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From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Kitchen Tile Catalog Complete

All tessellating convex polygons found Cropped and combined from src1, src2. Michaël Rao and Marjorie Rice are linked in this month’s news. Rao has just released...

Assistant Mission Creep
From The Eponymous Pickle

Assistant Mission Creep

When I read recently that a virtual assistant had called 911 in the US to report a crime in progress, my immediate reaction was:  No that will not work, for a number...

Service Bot Examples
From The Eponymous Pickle

Service Bot Examples

Systems that do sales bot interactions.  In cnbc:" .... Here's how it works: When a company signs up with Conversica, they get to pick the name, gender and title...

Imagine a Future of Infinite Computing Power
From The Eponymous Pickle

Imagine a Future of Infinite Computing Power

Quite a way to go, but following how assistants can, learn, gather information, analyze and deliver.     I think its less about the speed of hardware and software...

Panel Discussion: Beyond Moore’s Law
From insideHPC

Panel Discussion: Beyond Moore’s Law

"Shrinking the feature sizes of wires and transistors has been the driver for Moore’s Law for the past 5 decades, but what might lie beyond the end of current lithographic...

Interview: John Gustafson on the Evolution of Supercomputing
From insideHPC

Interview: John Gustafson on the Evolution of Supercomputing

In this MacObserver podcast, John Martellaro discusses the evolution of HPC with John Gustafson, Visiting Professor at NUS in Singapore. “Known by many as the father...

CSTA 2017–Some Thoughts
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

CSTA 2017–Some Thoughts

Normally I write several blog posts during a CSTA Annual Conference. Not this year. Why? Too much going on! The sessions I attended were very good and my time not...

Wal-Mart IOT Patent for Replenishment
From The Eponymous Pickle

Wal-Mart IOT Patent for Replenishment

Noted this before,  worth taking another look.  Note the implication of inclusion within the product.  Via CBInsights: Walmart’s IoT Patent Application Takes Aim...

What is “modern” programming?
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

What is “modern” programming?

As a young teenager, I dabbled with basic and some assembly. Things got serious when I learned Turbo Pascal. “Now we are talking”, I thought. Turbo Pascal offered...

Supercomputing RNA Structure at Argonne
From insideHPC

Supercomputing RNA Structure at Argonne

Over at ALCF, Joan Koka writes that researchers at the National Cancer Institute are using Argonne supercomputers to advance disease studies by enhancing our understanding...

Kasparov on Intelligent Machines
From The Eponymous Pickle

Kasparov on Intelligent Machines

Kasparov talks from a unique perspective about machines and their intelligent use.Don't fear intelligent machines. Work with them |   Garry Kasparov  TED Talk.We...

Asetek Announces Regional OEM HPC installation
From insideHPC

Asetek Announces Regional OEM HPC installation

Today Asetek announced an order from a new European OEM customer to service demand for an HPC (High Performance Computing) installation. "The order is for Asetek...

Whiskers as Sensors
From The Eponymous Pickle

Whiskers as Sensors

Tactile sensors, like the idea of using new kinds of sensors.  Imagine the increased number of data that could be gathered and fed to deep learning techniques.Want...

How Will GE Adapt to Change?
From The Eponymous Pickle

How Will GE Adapt to Change?

Will be interesting to follow. They impressed me as a talented group, but also lumbering about as a big company without paying enough attention to good standards...

Friday Squid Blogging: Eyeball Collector Wants a Giant-Squid Eyeball
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Eyeball Collector Wants a Giant-Squid Eyeball

They're rare: The one Dubielzig really wants is an eye from a giant squid, which has the biggest eye of any living animal -- it's the size of a dinner plate. "But...

Thinking Avatar Dreams
From The Eponymous Pickle

Thinking Avatar Dreams

Had never specifically heard of the term avatar dream.  Its not in the Wikipedia.   I could imagine a definition.  As we drift into AI, its like the carpenter or...

Explanation Leading to Trust of Computers
From The Eponymous Pickle

Explanation Leading to Trust of Computers

Learning to explain.   Ultimately a very important topic.  Leading to trust.AI Research Seeks to Grow Trust between Humans and Computers  By BU Today Researchers...

Vision, Real and Virtual
From The Eponymous Pickle

Vision, Real and Virtual

There have been many years of research about how vision works, but not enough about how this effects virtual and augmented reality.    Ultimately it drives perception...

Book Review: Twitter and Tear Gas, by Zeynep Tufekci
From Schneier on Security

Book Review: Twitter and Tear Gas, by Zeynep Tufekci

There are two opposing models of how the Internet has changed protest movements. The first is that the Internet has made protesters mightier than ever. This comes...

AI Sleep Technologies
From The Eponymous Pickle

AI Sleep Technologies

This covers a number of approaches now being examined to provide 'personalized optimization' for sleep related problems.  Nicely laid out.  Very similar to other...
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