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Non-Fungible, Blockchained, Unique and Expensive
From The Eponymous Pickle

Non-Fungible, Blockchained, Unique and Expensive

Don't fully understand this, but if someone is willing to pay for something provably unique?  The picture is shown at the link.How a 10-Second Video Clip Sold for...

Quantum Effect in Erasing
From The Eponymous Pickle

Quantum Effect in Erasing

Pondering the implications of this.The Demon Is in the Detail—Trinity Team Discovers Uniquely Quantum Effect in Erasing InformationTrinity College Dublin (Ireland)...

Science and Technology links (March 6th 2021)
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Science and Technology links (March 6th 2021)

Increasing schooling does not improve social outcomes at a population level. Venitian glass was made near Venice as early as 450 BC. It spread worldwide through...

Material AI Invention and Discovery
From The Eponymous Pickle

Material AI Invention and Discovery

New directions in new material discovery.  As it mentions, AI-driven molecular driven platform that is said to invent new molecular structureIBM launches AI platform...

Stop Conversations Sooner?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Stop Conversations Sooner?

Perhaps a guide for chatbots?  Or is the guide for them different?  Though like all such guides, and rules of thumb, depends highly on context.When Should You End...

Google to Stop Tracking Users for Targeted Ads
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google to Stop Tracking Users for Targeted Ads

Has long been done with cookies.  More recently has been more dangerously proposed via  'CName Collusion'  See:  https://twit.tv/shows/security-now/episodes/808...

Imaginary Numbers Essential for a Quantum Reality
From The Eponymous Pickle

Imaginary Numbers Essential for a Quantum Reality

Good piece, math-technical, worth a skim regardless.   Intro below.  Imaginary Numbers May Be Essential for Describing Quantum RealityA new thought experiment indicates...

Facebook's Seer Recognizes Images
From The Eponymous Pickle

Facebook's Seer Recognizes Images

Thinking the implications of this in business practice.Facebook’s new AI model SEER can teach itself to recognize images  By Mike Wheatley in SiliconAngleResearchers...

No, RSA Is Not Broken
From Schneier on Security

No, RSA Is Not Broken

I have been seeing this paper by cryptographer Peter Schnorr making the rounds: “Fast Factoring Integers by SVP Algorithms.” It describes a new factoring method...

AI Changing Human Choice and Chance?
From The Eponymous Pickle

AI Changing Human Choice and Chance?

Perhaps it will, but its still in very small ways.  We are not even close to major changes.   .... AI is killing choice and chance—changing what it means to be ...

Syncing time on Smartphones for Measurements
From The Eponymous Pickle

Syncing time on Smartphones for Measurements

Can be useful for synchronization of measurement.Twist-n-Sync: Skoltech Scientists Use Smartphone Gyroscopes to Sync Time Across DevicesSkolkovo Institute of Science...

What’s mine is ours: how consumption is changing
From Putting People First

What’s mine is ours: how consumption is changing

When customers form an emotional attachment or self-identify with a product, that sense of “mine” enhances its luster and keeps them coming back for more. As shoppers...

[Book] A City Is Not a Computer
From Putting People First

[Book] A City Is Not a Computer

A bold reassessment of "smart cities" that reveals what is lost when we conceive of our urban spaces as computers

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

WSJ Meets Group Algorithms

Our whole life is solving puzzles. — Ernő Rubik Cropped from source Jessica Fridrich is a Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Binghamton...

AWS Enhances Amazon Managed Blockchain with Ethereum support
From The Eponymous Pickle

AWS Enhances Amazon Managed Blockchain with Ethereum support

 This is interesting because it incudes ethereum support for Smart Contracts, being examined here.AWS Enhances Amazon Managed Blockchain with Ethereum support Maria...

AI Finds Battery Materials
From The Eponymous Pickle

AI Finds Battery Materials

More detail about the method at the link.Using AI to Find Essential Battery MaterialsAs battery demand soars, researchers are turning to artificial intelligence...

Four Microsoft Exchange Zero-Days Exploited by China
From Schneier on Security

Four Microsoft Exchange Zero-Days Exploited by China

Microsoft has issued an emergency Microsoft Exchange patch to fix four zero-day vulnerabilities currently being exploited by China.

AI Video Analysis in Athletics
From The Eponymous Pickle

AI Video Analysis in Athletics

An example of how AI pattern recognition can achieve fine grain pattern detection and matching.   Here in athletic training planning and evaluation.   Note links...

How does your programming language handle “minus zero” (-0.0)?
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

How does your programming language handle “minus zero” (-0.0)?

The ubiquitous IEEE floating-point standard defines two numbers to represent zero, the positive and the negative zeros. You also have the positive and negativeContinue...
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