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February 2019


From The Eponymous Pickle

Best Analysis with Ensembles

Best Analysis with Ensembles

Promoting multiple (aka Ensemble) methods.  New book. Have for years used what are now called ensemble methods.  This piece gives good motivation for its use.  Passing it along.   Podcast and transcript.

Ensemble Models
How to
Author…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Good Overview View of AI in Life Sciences

Good Overview View of AI in Life Sciences

From Nathan.AI, nice look at a number of things I had not seen.    Subscribe.

6 Impactful Applications of AI to the life Sciences

Nathan.AI Newsletter

A market intelligence newsletter covering AI in the technology industry, research…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Mail Processing with Deep Learning

Mail Processing with Deep Learning

This should be carefully noted, sometimes the perceived sexiest technologies should be applied to the most mundane things.   first.  Note the spread of RPA as an example.   Good look here:

Mail Processing with Deep Learning: A…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Advances in GANS

Advances in GANS

To me one of the most interesting examples of neural neworks, a kind of mixture between nets and game simulation.    We did do something similar by generating process examples to test Monte Carlo simulation.   Have never implemented…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Assistant Infrastructure

Assistant Infrastructure

Good piece on assistant infrastructure.   Much broader than just the question asked in the title.   From my own experience, since nearly the beginning of assistants,  start simple with one, and build others in.  depending on

How…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Hololens 2 to have Eye Movement Detection

Hololens 2 to have Eye Movement Detection

Good addition of detecting and I assume controlling with eye movement.   The control by gesture has never been good enough for many applications.  Need more general applications to get people used to the interaction

Microsoft …


From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Science and Technology links (February 24th, 2019)

Science and Technology links (February 24th, 2019)

Dooley interviews Barabási (a famous researcher) on his book The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success. Here is an interesting quote: It is true that major breakthroughs are typically connected to young individual’s name, but…


From insideHPC

Video: The State of Quantum Computing in 2019

Video: The State of Quantum Computing in 2019

In this video from the IBM Think conference, Anthony J. Annunziata leads a panel discussion on the State of Quantum Computing in 2019. "Since launching the world's first quantum cloud service in 2016, IBM has been at the forefront…


From insideHPC

Podcast: How Intel powers Dell EMC Ready Solutions for Ai

Podcast: How Intel powers Dell EMC Ready Solutions for Ai

In this Intel podcast, Adnan Khaleel describes how Dell EMC is making enterprise AI implementation fast and easy with its Dell EMC Ready Solutions for AI. Adnan also illustrates how Dell EMC Ready Solutions are well suited for…


From Putting People First

Ten arguments against algorithmic decision making

Ten arguments against algorithmic decision making

Against the Dehumanisation of Decision-Making – Algorithmic Decisions at the Crossroads of Intellectual Property, Data Protection, and Freedom of Information by Dr Guido Noto La Diega, Senior Lecturer in Law at the Northumbria…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Skill Sample: Sauces

Skill Sample: Sauces

How will this drive us towards the future of real assistance?

New Alexa Skill Sample: Learn Multimodal Skill Design with Sauce Boss  By Franklin Lobb

ASK  Alexa  Multimodal  Tips and Tutorials
When learning something new, I find…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Humanity and AI are Better Together

Humanity and AI are Better Together

People will work with AI like they ave worked with all forms of automation.

In Andreessen Horowitz

Humanity + AI: Better Together     By Frank Chen
This is a written version of a presentation I gave live at the a16z Summit in November…


From insideHPC

Architecting the Right System for Your AI Application—without the Vendor Fluff

Architecting the Right System for Your AI Application—without the Vendor Fluff

Brett Newman from Microway gave this talk at the Stanford HPC Conference. "Figuring out how to map your dataset or algorithm to the optimal hardware design is one of the hardest tasks in HPC. We’ll review what helps steer the…


From insideHPC

Job of the Week: HPC System Administrator at the Milwaukee School of Engineering

Job of the Week: HPC System Administrator at the Milwaukee School of Engineering

The Milwaukee School of Engineering is seeking an HPC System Administrator in our Job of the Week. "The HPC Systems Administrator will lead efforts related to the daily operation of a small to medium-sized GPU-based high-performance…


From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Making A Mapping Injective

Finding a set of nearly independent objects Wikipedia bio source Giuseppe Vitali was the mathematician who famously used the Axiom of Choice, in 1905, to give the first example of a non-measurable subset of the real numbers.…


From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: A Tracking Device for Squid

Friday Squid Blogging: A Tracking Device for Squid

Really: After years of "making do" with the available technology for his squid studies, Mooney created a versatile tag that allows him to research squid behavior. With the help of Kakani Katija, an engineer adapting the tag for…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Virtual Makeovers Improving

Virtual Makeovers Improving

Worked this space for some time.  L'Oreal has leading the pack.

Virtual Makeovers Are Better Than Ever. Beauty Companies Are Trying to Cash In   By Rachel Metz

Augmented reality (AR) is being pushed to the mainstream by apps in…


From insideHPC

Supercomputing Neutron Star Structures and Mergers

Supercomputing Neutron Star Structures and Mergers

Over at XSEDE, Kimberly Mann Bruch & Jan Zverina from the San Diego Supercomputer Center write that researchers are using supercomputers to create detailed simulations of neutron star structures and mergers to better understand…


From insideHPC

Atos steps up with NVMeOF Flash Accelerator Solutions

Atos steps up with NVMeOF Flash Accelerator Solutions

Atos recently announced two new flash accelerators for HPC) workloads as part of Atos Smart Data Management Suite. These two new solutions – Smart Burst Buffer (SBB) and Smart Bunch of Flash (SBF) – increase the performance and…


From CERIAS Blog

A Common Theme

A Common Theme

A recent visit and conversation with Steve Crocker prompted me to think about how little the current security landscape has really changed from the past. I started looking through some of my archives, and that was what prompted…


From CERIAS Blog

A Common Theme

A Common Theme

A recent visit and conversation with Steve Crocker prompted me to think about how little the current security landscape has really changed from the past. I started looking through some of my archives, and that was what prompted…


From CERIAS Blog

A Common Theme

A Common Theme

A recent visit and conversation with Steve Crocker prompted me to think about how little the current security landscape has really changed from the past. I started looking through some of my archives, and that was what prompted…


From insideHPC

ASTRA: A Large Scale ARM64 HPC Deployment

ASTRA: A Large Scale ARM64 HPC Deployment

Michael Aguilar from Sandia National Laboratories gave this talk at the Stanford HPC Conference. "This talk will discuss the Sandia National Laboratories Astra HPC system as mechanism for developing and evaluating large-scale…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Trends that Defined Google's Year in Search

Trends that Defined Google's Year in Search

A look at last year.    Notably interesting is the way people have changed how they search.

The search trends that defined Google’s Year in Search
Natalie Zmuda December 2018 Search, Consumer

For marketers looking to understand

Search…


From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Don’t Trust Algorithms You Can’t Read

Don’t Trust Algorithms You Can’t Read

I admit that I am a sucker for “the best [what ever] in each state” lists. I want to see how many I have visited and what is “the best” in my state. Most of these are based on someone’s personal opinion but others are based on…


From The Eponymous Pickle

DeRisking Analytics?

DeRisking Analytics?

Risk exists in all kinds of analytics, from Regression to Optimization to 'AI'.   But it also increases with a number of factors.   Investments made, management expectations, exposure of decisions to the public,  and lots more…


From The Eponymous Pickle

M13, P&G to Partner on Consumer Innovation

M13, P&G to Partner on Consumer Innovation

M13 and P&G to Partner on Consumer Innovation Incubator
PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- P&G Ventures, an internal startup studio within The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) and M13, a full-service venture…


From Schneier on Security

Gen. Nakasone on US CyberCommand

Gen. Nakasone on US CyberCommand

Really interesting article by and interview with Paul M. Nakasone (Commander of U.S. Cyber Command, Director of the National Security Agency, and Chief of the Central Security Service) in the current issue of Joint Forces Quarterly…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Beyond the Supply Chain: Global Value Chains

Beyond the Supply Chain: Global Value Chains

More ways to think about value being generated.    Supplychains are being much influenced by new technologies now, its a good time to think about how they can be improved.

Globalization in transition: The future of trade and value…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Knowledge Graphs, Governance, Learning and Much More

Knowledge Graphs, Governance, Learning and Much More

Have now been involved in a number of efforts in this area, worth understanding since Google has made an impressive run at this.  The article tells a historical journey I have traveled as well, we might finally be getting to

The…