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CCC Council Member Jen Rexford Receives CRA-E Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentoring Award
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CCC Council Member Jen Rexford Receives CRA-E Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentoring Award

The following is from the CRA Bulletin. Congrats, Jen! The Education Committee of the Computing Research Association (CRA-E) is proud to announce two recipients...

Using Gmail "Dot Addresses" to Commit Fraud
From Schneier on Security

Using Gmail "Dot Addresses" to Commit Fraud

In Gmail addresses, the dots don't matter. The account "[email protected]" maps to the exact same address as "[email protected]" and "b.r.u.c.e.schneier...

SC19 Chair Michela Taufer Selected to Receive 2019 IBM Faculty Award
From insideHPC

SC19 Chair Michela Taufer Selected to Receive 2019 IBM Faculty Award

Professor Michela Taufer from the University of Tennessee has been selected to receive a 2019 IBM Faculty Award. "This $20,000 USD award is highly competitive and...

Agenda Posted for Stanford HPC Conference Next Week
From insideHPC

Agenda Posted for Stanford HPC Conference Next Week

The HPC Ai Advisory Council has posted the Agenda for the Stanford HPC Conference. The event takes place Feb. 14-15 in Palo Alto. "Focused on contributing to making...

Nuance Project Pathfinder
From The Eponymous Pickle

Nuance Project Pathfinder

Back to still the biggest problem for assistant AI.   How do we create and manage context rich, memory enabled conversations between people and machines?  HereNuance's...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

An Old But Cool Result

Solving a type of Fermat Equation Leo Moser was a mathematician who worked on a very varied set of problems. He for example raised a question about “worms,” and...

FBI Trying Amazon Face Matching Software from Amazon
From The Eponymous Pickle

FBI Trying Amazon Face Matching Software from Amazon

Inevitable that such measures will be used by law enforcement and governments.    Or it will only be being used by criminal organizations.  Bias and privacy will...

Major Zcash Vulnerability Fixed
From Schneier on Security

Major Zcash Vulnerability Fixed

Zcash just fixed a vulnerability that would have allowed "infinite counterfeit" Zcash. Like all the other blockchain vulnerabilities and updates, this demonstrates...

25 ways of Looking at AI
From The Eponymous Pickle

25 ways of Looking at AI

Possible Minds: 25 Ways of Looking at AI  in The EdgePre-Order Now   (At the Edge Link) Edited by John Brockman  "Intelligences born and intelligences made have...

Google Wants to Search Blockchains
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Wants to Search Blockchains

Searchability means being able to measure, understand and ultimately regulate what is going on inside a blockchain.  Have talked to Washington regulatory compliance...

The convergence of HPC and BigData: What does it mean for HPC sysadmins?
From insideHPC

The convergence of HPC and BigData: What does it mean for HPC sysadmins?

Damien Francois gave this talk at FOSDEM'19. "The world of HPC and the world of BigData are slowly, but surely, converging. The HPC world realizes that there are...

Recap of the CCC’s Thermodynamic Computing Workshop
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Recap of the CCC’s Thermodynamic Computing Workshop

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) recently hosted a visioning workshop on Thermodynamic Computing in Honolulu, Hawaii in order to establish a community of...

EGI Federation Reaches 1,000,000 Cores
From insideHPC

EGI Federation Reaches 1,000,000 Cores

Today the European EGI Federation announced that it has reached 1,000,000 million cores of high-throughput compute capacity for research. Headquartered in the Netherlands...

RAID Inc. Becomes Preferred Lustre Reseller for DDN Whamcloud
From insideHPC

RAID Inc. Becomes Preferred Lustre Reseller for DDN Whamcloud

Today DDN announced that RAID Inc. has been named a preferred reseller of DDN’s distribution of Lustre. "As the primary developer, maintainer and technical support...

Atos to Deploy Quantum Learning Machine at STFC Hartree Centre
From insideHPC

Atos to Deploy Quantum Learning Machine at STFC Hartree Centre

Today Atos announced that the Hartree Centre will soon become the home of the first Atos Quantum Learning Machine in the UK. "We’re thrilled to be enabling UK companies...

Facial Recognition for Pharma Convenience
From The Eponymous Pickle

Facial Recognition for Pharma Convenience

We tested the idea of putting up different marketing messages depending on observed age/gender/demographic/weather , etc .  Which appears to be similar to thisWalgreens...

IKEA to Save the Smart Home
From The Eponymous Pickle

IKEA to Save the Smart Home

Am a long time follower and customer of IKEA.  And in particular how they have used technology in marketing and supply chain.    Studied their use of augmentedIkea's...

McCormick and IBM Work on New Spice Blends
From The Eponymous Pickle

McCormick and IBM Work on New Spice Blends

We also worked on blending for tastes, new and old.  Using AI and expert systems methods.  With multiple consumer preference, manufacturing and supply chain goals...

Most People Overlook AI Despite Flawless Advice
From The Eponymous Pickle

Most People Overlook AI Despite Flawless Advice

Implications for humans working with AI assistants?Most People Overlook AI Despite Flawless Advice U.S. Army Research LaboratoryU.S. Army researchers and colleagues...

Kroger Edge Digital Shelves Found Influential
From The Eponymous Pickle

Kroger Edge Digital Shelves Found Influential

More on recent Kroger work in Digital Shelves, in Progressive Grocer.  Still on my list to visit these stores.Test Shoppers Find Kroger's New Digital Shelves 'Influential'...
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