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Wal-Mart Floor Cleaning and Complex Environments
From The Eponymous Pickle

Wal-Mart Floor Cleaning and Complex Environments

Note the claim of being able to operate ' ... to effectively and safely function in complex, crowded environments, ensuring increased productivity and efficiency...

Banks Attacked through Malicious Hardware Connected to the Local Network
From Schneier on Security

Banks Attacked through Malicious Hardware Connected to the Local Network

Kaspersky is reporting on a series of bank hacks -- called DarkVishnya -- perpetrated through malicious hardware being surreptitiously installed into the target...

2020 Census and Differential Privacy
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

2020 Census and Differential Privacy

CCC Executive Council member Daniel Lopresti from Lehigh University and CCC Council member Sampath Kannan from the University of Pennsylvania provided contributions...

New IFTTT Functions for Assistants and Home
From The Eponymous Pickle

New IFTTT Functions for Assistants and Home

A number of new and interesting IFTTT  (If This Then That) functionalities for the smart home.  I always explore these offerings.   They are free.   Some new interactions...

Amazon Go Cashierless at Airports?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Amazon Go Cashierless at Airports?

Overall an excellent, hands-on demonstration of the advance of fast reliable sensors.   Will further open people to the idea of the convenience of 'AI' type solutions...

Robotic Houseplant Moves to Light
From The Eponymous Pickle

Robotic Houseplant Moves to Light

Kind of obvious, but made me think more generally about the robotics of the problem.   And adding other dimensions like nutrients and water.    Plus the sensors...

Google Labs Announces Image Compression Demos
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Labs Announces Image Compression Demos

Had a need for comparing alternate methods of this recently. Technical:Google Labs Announces Squoosh: Image Compression PWALike  | by Dylan Schiemann At the 2018...

Podcast Looks at Exascale Computing for Forefront Scientific Problems
From insideHPC

Podcast Looks at Exascale Computing for Forefront Scientific Problems

In this edition of Let's Talk Exascale, Fred Streitz of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory describes his team's efforts to develop supercomputer applications...

HPE Powers VENTURI Formula E Team
From insideHPC

HPE Powers VENTURI Formula E Team

Monaco-based VENTURI Formula E Team recently announced that HPE is now the team’s Official Technology Partner. Through the partnership, HPE is dedicating a number...

Teaching Phone Programming Should be Easier
From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Teaching Phone Programming Should be Easier

Garth Flint and I have been independently looking at resources for teaching mobile phone application development. (Garth’s posts are linked below) I’m currently...

Mars and Marketing
From The Eponymous Pickle

Mars and Marketing

In Gartner:Mars and Marketing – What We Can Learn From NASABy Christopher Ross

Google Wants to be Your AI Edited News Radio
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Wants to be Your AI Edited News Radio

So Google will control editing and presentation of news.  Placement of Ads.  Assembled with AI analysis.  Already being delivered to some assistants.  Right now...

Alexa Conversationally Constructs Playlists
From The Eponymous Pickle

Alexa Conversationally Constructs Playlists

This is something of interest, playlist conversational construction.  If you think of a playlist as a goal, could this be applied to business efforts?   Was thinking...

China take on Cashierless Tech
From The Eponymous Pickle

China take on Cashierless Tech

Alternative tech idea:Why China's take on cashierless tech might be the right one in AxiosChina's retail giants might be ahead of US innovators, such as Amazon,...

Assessing Progress in Automation Technologies
From The Eponymous Pickle

Assessing Progress in Automation Technologies

Useful coverage of automation.  I like that this is defined broadly.Assessing progress in automation technologies  In O'Reilly by Ben Lorica.When it comes to automation...

A ChatBot Asset Exchange
From The Eponymous Pickle

A ChatBot Asset Exchange

Brought to my attention by the talk this morning on Bots integrated with AR/VR . Slides here.  The slides include instructive videos.  IBM Sponsored.  I will extract...

Asking the right question is more important than getting the right answer
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Asking the right question is more important than getting the right answer

Schools train us to provide the right answers to predefined questions. Yet anyone with experience from the real world knows that, more often than not, the difficult...

Your Personal Data is Already Stolen
From Schneier on Security

Your Personal Data is Already Stolen

In an excellent blog post, Brian Krebs makes clear something I have been saying for a while: Likewise for individuals, it pays to accept two unfortunate and harsh...

Beyond Semiconductors: New Quantum Materials could Pave the Way
From insideHPC

Beyond Semiconductors: New Quantum Materials could Pave the Way

Researchers from Intel and UC Berkeley are looking beyond current transistor technology and preparing the way for a new type of memory and logic circuit that could...

A Look inside the new HPE Adaptive Rack Cooling System for HPC
From insideHPC

A Look inside the new HPE Adaptive Rack Cooling System for HPC

In this video from SC18 in Dallas, Larry Keller from HPE describes the company's innovative new Adaptive Rack Cooling System for HPC. "Efficient high-performance...
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