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Universal Acceptance Continues Momentum During ICANN66
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Universal Acceptance Continues Momentum During ICANN66

By Dr. Ajay Data, chair of the UASG; founder and CEO of XgenPlus I am invigorated after returning from ICANN66, which took place in Montréal 2-7 November. Always...

Machines Perceiving Common Sense Physics
From The Eponymous Pickle

Machines Perceiving Common Sense Physics

 Having machines understand common sense 'physics' may well be way to train them to do general AI.   How humans learn is a potential model.  Infant cognition. Helping...

Replacing Screen by Realities?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Replacing Screen by Realities?

Will every screen be replaced by a virtual reality experience?In Smithsonian:Alex Kipman on how it's "inevitable" that devices like the HoloLens will replace every...

Robot Prototype for Microsurgery
From The Eponymous Pickle

Robot Prototype for Microsurgery

Seems a considerable advance.   Full and more technical article at the linkRobot Prototype Shows Promise for Microsurgery on Eyes, AneurysmsBy Vanderbilt School...

Drones and Facial Recognition in the UK
From The Eponymous Pickle

Drones and Facial Recognition in the UK

Another example that will likely be criticized as being easy to mis-use.Police to Use Facial Recognition Drones to Help Find the MissingBBC News (U.K.)By Ken Macdonald...

Malevolence of the Use of Evolving Images
From The Eponymous Pickle

Malevolence of the Use of Evolving Images

Good-non technical view of the current state of creating and evolving images. Somewhat like the 'photo shopping' enigma still going on, but more subtle and automated...

Video: Characterizing Network Paths in and out of the Clouds
From insideHPC

Video: Characterizing Network Paths in and out of the Clouds

Igor Sfiligoi from SDSC gave this talk at CHEP 2019. "Cloud computing is becoming mainstream, with funding agencies moving beyond prototyping and starting to fund...

STFC Machine Learning Group Deploys Elastic NVMe Storage to Power GPU Servers
From insideHPC

STFC Machine Learning Group Deploys Elastic NVMe Storage to Power GPU Servers

At SC19, Excelero announced that the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) has deployed a new HPC architecture to support computationally intensive analysis...

Vint Cerf Takes a Driverless Ride
From The Eponymous Pickle

Vint Cerf Takes a Driverless Ride

Vint Cerf takes a hands-free, unaccompanied drive in a Waymo and muses the technology.A Hands-Free Ride   By Vinton G. CerfCommunications of the ACM, December 2019...

Our Relationship with AI
From The Eponymous Pickle

Our Relationship with AI

Wired Launches a new podcast: Sleepwalkers, in the post below with links to it. Will be listening to and following. Posting comments here.Rethinking Our Relationship...

Robots Supporting Teachers in Class Sessions
From The Eponymous Pickle

Robots Supporting Teachers in Class Sessions

Assistance is important, especially with respect to repetitive tasks that need strong context.Robots can learn how to support teachers in class sessionsby University...

Fighting Cybercrime in the Cloud
From The Eponymous Pickle

Fighting Cybercrime in the Cloud

Evidence for Cybercrime in the cloud.Machine Learning Advances Tool to Fight Cybercrime in the CloudPurdue University NewsBy Chris AdamPurdue University researchers...

Job of the Week: Systems Administrators for Servers, Clusters and Supercomputers at D.E. Shaw Research
From insideHPC

Job of the Week: Systems Administrators for Servers, Clusters and Supercomputers at D.E. Shaw Research

D.E. Shaw Research is seeking Systems Administrators for Servers, Clusters and Supercomputers in our Job of the Week. "Our research effort is aimed at achieving...

SC19 Cluster Competition Configs: Small is Mostly Beautiful
From insideHPC

SC19 Cluster Competition Configs: Small is Mostly Beautiful

"Ok, you’re running a student cluster competition. You tell the university student teams that they can build any cluster they want with the only restriction being...

Designing Games
From The Eponymous Pickle

Designing Games

There is value in having game developers aid in designing interaction with business problems.The Sims’ Creator Shares His Secrets“If I was going to teach somebody...

Predicting Humor for Engagement
From The Eponymous Pickle

Predicting Humor for Engagement

Humor as engagement.     Can it be delivered artificially, as a strong component of story?It's No Joke: AI Beats Humans at Making You Laugh    |by Dina Gerdeman...

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid-Like Underwater Drone
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid-Like Underwater Drone

The Sea Hunting Autonomous Reconnaissance Drone (SHARD) swims like a squid and can explode on command. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about...

Benchmarking a Big Quantum Computer
From The Eponymous Pickle

Benchmarking a Big Quantum Computer

This article ultimately gets very technical, but attracted me because the bit size starts to get interesting for real problems.   The abstract and intro part are...

Novel Mobile Mapping Algorithm
From The Eponymous Pickle

Novel Mobile Mapping Algorithm

As I read this, it too could have been used usefully for our forestry application, since we had large scale databases of measurements based on location contexts...

Lenovo Powers French Space Agency CNES Data Center for IO500 world ranking
From insideHPC

Lenovo Powers French Space Agency CNES Data Center for IO500 world ranking

A newly upgraded data center at the French Space Agency CNES took 15th place in the world ranking in the IO500 list unveiled this month. IO500 is an international...
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