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Book Review: Weapons of Math Destruction
From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Book Review: Weapons of Math Destruction

Weapons of Math Destruction has been out for a couple of years now and it is one of those books that a lot of people reference. I finally got around to reading...

Amazon Alexa-Live Next Week
From The Eponymous Pickle

Amazon Alexa-Live Next Week

Am an invited remote participant at the Amazon Skill Developer event:  Alexa-Live on July 22 next week.  In particular to represent a project with voice assistant...

Capital One's AI Assistant
From The Eponymous Pickle

Capital One's AI Assistant

Had not seen this assistant example before.   Much more at the link.How Capital One’s AI assistant achieved 99% NLU accuracyVB Staff in VentureBeatLike almost every...

Implications of Working Without an Office
From The Eponymous Pickle

Implications of Working Without an Office

Worth while look based on a broad survey, analysis of the results, with some surprising results. The Implications of Working Without an Office   HBR Big IdeaHBR...

Data Dividend Plan
From The Eponymous Pickle

Data Dividend Plan

We worked on a number of projects that linked to 'data as an asset'  ideas, and was reminded of this project in Wired.  Its value, limitations are and issues worth...

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Found on Provincetown Sandbar
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Found on Provincetown Sandbar

Headline: "Dozens of squid found on Provincetown sandbar." Slow news day. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news...

Downloading files faster by tweaking headers
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Downloading files faster by tweaking headers

I was given a puzzle recently. Someone was parsing JSON files downloaded from the network from a bioinformatics URI. One JSON library was twice as fast at the other...

Japanese Robots Learn Food Prep:  Resemble Kangaroos
From The Eponymous Pickle

Japanese Robots Learn Food Prep: Resemble Kangaroos

Note the proposal that at first the food will be prepared by humans  remotely, and those motions will be learned.  Then the system will use that learning to prepare...

Politeness of Machines
From The Eponymous Pickle

Politeness of Machines

Do we expect the same politeness from machines?  Are we polite to them?   They can detect some aspects of our demeanor by the words we use.     Will we begin to...

Revamped GMail to Compete
From The Eponymous Pickle

Revamped GMail to Compete

Used GMail since we tested it in the enterprise.   Later because we collaborated with universities who got it for free.    Always liked it, and the following GSuite...

Microsoft Adds Cortana to Outlook on Android
From The Eponymous Pickle

Microsoft Adds Cortana to Outlook on Android

Been following Microsoft and what they are doing with Cortana.   Had always thought they could do more, but perhaps because of some early and recent problems with...

Argonne Claims Largest Engine Flow Simulation Using Theta Supercomputer
From insideHPC

Argonne Claims Largest Engine Flow Simulation Using Theta Supercomputer

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have conducted what they claim is the largest simulation of flow inside an internal...

The Hyperion-insideHPC Interviews: Supercomputing Populist Merle Giles on the Business Realities of Commercial HPC
From insideHPC

The Hyperion-insideHPC Interviews: Supercomputing Populist Merle Giles on the Business Realities of Commercial HPC

This interview is with Merle Giles, founder and CEO of Moonshot Research and a tireless advocate for HPC’s role as an accelerator to industrial innovation. While...

Twitter Hackers May Have Bribed an Insider
From Schneier on Security

Twitter Hackers May Have Bribed an Insider

Motherboard is reporting that this week's Twitter hack involved a bribed insider. Twitter has denied it. I have been taking press calls all day about this. And...

The cost of runtime dispatch
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

The cost of runtime dispatch

For high-performance software, it is sometimes needed to use different functions, depending on what the hardware supports. You might write different functions,Continue...

ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award Goes to Tel Aviv University Graduate
From insideHPC

ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award Goes to Tel Aviv University Graduate

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) today announced that Dor Minzer receives the 2019 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award for his dissertation, “On Monotonicity...

Core Scientific Acquires Atrio, Adds to its AI Capabilities as the Cloud for Data Scientists
From insideHPC

Core Scientific Acquires Atrio, Adds to its AI Capabilities as the Cloud for Data Scientists

 Core Scientific, an infrastructure and software solutions provider for AI and blockchain led by CEO Kevin Turner, the former COO of Microsoft, announced the acquisition...

ACM SIGARCH BLOG: Genesis and Reflections on the Return of Industry Products to ISCA 2020
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

ACM SIGARCH BLOG: Genesis and Reflections on the Return of Industry Products to ISCA 2020

The following is from CCC Chair Emeritus Mark D. Hill from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Computing is a field with substantial interaction between academia...

Chenbro Unveils 2U 8-Bay Rack Mount Server for HPC, Data Center
From insideHPC

Chenbro Unveils 2U 8-Bay Rack Mount Server for HPC, Data Center

Chenbro has launched the RB23708, a Level 6, 2U rackmount server barebone designed for mission-critical, storage-focused applications in data center and HPC enterprise...

Behavioral Covid-19 research in Italy
From Putting People First

Behavioral Covid-19 research in Italy

The Milan-based consumer and health research center EngageMinds HUB of the Università Cattolica has done some timely research on how Covid-19 has influenced the...
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