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Amazon Buys Wondery for?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Amazon Buys Wondery for?

 Though most recently have been looking through podcast offerings, had not heard of Wondery.    Note too that Amazon now also has the talking book system Audible...

Brexit Deal Mandates Old Insecure Crypto Algorithms
From Schneier on Security

Brexit Deal Mandates Old Insecure Crypto Algorithms

In what is surely an unthinking cut-and-paste issue, page 921 of the Brexit deal mandates the use of SHA-1 and 1024-bit RSA: The open standard s/MIME as extension...

Review Manipulation in Amazon
From The Eponymous Pickle

Review Manipulation in Amazon

 Had only just recently directly noticed fake or manipulated reviews on Amazon.  Had thought that Amazon was controlling these, but then alterted to it by an ArsTechnica...

Social science perspectives on artificial intelligence. A special issue.
From Putting People First

Social science perspectives on artificial intelligence. A special issue.

This special issue collects six articles tackling artificial intelligence (AI) from a social science perspective.

City Researchers Reveal Link
From The Eponymous Pickle

City Researchers Reveal Link

Seems there would be a link,  but what kind of behavior is indicated?  Always looking for predictive behavior we can leverage.City Researchers Reveal Link Between...

‘Let’s Talk Exascale’: How Supercomputing Is Shaking Up Earthquake Science
From insideHPC

‘Let’s Talk Exascale’: How Supercomputing Is Shaking Up Earthquake Science

Supercomputing is bringing seismic change to earthquake science. A field that historically has predicted by looking back now is moving forward with HPC and physics...

On the Evolution of Ransomware
From Schneier on Security

On the Evolution of Ransomware

Good article on the evolution of ransomware: Though some researchers say that the scale and severity of ransomware attacks crossed a bright line in 2020, others...

Schneier on SolarWinds
From The Eponymous Pickle

Schneier on SolarWinds

A considerable piece, with much supporting general and technical information and links, on the SolarWinds attack.  Also includes many comments I am working my way...

737: Management and Technology
From The Eponymous Pickle

737: Management and Technology

My daughter in law flies for American Airlines, has been in furlough for awhile now.   The most recent issue of the ACM outlines elements of how 737 technologyBoeing's...

Neural Networks are Bayesian
From The Eponymous Pickle

Neural Networks are Bayesian

 Just reading this, worth thinking about. Technical.Neural networks are fundamentally Bayesian  in TowardsDataScience By Chris MingardStochastic Gradient Descent...

Voice AI Trends in Europe
From The Eponymous Pickle

Voice AI Trends in Europe

Podcast and more of work being done in and for Europe.  From VoicebotVoice AI in Europe Year-in-Review 2020 with 169 Labs, Soapbox Labs, and Voxalyze – Voicebot...

Holiday Week Update: HPC Community Funds Rich Brueckner Scholarship Awards to Goal – and Beyond
From insideHPC

Holiday Week Update: HPC Community Funds Rich Brueckner Scholarship Awards to Goal – and Beyond

Last week, we issued an update on a fund drive in memory of one of the HPC community’s most beloved figures, the late Rich Brueckner. We’re happy to report that...

[Book] Creating a Culture of Innovation
From Putting People First

[Book] Creating a Culture of Innovation

Innovation can only occur in the right environment. While organizations can attempt to hire for innovation, there is little that can blossom in a restrictive and...

Detecting Sarcasm
From The Eponymous Pickle

Detecting Sarcasm

Even in the early days of reading consumer reactions to product communications  we knew it was useful to have an idea of how much sarcasm was being used.  To determine...

Modern HPC and Big Data Design Strategies for Data Centers
From insideHPC

Modern HPC and Big Data Design Strategies for Data Centers

This insideHPC Special Research Report, "Modern HPC and Big Data Design Strategies for Data Centers," provides an overview of what to consider when selecting an...

Making Smart Thermostats More Efficient
From The Eponymous Pickle

Making Smart Thermostats More Efficient

 Beyond the simplest adaptable method.Making Smart Thermostats More EfficientMIT NewsResearchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Russia's...

On the Geopolitics of AI
From The Eponymous Pickle

On the Geopolitics of AI

Useful thoughts on power and balance, beyond AI, but also all kinds of analytical method.The geopolitics of artificial intelligence24 Dec 2020| By Anastasia Kapetas...

Doing Simple Chatbots
From The Eponymous Pickle

Doing Simple Chatbots

Close to the kind of thing we did simply in the 90s.  In the Alexa Blog:How to Create a Chatbot With No Coding Experience in 4 Simple Steps  By Lydia RothIf you...

Broader Strategies for Cyberattack
From The Eponymous Pickle

Broader Strategies for Cyberattack

 Being more precise about detection data gathering and retaliation.   Wondering what the context of the existing modeling included. A Better Kind of Cybersecurity...

DeepMind Masters Games without the Rules, Just Rewards
From The Eponymous Pickle

DeepMind Masters Games without the Rules, Just Rewards

MuZero. An intriguing  example, with the right data. DeepMind's AI Masters Games Without Even Being Taught the RulesIEEE Spectrum by   Philip E. RossThe MuZero...
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