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Friday Squid Blogging: Live Squid Washes up on North Carolina Beach
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Live Squid Washes up on North Carolina Beach

A "mysterious squid" -- big and red -- washed up on a beach in Carteret County, North Carolina. Someone found it, still alive, and set it back in the water after...

Query Segmentation
From The Noisy Channel

Query Segmentation

The previous two posts focused on using query rewriting to increase recall. We can also use query rewriting to increase precision — that is, to reduce the number...

Jumping Airgaps with a Laser and a Scanner
From Schneier on Security

Jumping Airgaps with a Laser and a Scanner

Researchers have configured two computers to talk to each other using a laser and a scanner. Scanners work by detecting reflected light on their glass pane. The...

Baidu's Little Fish Virtual Assistant
From The Eponymous Pickle

Baidu's Little Fish Virtual Assistant

Recall we previously looked at reports on this, aka Duer.  Another platform for Conversational Commerce?   In a very large market to experiment with.Baidu's 'Little...

Global study: Leading companies bet on customer experience
From Putting People First

Global study: Leading companies bet on customer experience

A new report from Harvard Business Review Analytic Services reveals that customer experience is vital for business success, and establishes social media as theGlobal...

Isolation Forests for Anomaly Detection
From The Eponymous Pickle

Isolation Forests for Anomaly Detection

New to me, but seems to be worthwhile to run, at least in parallel to other techniques for now.  Potentially good for smaller datasets. Anomaly Detection UsingOne...

Will Conversational Commerce be Next?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Will Conversational Commerce be Next?

Conversational Commerce.  First I heard that specific phrase.  Consider the posts made in this blog in just the past few days as evidence, by very big players.In...

Overview of the Exascale Additive Manufacturing Project
From insideHPC

Overview of the Exascale Additive Manufacturing Project

John Turner from ORNL presented this talk at the HPC User Forum. "Fully exploiting future exascale architectures will require a rethinking of the algorithms used...

Science and Technology links (April 28th, 2017)
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Science and Technology links (April 28th, 2017)

It is estimated that our species, homo sapiens, appeared in Africa as far back as 200,000 years ago, and that we left Africa about 60,000 years ago. Confusingly...

Job of the Week: HPC Software Engineer at the NSA
From insideHPC

Job of the Week: HPC Software Engineer at the NSA

The National Security Agency in Maryland is seeking an HPC Software Engineer in our Job of the Week. "NSA's High Performance Computing team develops and integrates...

Jülich to Build 5 Petaflop Supercomputing Booster with Dell
From insideHPC

Jülich to Build 5 Petaflop Supercomputing Booster with Dell

Today Intel and the Jülich Supercomputing Centre together with ParTec and Dell today announced plans to develop and deploy a next-generation modular supercomputing...

10 Things You’re Wrong About in HPC
From insideHPC

10 Things You’re Wrong About in HPC

Rich Brueckner from insideHPC presented this talk at the Switzerland HPC Conferene. "While High Performance Computing has gone through dramatic changes since Seymour...

AI Will Improve and Even Replace Bad Management
From The Eponymous Pickle

AI Will Improve and Even Replace Bad Management

Yes, to the extent that it will improve all management.  The way many decades of digital methods have improved the process of management.  Making it faster, better...

Gartner on Future Customer Experience
From The Eponymous Pickle

Gartner on Future Customer Experience

In the Gartner Blog.   Towards more AI intervention to drive user experience. The Customer Experience of the Future   by Jessica EkholmGreater competition and growing...

Exploring Your Data
From The Eponymous Pickle

Exploring Your Data

Nathan Yau  in FlowingData points to some teachers of information visualization banning the phrase 'exploratory data analysis' in dataviz applications.   As pointing...

[Book] Quantitative Ethnography
From Putting People First

[Book] Quantitative Ethnography

Quantitative Ethnography David Williamson Shaffer Boswell Press Available April 2017 > Download Introduction > Watch video presentation This is a book about understanding...

Amazon Doubles Down on Echo Ecosystem
From The Eponymous Pickle

Amazon Doubles Down on Echo Ecosystem

Amazon is 'doubling down' on the Echo ecosystemAmazon's future includes Alexa, AI and AWS.  by Jessica Conditt ....Amazon is off to a profitable start in 2017."We're...

Virtual Dash Buttons for Replenishment
From The Eponymous Pickle

Virtual Dash Buttons for Replenishment

Now there are also   Virtual Dash Buttons, software shortcuts that work the same as physical buttons, can work on devices like tablets and phones.   Allow for quick...

Build the Google Assistant on Anything
From The Eponymous Pickle

Build the Google Assistant on Anything

Let the competition begin for assistance.  Taking a close look at the architecture.   Rumors of similar capabilities from Apple/Siri  are also emerging.The Google...
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