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Enough with the intrusive updates!
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Enough with the intrusive updates!

This week-end, I went to my gaming PC in my living room. The PC did not respond when I grabbed the mouse. Puzzled, I pressed the “on” button on the PC. Then I saw...

Science and Technology links (April 22nd, 2018)
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Science and Technology links (April 22nd, 2018)

You probably can’t write the two forms of the letter g, even if you have seen them thousands and thousands of times. Some neurodegenerative diseases might result...

Containers Using Singularity on HPC
From insideHPC

Containers Using Singularity on HPC

Abhinav Thota, from Indiana University gave this talk at the 2018 Swiss HPC Conference. "Container use is becoming more widespread in the HPC field. There are various...

Call for Submissions: SC18 Workshop on Reproducibility
From insideHPC

Call for Submissions: SC18 Workshop on Reproducibility

Over at the SC18 Blog, Stephen Lien Harrell from Purdue writes that the conference will host will host a workshop on the hot topic of Reproducibility. Their Call...

Wal-Mart Humana Partnership
From The Eponymous Pickle

Wal-Mart Humana Partnership

New partnerships, and in-store implications.5 Ways A Walmart-Humana Partnership Could Change Everyone’s In-Store Experience   By Bryan Pearson If Walmart’s reported...

Emerging Markets Innovation
From The Eponymous Pickle

Emerging Markets Innovation

Chief executive says the company’s innovation pipeline may be the strongest it has ever been.  By Keith Nunes in Food Business News.Emerging markets, innovation...

Casinos Watching for Weapons
From The Eponymous Pickle

Casinos Watching for Weapons

Good to watch what the Casinos are doing, as we did, they have immediate risk with regard to assets, so are closer to investing logically in advanced methods in...

NASA Using Smart Contracts
From The Eponymous Pickle

NASA Using Smart Contracts

Been examining applications of smart contracts in general,  and also as implemented by Blockchain architectures.   Here something new from work by NASA.    NASA...

Real Time Data, Real Time Decisions
From The Eponymous Pickle

Real Time Data, Real Time Decisions

Useful introduction.  Note the usefulness in many domains, from supply chain to manufacturing to finance.    There were some also some recent suggestions that this...

What is AI Anyway?
From The Eponymous Pickle

What is AI Anyway?

A definition we also struggled with.  Back then it was rule bases and much simpler learning analytics and updating.  Much has improved, but the expectations are...

Job of the Week: HPC System Administrator at D.E. Shaw Research
From insideHPC

Job of the Week: HPC System Administrator at D.E. Shaw Research

D.E. Shaw Research is seeking an HPC System Administrator in our Job of the Week. "Our research effort is aimed at achieving major scientific advances in the field...

Using the Titan Supercomputer to Develop 50,000 Years of Flood Risk Scenarios
From insideHPC

Using the Titan Supercomputer to Develop 50,000 Years of Flood Risk Scenarios

Dag Lohmann from KatRisk gave this talk at the HPC User Forum in Tucson. "In 2012, a small Berkeley, California, startup called KatRisk set out to improve the quality...

[Book]  An Introduction to Service Design
From Putting People First

[Book] An Introduction to Service Design

An Introduction to Service Design: Designing the Invisible By Lara Penin Bloomsbury Visual Arts, May 2018 344 pages A comprehensive introduction to designing services...

Digital Twins for Personalized Medicine.
From The Eponymous Pickle

Digital Twins for Personalized Medicine.

Reminds me in the human sense of agent based models.   And their use to address group behavior. Interesting, but not necessarily predictive.   The article quotes...

What Machine Learning Engineers Need to Know
From The Eponymous Pickle

What Machine Learning Engineers Need to Know

Useful piece. What machine learning engineers need to knowThe O’Reilly Data Show Podcast: Jesse Anderson and Paco Nathan on organizing data teams and next-generation...

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Prices Rise as Catch Decreases
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Prices Rise as Catch Decreases

In Japan: Last year's haul sank 15% to 53,000 tons, according to the JF Zengyoren national federation of fishing cooperatives. The squid catch has fallen by half...

Pattern Recognition in Road Tracing
From The Eponymous Pickle

Pattern Recognition in Road Tracing

We had a similar challenge when we managed roads and their quality in Alberta.   We were mostly interested in if the roads had degraded, and needed to manage resources...

Alibabas AI Chips
From The Eponymous Pickle

Alibabas AI Chips

Much more at the link.  Alibaba is developing its own AI chips, too in Technology Review The Chinese e-commerce giant will join a raft of other tech firms in designing...

Fujitsu Upgrades RAIDEN at RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project
From insideHPC

Fujitsu Upgrades RAIDEN at RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project

Fujitsu reports that the company has significantly boosted the performance of the RAIDEN supercompuer. RAIDEN is a computer system for artificial intelligence research...

AI and Bad Process
From The Eponymous Pickle

AI and Bad Process

More evidence you have to get the context process right, with or without advanced methods.  Don’t Let Artificial Intelligence Supercharge Bad Processes   in Sam...
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