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Generating Visual Images from Text Descriptions
From The Eponymous Pickle

Generating Visual Images from Text Descriptions

Something we could have used to test visual understanding of products and their use.  OpenAI’s latest neural network creates images from written descriptions  By...

Mining Private Data:  Does GPT-2 Know Your Phone Number?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Mining Private Data: Does GPT-2 Know Your Phone Number?

Schneier has mentioned this as a privacy issue: Just reading the Berkeley BAIR paper that develops this  (see short excerpt below)   And the source technical paper...

Digital Product Development from Visualization
From The Eponymous Pickle

Digital Product Development from Visualization

And forward to product design and development, from visualization. Visualization Adds Transparency to Digital Product DevelopmentFraunhofer-Gesellschaft (Germany)...

Inferring Design Plans from Short Clips
From The Eponymous Pickle

Inferring Design Plans from Short Clips

 Currently examining this kind of approach.  Phones are getting these kinds of abilities. Researchers design AI that can infer whole floor plans from short video...

Dream Manipulation
From The Eponymous Pickle

Dream Manipulation

Now here is some scary.   Or a means of entertainment?   Or creativity enhancement? An MIT Lab Is Building Devices to Hack Your DreamsFrom improving your mood to...

Invite:  Walmart+ Starts up to Compete with Amazon Prime
From The Eponymous Pickle

Invite: Walmart+ Starts up to Compete with Amazon Prime

 Received invite today: Meet Walmart+    FAQThe membership that helps you save more time & money.Only $12.95/month or $98/yearStart 15-day free trial  .... 

New Learning on SolarWinds
From The Eponymous Pickle

New Learning on SolarWinds

Schneier summarizes the NYT detailed article on the SolarWinds hack.   The NYT article is firewalled, and the Schneier article also includes a number of usefulLatest...

GlobusWorld to Be Held Online May 12-14
From insideHPC

GlobusWorld to Be Held Online May 12-14

GlobusWorld, a non-profit organization that brings together researchers, systems administrators, developers and IT leaders from top research computing centers,GlobusWorld...

QR Code Comeback?
From The Eponymous Pickle

QR Code Comeback?

We were very early experimenters and appliers, so this caught my eye.  Good story in current context, With further expert opinion in retail.   Will it last post...

Russia’s SolarWinds Attack and Software Security
From Schneier on Security

Russia’s SolarWinds Attack and Software Security

The information that is emerging about Russia’s extensive cyberintelligence operation against the United States and other countries should be increasingly alarming...

Monitoring in-production ML models
From The Eponymous Pickle

Monitoring in-production ML models

Useful and detailed look at real world problems with Sagemaker Model Monitor.  Good graphical views.   Somewhat but practically technical.Monitoring in-production...

SingleStore Adds AWS Glue for Simpler Cloud Data Integration
From insideHPC

SingleStore Adds AWS Glue for Simpler Cloud Data Integration

San Francisco – Jan. 6, 2021 – Database company SingleStore, for operational analytics and modern applications, today unveiled native support for AWS Glue, expanding...

APT Horoscope
From Schneier on Security

APT Horoscope

This delightful essay matches APT hacker groups up with astrological signs. This is me: Capricorn is renowned for its discipline, skilled navigation, and steadfastness...

Memory access on the Apple M1 processor
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Memory access on the Apple M1 processor

When a program is mostly just accessing memory randomly, a standard cost model is to count the number of distinct random accesses. The general idea is that memory...

AI Solves Quantum Chemistry Problem
From The Eponymous Pickle

AI Solves Quantum Chemistry Problem

 Heard this posed an an early 'monte carlo' simulation problem which had potential for solutions with quantum.AI Solves Schrödinger's Equation, a Fundamental Problem...

Small Data, Short Term Global Risks, GRR
From The Eponymous Pickle

Small Data, Short Term Global Risks, GRR

 Nicely put, perhaps on every risk analysis we should list these calculate how they might be of threat to our contexts.   At the link below some good charts and...

Videos online of the SDGC conference 2020
From Putting People First

Videos online of the SDGC conference 2020

All videos of the Service Design Global Conference of October 2020 [#SDGC20] are now available for free on youtube. Here the links to the keynotes and the talks...

Intel-Apple-AMD-Tesla Chip Architect Jim Keller Joins AI Startup Tenstorrent
From insideHPC

Intel-Apple-AMD-Tesla Chip Architect Jim Keller Joins AI Startup Tenstorrent

Jim Keller, one of the leading names in HPC, AI and data center chip architecture, has landed at a Toronto hardware startup developing AI chips after a two-year...

CSTA Expands Focus on CS Equity
From ACM-W supporting, celebrating and advocating for Women in Computing

CSTA Expands Focus on CS Equity

The Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) has expanded their CSTA Equity Fellowship program.

[Book] Design of Supporting Systems for Life in Outer Space
From Putting People First

[Book] Design of Supporting Systems for Life in Outer Space

Annalisa Dominoni presents a new discipline that will have an increasingly strong impact on behavior and performance of astronauts.
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