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Zappos Uses Genetic Algorithms
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Zappos Uses Genetic Algorithms

Surprising application in place and an indication of multiple algorithms in parallel.At Zappos, Algorithms Teach Themselves The Wall Street Journal  (with paywall)...

Serious Games
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Serious Games

Have long looked for games that were serious enough, and fun enough.   Here at least the data is serious enough.  But how do we connect very different goals?  Perhaps...

Brent Gorda from Arm looks back at ISC 2019
From insideHPC

Brent Gorda from Arm looks back at ISC 2019

In this special guest feature, Brent Gorda from Arm shares his impressions of ISC 2019 in Frankfurt. "From the perspective of Arm in HPC, it was an excellent event...

Video: Tyan Computing Steps Up with Intel Xeon Scalable Processors for HPC at ISC 2019
From insideHPC

Video: Tyan Computing Steps Up with Intel Xeon Scalable Processors for HPC at ISC 2019

In this video, Rich Brueckner from insideHPC tours the Tyan booth at ISC 2019. The company exhibited a full line of HPC, storage and cloud computing server platforms...

Catalyzing Computing Podcast Episode 13 – Interview with Dan Lopresti Part 1
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Catalyzing Computing Podcast Episode 13 – Interview with Dan Lopresti Part 1

In this episode, Khari Douglas interviews Dr. Daniel Lopresti who serves as the Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Director of...

Expectation Influences Perception
From The Eponymous Pickle

Expectation Influences Perception

Known for some time.   Now how do we best  make use of this in AI interactions?   Can our brains be primed with signals to make them ready for interaction?  Can...

Data Independence
From The Eponymous Pickle

Data Independence

A look at the value of the data that depends on how it can be used.   Came up in a conversation about data valuation versus risk just the other day.   Sometimes...

Faster Path to HPC Enabled with Intel Select Solutions for Simulation & Modeling
From insideHPC

Faster Path to HPC Enabled with Intel Select Solutions for Simulation & Modeling

HPC clusters used for simulation and modeling today in government, academic, and corporate institutions drive scientific discovery and engineering innovation. This...

ISC 2019 Student Cluster Competition: Day-by-Day Drama, Winners Revealed!
From insideHPC

ISC 2019 Student Cluster Competition: Day-by-Day Drama, Winners Revealed!

In this special guest feature, Dan Olds from OrionX continues his first-hand coverage of the Student Cluster Competition at the recent ISC 2019 conference. "The...

Graphs and Machine Learning
From The Eponymous Pickle

Graphs and Machine Learning

The following talk looks interesting, from Neo4j.  I like that this deals with an important aspect of risk in machine learning  I plan to attend.   I note theyHi...

Password Inventor Dies
From The Eponymous Pickle

Password Inventor Dies

Had not known of this particular invention claim. But when we first used using time sharing computers they were not password protected.   I remember using a form...

Language and Conversation
From The Eponymous Pickle

Language and Conversation

Straight forward statements about language and conversation.  We are making more conversations with machines these days, but still not complex ones.  Using Language...

Question Technology
From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Question Technology

One of the interesting t-shirts I saw at CSTA 2019 last week said “Question Technology.” That might seem to be a strange slogan at a computer science education...

Palantir's Surveillance Service for Law Enforcement
From Schneier on Security

Palantir's Surveillance Service for Law Enforcement

Motherboard got its hands on Palantir's Gotham user's manual, which is used by the police to get information on people: The Palantir user guide shows that police...

From Computational Complexity

Two infinite hat problem and a question about what is ``well known''

This is a joint post with David Marcus. You will see how he is involved in my next post. Two infinite hat problems based on one scenario. I am also curious if...

Argonne Makes Biggest File Transfer
From The Eponymous Pickle

Argonne Makes Biggest File Transfer

Impressive, as suggested, useful for very large combinatorial problems with related data.Argonne Team Makes Largest Single File Transfer in HistoryBy Oliver Peckham...

Call for Papers: ISAV 2019 In Situ Infrastructures for Enabling Extreme-Scale Analysis and Visualization
From insideHPC

Call for Papers: ISAV 2019 In Situ Infrastructures for Enabling Extreme-Scale Analysis and Visualization

The ISAV 2019 Workshop has issued its Call for Papers. Held in conjunction with with SC19, the In Situ Infrastructures for Enabling Extreme-Scale Analysis and Visualization...

Large-Scale Optimization Strategies for Typical HPC Workloads
From insideHPC

Large-Scale Optimization Strategies for Typical HPC Workloads

Liu Yu from Inspur gave this talk at PASC19. "Ensuring performance of applications running on large-scale clusters is one of the primary focuses in HPC research...

The Revolution of AI will be Unsupervised
From The Eponymous Pickle

The Revolution of AI will be Unsupervised

I attended the ACM Webinar by Yann LeCun  mentioned below.   Well done, about the history and future of AI.   I will point to the slides and audio when they are...
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