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Humanizing Assistants a kind of Privacy Invasion?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Humanizing Assistants a kind of Privacy Invasion?

From a retail perspective, with further expert comment.Does humanizing virtual assistants undermine consumer privacy?    by Tom Ryan in RetailwireA university study...

Call for Papers: MSST 2020 Mass Storage Conference in Santa Clara
From insideHPC

Call for Papers: MSST 2020 Mass Storage Conference in Santa Clara

The MSST 2020 Mass Storage Conference has issued its Call for Papers. The event will be held May 4-8, 2020 at Santa Clara University, with the Research Track taking...

Video: The Parallel Computing Revolution Is Only Half Over
From insideHPC

Video: The Parallel Computing Revolution Is Only Half Over

In this video from ATPESC 2019, Rob Schreiber from Cerebras Systems looks back at historical computing advancements, Moore's Law, and what happens next. "A recent...

Artificial Personas and Public Discourse
From Schneier on Security

Artificial Personas and Public Discourse

Presidential-campaign season is officially, officially, upon us now, which means it's time to confront the weird and insidious ways in which technology is warping...

Wal-Mart Going More Robotic
From The Eponymous Pickle

Wal-Mart Going More Robotic

Note in particular the emphasis on out of stocks.Walmart Expands Its Robotic Workforce to 650 Additional StoresShelf-scanning devices aim to help reduce out-of-stock...

Sharing with a Core Scientific Data Model
From The Eponymous Pickle

Sharing with a Core Scientific Data Model

With data getting more complex, and havig to include many aspects of context-specific metadata, sharing it efficiently can be messy.  In our experience the integration...

Improving AI via Deep Learning and Process
From The Eponymous Pickle

Improving AI via Deep Learning and Process

Thoughts on how machine learning will improve.  I agree that in particular hybrid models that bring in process logic, extensions of  RPA methods,  and  simulation...

Google Project Loon
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Project Loon

Was recently reminded of Google's project to deliver internet access to remote Earth locations.  Proposed as early as 2008.  Now spun off, but still active.   here...

Atos Supercomputer to enhance weather forecasting at ECMWF
From insideHPC

Atos Supercomputer to enhance weather forecasting at ECMWF

Today Atos announced an €80 million contract with the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) to supply its for a BullSequana XH2000 supercomputer...

Leadership for Reskilling, Relearning
From The Eponymous Pickle

Leadership for Reskilling, Relearning

Been a long time proponent of continuous learning and re-skilling aimed at continuously changing tech and goals.  This blog is one aspect of that effort.   Below...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Our Thoughts on P=NP

The Clay prize anniversary is soon. SME keynote lecture source Evelyn Lamb is a mathematician who is also a journalist. She has a blog called Roots of Unity on...

Los Alamos National Laboratory joins IBM Q Network for quantum computing
From insideHPC

Los Alamos National Laboratory joins IBM Q Network for quantum computing

Today Los Alamos National Laboratory announced that it is joining the cloud-based IBM Q Network as part of the Laboratory’s research initiative into quantum computing...

NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD: Instant Infrastructure for AI Leadership
From insideHPC

NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD: Instant Infrastructure for AI Leadership

Darrin Johnson from NVIDIA gave this talk at the DDN User Group. "The NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD is a first-of-its-kind artificial intelligence (AI) supercomputing infrastructure...

Warrant Canaries are Here
From The Eponymous Pickle

Warrant Canaries are Here

A term that was new to me .... I remember well the notion of the 'canary in the coal mine', the canary tells us by dying, that something has happened.  Now theWarrant...

What Amazon Alexa Announced ot CES
From The Eponymous Pickle

What Amazon Alexa Announced ot CES

A number of interesting things announced about Alexa at the just completed CES.  Hard to understand what is serious investment and what is not.   Like to see more...

Kaiser Permanente Bets on Watch Based Health Compliance
From The Eponymous Pickle

Kaiser Permanente Bets on Watch Based Health Compliance

Some good stats about how such compliance sensors like  smart watches could be used in pharma.Kaiser Permanente Bets on Smartwatches to Lower CostsThe Wall Street...

OrCam for Visual, Hearing Impairment
From The Eponymous Pickle

OrCam for Visual, Hearing Impairment

Basically a navigation aid, which could have profound assistive effect, but implies it must be taught specific contexts to be most useful.  How hard that is toPersonal...

Science and Technology links (January 11th 2020)
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Science and Technology links (January 11th 2020)

The extra wealth that ones acquires by attending college is now estimated to be indistinguishable from zero. The authors control for the parent’s education andContinue...

Podcast: PSIP Brings Software Development teams together at the Exascale Computing Project
From insideHPC

Podcast: PSIP Brings Software Development teams together at the Exascale Computing Project

In this Lets Talk Exascale podcast, Elaine Raybourn from Sandia National Laboratories decribes how Productivity Sustainability Improvement Planning (PSIP) is bringing...

Job of the Week: Research Systems Integration Engineer at UC San Diego
From insideHPC

Job of the Week: Research Systems Integration Engineer at UC San Diego

UC San Diego is seeking a Research Systems Integration Engineer in our Job of the Week. "Information Technology Services uses world-class services and technologies...
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