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Science and Technology links (December 15th, 2017)
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Science and Technology links (December 15th, 2017)

Scientists found a human gene which, when inserted into mice, makes their brain grow larger. David Brin has a series of classical sci-fi books where we “uplift”...

Friday Squid Blogging: Baby Sea Otters Prefer Shrimp to Squid
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Baby Sea Otters Prefer Shrimp to Squid

At least, this one does. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven't covered. Read my blog posting...

Video: Introduction to PASC18 Paper Track
From insideHPC

Video: Introduction to PASC18 Paper Track

PASC18 is soliciting high-quality original research papers related to scientific computing in any of the eight scientific domains represented at the conferenceVideo...

Blue Waters Supercomputer Crunches Data from NASA’s Terra Satellite
From insideHPC

Blue Waters Supercomputer Crunches Data from NASA’s Terra Satellite

Researchers are using the Blue Waters supercomputer at NCSA to process new data from NASA’s Terra Satellite. Approximately the size of a small school bus, the Terra...

Atos Kicks off MontBlanc 2020 Project for Exascale
From insideHPC

Atos Kicks off MontBlanc 2020 Project for Exascale

The MontBlanc 2020 project launched this week in Europe. As a sequel to a set of successful research projects into energy-efficient ARM-based computing, MontBlanc...

HPE Powers World’s Most Powerful Commercial Supercomputer at BP
From insideHPC

HPE Powers World’s Most Powerful Commercial Supercomputer at BP

Today BP announced that it has more than doubled the total computing power of its Center for High-Performance Computing (CHPC) in Houston, making it the most powerful...

SC17 Invited Talk: Gordon Bell on the Rise of Scalable Systems
From insideHPC

SC17 Invited Talk: Gordon Bell on the Rise of Scalable Systems

Gordon Bell gave this Invited Talk at SC17. "A globally recognized pioneer in the supercomputing world, Bell will be sharing his latest reflections and insights...

Customer Experience with AI at Verizon
From The Eponymous Pickle

Customer Experience with AI at Verizon

Good example of the use of delivering customer experience. Tapping AI: The Future of Customer Experience at Verizon FiosPodcast and transcript:Verizon Fios's Justin...

Embedding Software in Everything
From The Eponymous Pickle

Embedding Software in Everything

We are moving quickly in this area, with lots of changes regarding need for better security, and architectures to ensure that.   So many unexpected things willEmbedded...

Tracking People Without GPS
From Schneier on Security

Tracking People Without GPS

Interesting research: The trick in accurately tracking a person with this method is finding out what kind of activity they're performing. Whether they're walking...

Humans vs AI in Healthcare Vision
From The Eponymous Pickle

Humans vs AI in Healthcare Vision

Google Brain chief Jeff Dean: As AI beats humans in computer vision, healthcare will never be the sameSiliconANGLE by Gina SmithJust five years ago, artificial“In...

ACM-W Connections – December 2017
From ACM-W supporting, celebrating and advocating for Women in Computing

ACM-W Connections – December 2017

Letter from ACM-W chair. News from Celebrations News from Chapters News from ACM-W Europe Welcome from the ACM-W Chair December, for many, brings the end of a semester...

The body is the missing link for truly intelligent machines
From Putting People First

The body is the missing link for truly intelligent machines

It’s tempting to think of the mind as a layer that sits on top of more primitive cognitive structures. But Ben Medlock, co-founder of SwiftKey, argues that theThe...

The body is the missing link for truly intelligent machines
From Putting People First

The body is the missing link for truly intelligent machines

It’s tempting to think of the mind as a layer that sits on top of more primitive cognitive structures. But Ben Medlock, co-founder of SwiftKey, argues that theThe...

Learning from today’s car-centric cities for a human-centered future of mobility
From Putting People First

Learning from today’s car-centric cities for a human-centered future of mobility

The introduction of autonomy into urban environments creates a unique opportunity to do things differently. This, writes Maya Pindeus (CEO and co-Founder of Humanising...

Learning from today’s car-centric cities for a human-centered future of mobility
From Putting People First

Learning from today’s car-centric cities for a human-centered future of mobility

The introduction of autonomy into urban environments creates a unique opportunity to do things differently. This, writes Maya Pindeus (CEO and co-Founder of Humanising...

[Book] Bit by Bit: Social Research in the Digital Age
From Putting People First

[Book] Bit by Bit: Social Research in the Digital Age

Bit by Bit: Social Research in the Digital Age by Matthew J. Salganik Princeton University Press 2017, 448 pages [Read online] An innovative and accessible guide...

[Book] Bit by Bit: Social Research in the Digital Age
From Putting People First

[Book] Bit by Bit: Social Research in the Digital Age

Bit by Bit: Social Research in the Digital Age by Matthew J. Salganik Princeton University Press 2017, 448 pages [Read online] An innovative and accessible guide...

Chatbots as Customer Service Reps
From The Eponymous Pickle

Chatbots as Customer Service Reps

Overview on the concept of retail chatbots.   This time of year you have probably encountered a few.  Key is doing it right. It is not easy to do them well. Participating...

More Bayesian Networks
From The Eponymous Pickle

More Bayesian Networks

Video, another example of using Bayesian networks.Dr. Alta de Waal's presentation at the 5th Annual BayesiaLab Conference in Paris.Spatially Discrete Probability...
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