory. The new online resource is intended to inform CIOs and enterprise data center architects about their options…


From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

NSF CISE Letter to the Community- FY 2018 Budget Request

NSF CISE Letter to the Community- FY 2018 Budget Request

The following is a letter to the community from Jim Kurose, Assistant Director (AD) and Erwin Gianchandani, Deputy AD of the National Science Foundation‘s Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE)…


From The Eponymous Pickle

A Big Book of Dashboards

A Big Book of Dashboards

Media previewBrought to my attention.  I have heard this praised. One of the authors, Jeffrey Shaffer, spoke at our analytics summit last week.

The Big Book of Dashboards presents a comprehensive reference for those tasked with building or…


From Putting People First

A human-centric trust model for the Internet of Things

A human-centric trust model for the Internet of Things

“Technologists have done a terrible job with security technology so far”, writes David Maher, and “now we are about to impose those failures onto the physical world on a scale that only ubiquitous, pervasive, even invasive computing…


From insideHPC

Behind the Curtain of Backblaze Hard Drive Stats

Behind the Curtain of Backblaze Hard Drive Stats

In this video from the MSST 2017 Mass Storage Conference, Andrew Klein from Backblaze presents: Behind the Curtain of Backblaze Hard Drive Stats. "For the last four years, Backblaze has collected and reported on the failure rates…


From insideHPC

Supermicro Showcases Powerful GPU Solutions at GTC 2017

Supermicro Showcases Powerful GPU Solutions at GTC 2017

In this video from GTC 2017, Rudolfo Campos from Supermicro describes the company's innovative solutions for GPU-accelerated computing. "Leveraging our extensive portfolio of GPU solutions, customers can massively scale their…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Introduction to Azure and Bots

Introduction to Azure and Bots

At the UC Analytics summit last week  @UCanalytics17 , our track included Jason Errett and Pete Roden of Microsoft speaking about Cortana and Bots.  They send along links to some introductory information for the Bot services:…


From insideHPC

Eric Barton Joins DDN as CTO for Software-Defined Storage

Eric Barton Joins DDN as CTO for Software-Defined Storage

Today DDN appointed Eric Barton as the company’s chief technology officer for software-defined storage. In this role, Barton will lead the company’s strategic roadmap, technology architecture and product design for DDN’s newly…


From insideHPC

Moving Toward the Cloud & Seamless HPC

Moving Toward the Cloud & Seamless HPC

seamless HPCThis is the fifth and final entry in an insideHPC series that explores the HPC transition to the cloud and how this move can help create seamless HPC. This series, compiled in a complete Guide, covers cloud computing for HPC,…


From BLOG@CACM

Nerves Run High on Eve of ICPC World Finals

Nerves Run High on Eve of ICPC World Finals

Competitors for the 2017 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) expressed nervousness, excitement, and resolve as they prepare for the World Finals competition Wednesday.

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