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January 2018


From The Eponymous Pickle

Bain Davos Video: Delivering Value to Customers

Bain Davos Video: Delivering Value to Customers

Davos 2018: Bain Breakfast  Video and transcript

January 24, 2018 Bain video By Orit Gadiesh, Eric Almquist, Jørgen Vig Knudstorp and Maurice Lévy

Orit Gadiesh, chairman, Bain & Company, introduced three speakers at the 14th annual…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Voicera's Eva for Meetings

Voicera's Eva for Meetings

Just reviewing this capability:  Voicera   Have tried it once, will follow with more.

See also:  https://www.voicera.com/how-it-works/

" ... Make Meetings Actionable.

You focus on the people, we’ll help capture what matters.
Meet…


From Schneier on Security

Israeli Scientists Accidentally Reveal Classified Information

Israeli Scientists Accidentally Reveal Classified Information

According to this story (non-paywall English version here), Israeli scientists released some information to the public they shouldn't have. Defense establishment officials are now trying to erase any trace of the secret information…


From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Picking distinct numbers at random: benchmarking a brilliant algorithm (JavaScript edition)

Picking distinct numbers at random: benchmarking a brilliant algorithm (JavaScript edition)

Suppose you want to choose m distinct integers at random within some interval ([0,n)). How would you do it quickly? I have a blog post on this topic dating back to 2013. This week I came across Adrian Colyer’s article where he…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Images Floating in the Air

Images Floating in the Air

Seems to compete with augmented reality scenarios I have seen.  Do we need a headset?     Advertising and more.  Not a Hologram, which powered the examples of this I have seen.

BYU Study Produces 3D Images That Float in 'Thin
BYU…


From insideHPC

Adaptive Computing Launches Moab/nodus For Hpc Cloud Bursting

Adaptive Computing Launches Moab/nodus For Hpc Cloud Bursting

Today Adaptive Computing announced Moab/NODUS Cloud Bursting, making HPC cloud strategies more accessible than ever before. "Considering that public cloud bursting is usually extremely challenging, the Moab/NODUS Cloud Bursting…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Cpg Leader on Voice and E-Commerce

Cpg Leader on Voice and E-Commerce

Well known manufacturer looking at the marketing future:

Clorox CMO: Voice and e-commerce will grow faster than marketers expect

In a Q&A with Marketing Dive, Eric Reynolds dishes on why he's bullish on a number of digital technology…


From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Nsf Distinguished Lecture: Modern Automotive Vulnerabilities: Problems, Causes and Outcomes

Nsf Distinguished Lecture: Modern Automotive Vulnerabilities: Problems, Causes and Outcomes

Professor Stefan Savage of the University of California, San Diego will present “Modern Automotive Vulnerabilities: Problems, Causes, and Outcomes,” part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Computer & Information Science…


From The Eponymous Pickle

No Exceptions

No Exceptions

Nicely done piece by William Vorhies of DSC.  Worth always keeping in mind.  He also provides a favorite quote from James Thurber.   I like it.   Good detail at the link:

When Variable Reduction Doesn’t Work
Posted by William Vorhies…


From insideHPC

University of Groningen Joins Irods Consortium

University of Groningen Joins Irods Consortium

Today the iRODS Consortium announced that the University of Groningen (UG) Center for Information Technology (CIT) is its newest member. The iRODS Consortium is a membership-based organization that leads efforts to develop, support…


From insideHPC

Podcast: Proxy Apps Set the Stage For Exascale Computing Project

Podcast: Proxy Apps Set the Stage For Exascale Computing Project

In this Let's Talk Exascale podcast, David Richard from LLNL discussed the Proxy Apps project, which is curating a collection of proxy apps that will represent the real applications of importance to the ECP. "In this Let's Talk…


From insideHPC

Video: Hipeac Conference Looks at Innovations in Computer Architecture

Video: Hipeac Conference Looks at Innovations in Computer Architecture

This video features highlights from the first day at the HiPEAC conference, which took place last week in Manchester. HiPEAC is the premier European forum for experts in computer architecture, programming models, compilers and…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Amazon Fresh and Fresh Grocery Business

Amazon Fresh and Fresh Grocery Business

Amazon is dropping major hints it's ready to dominate the fresh grocery business   By Dennis Green in BusinessInsider

The head of Amazon's Prime Now division is now also leading its AmazonFresh grocery business.   Amazon Fresh…


From insideHPC

Openfabrics Alliance Workshop 2018 – An Emphasis on Fabric Community Collaboration

Openfabrics Alliance Workshop 2018 – An Emphasis on Fabric Community Collaboration

In this special guest feature, Parks Fields and Paul Grun from the OpenFabrics Alliance write that the upcoming OFA Workshop in Boulder is an excellent opportunity to collaborate on the next generation of network fabrics. "Come…


From Schneier on Security

After Section 702 Reauthorization

After Section 702 Reauthorization

For over a decade, civil libertarians have been fighting government mass surveillance of innocent Americans over the Internet. We've just lost an important battle. On January 18, President Trump signed the renewal of Section…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Crowd Sourcing via Algorithm

Crowd Sourcing via Algorithm

We actively used Mechanical Turk, so the comparison is interesting, but depends much on the details of the set up involved.

Mechanical Turkers may have out-predicted the most popular crime-predicting algorithm   The Verge by Russell…


From Putting People First

Three-Part Series on the Intersection of Ethnography and Design

Three-Part Series on the Intersection of Ethnography and Design

The Society for Cultural Anthropology (SCA) published some months ago a three-part podcast series on the intersection of ethnography and design. The series, produced by Tariq Rahman and Katherine Sacco, was based on the conference…


From Putting People First

Three-part series on the intersection of ethnography and design

Three-part series on the intersection of ethnography and design

The Society for Cultural Anthropology (SCA) published some months ago a three-part podcast series on the intersection of ethnography and design. The series, produced by Tariq Rahman and Katherine Sacco, was based on the conference…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Dynamic Networks

Dynamic Networks

Not overly technical but thoughtful piece. I like any article that aims to deal with differing contexts over time, rately considered well in analysis.  Even in forecasts it is rare that we treat more than one dependent variable…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Harvard's Millidelta Robotics

Harvard's Millidelta Robotics

Ultimately the very small may be more important than robots at human scale ...

Harvard's milliDelta Robot Is Tiny and Scary Fast    By Evan Ackerman

Harvard's milliDelta is a millimeter-scale delta robot based on origami-inspired…


From The Eponymous Pickle

On the Risks of Trusting Sensors

On the Risks of Trusting Sensors

Technical piece on the risks beyond the software in the IOT

Inside Risks:  Risks of Trusting the Physics of Sensors
Protecting the Internet of Things with embedded security. 

" .... Conclusion:
Sensors are vulnerable to spoofing

Autonomous…


From insideHPC

Research Report Reveals Divided Vision of Future Human-Machine Partnership

Research Report Reveals Divided Vision of Future Human-Machine Partnership

Today Dell Technologies released a research report that examines the future of human machine partnerships and reveals that business leaders are divided regarding the future. "Half of the 3,800 global business leaders surveyed…


From insideHPC

Stanford Hpc Conference Posts Preliminary Agenda

Stanford Hpc Conference Posts Preliminary Agenda

The Stanford HPC Conference has posted it Preliminary Agenda. The two-day event takes place Feb. 20-21 at Stanford University in California. "Join the Stanford High Performance Computing Center, HPC Advisory Council, its members…


From insideHPC

Analytic Engineering Moves AI Gpu Infrastructure to Verne Global in Iceland

Analytic Engineering Moves AI Gpu Infrastructure to Verne Global in Iceland

Today HPC Cloud provider Verne Global announced that Analytic Engineering of Germany is moving their GPU infrastructure to Iceland. "At Verne Global’s campus, we can grow our business faster and apply more compute resources to…


From insideHPC

Video: Openhpc Introduction

Video: Openhpc Introduction

Adrian Reber from Red Hat gave this talk at DefConf 2018. "Software provisioning is a common task repeated at many high performance computing sites to provide the local users with scientific applications and libraries. As the…


From insideHPC

Clusters & Cloud Computing: Speeding up Hpc Systems Management

Clusters & Cloud Computing: Speeding up Hpc Systems Management

ClustersWe continue our insideHPC series of features exploring new resource management solutions for workload convergence, such as Bright Cluster Manager by Bright Computing. This article focuses on how clustering servers and utilizing…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Thinking Machines

Thinking Machines


Like the broadening of what we sometimes call AI.  I like the idea of 'Cognitive' because it promises less.  Would also like to add other classifiers, say 'Process Intelligence'?

Thinking Machines Going Mainstream 
in SIGNAL Magazine…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Showrooms Replacing Closing Stores

Showrooms Replacing Closing Stores

Replacing closing stores with Showroom stores ... ?  Implications for manufacturers?   Ability to do selectively more demonstration of more complex products, or products in context?  Use showrooms to introduce new products?

Showroom…


From Schneier on Security

Subway Elevators and Movie-Plot Threats

Subway Elevators and Movie-Plot Threats

Local residents are opposing adding an elevator to a subway station because terrorists might use it to detonate a bomb. No, really. There's no actual threat analysis, only fear: "The idea that people can then ride in on the subway…


From Putting People First

Designing Better Elderly Healthcare with with Singapore’s Public Services

Designing Better Elderly Healthcare with with Singapore’s Public Services

Many public services, from welfare to healthcare, are mainly intended for the elderly. One of the challenges of designing digital services is to create simple and effective public services for older users. Designers Italia, the…

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