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Virtual Reality to Train Robots
From The Eponymous Pickle

Virtual Reality to Train Robots

A kind of crowd sourcing and simulation to gather training data.  But will it cover the outliers that need to be considered for risk analysis?   Japan continues...

Autonomous Systems and AI
From The Eponymous Pickle

Autonomous Systems and AI

Automation always adds new elements of risk in application.   So IT groups have to start thinking differently when autonomous systems are  built and implemented...

Companies Need to Develop their Own Data
From The Eponymous Pickle

Companies Need to Develop their Own Data

To understand complex patterns in consumers, to support with methods like Big Data or Machine Learning, we need lots of data. Here an example of whats being done...

Friday Squid Blogging: Hawaiian Bobtail Squid Squirts Researcher
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Hawaiian Bobtail Squid Squirts Researcher

Cute video. 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 guidelines here...

Project Zenkey to Use Phones to Authenticate
From The Eponymous Pickle

Project Zenkey to Use Phones to Authenticate

The idea is that your phone and phone number will act as a secure identifier.     I like the general idea, but expect general mistrust in large carriers to emerge...

More Cryptanalysis of Solitaire
From Schneier on Security

More Cryptanalysis of Solitaire

In 1999, I invented the Solitaire encryption algorithm, designed to manually encrypt data using a deck of cards. It was written into the plot of Neal Stephenson's...

Nominations open for 2020 PRACE Ada Lovelace Award
From insideHPC

Nominations open for 2020 PRACE Ada Lovelace Award

Nominations are now open for the PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC. The award honors excellence in computational science by early-career women in Europe. The winner...

GigaIO Optimizes Scalability of Xilinx Alveo FPGAs
From insideHPC

GigaIO Optimizes Scalability of Xilinx Alveo FPGAs

Today GigaIO introduced FabreX support for Xilinx Alveo Accelerators, in addition to an exclusive offering that provides Xilinx FPGA developers with remote cloud...

NERSC Unveils Mural for pending Perlmutter Supercomputer
From insideHPC

NERSC Unveils Mural for pending Perlmutter Supercomputer

NERSC has unveiled the mural that will grace the cabinets of the Perlmutter supercomputer that will be installed at Berkeley Lab in 2020. "The mural pays tribute...

Video: Are women underrepresented in the HPC community?
From insideHPC

Video: Are women underrepresented in the HPC community?

Athina Frantzana from the University of Edinburgh gave this talk at the EuroPython Conference. "This study is the first attempt to understand the current gender...

Advancing Data-enabled Research via Reproducibility and Transparency
From The Eponymous Pickle

Advancing Data-enabled Research via Reproducibility and Transparency

Talk of interest I was unable to get to last week:Cognitive Systems Institute Group Speaker Series, Sept 26, 2019.By Victoria Stodden   Advancing Data-enabled Research...

The Helix Organization and Beyond
From The Eponymous Pickle

The Helix Organization and Beyond

The matrix doesn't work well anymore.   So I think there should also be stronger integration to knowledge and decision making.  And linkages to machines and data...

All Electrical Aircraft Delivered
From The Eponymous Pickle

All Electrical Aircraft Delivered

The problem was recently mentioned here, is it practical to have all-electric commercial scale aircraft?  Here a first test underway:NASA takes delivery of first...

How do Machines Learn?
From The Eponymous Pickle

How do Machines Learn?

Completely non technical description, a simple place to start from.   Though here I add its not only how do we teach machines, but also how do they apply that teaching...

Tracking by Smart TVs
From Schneier on Security

Tracking by Smart TVs

Long Twitter thread about the tracking embedded in modern digital televisions. The thread references three academic papers....

Artificial Skin and Augmented Reality
From The Eponymous Pickle

Artificial Skin and Augmented Reality

Links between skin and augmented reality of interestArtificial Skin Could Help Rehabilitation, Enhance Virtual RealityEcole Polytechnique Fédérale de LausanneLaure...

Amazon Alexa Strategy for Voice Retail?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Amazon Alexa Strategy for Voice Retail?

From a retail perspective.   I was struck by the cancellation of the Amazon Dash replenishment idea,  so push button buying did not work, and voice buying alsoWhat...

From Computational Complexity

Quantum Supremacy: A Guest Post by Abhinav Deshpande

I am delighted to introduce youto Abhinav Deshpande, who is a graduate student at the University of Maryland, studying Quantum Computing. This will be a guest post...

Flux7 Launches HPC Cloud Consulting Practice
From insideHPC

Flux7 Launches HPC Cloud Consulting Practice

"Flux7’s HPC Consulting Practice is designed to help companies get more out of their investments including traditional HPC applications like seismic imaging, reservoir...

Adversarial Robustness Toolbox
From The Eponymous Pickle

Adversarial Robustness Toolbox

The below talk has already occured, the recording and slides will be placed here:  http://cognitive-science.info/community/weekly-update/   (The slides are there...
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