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November 2021


From The Eponymous Pickle

Testing Clearview Face Recognition

Testing Clearview Face Recognition

Would expect such methods to ultimately be well calibrated and put to common use.

Clearview AI Does Well in Another Round of Facial Recognition Accuracy Tests

By The New York Times, November 24, 2021

After Clearview AI scraped billions…


From The Eponymous Pickle

AI Helping Data Management

AI Helping Data Management

Not unexpected, we often used analytic methods to provide predictive patterns to generate useful data streams.   But makes much sense to explore this direction to manage assets.

AI will soon oversee its own data management inAI…


From The Eponymous Pickle

How to Find Hidden Spy Cameras with a Smartphone

How to Find Hidden Spy Cameras with a Smartphone

How to Find Hidden Spy Cameras with a Smartphone

By Help Net Security, November 24, 2021

How it works. 

During the scan process, the Time-of-Flight sensor emits laser pulses and captures the reflected light off of an object andScientists…


From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Are tenured professors more likely to speak freely?

Are tenured professors more likely to speak freely?

University professors often have robust job security after a time: they receive tenure. It means that they usually do not have to worry about applying for a new job after a few years. Tenure is not available in all countries.…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Can a Free Internet Survive?

Can a Free Internet Survive?

What steps, what cost, what limits?

Can a Free Internet Survive?,  By Samuel Greengard, Commissioned by CACM Staff, November 23, 2021

In the beginning, Internet pioneers dreamed of creating an open framework for global communication…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Principles for Innovative Engineers

Principles for Innovative Engineers

Very useful principles below at the link, we worked with Rosalind Picard long ago ... 

What Every Engineer and Computer Scientist Should Know: The Biggest Contributor to Happiness

By Rosalind Picard     in CACM

Communications of…


From The Eponymous Pickle

SAS Customer Intelligence Blog

SAS Customer Intelligence Blog

 I have been reviewing reviewing SAS's blogs.  They nicely have a 'customer intelligence blog:

Customer Intelligence Blog

Evolving relationships for business growth

Welcome to Customer Intelligence, a blog for anyone who is looking…


From The Eponymous Pickle

New NVIDIA AI Brain

New NVIDIA AI Brain

 NVidia pushes on.

NVIDIA's new AI brain for robots is six times more powerful than its predecessor

And it can still fit in the palm of your hand

By M. Moon, @mariella_moon   in Engadget

The chipmaker says Orin is capable of 200…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Interpol Arrests Cybercrime Suspects

Interpol Arrests Cybercrime Suspects

Don't know much about Interpol, and how useful it can be regarding security,  but was once involved with data that they had gathered  regarding supply chain practices. Now how might we leverage this data? 

Interpol arrests over…


From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Best To Dean Mynatt

Plus updates on gender disparity, equity, and POPL 2022 IPaT page Beth Mynatt is heading north to become the new Dean of Computer Science at Northeastern University. Georgia Tech will miss her; she has been a key part of Tech…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Nike in the Metaverse

Nike in the Metaverse

 A look at the potential view of a maketing future.

RT COMMENTS

Will fans visit Nike in the metaverse?

Source: Nike, by Tom Ryan

Nike has created a virtual world on the Roblox online gaming platform, NIKELAND, that enables fans of…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Should We Trust Computers?

Should We Trust  Computers?

 Good talk  given by Prof Martyn Thomas  CBE in the Gresham College lecture series  published Oct 29 2015.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SZfjvlbpMw


From The Eponymous Pickle

Metaverse Wearable Device

Metaverse Wearable Device

A Meta-Facebook device on every face?

Metaverse wearable devices ‘could be as big as phones,’ Qualcomm CEO says  in Yahoo Finance

by Julie Hyman·Anchor

Wed, November 17, 2021, 2:57 PM·2 min read

The company whose chips power Facebook…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Wal-Mart Retail by Drone

Wal-Mart Retail by Drone

Have my doubts about the last 100yards, but they seem to be serious in their testing. 

Walmart is now delivering diapers and food by drone (if you live close to this Arkansas store)  in TheVerge

Zipline delivered from one store…


From The Eponymous Pickle

The AI Cloud Landscpe

The AI Cloud Landscpe

Intro to the concept that is worth examining for developers.  Intro below for common Cloud usage.  Includes detail links.

Artificial Intelligence #31 - Understanding the AI cloud landscape

Published on November 23, 2021  By Ajit…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Continued Work on Autonomous Apple Car

Continued Work on Autonomous Apple Car

More care effort from Apple.

Apple Accelerates Work on Car Project, Aiming for Fully Autonomous Vehicle

By Mark Gurman +Follow   in Boomberg

November 18, 2021, 12:26 PM EST Updated on November 18, 2021, 12:38 PM EST

 Company looks…


From insideHPC

DOE: Applications Open for $70M for Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC)

DOE: Applications Open for $70M for Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC)

Nov. 23, 2021 — Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced plans to provide $70 million for research in earth system model development, which will contribute to further development of the Energy Exascale Earth System…


From BLOG@CACM

AI Education for Teens: Lifting the Hood on Data and Machine Learning

AI Education for Teens: Lifting the Hood on Data and Machine Learning

What are key ideas and intuitions foundational to AI that AI education in secondary schools should target? This blog post describes our approach to teaching AI and Machine Learning (AI/ML) to 13-15 year olds through situations…


From insideHPC

DOE Office of Science — Call for Position Papers: ASCR Workshop on Visualization for Science , Dec. 10 Due Date

DOE Office of Science — Call for Position Papers: ASCR Workshop on Visualization for Science , Dec. 10 Due Date

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science has issued a call for position papers for its ASCR Workshop on Visualization for Sciene: Due Date: 11:59 pm ET on December 10, 2021 Notification of Selection: December 20, 2021…


From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Great Innovative Idea: Robot Language Learning

Great Innovative Idea: Robot Language Learning

The following Great Innovative Idea is from Yonatan Bisk, Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Science and member of the Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. The Idea Language learning requires…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Governance of AI: Podcast Use and Misuse of AI

Governance of AI:  Podcast Use and Misuse of AI

 Podcast interview with  Miles Brundage head of Policy Research at OpenAI responsible for governance of AI,  See the gradientPub.substack.com.  AI misuse and Trustworthy AI.   In  The Gradient Podcast


From insideHPC

Meet OLCF’s Gina Tourassi, Director of National Center for Computational Sciences

Meet OLCF’s Gina Tourassi, Director of National Center for Computational Sciences

Since Gina Tourassi began her career, computer science has come a long way. Tourassi learned programming in the 1980s starting with QBasic. It’s a programming environment that hasn’t been included with Microsoft operating systems…


From BLOG@CACM

Computational Thinking: The Discussion Continues

Computational Thinking: The Discussion Continues

Perspectives on computational thinking.


From The Eponymous Pickle

Improving Machine Learning

Improving Machine Learning

Integrating knowledge Graphs with derived knowledge.  Useful but rarely done.  Our early links with Stanford addressed this.

Improving Machine Learning: How Knowledge Graphs Bring Deeper Meaning to Data

Posted by Kendall ClarkEnterprise…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Preparing for Quantum

Preparing for Quantum

 Good piece out of ACM, prepare for the quantum.   Passing this on for review for usefulness.  Thoughts?

Exploring the Promise of Quantum Computing By Leah Hoffmann

Communications of the ACM, December 2021, Vol. 64 No. 12, Pages…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Watch Your Algorithms

Watch Your Algorithms

Watched this closely, family being involved in the space,  Prices seemed odd, but were they somehow magical?   Always compare algorithm results for reasonableness.  In particular, prediction in varying contexts is always suspect…


From Computational Complexity

Finding an element with nonadaptive questions

Suppose you have a non-empty subset S of {1,...N} and want to find an element of S. You can ask arbitrary questions of the form "Does S contain an element in A?" for some A a subset of {1,...N}. How many questions do you need…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Third Wave of Biomaterials

Third Wave of Biomaterials

Clear need in our future.   A kind of biomimicry we have known for a long time.  Now at a much lower  level.  an it be constructed in new ways?  Petrochemicals will still be needed.

The third wave of biomaterials: When innovation…


From BLOG@CACM

Publishing, The Choice and The Luck

Publishing, The Choice and The Luck

Selecting publishing targets is a process with no simple solutions.


From BLOG@CACM

Major Investments in U.S. CS Education on the Long Road to CS for All

Major Investments in U.S. CS Education on the Long Road to CS for All

The 2021 CSEdCon featured big investments in growing Computer Science Education in the U.S.

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