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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...

Singapore Plans its Future City
From The Eponymous Pickle

Singapore Plans its Future City

BBC take an overview look.   Very impressive plans, but there needs to be much more detail.  For example how will security be handled? Privacy of data?  Lots of...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Theory Fest—Should You Go?

Theory Fest—Should You Go? Boaz Barak and Michael Mitzenmacher are well known for many great results. They are currently working not on a theory paper, but on a...

From Computational Complexity

Will talk about Harry Lewis 70th bday conference later but for now- that was then/this is now

On Wed April 19 I was at the Harry Lewis 70th birthday celebration! I will blog on that later. Harry Lewis was my thesis adviser. Odd to use the past tense- I...

The DEA Is Buying Cyberweapons from Hacking Team
From Schneier on Security

The DEA Is Buying Cyberweapons from Hacking Team

The US Drug Enforcement Agency has purchased zero-day exploits from the cyberweapons arms manufacturer Hacking Team. BoingBoing post....

Social Media Demographics
From The Eponymous Pickle

Social Media Demographics

A view of most major social media their demographics and buying habits in 2017.  Interesting, but overly infographic.  Could be done in a single visual page.  ...

Bain on the Firm of the Future
From The Eponymous Pickle

Bain on the Firm of the Future

Not so much technology oriented, but about the basic notion of the firm.  Good, broad view.   Especially for technologists, who often believe it is all about tech...

Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) Community Updates
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) Community Updates

The registration of 2017 Global City Teams Challenge Expo (GCTC) is now open. The Expo will take place at Walter E. Washington Convention Center on August 28-29...

MIT Professor Runs Record Google Compute Engine job with 220K Cores
From insideHPC

MIT Professor Runs Record Google Compute Engine job with 220K Cores

Over at the Google Blog, Alex Barrett writes that an MIT math professor recently broke the record for the largest-ever Compute Engine cluster, with 220,000 cores...

GE Digital Approach to Digital Transformation
From The Eponymous Pickle

GE Digital Approach to Digital Transformation

Doing work with GE Digital on an upcoming Analytics Summit. They send along this Webinar, reviewing their approaches:" ... Gain insights into the five pillars of...

Michael Resch Named Chairman of GCS in Germany
From insideHPC

Michael Resch Named Chairman of GCS in Germany

Today the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing in Germany announced that Prof. Dr. Michael M. Resch is the new chairman of the GCS Board of Directors. “Over the coming...

How Viruses Spread
From The Eponymous Pickle

How Viruses Spread

An impressive visual and description of of how viruses spread.  In Quartz   " ... A new genetic tool maps how deadly viruses spread around the world in real time...

Dr. Eng Lim Goh presents: HPC Technology Trends
From insideHPC

Dr. Eng Lim Goh presents: HPC Technology Trends

Dr. Eng Lim Goh from Hewlett Packard Enterprise gave this talk at the HPC User Forum. "SGI’s highly complementary portfolio, including its in-memory high-performance...

Robotics Newsletter
From The Eponymous Pickle

Robotics Newsletter

Konrad Holubek writes: " ... I wanted to let you know that I collect and send out a weekly email on robotics, a subject I am very passionate about. You can seehttp...

Retail Analytics Trends
From The Eponymous Pickle

Retail Analytics Trends

Fairly general look at retail analytics and their future.In Bridge2iCategories Analytics, Blogs Customer Intelligence, RetailRetail Analytics Trends 2017 and Beyond...

Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzer for Faster Graphics Performance
From insideHPC

Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzer for Faster Graphics Performance

"Just as developers need tools to understand the performance of a CPU intensive application in order to modify the code for higher performance, so do those that...
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