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April 2017


From insideHPC

Podcast: How AI Can Improve the Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases

Podcast: How AI Can Improve the Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases

In this AI Podcast, Mark Michalski from the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Clinical Data Science discusses how AI is being used to advance medicine. "Medicine — particularly radiology and pathology — have become more…


From insideHPC

Lenovo HPC Strategy Update

Lenovo HPC Strategy Update

Luigi Brochard from Lenovo gave this talk at the Switzerland HPC Conference. "High performance computing is converging more and more with the big data topic and related infrastructure requirements in the field. Lenovo is investing…


From The Eponymous Pickle

An Immersive Star Wars Land

An Immersive Star Wars Land

Been reading Brian Jay Jones biography of George Lucas: A Life.  I am  a long time fan of digital cinema and further how it can be made more immersive, so seeing that evolution in our lifetime is particularly interesting.  It…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Obituary: Robert Taylor, Computing Pioneer

Obituary: Robert Taylor, Computing Pioneer

I never met Computing Innovator Robert Taylor, but through connections at the Pentagon, ARPA and PARC heard of his innovative management that led to advanced computing and networking.  Notable too for his work on the Alto, progenitor…


From The Noisy Channel

A Non-Adversarial Ad-Supported Model

A Non-Adversarial Ad-Supported Model

If you’ve followed me for a while, you know that I’m not a big fan of ad-supported business models. It’s not just that I find ads annoying; I also see them as economically inefficient. I’m excited to see technology favoring ad…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Robots and Surveillance Teams

Robots and Surveillance Teams

Researchers link robots into surveillance team   By Bill Steele

Rod Kurcoba, Cornell Engineering Communications

Seeing many possible views of the same area from fixed and mobile cameras could be confusing to a human, but a computer…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Passive RFID Detects Cracks

Passive RFID Detects Cracks

A kind of sensor we examined for a packaging quality control application, continues to evolve.

Passive RFID Tracks Changes in Structural Micro-Cracks

Dai Nippon Printing has developed a passive adhesive sheet with a built-in Identiv…


From insideHPC

Deep Learning on the SaturnV Cluster

Deep Learning on the SaturnV Cluster

"The basic idea of deep learning is to automatically learn to represent data in multiple layers of increasing abstraction, thus helping to discover intricate structure in large datasets. NVIDIA has invested in SaturnV, a large…


From insideHPC

Agenda Posted for June Teratec Forum in France

Agenda Posted for June Teratec Forum in France

The TERATEC Forum has posted their Agenda for their upcoming June meeting. With technical workshops, plenary sessions and a vendor exhibit, the event takes place June 27-28 at the Ecole Polytechnique campus in Palaiseau, France…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Virtualitics: Immersing Yourself in Data

Virtualitics: Immersing Yourself in Data

Have been taking a look at Virtualitics, a means to immerse yourself with and collaborate with complex data using VR.  Clever idea we experimented with before VR was easier to do.

" ... In SiliconAngle: Based out of Pasadena,…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Amazon Go

Amazon Go

Has been a while since I have heard much about Amazon Go, which is a very limited test to create no-checkout retail.   This was one of the top of mind approaches discussed in our innovation centers. No doubt this will ultimately…


From The Eponymous Pickle

An Omni Channel Data-Driven Retailer

An Omni Channel Data-Driven Retailer

Interesting retail from Ronald van Loon     ...  Red through for the suggestions.

How to Become an Omni-Channel Data-Driven Retailer

Everyone's Blog Posts -  DSC. by Ronald van Loon 

In today’s digital age where customers are as…


From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Chilean Squid Producer Diversifies

Friday Squid Blogging: Chilean Squid Producer Diversifies

In another symptom of climate change, Chile's largest squid producer "plans to diversify its offering in the future, selling sea urchin, cod and octopus, to compensate for the volatility of giant squid catches...." As usual,…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Proposed, An AI Index to Track Automation

Proposed, An AI Index to Track Automation

See some of our previous look at Job and task analysis.  See the O*Net tag below, and the associated  online resource here.  A place to start for this kind of analysis.  But it is still hard to get precise breakouts of jobs to…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Collaborative Machine Learning Training

Collaborative Machine Learning Training

In CACM.   A kind of crowd sourcing of training.

Google Tests New Approach to Training Machine Learning Models  in eWeek  
Google is testing a new collaborative machine-learning training method in which training data is diffused…


From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Science and Technology links (April 14th, 2017)

Science and Technology links (April 14th, 2017)

I announced last week that Tesla, the electric car company run by Elon Musk, had surpassed Ford in value. This week, we learned that Tesla has surpassed General Motors. Tesla is the most valuable American car maker. Suppose I…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Predicting Epidemics from Cell Data

Predicting Epidemics from Cell Data

If you have followed this blog for a long time, we looked at how to predict epidemics through OTC drug purchase data.  Here is a related idea that might be combined with earlier work.

Using Cell Phone Data to Predict the Next…


From insideHPC

A PCIe Congestion-Aware Performance Model for Densely Populated Accelerator Servers

A PCIe Congestion-Aware Performance Model for Densely Populated Accelerator Servers

"MeteoSwiss, the Swiss national weather forecast institute, has selected densely populated accelerator servers as their primary system to compute weather forecast simulation. Servers with multiple accelerator devices that are…


From insideHPC

Engility Pursues NASA Advanced Computing Services Contract

Engility Pursues NASA Advanced Computing Services Contract

Today Engility that the company will bring its world-class high performance computing capabilities to bear as it competes to win NASA’s Advanced Computing Services contract. "HPC is a strategic, enabling capability for NASA,”…


From CERIAS Blog

Purdue CERIAS Researchers Find Vulnerability in Google Protocol

Purdue CERIAS Researchers Find Vulnerability in Google Protocol

[This is posted on behalf of the three students listed below. This is yet another example of bad results when speed takes precedence over doing things safely. Good work by the students! --spaf]




As a part of an INSuRE projectRobert…


From insideHPC

Intel Xeon Phi Processor Intel AVX-512 Programming in a Nutshell

Intel Xeon Phi Processor Intel AVX-512 Programming in a Nutshell

In this special guest feature, James Reinders discusses the use of the Intel® Advanced Vector Instructions (Intel® AVX-512), covering a variety of vectorization techniques available for accessing the performance of Intel AVX-512…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Uber and Behavioral Economics

Uber and Behavioral Economics

Fascinating piece about behavioral economics.      Behavioral economics seems to be OK when everyone agrees that it is good and fair, by their definition.  Back to the nudge, with some basic guidelines:   Nudge me only for clearly…


From BLOG@CACM

Cyber Insecurity and Cyber Libertarianism

Cyber Insecurity and Cyber Libertarianism

Here we are, 70 years into the computer age and we still do not seem to know how to build secure information systems. And yet, our community marches forward with no special sense of urgency.


From insideHPC

Registration Opens for PASC17 Conference in Lugano

Registration Opens for PASC17 Conference in Lugano

Registration is now open for the PASC17 conference, which takes place the week after ISC in Lugano, Switzerland. "The PASC17 Conference is pleased to announce that a preliminary program is available online and that registration…


From Schneier on Security

New C++ Secure Coding Standard

New C++ Secure Coding Standard

Carnegie Mellon University has released a comprehensive list of C++ secure-coding best practices....


From The Eponymous Pickle

Closer Look at Facebook M

Closer Look at Facebook M

Technology Review takes a close and an insightful look at the Facebook M assistant.   Long awaited and in broad test.  Though I am not a fan of Facebook in general.   I like the idea that new assistants, and  'skills' written…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Face to Face Better than an EMail

Face to Face Better than an EMail

Not sure of the 34x difference,  quite a bit of context involved.  But some motivation as to why face to face is better.

A Face-to-Face Request Is 34 Times More Successful than an Email
Vanessa K. Bohns  in the HBR .... 


From Schneier on Security

2017 Security Protocols Workshop

2017 Security Protocols Workshop

Ross Anderson liveblogged the presentations....


From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

NSF Awards Early Career Researchers

NSF Awards Early Career Researchers

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Directorate‘s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program has awarded 156 early career engineering faculty with at least $500,000 for their plan to make advances in engineering…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Semantic Document Processing

Semantic Document Processing

Today's call was of interest, and showed how complex document understanding can be:

" ... Today ... Our speaker was Sridhar Iyengar, IBM Distinguished Engineer at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, who will be presenting "Semantic…

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