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Amazon Rolls Out Lex Chatbot Tools
From The Eponymous Pickle

Amazon Rolls Out Lex Chatbot Tools

Amazon rolls out conversational Chatbot interface 'Lex'.  Am looking for better yet conversational and memory capabilities for Lex.   Good technical overview at...

Google Earth is Updated
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Earth is Updated

We were much impressed with Google Earth,  even used it for things like showing where our plants were worldwide, and providing 'tours' to their locations.  Seems...

An anthropologist in the boardroom
From Putting People First

An anthropologist in the boardroom

“It is often tempting to think that the 21st-century world is so closely integrated and digitised that the issue of culture is becoming irrelevant,” writes Gillian...

Technology and Societal Change
From The Eponymous Pickle

Technology and Societal Change

How Technology Can Help Solve Societal ProblemsThe Network RevolutionIn the next article of the series, “The Network Revolution: Creating Value through Platforms...

Boston’s human-centered research to design middle-income housing
From Putting People First

Boston’s human-centered research to design middle-income housing

In Boston, the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics is conducting ethnographic, human-centered research to design middle-income housing that reflects people’sBoston...

Selfie Drones
From The Eponymous Pickle

Selfie Drones

Drones that can follow you around to take pictures and perhaps provide security?    In Engadget:" ... The term "selfie drones" may suggest an added level of convenience...

Friday Squid Blogging: Video of Squid Attacking Another Squid
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Video of Squid Attacking Another Squid

Wow, is this cool. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven't covered. Read my blog posting guidelines...

How Retailers can Cope with Slowing Growth
From The Eponymous Pickle

How Retailers can Cope with Slowing Growth

In  Knowledge@Wharton,  Non -Technical, but quite strategic these days.  Recall talking to Marshall Fisher while in the enterprise.   (See his book)How Retailers...

Mercedes Connecting to Amazon Echo and Google Assistants
From The Eponymous Pickle

Mercedes Connecting to Amazon Echo and Google Assistants

The breadth of this is most interesting.  All their new cars can link to both of the most common  assistants.  Seems an indicator of popularity of the assistant...

Google Home Recognizes Distinct Voices
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Home Recognizes Distinct Voices

A major issue with home assistants, that they cannot distinguish between members of a household, is being remedied this week.  The Google Home assistant, whichList...

Introduction to Parallel Programming with OpenACC
From insideHPC

Introduction to Parallel Programming with OpenACC

"This is the first in a series of short videos to introduce you to parallel programming with OpenACC and the PGI compilers, using C++ or Fortran. You will learn...

Advanced Clustering Installs New Supercomputer at Clarkson University
From insideHPC

Advanced Clustering Installs New Supercomputer at Clarkson University

This week Advanced Clustering installed a new supercomputer at Clarkson University in New York. "Our project is a small-scale super computer with a lot of horsepower...

ONE Design: a portal on Adaptive Path’s work with Capital One Bank
From Putting People First

ONE Design: a portal on Adaptive Path’s work with Capital One Bank

ONE Design is a content portal where Capital One, the eighth-largest bank in the United States shares (many) inspiring stories of how their Adaptive Path designers...

Cedar Supercomputer Comes to Canada
From insideHPC

Cedar Supercomputer Comes to Canada

Simon Fraser University (SFU), Compute Canada and WestGrid were all part of the major new update to Canada's HPC resources with the recent announcement of the launch...

HPC Workflows Using Containers
From insideHPC

HPC Workflows Using Containers

"In this talk we will discuss a workflow for building and testing Docker containers and their deployment on an HPC system using Shifter. Docker is widely used by...

New Kinds of Assistant Magic Mirrors
From The Eponymous Pickle

New Kinds of Assistant Magic Mirrors

We examined the Mirror idea under many conditions.  For cosmetics, eye-ware, clothing.  At home and in the store.  The somewhat new idea then is having trainedMirror...

Why Do Deep AI Methods Work?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Why Do Deep AI Methods Work?

Gets back to transparency, and can we actually explain how advanced AI methods work?  This issue was known years ago during early methods with neural network methods...

Tracing Spam from E-mail Headers
From Schneier on Security

Tracing Spam from E-mail Headers

Interesting article from Brian Krebs....

[Book] The Stuff of Bits – An Essay on the Materialities of Information
From Putting People First

[Book] The Stuff of Bits – An Essay on the Materialities of Information

The Stuff of Bits: An Essay on the Materialities of Information by Paul Dourish MIT Press, May 2017 264 pages Virtual entities that populate our digital experience...

Whats Interesting in Your Data?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Whats Interesting in Your Data?

In MapR they pose the question: Cognitive Analytics Answers the question: What's Interesting in Your Data?Good general thought.  But I would suggest it depends...
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