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February 2023


From The Eponymous Pickle

You Might be Able to Write Your Own Apple AR/VR Headset Apps?

You Might be Able to Write Your Own Apple AR/VR Headset Apps?

Like the idea, But how easy will it be?   Lots of dated rumor out there, warning. 

You might be able to write your own Apple AR/VR headset apps

Includes link to a podcast  in TechRadar,  By David Nield 

The long-rumored Apple AR…


From insideHPC

OpenAI Launches ChatGPT Subscription Offering

OpenAI Launches ChatGPT Subscription Offering

OpenAI, maker of the generative AI application ChatGPT that has created an internet sensation, has announced a subscription plan, ChatGPT Plus, for $20/month that pays for access to the app during peak time. “ChatGPT Plus is …


From BLOG@CACM

The Need For Combined Data And Analytic Governance

The Need For Combined Data And Analytic Governance

Numbers don't mean anything if people don't understand, or trust, the computation behind them.


From Computational Complexity

Responsibility

Nature laid out their ground rules for large language models like ChatGPT including

No LLM tool will be accepted as a credited author on a research paper. That is because any attribution of authorship carries with it accountability…


From The Eponymous Pickle

IEEE Medal of Honor Goes to Vint Cerf

IEEE Medal of Honor Goes to Vint Cerf

Met him once at a company meeting.   DARPA Connection.    Often mentioned here, writing linked to. 

IEEE Medal of Honor Goes to Vint Cerf,  He codesigned the Internet protocol and transmission control protocol    By JOANNA GOODRICH…


From The Eponymous Pickle

General Purpose Robotics?

General Purpose Robotics?

Like the idea of  'general purpose' robotics, but should we be skeptical, concerned, scared? 

Apptronik Developing General-Purpose Humanoid Robot Apollo will be a practical bipedal platform that can do useful tasks   By Evan Ackerman…


From The Eponymous Pickle

UK as a Crypto Hub?

UK as a Crypto Hub?

UK Government promises robust crypto regulation

Ministers want to make the UK a crypto hub,   By Tom Singleton, Technology team

The government has published proposals for crypto-asset regulation it hopes will "manage" the risks…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Malicious Prompt Engineering

Malicious Prompt Engineering

And much more discussion of related AI and language generation topics.

GPT Malicious Prompt Engineering

32SecurityWeek by Kevin Townsend / January 25, 2023 

The release of OpenAI’s ChatGPT available to everyone in late 2022 hasTasks…


From The Eponymous Pickle

AI Adept at Misinformation

AI Adept at Misinformation

Ease of use most likely to contribute.   But will such methods mentioned also lead towards auto censorship?

ACM TECHNEWS

Learning to Lie: AI Tools Adept at Creating Disinformation,  By Associated Press, January 26, 2023

Tools powered…


From Schneier on Security

AIs as Computer Hackers

AIs as Computer Hackers

Hacker “Capture the Flag” has been a mainstay at hacker gatherings since the mid-1990s. It’s like the outdoor game, but played on computer networks. Teams of hackers defend their own computers while attacking other teams’. It…


From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Ludwig Wittgenstein: tautology and truth tables

Ludwig Wittgenstein: tautology and truth tables

by Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London Ludwig Wittgenstein is one of the most important philosophers of the 20th century. His interest was in logic and truth, language, meaning and ethics. As an aside he made contributions…


From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Serializing IPs quickly in C++

Serializing IPs quickly in C++

On the Internet, we often use 32-bit addresses which we serialize as strings such as 192.128.0.1. The string corresponds to the Integer address 0xc0800001 (3229614081 in decimal). How might you serialize, go from the integerContinue…


From insideHPC

Embedded Edge AI SiMa.ai Releases PCIe-based Production Boards

Embedded Edge AI SiMa.ai Releases PCIe-based Production Boards

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Embedded edge AI company SiMa.ai today announced availability of two new PCIe-based production boards that scales embedded edge ML deployments for key customers. The availability of these two new commercially…


From insideHPC

Panasas Announces PanView and Pan Move Software for HPC and AI Data Visibility and Mobility

Panasas Announces PanView and Pan Move Software for HPC and AI Data Visibility and Mobility

SAN JOSE, February 1, 2023 – High-performance storage company Panasas today announced the general availability of PanView and PanMove, the company’s software products designed to improve data visibility and mobility at organizations…


From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Final Call for CCC Council Nominations

Final Call for CCC Council Nominations

There is just over a week left to nominate yourself or a colleague to be a CCC Council member for terms beginning July 1, 2023. Nominations are open through 11:59pm EST on Friday, February 10, 2023. To nominate someone, please…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Research on Language Models

Google Research on Language Models

Good insight into what this is all about,  and what they are doing today and beyond.  Below just the intro, following:

Google Research, 2022 & beyond: Language, vision and generative models

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2023

Posted byToday…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Considering Noto Fonts

Considering Noto Fonts

Brought to my attention regarding multi lingual font support;

How to find Noto in Google Docs, Slides, Sheets and Sites    in the Google Blog. 

See also  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noto_fonts

The Noto fonts in Workspace now support…


From The Eponymous Pickle

GLM-130B: An Open Bilingual Pre-Trained Model

GLM-130B: An Open Bilingual Pre-Trained Model

 Linguists building and using AI language models.   Commented on here in Upenn's Language Log. 

GLM-130B: An Open Bilingual Pre-Trained Model

January 25, 2023 @ 9:10 am · Filed by Victor Mair under Artificial intelligence, Computational…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Scientists Communicating with the Public

Scientists Communicating with the Public

Just introduced to:

Issues in Science and Technology     

Mental Models for Scientists Communicating With the Public

KARA MORGAN, BARUCH FISCHHOFF

Scientists regularly fret about misinformation and disinformation and bemoan public…


From Schneier on Security

Passwords Are Terrible (Surprising No One)

Passwords Are Terrible (Surprising No One)

This is the result of a security audit:

More than a fifth of the passwords protecting network accounts at the US Department of the Interior—including Password1234, Password1234!, and ChangeItN0w!—were weak enough to be cracked…


From Putting People First

The price of the commoditisation of UX design

The price of the commoditisation of UX design

Cornelius Rachieru describes the current trend of extreme commoditisation of UX design in corporate environments, and the consequences this has on the quality of the design delivery, and on the designers themselves.

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