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Facets of Faceted Search
From The Noisy Channel

Facets of Faceted Search

Faceted search is a fascinating topic. It’s a standard feature of site search, and one could write an entire book on the subject. In this post, I’ll focus on some...

From Computational Complexity

Fun with birthdays, inspired by Nov 20

 On Nov 20, 2020  the Google Doodle was of Benoit Mandelbrot for his 96th birthday. Why have a Doodle on his 96th bday? Anyway, the Doodle is here.  On Nov 20,here...

The Making of a Computer Science Teacher
From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

The Making of a Computer Science Teacher

There is quite the conversation going on in the private Computer Science Educators group on Facebook about teacher preparation for CS educators. This is a veryhighly...

Learning Long Horizon Planning
From The Eponymous Pickle

Learning Long Horizon Planning

 Another interesting piece from Berkeley - BAIR. Now looking at more complex planning.  Long range planning that machines are not necessarily good at.   But humans...

More on the Security of the 2020 US Election
From Schneier on Security

More on the Security of the 2020 US Election

Last week I signed on to two joint letters about the security of the 2020 election. The first was as one of 59 election security experts, basically saying that...

The disagreeable scientist conjecture
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

The disagreeable scientist conjecture

If you are a nerd, the Internet is a candy store… if only you stay away from mainstream sites. Some of the best scientists have blogs, YouTube channels, they post...

Customer Management Must Change
From The Eponymous Pickle

Customer Management Must Change

Yes, consider the impact of uncertainty for longer periods as linked to a risk model.Growth in Uncertainty: As Consumers Change, Customer Management Must Evolve...

Fraunhofer Modular Vehicle Concept
From The Eponymous Pickle

Fraunhofer Modular Vehicle Concept

 Interesting conceptually, practical in what future time?  Thought provoking at least. Flexible and Individual: Fraunhofer Team Develops Groundbreaking VehicleResearch...

Automated Workflows are Rolling
From The Eponymous Pickle

Automated Workflows are Rolling

Clearly, and this will continue.   But doing it right will still be a challenge.  The advantage will be to those that use the best approaches, applied to context...

Larping for Education
From The Eponymous Pickle

Larping for Education

 Admit I did not know what LARPing was.  And thus not its use in education.  Or is it just like interning?  Or could it be linked to gaming?  You could use 'fictitious'...

NETL, Cerebras Claim CFD Milestone
From insideHPC

NETL, Cerebras Claim CFD Milestone

A collaboration between DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory and Cerebras Systems, maker of the CS-1 deep learning compute system,  has demonstrated that...

NSTC Subcommittee Report: Recommendations for Leveraging Cloud Computing Resources for Federally Funded Artificial Intelligence Research and Development
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

NSTC Subcommittee Report: Recommendations for Leveraging Cloud Computing Resources for Federally Funded Artificial Intelligence Research and Development

The National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) subcommittee on Artificial Intelligence (AI) just released a new report that provides Recommendations for Leveraging...

IOT Deep Learning Enabled
From The Eponymous Pickle

IOT Deep Learning Enabled

Of Course, a step forward we need to do systematically.   Can this make our home devices learn from their experiences?   Have them ask for help?  Look for help ...

MBX Debuts Reference Platforms for Mixed Reality Deployments
From insideHPC

MBX Debuts Reference Platforms for Mixed Reality Deployments

Libertyville, IL  – MBX Systems, a manufacturer of purpose-built and deployment-ready hardware devices for technology companies, today unveiled a line of portable...

Vint Cerf Talks Repairability
From The Eponymous Pickle

Vint Cerf Talks Repairability

Below an intro, some good points.  Repairability Redux  By Vinton G. CerfCommunications of the ACM, December 2020, Vol. 63 No. 12, Page 5   10.1145/3429267Google...

Indistinguishability Obfuscation
From Schneier on Security

Indistinguishability Obfuscation

Quanta magazine recently published a breathless article on indistinguishability obfuscation — calling it the “‘crown jewel’ of cryptography” — and saying that it...

Insikt Group to Reduce Risk
From The Eponymous Pickle

Insikt Group to Reduce Risk

Like the idea of risk reduction being specifically included, rarely done well enough, and especially  useful ly and measurably.   Just brought to my attention.How...

Magnetic Spray Transforms Objects Into Insect-Scale Robots for Biomed
From The Eponymous Pickle

Magnetic Spray Transforms Objects Into Insect-Scale Robots for Biomed

 Quite a remarkable statement.   Just by itself.    Just spray it on.  Awaiting the demos.  Back to my favorite small robotics theme. Magnetic Spray Transforms ...

The Top Five Trends Driving the Need for New HPC/AI System Architectures
From insideHPC

The Top Five Trends Driving the Need for New HPC/AI System Architectures

Earlier this month Ayar Labs hosted a webinar on the topic of “Disaggregated System Architectures for Next Generation HPC and AI Workloads,” discussing the need...

Winners of Student Cluster Competition, Gordon Bell Prize Named at SC20
From insideHPC

Winners of Student Cluster Competition, Gordon Bell Prize Named at SC20

It was awards day at Virtual SC20, and among the most coveted and closely watched of them ate annual SC Student Cluster Competition and the ACM Gordon Bell Prize...
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