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Science and Technology links (July 25th 2020)
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Science and Technology links (July 25th 2020)

I was taught that human beings only arrived to America recently (15,000 years ago). It turns out that it is wrong. There were human beings in America 30,000 years...

Article Summary Experiment: Some Simple Economics of the Blockchain
From The Eponymous Pickle

Article Summary Experiment: Some Simple Economics of the Blockchain

I had mentioned this article previously, found it interesting and well written.   Here an experiment with its content.   Below it is excerpted ...  with summary...

GPT-3 and Crypto Assets
From The Eponymous Pickle

GPT-3 and Crypto Assets

Just recently been talking digital Assets and how advances in crypto might influence them.  Here a piece from Coindesk that talks some of the issues, considering...

Blueprint for tools to Manage a Pandemic
From The Eponymous Pickle

Blueprint for tools to Manage a Pandemic

Like the process and requirements statement for a specific set of goals.  Often not done rigorously enough.Blueprint for the Perfect Coronavirus AppETH Zurich (Switzerland)...

Intel Delays 7nm Chip Again – What Does it Mean for Aurora Exascale?
From insideHPC

Intel Delays 7nm Chip Again – What Does it Mean for Aurora Exascale?

Intel’s elusive quest for a 7nm process chip, and its incorporation in Intel’s Aurora exascale supercomputer, have both been delayed by at least six months, according...

Friday Squid Blogging: Introducing the Seattle Kraken
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Introducing the Seattle Kraken

The Kraken is the name of Seattle's new NFL franchise. I have always really liked collective nouns as sports team names (like the Utah Jazz or the Minnesota Wild)...

US Wants to Build an Unhackable Quantum Internet
From The Eponymous Pickle

US Wants to Build an Unhackable Quantum Internet

What does unhackable mean here?   U.S. Hatches Plan to Build Quantum Internet That Might Be UnhackableThe Washington PostJeanne WhalenJuly 23, 2020U.S. officials...

From Computational Complexity

Virtual Complexity

The Complexity Complexity Conference, the conference that shares its name and URL with this blog, originally scheduled for Saarbrücken will be held virtually next...

Exploring Exploration
From The Eponymous Pickle

Exploring Exploration

A very old proposition has said that if only we could make a system as inquisitive as a child, and had it able to learn and extend its knowledge, we could get to...

Update on NIST's Post-Quantum Cryptography Program
From Schneier on Security

Update on NIST's Post-Quantum Cryptography Program

NIST has posted an update on their post-quantum cryptography program: After spending more than three years examining new approaches to encryption and data protection...

Intel Building Artificial Skin
From The Eponymous Pickle

Intel Building Artificial Skin

Modeling chips more closely to biological neurons.Researchers use Intel’s neuromorphic chip to build artificial skin  By  Maria Deutscher in SiliconAngleIntel Corp...

DOE Unveils Blueprint for ‘Unhackable’ Quantum Internet: Central Roles for Argonne, Chicago University, Fermilab
From insideHPC

DOE Unveils Blueprint for ‘Unhackable’ Quantum Internet: Central Roles for Argonne, Chicago University, Fermilab

At a press conference held today at the University of Chicago, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) unveiled a strategy for the development of a national quantum...

P&G Works with Consumers with Data via AI
From The Eponymous Pickle

P&G Works with Consumers with Data via AI

Some useful details here.  Note different forms of data being used as an asset.P&G Gets Personal with Consumers through Data, AI Tech CollaborationBy Alarice Rajagopal...

Israeli Military Launches Radical New Google Maps Alternative
From The Eponymous Pickle

Israeli Military Launches Radical New Google Maps Alternative

New approaches at detailed street maps.Israeli Military Launches Radical New Google Maps AlternativeForbesZak DoffmanJune 30, 2020The Israeli military has adopted...

Alexa-Live Sessions
From The Eponymous Pickle

Alexa-Live Sessions

Attended this, mostly either broadly general or deep technical.  Dev and Device oriented.  Like the direction, lots to do  The on-demand pieces are at the linkDiscover...

Lego Data Talk
From The Eponymous Pickle

Lego Data Talk

Lego is a favorite company for a number of reasons, met with their management in the 90s. Here an upcoming talk via Retailwire, plan to participate.LEGO: Brick Expert...

Image GPT
From The Eponymous Pickle

Image GPT

Been looking at GPT from OpenAI, and at their site found Image GPT.   There a number of links to technical papers at the pieces below:OpenAI first described GPT...

The Hyperion-insideHPC Interviews: Dr. Michael Resch Talks about the Leap from von Neumann: ‘I Tell My PhD Candidates: Go for Quantum’
From insideHPC

The Hyperion-insideHPC Interviews: Dr. Michael Resch Talks about the Leap from von Neumann: ‘I Tell My PhD Candidates: Go for Quantum’

Dr. Michael M. Resch of the University of Stuttgart has professorships, degrees, doctorates and honorary doctorates from around the world, he has studied and taught...

Responsible Innovation
From The Eponymous Pickle

Responsible Innovation

Google reports on what they believe is responsible.   Considerable piece.   Lots of words.An update on our work on AI and responsible innovationKent Walker  SVP...

Meshing and Simulation
From The Eponymous Pickle

Meshing and Simulation

Design meshes are  a means for determining the design of simulation, especially for design problems.  Good discussion.Better simulation meshes well for design software...
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