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Watching How the Giants Buy AI
From The Eponymous Pickle

Watching How the Giants Buy AI

Below reminds me of our own attempts to buy AI during the last explosion.  And we did, buying some considerable equity positions.  Of course the scale was far less...

Secret Algorithms and Rule of Law
From The Eponymous Pickle

Secret Algorithms and Rule of Law

Challenges posed in Technology Review.  Slightly different from what was posed in the 80s.   But unsolved.Very broadly, if we don't know what an algorithm does,...

Friday Squid Blogging: Injured Giant Squid Video
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Injured Giant Squid Video

A paddleboarder had a run-in with an injured giant squid. Video. Here's the real story. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories...

The Secret Code of Beatrix Potter
From Schneier on Security

The Secret Code of Beatrix Potter

Interesting: As codes go, Potter's wasn't inordinately complicated. As Wiltshire explains, it was a "mono-alphabetic substitution cipher code," in which each letter...

Microsoft Research and NSF Big Data Hubs Collaboration Passes the One-Year Mark
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Microsoft Research and NSF Big Data Hubs Collaboration Passes the One-Year Mark

The cloud computing partnership between the Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs (BD Hubs) and Microsoft Research has just passed the one-year anniversary mark. In...

Imaginary People
From The Eponymous Pickle

Imaginary People

We are not far from generating very convincing faces of people.  And if you put these on humanoid robots?   Give them Generative AI?   In the Verge: " .... As we...

Intelligent Edge Computing
From The Eponymous Pickle

Intelligent Edge Computing

HPE and GE Digital try to break IT/OT silos for intelligent edge computing   by R. Danes  " ... Partain in an interview at HPE Discover in Las Vegas, Nevada, Anthony...

Home Furnishing
From The Eponymous Pickle

Home Furnishing

I examined some early attempts at using online methods for buying home furnishing, usually with online camera interaction.  The idea of selling furnishing online...

One Stop Systems Showcases GPU and Flash Appliances at ISC
From insideHPC

One Stop Systems Showcases GPU and Flash Appliances at ISC

This week in Frankfurt, One Stop Systems showcased all-new HPC Appliances at ISC 2017. "One Stop Systems offers a wide variety of GPU and Flash appliances to support...

Science and Technology links (June 23rd, 2017)
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Science and Technology links (June 23rd, 2017)

Elon Musk, Making Humans a Multi-Planetary Species, New Space. June 2017, 5(2): 46-61. Reportedly, Ikea is working on augmented reality software that would allow...

Amazon Patents Measures to Prevent In-Store Comparison Shopping
From Schneier on Security

Amazon Patents Measures to Prevent In-Store Comparison Shopping

Amazon has been issued a patent on security measures that prevents people from comparison shopping while in the store. It's not a particularly sophisticated patent...

Podcast Brent Gorda on the State of Lustre at ISC 2017
From insideHPC

Podcast Brent Gorda on the State of Lustre at ISC 2017

In this RichReport podcast from the German Autobahn, Brent Gorda gives us a Lustre update from ISC 2017 in Frankfurt. "On the latest Top500 list, Lustre leads the...

Kim McMahon on her role as Diversity Chair at ISC 2018
From insideHPC

Kim McMahon on her role as Diversity Chair at ISC 2018

In this video, Kim McMahon describes her new role as Diversity Chair for the ISC 2018 conference. "ISC has named me the Diversity Chair for ISC18. With this comes...

HPC Vendors showcase plans for ARM products
From insideHPC

HPC Vendors showcase plans for ARM products

Are you ready? ARM-based HPC systems will be available by the end of 2017. At ISC 2017, Penguin Computing and Bull both announced that they will deliver products...

ACM Turing 50 Year Celebration Live Stream
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

ACM Turing 50 Year Celebration Live Stream

The Association for Computing Machinery‘s (ACM) celebration of 50 years of the A.M. Turing Award is tomorrow and Saturday (June 23-24th, 2017) in San Francisco,...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Oded Wins The Knuth Prize

Just announced Oded Goldreich is one of the top researchers in cryptography, randomness, and complexity theory. Today Ken and I wish to thank the Knuth Prize Committee...

Value Delivery Modeling Language (VDML)
From The Eponymous Pickle

Value Delivery Modeling Language (VDML)

Brought to my attention again.   Should this be the place to start for any project that claims to generate value?  Even doing a simplified model can act as a prototype...

Smart Wireless Communication is the Cornerstone of Smart Infrastructures
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Smart Wireless Communication is the Cornerstone of Smart Infrastructures

Contributions to this post were made by CCC Council member Jennifer Rexford and Mary Ann Weitnauer.    Today’s wireless networks cannot meet the demands of emerging...

IFTTT Public Access Data Project
From The Eponymous Pickle

IFTTT Public Access Data Project

Very nice idea from  IFTTT about giving access to public data across devices.  I am an active IFTTT user.  Plan to test with public data.IFTTT's Data Access Project...

Student Programmer Fix This Code
From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Student Programmer Fix This Code

Recently I came across this cartoon and shared it on Facebook.Responses were interesting. The newer one was to programming the more likely people seemed to be to...
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