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From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Drama Therapy: A Math Viewpoint

What is drama therapy? Kathryn Farley obtained her PhD from Northwestern University in performance studies in 2007. After almost a decade working in that area,...

Alexa Powered Lamp by GE
From The Eponymous Pickle

Alexa Powered Lamp by GE

Had heard of this late last year, it is here:GE's Sol lamp is the world's first Alexa-powered desk lamp, and it's brilliant  ... "Amazon's Alexa voice assistant...

Computer Hardware’s Ongoing Metamorphosis, as reported in the New York Times
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Computer Hardware’s Ongoing Metamorphosis, as reported in the New York Times

The following is a guest blog post from CCC Vice Chair and Post Moore’s Law Computing Task Force Chair Mark Hill from University of Wisconsin-Madison and former...

Intel offers up AI Developer Resources in the Cloud
From insideHPC

Intel offers up AI Developer Resources in the Cloud

Today at the O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference in San Francisco, Intel’s Lisa Spelman announced the Intel Nervana DevCloud, a cloud-hosted hardware and...

China Upgrading Milky Way 2 Supercomputer to 95 Petaflops
From insideHPC

China Upgrading Milky Way 2 Supercomputer to 95 Petaflops

Researchers in China are busy upgrading the MilkyWay 2 (Tianhe-2) system to nearly 95 Petaflops (peak). This should nearly double the performance of the system,...

AI is Marketing Hype?
From The Eponymous Pickle

AI is Marketing Hype?

My team and I were involved in the last big hype cycle of AI.  We lost a large chunk of investment in the space.   So the question is a reasonable one.   What should...

Emergence of Practical Augmented Reality (AR)
From The Eponymous Pickle

Emergence of Practical Augmented Reality (AR)

I am a long time experimenter with the concept of AR in Business.  We experimented with very early (1980s) applications with specialized hardware.  For things like...

Wal-Mart and in Aisle Checkout
From The Eponymous Pickle

Wal-Mart and in Aisle Checkout

Continue to follow the idea of in-aisle checkout, see my tag below.Walmart deploying tech that lets in-store shoppers check out — on their own    By Deena M. Amano...

Designing Projects for Programming Students
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Designing Projects for Programming Students

Last night a teacher friend of mine gave me a USB stick with the projects he uses with his students. I have projects for C++, Python, Java, and Visual Basic from...

Constructing an Amazon Echo Skill via Java
From The Eponymous Pickle

Constructing an Amazon Echo Skill via Java

How to construct an Amazon Echo Skill using Java    An introduction in Github.

Nike Customizing Sneakers
From The Eponymous Pickle

Nike Customizing Sneakers

Customization or perhaps late stage differentiation.  But note only for a limited time and place.  Plays to the current craze for fast delivery.  Adds a level of...

NASA Perspectives on Deep Learning
From insideHPC

NASA Perspectives on Deep Learning

Nikunj Oza from NASA Ames gave this talk at the HPC User Forum. "This talk will give a broad overview of work at NASA in the space of data sciences, data mining...

JAIST in Japan installs Cray XC40 Supercomputer
From insideHPC

JAIST in Japan installs Cray XC40 Supercomputer

Today Cray announced the Japan Advanced Institute for Science and Technology (JAIST) has put a Cray XC40 supercomputer into production. The Cray XC40 supercomputers...

GPUs Accelerate Population Distribution Mapping Around the Globe
From insideHPC

GPUs Accelerate Population Distribution Mapping Around the Globe

With the Earth’s population at 7 billion and growing, understanding population distribution is essential to meeting societal needs for infrastructure, resources...

Amazon, Robotics and Jobs
From The Eponymous Pickle

Amazon, Robotics and Jobs

Amazon Just Showed Us What Really Happens When Robots Replace JobsThey've already got 100,000 robots and are adding (a lot) more.   By Lisa Calhoun   in Inc.  Video...

Apple's FaceID
From Schneier on Security

Apple's FaceID

This is a good interview with Apple's SVP of Software Engineering about FaceID. Honestly, I don't know what to think. I am confident that Apple is not collecting...

Open AI Framework by Microsoft and Facebook
From The Eponymous Pickle

Open AI Framework by Microsoft and Facebook

From the Facebook research blog.  A further indication of the progress in standardizing how such systems should be built and maintained.   Would be useful to now...

Quartz Guide to AI
From The Eponymous Pickle

Quartz Guide to AI

 Appears to be a guide useful for the non technical executive.   Good definition of terms at the end.  Intriguing view of the recent progress of AI and why companies...

Northrop Grumman to Acquire Orbital ATK for $9.2 Billion
From insideHPC

Northrop Grumman to Acquire Orbital ATK for $9.2 Billion

Today Northrop Grumman Corporation announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Orbital ATK for approximately $7.8 billion in cash, plus the...

Friday Squid Blogging: Another Giant Squid Caught off the Coast of Kerry
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Another Giant Squid Caught off the Coast of Kerry

The Flannery family have caught four giant squid, two this year. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that...
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