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Bots in the UnCanny Valley
From The Eponymous Pickle

Bots in the UnCanny Valley

The 'Uncanny Valley'  is a term used in the physical representation of people in android form,  as they get closer to reality we get uneasy. Now it has been suggested...

7-Eleven Seeks Japan Labor Efficiency
From The Eponymous Pickle

7-Eleven Seeks Japan Labor Efficiency

There are worker shortages in Japan, so 7-Eleven stores are experimenting with RFID tagging to eliminate or greatly simplify checkout, and thus decrease labor needs...

The Past and Future of Aircraft Engine Development
From insideHPC

The Past and Future of Aircraft Engine Development

"Inside a jet engine, air flowing faster than a hurricane is combined with fuel to generate heat that powers the plane. Designers are turning to supercomputersThe...

Surface Book–a first look
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Surface Book–a first look

I’ve had two Surface Pros. A Surface Pro 3 and a Surface Pro 4. I love them. Make no mistake these have been idea travel computers for me. And powerful enough for...

Peter Calverley Joins CoolIT Systems’ Board of Directors
From insideHPC

Peter Calverley Joins CoolIT Systems’ Board of Directors

Today CoolIT Systems announced that Peter Calverley, CFO of Tela Innovations, has been elected to CoolIT’s Board of Directors. Doug Reid has retired from the Board...

Mark III Systems Becomes Cray Solutions Provider
From insideHPC

Mark III Systems Becomes Cray Solutions Provider

Today Cray announced it has signed a solutions provider agreement with Mark III Systems to develop, market and sell solutions that leverage Cray’s portfolio ofMark...

Video: HPC Trends for 2017
From insideHPC

Video: HPC Trends for 2017

In this video from Switzerland HPC Conference, Michael Feldman from TOP500.org presents an annual deep dive into the trends, technologies and usage models thatVideo...

Virtual Assistants Control GE Air Conditioning
From The Eponymous Pickle

Virtual Assistants Control GE Air Conditioning

Another example of voice control being pushed to common home devices that need control.    A simple example.   Been testing the idea in our homeDon’t get up to ...

Intel® HPC Orchestrator – Simplifying HPC
From insideHPC

Intel® HPC Orchestrator – Simplifying HPC

"Like OpenHPC on which it is based, Intel HPC Orchestrator is a middleware stack for HPC environments that sits on top of the base operating system and provides...

Linkedin Changes its Agreement with You
From The Eponymous Pickle

Linkedin Changes its Agreement with You

 A look at how Microsoft is altering the Linkedin user agreement you are very likely to say OK to.  Evan Schuman points out some of the risks.  Linkedin is a place...

Team Stress Levels
From The Eponymous Pickle

Team Stress Levels

In the enterprise saw much lip service given to this kind of issue, but few solutions other than cautions, here an attempt at measure.    In the HBR: An Early Warning...

Analyzing Cyber Insurance Policies
From Schneier on Security

Analyzing Cyber Insurance Policies

There's a really interesting new paper analyzing over 100 different cyber insurance policies. From the abstract: In this research paper, we seek to answer fundamental...

On the Future of Augmented Reality
From The Eponymous Pickle

On the Future of Augmented Reality

Israel and Scoble in a Podcast on the near future of Augmented and Virtual reality.  Suggesting that Apple is about to push this strongly.   Via my colleague Walter...

Smarter Manufacturing Robotics with Watson
From The Eponymous Pickle

Smarter Manufacturing Robotics with Watson

Interesting play, had never thought of Watson in terms of Robotics.  Note the wide variety of things ABB manufactures, which could lead to efficiency considerations...

Oracle Wants Advanced Tech
From The Eponymous Pickle

Oracle Wants Advanced Tech

Oracle looking to AI and VR initiatives.Oracle Launches New In-House 'Startup'The company wants to stay ahead of the tech game by working on new, cutting-edge initiatives...

Cheap not Deep Learning is the Future
From The Eponymous Pickle

Cheap not Deep Learning is the Future

Had not heard of the term 'cheap-learning'  before, but have been thinking of the concept for a long time.  Building higher levels of abstraction is a matter of...

Quickly pruning elements in SIMD vectors using the simdprune library
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Quickly pruning elements in SIMD vectors using the simdprune library

Modern processors have powerful vector instructions. However, some algorithms are tricky to implement using vector instructions. I often need to prune selectedContinue...

Advances in Ad Blocking
From Schneier on Security

Advances in Ad Blocking

Ad blockers represent the largest consumer boycott in human history. They're also an arms race between the blockers and the blocker blockers. This article discusses...

Microsoft Channels Process for Intelligence
From The Eponymous Pickle

Microsoft Channels Process for Intelligence

This sounds remarkably like using/building a process model for given tasks.   We experimented with this do define and decompose jobs-tasks.   Like the idea that...

Paula Stephan and Paul Morin to Keynote PEARC17 in New Orleans
From insideHPC

Paula Stephan and Paul Morin to Keynote PEARC17 in New Orleans

Today the PEARC17 conference announced their lineup of keynote speakers. The conference takes place in July 9–13 in New Orleans. The post Paula Stephan and Paul...
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