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Detecting Emotion: Fundametally flawed?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Detecting Emotion: Fundametally flawed?

We did long time tests with emotion  reading, in retail starting with work using MIT 'emotion glasses',  Was interesting for initial tests, but not spot on accurate...

Shoppable Indoor Maps by Google
From The Eponymous Pickle

Shoppable Indoor Maps by Google

Not  a new thing, we saw several examples of this in retail in the 90s.  Put it in our retail experiments.  Even Google was experimenting with the idea then.   Though...

LLNL’s Falgout named to 2021 Class of SIAM Fellows
From insideHPC

LLNL’s Falgout named to 2021 Class of SIAM Fellows

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) has selected Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) computational mathematician Rob Falgout asLLNL...

From Computational Complexity

Is the following reaction to getting the first COVID shot logical?

 Alice works at a charity that puts together bag and box lunches for children.They all wear masks and they are 12 feet apart and very careful, and nobody thereI...

IBM to Install Quantum Computer at Cleveland Clinic
From The Eponymous Pickle

IBM to Install Quantum Computer at Cleveland Clinic

To include Hybrid cloud services and AI.  And to be called an 'Discovery Accelerator' Cleveland Clinic will be IBM’s first private sector customer to install aBy...

UV Light Robotics for Plane Disinfection
From The Eponymous Pickle

UV Light Robotics for Plane Disinfection

Sounds like a good idea, how well does it work?Swiss Robots Use UV Light to Zap Viruses Aboard Passenger PlanesReuters,  Arnd Wiegmann; John Miller,  April 1, 2021...

US Venture Funding Soars
From The Eponymous Pickle

US Venture Funding Soars

Following new ventures and their funding.Venture funding soared to record $64 billion in Q1Ari Levy @LEVYNEWSKey PointsVenture funding in the U.S. hit $64 billion...

Measuring Innovation in the Workplace
From The Eponymous Pickle

Measuring Innovation in the Workplace

Below just the intro, an interesting piece our of Microsoft Research.   An example they say of using machine learning to derive and measure insights from connected...

On the State of the Cloud, now with Innovation Added
From The Eponymous Pickle

On the State of the Cloud, now with Innovation Added

Useful details on the topic, with many links by a former IBMer who we worked with.  A good follow.  Below the intro paragraph. A collection of observations, news...

Harnessing Chaos to Secure Devices
From The Eponymous Pickle

Harnessing Chaos to Secure Devices

 Seems a quite clever idea.  A means of securing devices.Illustration of a tech-based digital fingerprint. Scientists Harness Chaos to Protect Devices From Hackers...

Snythetic Data in Medical Research
From The Eponymous Pickle

Snythetic Data in Medical Research

Sounds like a bad idea, but you can use the idea of synthetic data to construct innovative models as starting points for serious research.   We did this to understand...

Augmented Reality Remote Assistants
From The Eponymous Pickle

Augmented Reality Remote Assistants

 Had not thought of this specifically, ot a bad idea if it can be done well.  Needs to be taken beyond voice.   But what takes it most effectively beyond the screen...

P&G and Apple Examining Fingerprinting
From The Eponymous Pickle

P&G and Apple Examining Fingerprinting

Some of my former colleagues at work.    But is it narrowing our privacy further?P&G Is Looking for Ways Around Apple's New Privacy RulesProcter & Gamble is testing...

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid-Shaped Bike Rack
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid-Shaped Bike Rack

There’s a new squid-shaped bike rack in Ballard, WA. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven’t covered...

Friday Squid Blogging: Blobs of Squid Eggs Found Near Norway
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Blobs of Squid Eggs Found Near Norway

Divers find three-foot “blobs” — egg sacs of the squid Illex coindetii — off the coast of Norway. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security...

Friday Squid Blogging: Jurassic Squid and Prey
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Jurassic Squid and Prey

A 180-million-year-old Vampire squid ancestor was fossilized along with its prey. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security storieshere...

Gathering Smartphone Data
From The Eponymous Pickle

Gathering Smartphone Data

Steve Gibson in TWIT    Pages  10-15  'A Spy in Our Pocket"  Talking about how smartphone handsets communicate with their manufacturer,  beyond simple test data...

How fast can you sort arrays of integers in Java?
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

How fast can you sort arrays of integers in Java?

Programming languages come with sorting functions by default. We can often do much better. For example, Downs has showed that radix sort can greatly surpass default...

NASA CropX for Agriculture
From The Eponymous Pickle

NASA CropX for Agriculture

From my agriculture and forestry connections.  A report from NASA on their Harvest and CropX efforts for sustainable agriculture.  Very good sensing effort with...

Backdoor Added — But Found — in PHP
From Schneier on Security

Backdoor Added — But Found — in PHP

Unknown hackers attempted to add a backdoor to the PHP source code. It was two malicious commits, with the subject “fix typo” and the names of known PHP developers...
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