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How Significant is Climate on Coronavirus Transmission?
From The Eponymous Pickle

How Significant is Climate on Coronavirus Transmission?

Considerable depth in this piece about the topic.The Trillion-Dollar Question With COVID-19How significant is climate on coronavirus transmission?by Luke ShorsRight...

Albertsons to Launch Virtual Assistant
From The Eponymous Pickle

Albertsons to Launch Virtual Assistant

Details of its use and depth will be of interest. So far, Albertsons has implemented the Nuance virtual assistant and live chat at its Vons supermarkets in Southern...

Supercomputing Drug Screening for Deadly Heart Arrhythmias
From insideHPC

Supercomputing Drug Screening for Deadly Heart Arrhythmias

Using XSEDE supercomputers, scientists have developed for the first time a way to screen drugs through their chemical structures for induced arrhythmias. DeathSupercomputing...

Ann Mitchell, Bletchley Park Cryptanalyst, Dies
From Schneier on Security

Ann Mitchell, Bletchley Park Cryptanalyst, Dies

Obituary....

Surge of Secondary Brands
From The Eponymous Pickle

Surge of Secondary Brands

Speculation as to how surging demands for new and secondary brands will effect the market and the supply chain.    And can be better controlled with digital strategies...

GE Bores Like an Earthworm
From The Eponymous Pickle

GE Bores Like an Earthworm

Novel kind of robotic task and environment, example of biomimicry.GE’s soft robot bores holes like a giant earthworm by Brian Heater in TechCrunchA giant earthworm...

Paperspace Joins NVIDIA DGX-Ready Software Program
From insideHPC

Paperspace Joins NVIDIA DGX-Ready Software Program

Today AI cloud computing Paperspace announced Paperspace Gradient is certified under the new NVIDIA DGX-Ready Software program. The program offers proven solutions...

Geometry Points to Drug Target Candidates
From The Eponymous Pickle

Geometry Points to Drug Target Candidates

The fact that geomety and math are indicative of targets is intriguing .    Points perhaps to similarity to folding problems, with huge combinatorics.Geometry Points...

Bart Gellman on Snowden
From Schneier on Security

Bart Gellman on Snowden

Bart Gellman's long-awaited (at least by me) book on Edward Snowden, Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State, will finally be published...

Can AI tell Moral right from Wrong?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Can AI tell Moral right from Wrong?

As suggested moral choices have much to do with context, and are hard to extract from just words.    I like that changes over time are being considered.  Time is...

Masks as Apparel
From The Eponymous Pickle

Masks as Apparel

The thought came to mind as I walked retail yesterday, made me shudder as I counted the mask wearers in the aisle.   Gathering data.   There seems to be no endWill...

Google Knowledge Graphs, Knowledge Panels
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Knowledge Graphs, Knowledge Panels

Want to build from these basics. an introduction:A reintroduction to our Knowledge Graph and knowledge panelsDanny Sullivan In Google BlogPublic Liaison for Search...

CIFellows 2020 Application Guidelines Updated and May 26th Webinar
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

CIFellows 2020 Application Guidelines Updated and May 26th Webinar

Last week the Computing Research Association (CRA) and Computing Community Consortium (CCC) announced the new Computing Innovation Fellows (CIFellows) Program for...

Criminals and the Normalization of Masks
From Schneier on Security

Criminals and the Normalization of Masks

I was wondering about this: Masks that have made criminals stand apart long before bandanna-wearing robbers knocked over stagecoaches in the Old West and ski-masked...

Like People, AI will also Fail.
From The Eponymous Pickle

Like People, AI will also Fail.

A very nicely done, non-technical and usefully skeptical view of AI. Making the case that even if your AI solves a problem today, it is likely to fail tomorrow,...

Forestry System for Growth Prediction
From The Eponymous Pickle

Forestry System for Growth Prediction

Another example of my previous work in forestry.    Would have been useful to manage harvesting schedules.Researcher to Receive Top Global Forestry Award From Swedish...

From Computational Complexity

Obit for Richard Dudley

Richard M. (Dick) Dudley died on Jan. 19, 2020 (NOT from Coronavirus).You can find obituaries for him  here, here, and here and an interview with him from 2019...

CCC Embedded Security Workshop Report Released
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

CCC Embedded Security Workshop Report Released

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) recently released the Leadership in Embedded Security workshop report. The workshop was organized by former CCC Council...

Teaching is About Relationships
From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Teaching is About Relationships

Today I was online with my students for about 90 minutes of a planned 55 minute class. One of my students joined the Google Meet session early and we chatted for...

Spot Herding Sheep and other Farm Tasks
From The Eponymous Pickle

Spot Herding Sheep and other Farm Tasks

Intrigued by the use of robotics for agricultural and other classic farming  applications.  Here the use of the Boston Dynamics Spot ... and a link to a video of...
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