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September 2020


From The Eponymous Pickle

More Small Robots, Exploring

More Small Robots, Exploring

They get smaller yet.

Army of a Million Microscopic Robots Created to Explore on Tiny Scale
New Scientist
Layal Liverpool
August 26, 2020

University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) researchers have developed microscopic robots that move by…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Wal-Mart and TikTok

Wal-Mart and TikTok

Just recently have been exposed to TikTok as a marketing channel, and wondered too what Wal-Mart was up to, here a look at the possibilities with Microsoft.
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Walmart explains TikTok interest, may have wanted majority bid
By Dan…


From The Eponymous Pickle

The Need to become an Adaptive Expert

The Need to become an Adaptive Expert

Been known for a long time, soft skills are important.  Expertise is by definition a means of changing to meet the context. 

Becoming an 'Adaptive' Expert
By Quinn Burke, Cinamon Sunrise Bailey
Communications of the ACM, September…


From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Computing Researchers Respond to COVID-19: National Health Symposium- Operationalizing AI in Health

Computing Researchers Respond to COVID-19: National Health Symposium- Operationalizing AI in Health

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) is hosting the 2nd Annual National Health Symposium, Sept. 14 & 15, 2020 (1:00 – 4:30 p.m. ET daily), online via ZoomGov. The symposium will explore artificial intelligence…


From BLOG@CACM

Can Machine Learning Algorithms Replace Exams?

Can Machine Learning Algorithms Replace Exams?

Radical thoughts on exams in times of COVID-19.

 


From insideHPC

IDC: Led by U.S., Global AI Spending Will More than Double by 2024

IDC: Led by U.S., Global AI Spending Will More than Double by 2024

Those predicting another “AI winter” have a quarrel on their hands with industry analyst firm International Data Corp., which forecasts global spending on AI will more than than double over the next four years, from $50.1 billion…


From insideHPC

Radio Free HPC:  MLperf Wars and AMD’s Gawdy Earnings

Radio Free HPC:  MLperf Wars and AMD’s Gawdy Earnings

Summer inventory clearance days for Radio Free HPC! In this episode, we talk about the spate of MLperf benchmarks and how AMD hit it out of the park on their most recent quarterly earnings.


The post Radio Free HPC:  MLperf Wars…


From Computational Complexity

A well known theorem that has not been written down- so I wrote it down- CLIQ is #P-complete

(The two proofs that CLIQ is #P-complete that I wrote up and talk about in this post are here. I think both are well known but I have not been able to find a writeup,so I did one.)


 I have been looking at #P (see my last bloghere…


From Schneier on Security

North Korea ATM Hack

North Korea ATM Hack

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) published a long and technical alert describing a North Korea hacking scheme against ATMs in a bunch of countries worldwide: This joint advisory is the result of…


From Schneier on Security

North Korea ATM Hack

North Korea ATM Hack

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) published a long and technical alert describing a North Korea hacking scheme against ATMs in a bunch of countries worldwide:

This joint advisory is the result of…


From Schneier on Security

North Korea ATM Hack

North Korea ATM Hack

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) published a long and technical alert describing a North Korea hacking scheme against ATMs in a bunch of countries worldwide:

This joint advisory is the result of…

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