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insideHPC Special Report: Citizens Benefit from Public/Private Partnerships – Part 2
From insideHPC

insideHPC Special Report: Citizens Benefit from Public/Private Partnerships – Part 2

This special report sponsored by Dell Technologies, takes a look at how now more than ever, agencies from all levels of government are teaming with private Information...

Simple Economics of the Blockchain
From The Eponymous Pickle

Simple Economics of the Blockchain

Considerable and interesting piece, well worth reading if you are considering blockchain use. And a proposition of the Blockchain's value.    Not very technical...

Identifying a Person Based on a Photo, LinkedIn and Etsy Profiles, and Other Internet Bread Crumbs
From Schneier on Security

Identifying a Person Based on a Photo, LinkedIn and Etsy Profiles, and Other Internet Bread Crumbs

Interesting story of how the police can identify someone by following the evidence chain from website to website. According to filings in Blumenthal's case, FBI...

Microsoft Relaunches Cortana without Alexa
From The Eponymous Pickle

Microsoft Relaunches Cortana without Alexa

Was initially impressed by the cooperation between Microsoft and Amazon, but admit I saw little from it.  Why not not have a joint effort to provide assistant intelligence...

The Nature  of Visual Illusions
From The Eponymous Pickle

The Nature of Visual Illusions

Always have been interested in visual illusions, and here a study of probably the most famous one.  These gives us insight into how our brains and seeing apparatus...

From Computational Complexity

Winner of Ramsey Meme Contest

My REU program had a Ramsey Meme Contest. The winner was Saadiq Shaik with this entry: I Don't Always... I challenge my readers to come up with other Ramsey...

IBM Introduces Watson Works with AI
From The Eponymous Pickle

IBM Introduces Watson Works with AI

Newly introduced:Watson WorksWork safe, work smart, and ensure the health and productivity of your people in a changing workplace  ... Watson Works is a curated...

Marty the Robot at Stop&Shop
From The Eponymous Pickle

Marty the Robot at Stop&Shop

Good view of what they are doing with robots at Stop@Shop. Mostly to map and feed video images and alerts to spills.  Will not talk to the shopper.  ImpressiveMarty...

Blogger Being Updated
From The Eponymous Pickle

Blogger Being Updated

I have been alerted that the underlying Blogging capability here will be updated by the end of June.  A quick test seems to show that no problems should occur,...

Oil and Gas use of AI Technology
From The Eponymous Pickle

Oil and Gas use of AI Technology

Worked with this industry for a while. Here a good non-technical overview:Oil & Gas Industry Transforming Itself with the Help of AI   By AI Trends StaffThe oil...

Not Self Driving Cars, But Robots that Could Drive cars?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Not Self Driving Cars, But Robots that Could Drive cars?

Interesting and bold challenge.    Build a robot that would autonomously drive cars.   With vision, decision making, interaction with car systems.   Adapting to...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Some Real and Some Virtual News

Gossip and more. Composite of , src1, src3 Jessica Deters, Izabel Aguiar, and Jacqueline Feuerborn are the authors of the paper, “The Mathematics of Gossip.” They...

Algorithmic Design for Building
From The Eponymous Pickle

Algorithmic Design for Building

Algorithms both generating data and using data for the design and construction of buildings.   Like managing pertinent metadata.Algorithms are designing betterSilvio...

Value Creation
From The Eponymous Pickle

Value Creation

Good piece.   Take care to carefully measure the value.The Value of Value creationBy Marc Goedhart and Tim Koller, McKinsey Quarterly  ( link to PDF)ChallengesThis...

Science and Technology links (June 20th 2020)
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Science and Technology links (June 20th 2020)

UCLA researchers have achieved widespread rejuvenation in old mice through blood plasma diluation, a relatively simple process. (…) these results establish broad...

Sony Aibo Updated, will Greet You at the Door
From The Eponymous Pickle

Sony Aibo Updated, will Greet You at the Door

Seems to be only assistant system left that makes a claim to being mobile and family friendly.   Home oriented.   With elements of a home pet emphasized.   We visited...

Patient Survey for Telemedicine
From The Eponymous Pickle

Patient Survey for Telemedicine

Useful to get some real experience from this event:Doctor.com's Patient Survey Reveals Surprising Trends About Telemedicine Adoption Amid ReopeningsPR NewswireJune...

High Quality Images of Moving Objects
From The Eponymous Pickle

High Quality Images of Moving Objects

I recall having to solve this problem for diagnosing from images of manufacturing machine parts.Capturing Moving Subjects in Still-Life QualityEPFL News (Switzerland)...

Upcoming ISSIP/CSG  Talk: Robots in the Pandemic
From The Eponymous Pickle

Upcoming ISSIP/CSG Talk: Robots in the Pandemic

Correspondent Jim Spohrer talks about robot tech in our pandemic futures.    I will post about this and point to the transcript.ISSIP Speaker Series: COVID-19 &...

Google Assistant and Duplex can Listen Better
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Assistant and Duplex can Listen Better

This made me think a while about the implications.  It does not necessarily imply a loss of privacy, these are the actions-skills that we accept as extensions to...
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