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Science and Technology links (February 16th, 2019)
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Science and Technology links (February 16th, 2019)

In their new book Empty Planet, Bricker and Ibbitson argue that within the next 30 years, Earth’s population will start to rapidly decline. They believe that official...

Advanced Surveillance at Parkland
From The Eponymous Pickle

Advanced Surveillance at Parkland

Accuracy and invasiveness are being questioned.  Back to the transparency of algorithms involved.Parkland School Turns to Experimental Surveillance Software That...

[Book] The Next Billion Users: Digital Life Beyond the West
From Putting People First

[Book] The Next Billion Users: Digital Life Beyond the West

The Next Billion Users: Digital Life Beyond the West by Payal Arora Harvard University Press, 2019 280 pages A digital anthropologist examines the online lives[Book]...

Friday Squid Blogging: Sharp-Eared Enope Squid
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Sharp-Eared Enope Squid

Beautiful photo of a three-inch-long squid. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven't covered. Read...

Baidu Launches Blockchain with Smart Contracts
From The Eponymous Pickle

Baidu Launches Blockchain with Smart Contracts

Quite intriguing notion of what this is, and the method by which it reaches consensus.   The Smart Contract or DDE (decentralized application) would appear to be...

JP Morgan Declares a Cryptocurrency?
From The Eponymous Pickle

JP Morgan Declares a Cryptocurrency?

In what seemed like a considerable endorsement, of the kind that puts your money where your hype may be,  JP Morgan yesterday declared it was setting up to test...

EuroHPC Takes First Steps Towards Exascale
From insideHPC

EuroHPC Takes First Steps Towards Exascale

The European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) has launched its first calls for expressions of interest, to select the sites that will host...

Podcast: Modernizing the Electric Grid with HPC
From insideHPC

Podcast: Modernizing the Electric Grid with HPC

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at how Lawrence Livermore National Lab is working to simulate and help modernize the electric grid. They discussPodcast...

HPC Boosts Art and Design at Virginia Tech
From insideHPC

HPC Boosts Art and Design at Virginia Tech

Students at Virginia Tech are using HPC for their creative work to build robust project portfolios. "The School of Visual Arts in Virginia Tech’s College of Architecture...

Exascale Computing Project updates Extreme-Scale Scientific Software Stack
From insideHPC

Exascale Computing Project updates Extreme-Scale Scientific Software Stack

Exascale computing is only a few years away. Today the Exascale Computing Project (ECP) put out the second release of their Extreme-Scale Scientific Software Stack...

XTREME-Stargate: The New Era of HPC Cloud Platforms
From insideHPC

XTREME-Stargate: The New Era of HPC Cloud Platforms

In this video from the 2019 Stanford HPC Conference, Naoki Shibata from XTREME-D presents: XTREME-Stargate: The New Era of HPC Cloud Platforms. "XTREME-D is anXTREME...

Knowledge Graphs and Governance Webinar
From The Eponymous Pickle

Knowledge Graphs and Governance Webinar

Will be attending.   Ultimately a crucial next step for AI and integration of Semantic data with enterprise data and metadata.From TopQuadrant:Join us for a webinar...

Edge AI
From The Eponymous Pickle

Edge AI

Being able to process AI functions on the 'Edge', will make it increasingly useful and visible.  Some details about the challenge.Exploring Artificial Intelligence...

Resolution Limits for Image Analysis
From The Eponymous Pickle

Resolution Limits for Image Analysis

Brought to my attention for a particular healthcare application.  Technical.  Comments? Resolution limit of image analysis algorithmsBy Edward A. K. Cohen, Anish...

Reconstructing SIGSALY
From Schneier on Security

Reconstructing SIGSALY

Lessons learned in reconstructing the World War II-era SIGSALY voice encryption system....

Minecraft Curriculum for Teaching Computer Science
From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Minecraft Curriculum for Teaching Computer Science

I'm not a Minecraft person. I've had the demos. I know that some kids really get into it but … Well, some teachers love it as much as the students. For them it’s...

Interpreter Mode on Google Home
From The Eponymous Pickle

Interpreter Mode on Google Home

Have now been using bilingual mode on a Google Home for some time.  It works well, even picks up many expressions on the edge of slang.    Now I see in the following...

ACM-W Connections–February 2019
From ACM-W supporting, celebrating and advocating for Women in Computing

ACM-W Connections–February 2019

Letter from ACM-W Chair News from ACM-W Celebrations News from ACM-W Student Chapters News from ACM-W Professional Chapters News from ACM-W Scholarships News from...

Blockchains From a Distributed Computing Perspective
From The Eponymous Pickle

Blockchains From a Distributed Computing Perspective

The underlying idea of blockchains is not new, and this paper makes the point.   An introduction to those who want to understand  its relationship to other  forms...

Being Recognized Everywhere
From The Eponymous Pickle

Being Recognized Everywhere

Good piece about this   Another example of the implications of the inevitable.   Voice, not as often mentioned is also a dimension of this.Being Recognized Everywhere...
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