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Leveraging Magnonic Devices
From The Eponymous Pickle

Leveraging Magnonic Devices

 New word to me : Magnonic.  The quanta of spin waves.    Based on the article, seems to be a useful thing. Feedback Algorithm Boosts Design of Magnonic Devices...

About the Colossus Computer
From The Eponymous Pickle

About the Colossus Computer

 Am a long time follower of the history of computing since I worked with one of the people who had a part in maintaining the ENIAC computer at the U of P.  This...

Diagnosing Windows Internet Connections
From The Eponymous Pickle

Diagnosing Windows Internet Connections

I am sure you have all run into this. Just did and played with the router and wifi box for some time.  Then found it very helpful. But the internet diagnosis capability...

Topology and Homology Address the Form of Data.
From The Eponymous Pickle

Topology and Homology Address the Form of Data.

Nice short piece on Topology.   I was introduced to it at an early age, and liked aspects of how it linked to the real world in a special ways.   But I never saw...

The French Army Tests the Spot for Recon
From The Eponymous Pickle

The French Army Tests the Spot for Recon

Unexpected, but real uses in reconnaissance and supply applications.   And just exposure of the French army and command to future, possibly more autonomous means...

Amazon Assistant to Roll on 700K Ford Vehicles
From The Eponymous Pickle

Amazon Assistant to Roll on 700K Ford Vehicles

Pretty impressive rollout here.   Like to see additional novel uses as well.   My own Echo Auto continues to run well. Amazon’s Alexa Gets Biggest Auto Rollout By...

Amazon Smart Neighborhoods to Emerge
From The Eponymous Pickle

Amazon Smart Neighborhoods to Emerge

 I know this has created some stir about privacy and invasiveness,  but it seems most of the privacy gurus that have taken a closer look are seeing it as benign...

Detecting Explosive materials
From The Eponymous Pickle

Detecting Explosive materials

Can think of several projects we connected with that would have benefitted by this effort.  Depending on its efficacy.  Is supported in part by the DHS.  Department...

Simulations Beat Quantum Computing
From The Eponymous Pickle

Simulations Beat Quantum Computing

Toshiba work of interest.  Linking to Microsoft Cloud.  Would you expect a simulation to beat out an actual implementation?  Depends.  But a simulation usuallyCommissioned...

Teeth Tapping Control
From The Eponymous Pickle

Teeth Tapping Control

An unexpected direction.The Next Frontier for Gesture Control: TeethIEEE Spectrum, Evan Ackerman, May 5, 2021Researchers at Cornell University's Smart Computer...

Virtual Humor Agents to Promote Learning
From The Eponymous Pickle

Virtual Humor Agents to Promote Learning

Always liked the idea of using humor to promote engagement.  Used it a bit in our brand equity agents.  Here is another, somewhat more sophisticated approach. Andrew...

Microsoft Shuts Down its Blockchain Service
From The Eponymous Pickle

Microsoft Shuts Down its Blockchain Service

 Microsoft/Azure shuts down its Blockchain service after six years.   Offers some alternate migration paths.    Surprising after continued heat in this area.Migrate...

FBI Competent to take on Darkside?
From The Eponymous Pickle

FBI Competent to take on Darkside?

How many times have we seen the FBI and other US intelligence capabilities portrayed as deftly taking on our enemies.  Now finally here is a really hard test for...

Smart Shoe for the Blind
From The Eponymous Pickle

Smart Shoe for the Blind

Perhaps unusual means of protection for the sight impaired. 'Intelligent' Shoe Helps Blind People Avoid ObstaclesThe Daily Mail (U.K.), Jonathan Chadwick, May 5...

Threat explanation: Supply Chain Attacks
From The Eponymous Pickle

Threat explanation: Supply Chain Attacks

I learned this relatively recently, good explanation.   Threat Explainer: Supply Chain Attacks, By Ben Nahorney,   CiscoLet’s say that you’re confident in yourThese...

Microsoft Releases Counterfit. A Tool for Security Testing AI Systems
From The Eponymous Pickle

Microsoft Releases Counterfit. A Tool for Security Testing AI Systems

Below an outline of purpose, worth a look.AI Security risk Assessment using CounterfitWill Pearce AI Red Team Lead, Azure Trustworthy ML, Ram Shankar Siva Kumar...

Podcast:  The Power of Mental Models
From The Eponymous Pickle

Podcast: The Power of Mental Models

 Podcast Brought to my Attention.  Does more data mean better decisions?  Or is it how we use/frame the data?  Framing decisions rather than using decisions.  New...

A Modular Building Platform for the Most Ingenious of Robots
From The Eponymous Pickle

A Modular Building Platform for the Most Ingenious of Robots

Hmm, musing the use of this.A Modular Building Platform for the Most Ingenious of RobotsMax Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (Germany),  April 29, 2021Scientists...

Uncrackable Invisible Ink?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Uncrackable Invisible Ink?

 Stuck me, since some of my earliest looks at code were in this realm.  Steganographic or hidden information.    Not combine it with AI based methods? An Uncrackable...

New, Faster IBM Chips
From The Eponymous Pickle

New, Faster IBM Chips

IBM pushes further on speed.IBM Unveils Two-Nanometer Chip Technology for Faster ComputingReuters, Stephen NellisIBM has unveiled what it is calling the world's...
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