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October 2019


From The Eponymous Pickle

Reflections and Projections about IBM Watson

Reflections and Projections about IBM Watson

An nicely done internal look at Watson.   As I have mentioned here before, Watson may not have lived up to some of the early expectations, but it remains a serious contender for serious, practical AI  applications.  And in particular…


From insideHPC

Video: The Cambridge Research Computing Service

Video: The Cambridge Research Computing Service

Paul Calleja from the University of Cambridge gave this talk at the UK HPC Conference. "The Cambridge Centre for Data-Driven Discovery (C2D3) brings together researchers and expertise from across the academic departments and …


From insideHPC

Job of the Week: HPC at Quantlab in Houston

Job of the Week: HPC at Quantlab in Houston

Quantlab in Houston is seeking an HPC Engineer in our Job of the Week. "We seek to fill the role of an HPC Engineer within our research group in Houston, TX. The highly skilled and experienced individual will be responsible for…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Handheld Printing

Handheld Printing

Fascinating application, for some kinds of graphics applications. In Indiegogo. With the usual warnings that such offers for product are high risk.  For both initial shipment, and longer term availability and product quality.…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Matching for Identification of Antibiotics

Matching for Identification of Antibiotics

Refreshing here is that there is no claim for AI.  We need all kinds of analytics to enhance our skills.

Computational 'Match Game' Identifies Potential Antibiotics
Carnegie Mellon News    By Byron Spice

Carnegie Mellon University…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Jeff Bezos's Master Plan

Jeff Bezos's Master Plan

Some non technology views of how unique Amazon is, and where it is going

Jeff Bezos’s Master Plan in The Atlantic By Franklin Foer
What the Amazon founder and CEO wants for his empire and himself, and what that means for the rest…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Echo Auto: Customizing Mobile Voice Experiences

Echo Auto: Customizing Mobile Voice Experiences

My test for client discussions have been ongoing.  In my last post on this I mentioned that Amazon currently has very different behavior between home and Echo Auto behavior in the car, making the experience bumpy.  They should…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Attention for Advanced Forecasting and Classification

Attention for Advanced Forecasting and Classification

Interesting and quite technical view of forecasting and classification that is worth a look.  Of course accurate and timely forecasting is important for most businesses.  Considerable piece here, below an intro with much more…


From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Six-Foot-Long Mass of Squid Eggs Found on Great Barrier Reef

Friday Squid Blogging: Six-Foot-Long Mass of Squid Eggs Found on Great Barrier Reef

It's likely the diamondback squid. There's a video. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven't covered. Read my blog posting guidelines here....


From The Eponymous Pickle

California Launches Earthquake Early Warning System

California Launches Earthquake Early Warning System

What is particularly good here is that the means to test this will be obvious.   I get USGS reports on earthquakes via an App, can filter them to mag 4.5 and higher, minutes after they occur.  So comparison to predictions should…


From Schneier on Security

Why Technologists Need to Get Involved in Public Policy

Why Technologists Need to Get Involved in Public Policy

Last month, I gave a 15-minute talk in London titled: "Why technologists need to get involved in public policy." In it, I try to make the case for public-interest technologists. (I also maintain a public-interest tech resources…


From The Noisy Channel

I think the even more interesting case for using supply or demand is where supply vastly outstrips…

I think the even more interesting case for using supply or demand is where supply vastly outstrips…

I think the even more interesting case for using supply or demand is where supply vastly outstrips demand and most intents are in the tail, e.g., searching through a vast catalog books or scholarly articles. In those cases, demand…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Patent Portfolio Strategies of Amazon, Qualcomm, Tencent

Patent Portfolio Strategies of Amazon, Qualcomm, Tencent

Points to some marketing reports available for a fee.   At the link.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Patent Portfolio Strategies of Amazon & Qualcomm, and AI Investments of Tencent | 2019 Overview & Examination Report

October 18,Research…


From insideHPC

Codeplay SYCL 1.2.1 Solution offers an Open Alternative to CUDA

Codeplay SYCL 1.2.1 Solution offers an Open Alternative to CUDA

Today Codeplay announced the world's first fully-conformant SYCL 1.2.1 Solution. "As a non-proprietary alternative to the incumbent CUDA, SYCL is an open standard developed by the Khronos Group that enables developers to write…


From insideHPC

SC19 Session Preview: Whither Advanced Scientific Computing After Exascale Is Achieved?

SC19 Session Preview: Whither Advanced Scientific Computing After Exascale Is Achieved?

"The goal of this BoF is to discuss the landscape for advanced scientific computing after the United States achieves the exascale milestone. What are possible future breakthroughs? What are promising computing and mathematics…


From insideHPC

Designing Scalable HPC, Deep Learning, Big Data, and Cloud Middleware for Exascale Systems

Designing Scalable HPC, Deep Learning, Big Data, and Cloud Middleware for Exascale Systems

DK Panda from Ohio State University gave this talk at the UK HPC Conference. "This talk will focus on challenges in designing HPC, Deep Learning, Big Data and HPC Cloud middleware for Exascale systems with millions of processors…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Retailwire: Why Brands Are Moving Direct-To-Consumer

Retailwire: Why Brands Are Moving Direct-To-Consumer

From Yesterdays webinar:

If you would like to see a recording of the webinar or refer it to others, you'll find it in our Resources section:  Recording and PDF Slides (Requires registration)

For your copy of Oracle NetSuite's eBook…


From insideHPC

Energy Exascale Earth System Model to Accelerate Climate Research

Energy Exascale Earth System Model to Accelerate Climate Research

As one of the Grand Challenges of our time, climate modeling typically requires long run times and huge computational resources. Sandia National Laboratories has awarded Kelsey DiPietro a Jill Hruby Fellowship to tackle this …


From The Eponymous Pickle

November Informs Analytics E Mag

November Informs Analytics E Mag

The latest Analytics Mag from the Informs Group.   Below some quick summaries of key articles, plus lots more at the link.  Always informative.

Beyond Cross Industry Standard Process for Data Mining

Data people come in all shapes…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Robotic Grip Improved

Robotic Grip Improved

Grip is a big thing in robotics.  This will be a big deal for classic smart home applications for eldercare.  And in factory manufacturing applications.

Giving robots a faster grasp
An algorithm speeds up the planning process robots…


From The Eponymous Pickle

40 Machine Learning Tutorials from DSC

40 Machine Learning Tutorials from DSC

This group of tutorials via DSC looks good.  And to get full access you need to join as a member, which I always recommend.   Its free.  If you like self-study, its a great era we live in, lots of free and detailed information…


From Schneier on Security

Adding a Hardware Backdoor to a Networked Computer

Adding a Hardware Backdoor to a Networked Computer

Interesting proof of concept: At the CS3sthlm security conference later this month, security researcher Monta Elkins will show how he created a proof-of-concept version of that hardware hack in his basement. He intends to demonstrate…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Social Credits Used in Silicon Valley?

Social Credits Used in Silicon Valley?

Interesting claim, but a formal one?

Uh-oh: Silicon Valley is building a Chinese-style social credit system in Fastcompany
In China, scoring citizens’ behavior is official government policy. U.S. companies are increasingly doing…


From Computational Complexity

2019 Fall Jobs Post

Starting PhD students over time would always assume that the computer science academic job market would be a strong or as weak when they graduate as it is when they were starting, and they would always be wrong. That may have…


From The Eponymous Pickle

P&G Hires People with Autism for RPA

P&G Hires People with Autism for RPA

  I had not heard they were specifically hiring people with autism for RPA and process modeling jobs,  is there specific data out there indicating this is a particularly good match?   Or it is it a more general diversity effort…


From insideHPC

Nominations Open for James Corones Award Recognizing Science Leadership

Nominations Open for James Corones Award Recognizing Science Leadership

Nominations are now open for the James Corones Award, honoring a scientist or engineer who demonstrates integrity and engagement in their field. "The James Corones Award in Leadership, Community Building and Communication recognizes…


From insideHPC

Advancing Progress in Life Sciences

Advancing Progress in Life Sciences

In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Christian Marcazzo, VP and general manager at IDBS highlights trends in life sciences research and development. "As can be seen across most industries, organizations…


From insideHPC

ColdQuanta to Accelerate Commercial Deployment of Quantum Atomic Systems

ColdQuanta to Accelerate Commercial Deployment of Quantum Atomic Systems

Today ColdQuanta announced it has been awarded $1M from NASA’s Civilian Commercialization Readiness Pilot Program. The program will enable ColdQuanta to develop significantly smaller cold atom systems with a high level of ruggedness…


From insideHPC

Cortical.io Demonstrates Natural Language Understanding Inspired by Neuroscience

Cortical.io Demonstrates Natural Language Understanding Inspired by Neuroscience

In this video, Cortical.io CEO Francisco Webber demonstrates how the company's software running on Xilinx FPGAs breaks new ground in the field of natural language understanding (NLU). "Cortical.io delivers AI-based Natural Language…


From The Eponymous Pickle

State of Retail Supply Chains

State of Retail Supply Chains

Via Retailwire, the state of the Retail supply chains from Eft.   At the link you can sign in and get the full report.  Key takeaways below not new or unexpected, have existed for some time, details and solutions.

Eft’s 2020 State…

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