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Automated Machine Learning
From The Eponymous Pickle

Automated Machine Learning

Excellent piece on this topic. Am in the process of preparing a talk to a Columbia University Group on exactly this topic. Useful detail at the link. I think it...

Another China Smart Speaker
From The Eponymous Pickle

Another China Smart Speaker

But available only in China, and in Mandarin.  Still the considerable number and low costs are interesting.  Following Alibaba's entry.Xiaomi’s take on the Amazon...

The Flaw of AI Implementation
From The Eponymous Pickle

The Flaw of AI Implementation

Disagree with the 'fatal' part,  but it is a major problem.  Been talking this since the last AI summer. Its best to model or at least sketch out the business process...

Roombas will Spy on You
From Schneier on Security

Roombas will Spy on You

The company that sells the Roomba autonomous vacuum wants to sell the data about your home that it collects....

Myth of the Machine Learning Black Box
From The Eponymous Pickle

Myth of the Machine Learning Black Box

Was unable to get to see this, but of interest.  Most all machine learning projects need to be updated,  maintained and reevaluated.   Maybe they are not blackThe...

Why AI Can't Write this Article
From The Eponymous Pickle

Why AI Can't Write this Article

We jousted with Roger Schank at the time of the first AI eruption, very well known at that time, and I continue to track his work.  Recognizing and understanding...

Gabriel Broner Joins Rescale as VP & GM of HPC
From insideHPC

Gabriel Broner Joins Rescale as VP & GM of HPC

Today HPC Cloud provider Rescale announced that Gabriel Broner has joined the company as Vice President and General Manager of High Performance Computing. "Rescale...

ORNL Taps D-Wave for Exascale Computing Project
From insideHPC

ORNL Taps D-Wave for Exascale Computing Project

Today Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) announced they’re bringing on D-Wave to use quantum computing as an accelerator for the Exascale Computing Project. "Advancing...

Gamifying the E-Commerce Experience
From The Eponymous Pickle

Gamifying the E-Commerce Experience

Something we explored, with only a bit of success.    Not specifically endorsing this vendor, Iterable, but the report is interesting.  Requires sign-in.Game On...

Podcast: A Retrospective on Great Science and the Stampede Supercomputer
From insideHPC

Podcast: A Retrospective on Great Science and the Stampede Supercomputer

TACC will soon deploy Phase 2 of the Stampede II supercomputer. In this podcast, they celebrate by looking back on some of the great science computed on the original...

Material Robotics (MaRo) Workshop at 2017 Robotics Science and Systems (RSS)
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Material Robotics (MaRo) Workshop at 2017 Robotics Science and Systems (RSS)

Contributions to this post were made by Yigit Menguc from Oregon State University. The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) recently sponsored a workshop at the...

Supercomputers turn the clock back on Storms with “Hindcasting”
From insideHPC

Supercomputers turn the clock back on Storms with “Hindcasting”

Researchers are using supercomputers at LBNL to determine how global climate change has affected the severity of storms and resultant flooding. "The group usedSupercomputers...

Intel’s Xeon Scalable Processors Provide Cooling Challenges for HPC
From insideHPC

Intel’s Xeon Scalable Processors Provide Cooling Challenges for HPC

Unless you reduce node and rack density, the wattages of today's high-poweredCPUs and GPUs are simply no longer addressable with air cooling alone. Asetek explores...

HoloLens 2 Adding AI Processor
From The Eponymous Pickle

HoloLens 2 Adding AI Processor

Augmented realities will need better edge intelligence to provide value.   By John Brandon, Computerworld.  Some interesting applications are described.Why Microsoft...

Voicelabs Ads
From The Eponymous Pickle

Voicelabs Ads

Advertising and Alexa Skills.    Amazon's new policy kills ad network that monetizes Echo Skills Amazon says it updated its policy to make sure users have the best...

Retail Analytics and Store Viz
From The Eponymous Pickle

Retail Analytics and Store Viz

We also worked on this kind of analytics.  ...   Good points made, its all about context.Retail Analytics and Store Visualization   by Gary Angel  In CustomerThink...

Alternatives to Government-Mandated Encryption Backdoors
From Schneier on Security

Alternatives to Government-Mandated Encryption Backdoors

Policy essay: "Encryption Substitutes," by Andrew Keane Woods: In this short essay, I make a few simple assumptions that bear mentioning at the outset. First, I...

Introduction to Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
From The Eponymous Pickle

Introduction to Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

Shades of expert systems, but with the ability to learn.   The integration of rule-based application of logic and analytic and deep learning methodologies.  Explicit...

Roomba Maps for Smart Homes
From The Eponymous Pickle

Roomba Maps for Smart Homes

This reminds me of work we did with test Roombas.  We were interested in how they compared with human cleaning process and also usage of possible cleansing liquids...

Swarms in Control
From The Eponymous Pickle

Swarms in Control

A favorite topic.  All systems are controlled by multiple entities.   Call that a swarm.   Stanford and their Platfom Lab developing infrastructure for such systems...
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