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November 2018


From The Eponymous Pickle

GANs: Generative Adversarial Networks

GANs: Generative Adversarial Networks

Brought to my attention as useful

Computer Science > Machine Learning
NIPS 2016 Tutorial: Generative Adversarial Networks
Ian Goodfellow

This report summarizes the tutorial presented by the author at NIPS 2016 on generative adversarial…


From insideHPC

OSC to Deploy Pitzer Cluster built by Dell EMC

OSC to Deploy Pitzer Cluster built by Dell EMC

Today the Ohio Supercomputer Center announced plans to deploy the center’s newest, most efficient supercomputer system, the liquid-cooled, Dell EMC-built Pitzer Cluster. "Ohio continues to make significant investments in the …


From The Eponymous Pickle

Terrence Sejnowski Explains Deep Learning

Terrence Sejnowski Explains Deep Learning

We connected with  Terrence Sejnowski during the last go around of artificial intelligence, he was known for some classic AI applications of the time, so thought it would be useful to see his view of the current state of thehis…


From insideHPC

Exascale Computing Project to go Front and Center at SC18

Exascale Computing Project to go Front and Center at SC18

Over at the Exascale Computing Project, Scott Gibson has compiled an impressive list of sessions and meetups involving the ECP and all the goings on you can expect at SC18 in Dallas. "The Exascale Computing Project is accelerating…


From insideHPC

HPC and AI Convergence Take Center Stage for Intel at SC18

HPC and AI Convergence Take Center Stage for Intel at SC18

Intel has Big Plans at SC18 later this month, many of which are focused on HPC and AI convergence, and the intersections between these two sectors. "HPC is expanding beyond its traditional role of modeling and simulation to encompass…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Interview with Irving Wladawsky-Berger on AI

Interview with Irving Wladawsky-Berger on AI

Look forward to listening to this, we had a number of interactions with Irving Wladawsky-Berger when he was at IBM and respected his thoughts regarding AI.

Voices in AI – Episode 72: A Conversation with Irving Wladawsky-Berger


From The Eponymous Pickle

Screens and Kids

Screens and Kids

How negative is the now omni presense of screens on phones, tablets and computing devices?   Now integrated into every part of our lives.

A Dark Consensus About Screens
Screens and Kids Begins to Emerge in Silicon Valley    By

 The…


From Schneier on Security

Buying Used Voting Machines on eBay

Buying Used Voting Machines on eBay

This is not surprising: This year, I bought two more machines to see if security had improved. To my dismay, I discovered that the newer model machines -- those that were used in the 2016 election -- are running Windows CE and…


From Computational Complexity

P = NP Need Not Give a SAT Algorithm

In Bill's post earlier this week, he asks if there is a fixed algorithm such that if P = NP, this algorithm will correctly compute satisfiability on all inputs. While I believe this statement is true because P ≠ NP, I would like…

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