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Atos Win UK Quantum Simulator Contract
From insideHPC

Atos Win UK Quantum Simulator Contract

No sooner did the news break that Atos had accepted a £24 million settlement with the UK government over a major supercomputing contract award (HPE’s weather supercomputer...

From Computational Complexity

ChatGPT tried to write an obit for Martin Davis. What it got right, wrong, and what to make of it.

When Martin Davis passed away Lance emailed me what he got from using ChatGPT to do an obit. Here it is and I also note what it got wrong.----------------------...

Video  Game Developers and Cancer Researchers Team Up
From The Eponymous Pickle

Video Game Developers and Cancer Researchers Team Up

 Even seems like a natural collaboration these days.    Had been wondering how much of that is now common between game players/designers and science in general....

Google Writes about Their AI Focus
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Writes about Their AI Focus

Thoughtful talks about making things smart ....Why we focus on AI (and to what end)Jan 16, 2023, James Manyika, SVP, Technology & Society,   In the Google Research...

Hacked Cellebrite and MSAB Software Released
From Schneier on Security

Hacked Cellebrite and MSAB Software Released

Cellebrite is an cyberweapons arms manufacturer that sells smartphone forensic software to governments around the world. MSAB is a Swedish company that does the...

Year 2022: Scientific progress
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Year 2022: Scientific progress

The year 2022 is over. As with every year that passes, we have made some scientific progress. I found the following achievements interesting: Diluting the blood...

Science and technology links (January 15 2022)
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Science and technology links (January 15 2022)

For under $600, one can buy a 20-terabyte disk on Amazon. Unless you work professionally in multimedia, it is more storage than you need. However, having much storage...

Microsoft Plans to Add ChatGPT to Bing
From The Eponymous Pickle

Microsoft Plans to Add ChatGPT to Bing

 Can ChatGPT be successfully be integrated into services like search engines?  Implications?  Will public uses be useful, dangerous? Microsoft Plans to Add ChatGPT...

Machine Generated Text, Threat Models,
From The Eponymous Pickle

Machine Generated Text, Threat Models,

Part of a current survey of mine.  intro below, more at the linkMachine Generated Text: A Comprehensive Survey of Threat Models and Detection MethodsBy EVAN CROTHERS...

High Priced VR Headsets
From The Eponymous Pickle

High Priced VR Headsets

Emerging, evolving gear comesfrom game world,  will this be seen seriously in industry? VR headset prices high as Apple bides its timePublished  14 hours ago in...

Knotted Quantum Money
From The Eponymous Pickle

Knotted Quantum Money

Intriguing application here.Quantum money that uses the mathematics of knots could be unforgeableA monetary system built using a combination of quantum computers...

NVIDIA Goes Virtual Assistants
From The Eponymous Pickle

NVIDIA Goes Virtual Assistants

To me an unexpected direction.   Apparently a prototype early access effort for partners.   Develop Intelligent Virtual Assistants with NVIDIA Omniverse ACE Early...

OpenAI Blooms
From The Eponymous Pickle

OpenAI Blooms

Worth a look, still have my doubts except for specialized applications.     We did much in this area I would like to re-try with ChatGBT,  Worth the experiment....

Upcoming Speaking Engagements
From Schneier on Security

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

This is a current list of where and when I am scheduled to speak: I’m speaking at Capricon, a four-day science fiction convention in Chicago. My talk is on “The...

Kimberly Bryant, founder of Black Girls Code, born 14 January 1967
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Kimberly Bryant, founder of Black Girls Code, born 14 January 1967

Black Girls Code aims to teach one million Black girls to code before 2040.

China's New Quantum Code-breaking Algorithm Raises Concerns in the US
From The Eponymous Pickle

China's New Quantum Code-breaking Algorithm Raises Concerns in the US

More on this direction ... China's new quantum code-breaking algorithm raises concerns in the US  in InterestingEngineeringThe new algorithm could render mainstream...

Floating Solar Farms
From The Eponymous Pickle

Floating Solar Farms

Alternative energy connections for remote grids.Could floating solar farms survive out at sea?  on the BBCGetting electricity to all of Indonesia's islands is challenging...

Polymorphic Wireless Receivers
From The Eponymous Pickle

Polymorphic Wireless Receivers

Idea completely new to me.Home/Magazine Archive/September 2022 (Vol. 65, No. 9)/Polymorphic Wireless Receivers/AbstractRESEARCH HIGHLIGHTSPolymorphic Radio Receivers...

Open Robotics and Open Source Robotics Foundation
From The Eponymous Pickle

Open Robotics and Open Source Robotics Foundation

 Open Robotics AcquiredAlphabet’s Intrinsic Acquires Majority of Open Robotics ROS and Gazebo will stay with an independent Open Source Robotics Foundation   By...

Friday Squid Blogging: How to Buy Fresh or Frozen Squid
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: How to Buy Fresh or Frozen Squid

Good advice on buying squid. I like to buy whole fresh squid and clean it myself. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security storieshere...
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