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Thoughts on Textbooks in Progress
From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Thoughts on Textbooks in Progress

My first published book, Microsoft Visual Basic FUNdamentals, came out 18 years ago. It was for Visual Basic version 6 and what I did was to take what and how I...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Hilbert’s Irreducibility Theorem

A pretty neat paper about a pretty neat theorem [ GLL edited ] Mark Villarino, William Gasarch, and Kenneth Regan are terrific writers. Bill is a co-author of a...

Joseph Novak and Learning/Sharing through Concept Mapping
From The Eponymous Pickle

Joseph Novak and Learning/Sharing through Concept Mapping

We very actively used some of Prof Joseph Novak's work to capture knowledge and use it to capture, understand and improve process.  That story is told in the Concept...

It will be About the Cobot
From The Eponymous Pickle

It will be About the Cobot

Not a new term: Cobot: Collaborative Robot. but fairly rarely used recently.  Does not have to mean a physical robot, but can also include collaborative AI systems...

ORNL Unveils Summit: World’s Fastest Supercomputer with 200 Petaflops of Performance
From insideHPC

ORNL Unveils Summit: World’s Fastest Supercomputer with 200 Petaflops of Performance

Today Energy Secretary Rick Perry unveiled Summit, the world's most powerful supercomputer. Powered by IBM POWER9 processors, 27,648 NVIDIA GPUs, and Mellanox InfiniBand...

Windows Collaboration Displays
From The Eponymous Pickle

Windows Collaboration Displays

Good possibility for retail applications.  The particular use of the word 'collaboration' is interesting.  Meetings, yes.  I had seen some good chatbot examples...

SC18 Perennials Keep Coming Back
From insideHPC

SC18 Perennials Keep Coming Back

Over at the SC18 Blog, Mike Bernhardt writes that the a small group known as the Perennials have attended the conference from the very beginning. There's no doubt...

Versus Traditional Mergers and Acquisitions
From The Eponymous Pickle

Versus Traditional Mergers and Acquisitions

Interesting detail at the link. Why Traditional M&A Is Becoming Less Important   David Harding, Andrew Schwedel in HBR" ... Consider today’s trends in M&A. Companies...

Regulatory Uncertainty for Blockchain
From The Eponymous Pickle

Regulatory Uncertainty for Blockchain

 Some conversations I have had indicate that little regulation is in place.Regulatory uncertainty could stymy blockchain adoptionEven as companies seek to integrate...

HPC Startups: Sign up for the SC18 Coffee Shop
From insideHPC

HPC Startups: Sign up for the SC18 Coffee Shop

Startups have always had a tough time in the HPC space. Now, the SC18 conference is offering to lend a helping hand with a startup showcase they're calling theHPC...

Minsky at Murex: GPUs for Risk Management
From insideHPC

Minsky at Murex: GPUs for Risk Management

Pierre Spatz from Murex gave this talk at the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference. "Murex has been an early adopters of GPU for pricing and risk management of complex...

Why IMC Is Right for Today’s Fast-Data and Big-Data Applications
From insideHPC

Why IMC Is Right for Today’s Fast-Data and Big-Data Applications

IMC is being used for a variety of functions, including fintech and ecommerce to telecommunications and IoT, as it becomes well known for success with processing...

Computer Science Teacher as Unicorn
From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Computer Science Teacher as Unicorn

The t-shirt image here showed up on my Facebook feed the other day.  My first thought was “Yes, computer teachers are the coolest.” Of course I know a lot of teachers...

New Data Privacy Regulations
From Schneier on Security

New Data Privacy Regulations

When Marc Zuckerberg testified before both the House and the Senate last month, it became immediately obvious that few US lawmakers had any appetite to regulate...

Deep Learning Hunts for Signals
From The Eponymous Pickle

Deep Learning Hunts for Signals

Good, short, relatively non-technical view, but from a distinctly computer science perspective.    Which answer the questions that many of us have.  Why are weDeep...

Google Publishes its AI Principles
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Publishes its AI Principles

On their blog, Just the intro, there is much more at the link. Well stated.    Though as a former defense department employee I wonder what their definition ofDefense...

Great Innovative Idea: Identifying optimal navigation schemes by merging tools from computer science, physics, and biology
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Great Innovative Idea: Identifying optimal navigation schemes by merging tools from computer science, physics, and biology

The following Great Innovative Idea is from Orit Peleg an Assistant Professor of Computer Science from the University of Colorado Boulder. Peleg was one of the...

Vectorizing random number generators for greater speed: PCG and xorshift128+ (AVX-512 edition)
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Vectorizing random number generators for greater speed: PCG and xorshift128+ (AVX-512 edition)

Most people designing random number generators program using regular code. If they are aiming for speed, they probably write functions in C. However, our processors...

Amazon Go Checkout-free Will be in Chicago
From The Eponymous Pickle

Amazon Go Checkout-free Will be in Chicago

Will a good opportunity to see it in action. Will do a comparison with some of our own experiments, but wonder how realistic it will be in a high tourist and trial...

Learning from Process with Human Operators
From The Eponymous Pickle

Learning from Process with Human Operators

Integration of human and AI learning processes.   A kind of focused crowdsourcing, where the operator scores machine learning and gets collaborative assistanceSelf...
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