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New Way to Think About Cooling With Shade
From The Eponymous Pickle

New Way to Think About Cooling With Shade

Clever idea.  With images.A new way to provide cooling without powerDevice developed at MIT could provide refrigeration for off-grid locations.David L. Chandler...

Analytics Solutions  for Monitoring Conduct Risk
From The Eponymous Pickle

Analytics Solutions for Monitoring Conduct Risk

Risk should be considered in any kind of decision process.  Even seemingly very simple decisions can have high risk.  So, this means they are not simple decisions...

How Quantum Corp. Wrangles Big Data for HPC, Ai, and Autonomous Cars
From insideHPC

How Quantum Corp. Wrangles Big Data for HPC, Ai, and Autonomous Cars

In this video from SC18 in Dallas, Jason Coari from Quantum Corp. describes how the company wrangles Big Data for HPC, Ai, and Autonomous Cars. "Scientists andHow...

Adjusting the Level of Goals
From The Eponymous Pickle

Adjusting the Level of Goals

Goals make  me think of specific numerically defined measures, so if we measure a goal, which this piece suggests we can, can we use optimization techniques, and...

ACM Tech Talk: From Media to Meaning: Classic Machine Learning
From The Eponymous Pickle

ACM Tech Talk: From Media to Meaning: Classic Machine Learning

Good piece.   With frightening implications of the combination surveillance, neural methods,  and the use of high speed video generation to fake anything we want...

Ready, Fire, Aim–Why Is Design First So Hard To Learn?
From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Ready, Fire, Aim–Why Is Design First So Hard To Learn?

“Hours of coding can save you minutes of planning”We’re talking about top-down design in my APCS Principles class this week. I gave the students a worksheet (part...

Distributing Malware By Becoming an Admin on an Open-Source Project
From Schneier on Security

Distributing Malware By Becoming an Admin on an Open-Source Project

The module "event-steam" was infected with malware by an anonymous someone who became an admin on the project. Cory Doctorow points out that this is a clever new...

The Evolution of Machine Learning
From The Eponymous Pickle

The Evolution of Machine Learning

Abstract of a good paper, describes well the reasons neural network methods evolved from our early uses in the 90s to the current day.  Would not have guessed its...

Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track held at ACM SIGSPATIAL 2018
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track held at ACM SIGSPATIAL 2018

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) recently sponsored a Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track at the 26th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in...

Bitcoin for Real World Payments Drops 80%
From The Eponymous Pickle

Bitcoin for Real World Payments Drops 80%

Ultimately Bitcoin has to be usable for real-life exchange.  Its use there has dropped considerably.   More evidence towards a cryptocurrency winter.  At leastBitcoin...

Cryptocurrency Winter Upon Us?  Blockchain  Still Rising
From The Eponymous Pickle

Cryptocurrency Winter Upon Us? Blockchain Still Rising

Once again,  I am promoting MIT Tech Reviews Chain newsletter.   Lots of useful introductory links in their newsletter link below.   I won't do this forever, suggest...

Wal-Mart has a Toy Lab
From The Eponymous Pickle

Wal-Mart has a Toy Lab

In a completely different domain, we asked the same question:  How can we get consumers to feel they are very involved with us,  are our special customer?   Special...

Amazon AWS develops their own ARM Chip – Are they Smarter than they Look?
From insideHPC

Amazon AWS develops their own ARM Chip – Are they Smarter than they Look?

Today the AWS cloud rolled Amazon EC2 A1 Instances powered by new Arm-based AWS Graviton Processors. That's right, that clever fellow Jeff Bezos is making his own...

Teams for Digital Procurement
From The Eponymous Pickle

Teams for Digital Procurement

Procurement a long time interest ... huge amounts of money involved, a classic place for better analytics.Digital Procurement: The Benefits Go Far Beyond Efficiency...

Simpson's Paradox Again
From The Eponymous Pickle

Simpson's Paradox Again

Mentioned this topic once before, here is a more data oriented explanation,  less technical and practical to real world problems .  Everyone should understand this...

Artificial Intelligence and Cloud-to-edge Acceleration
From insideHPC

Artificial Intelligence and Cloud-to-edge Acceleration

In this video, Wei Li, Vice President and General Manager for Machine Learning and Translation at Intel, discusses the increasing importance of AI, the visionArtificial...

Propaganda and the Weakening of Trust in Government
From Schneier on Security

Propaganda and the Weakening of Trust in Government

On November 4, 2016, the hacker "Guccifer 2.0,: a front for Russia's military intelligence service, claimed in a blogpost that the Democrats were likely to use...

Nielsen Norman Group on the user experience of chatbots
From Putting People First

Nielsen Norman Group on the user experience of chatbots

Far from being ‘intelligent’, today’s chatbots guide users through simple linear flows, and our user research shows that they have a hard time whenever users deviate...

[Report] Hiding in Plain Sight: Impact Investing in the Creative Economy
From Putting People First

[Report] Hiding in Plain Sight: Impact Investing in the Creative Economy

In October 2018, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors published Hiding in Plain Sight: Impact Investing in the Creative Economy, a new report from RPA sponsored project...

Video: Accenture Engineering Compute takes HPC to the Enterprise
From insideHPC

Video: Accenture Engineering Compute takes HPC to the Enterprise

The Accenture Engineering Compute (AEC) digital platform is a first mover in the industry with a highly differentiated AIML/analytics based Job-resource prediction...
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