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The Nature  of Visual Illusions
From The Eponymous Pickle

The Nature of Visual Illusions

Always have been interested in visual illusions, and here a study of probably the most famous one.  These gives us insight into how our brains and seeing apparatus...

From Computational Complexity

Winner of Ramsey Meme Contest

My REU program had a Ramsey Meme Contest. The winner was Saadiq Shaik with this entry: I Don't Always... I challenge my readers to come up with other Ramsey...

IBM Introduces Watson Works with AI
From The Eponymous Pickle

IBM Introduces Watson Works with AI

Newly introduced:Watson WorksWork safe, work smart, and ensure the health and productivity of your people in a changing workplace  ... Watson Works is a curated...

Marty the Robot at Stop&Shop
From The Eponymous Pickle

Marty the Robot at Stop&Shop

Good view of what they are doing with robots at Stop@Shop. Mostly to map and feed video images and alerts to spills.  Will not talk to the shopper.  ImpressiveMarty...

Blogger Being Updated
From The Eponymous Pickle

Blogger Being Updated

I have been alerted that the underlying Blogging capability here will be updated by the end of June.  A quick test seems to show that no problems should occur,...

Oil and Gas use of AI Technology
From The Eponymous Pickle

Oil and Gas use of AI Technology

Worked with this industry for a while. Here a good non-technical overview:Oil & Gas Industry Transforming Itself with the Help of AI   By AI Trends StaffThe oil...

Not Self Driving Cars, But Robots that Could Drive cars?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Not Self Driving Cars, But Robots that Could Drive cars?

Interesting and bold challenge.    Build a robot that would autonomously drive cars.   With vision, decision making, interaction with car systems.   Adapting to...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Some Real and Some Virtual News

Gossip and more. Composite of , src1, src3 Jessica Deters, Izabel Aguiar, and Jacqueline Feuerborn are the authors of the paper, “The Mathematics of Gossip.” They...

Algorithmic Design for Building
From The Eponymous Pickle

Algorithmic Design for Building

Algorithms both generating data and using data for the design and construction of buildings.   Like managing pertinent metadata.Algorithms are designing betterSilvio...

Value Creation
From The Eponymous Pickle

Value Creation

Good piece.   Take care to carefully measure the value.The Value of Value creationBy Marc Goedhart and Tim Koller, McKinsey Quarterly  ( link to PDF)ChallengesThis...

Science and Technology links (June 20th 2020)
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Science and Technology links (June 20th 2020)

UCLA researchers have achieved widespread rejuvenation in old mice through blood plasma diluation, a relatively simple process. (…) these results establish broad...

Sony Aibo Updated, will Greet You at the Door
From The Eponymous Pickle

Sony Aibo Updated, will Greet You at the Door

Seems to be only assistant system left that makes a claim to being mobile and family friendly.   Home oriented.   With elements of a home pet emphasized.   We visited...

Patient Survey for Telemedicine
From The Eponymous Pickle

Patient Survey for Telemedicine

Useful to get some real experience from this event:Doctor.com's Patient Survey Reveals Surprising Trends About Telemedicine Adoption Amid ReopeningsPR NewswireJune...

High Quality Images of Moving Objects
From The Eponymous Pickle

High Quality Images of Moving Objects

I recall having to solve this problem for diagnosing from images of manufacturing machine parts.Capturing Moving Subjects in Still-Life QualityEPFL News (Switzerland)...

Upcoming ISSIP/CSG  Talk: Robots in the Pandemic
From The Eponymous Pickle

Upcoming ISSIP/CSG Talk: Robots in the Pandemic

Correspondent Jim Spohrer talks about robot tech in our pandemic futures.    I will post about this and point to the transcript.ISSIP Speaker Series: COVID-19 &...

Google Assistant and Duplex can Listen Better
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Assistant and Duplex can Listen Better

This made me think a while about the implications.  It does not necessarily imply a loss of privacy, these are the actions-skills that we accept as extensions to...

Friday Squid Blogging: Giant Squid Washes Up on South African Beach
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Giant Squid Washes Up on South African Beach

Fourteen feet long and 450 pounds. It was dead before it washed up. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that...

Security and Human Behavior (SHB) 2020
From Schneier on Security

Security and Human Behavior (SHB) 2020

Today is the second day of the thirteenth Workshop on Security and Human Behavior. It's being hosted by the University of Cambridge, which in today's world means...

Concept Mapping-based Platform for Learning and Knowledge Assessment.
From The Eponymous Pickle

Concept Mapping-based Platform for Learning and Knowledge Assessment.

Re connecting with Sero!, here is a repeat of a previous post:Brought my attention by Brian Moon,  a knowledge design practitioner we have worked with.  I am aIntroducing...

Upcoming NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Proposal Writing Workshop for the CISE Community
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Upcoming NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Proposal Writing Workshop for the CISE Community

By Thyagarajan Nandagopal, NSF  You are invited to participate in the NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Proposal Writing Workshop, to be held as an interactive online...
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