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Trends this Year
From The Eponymous Pickle

Trends this Year

Irving Wladawsky-Berger does a good job of looking at trends likely to continue this year.   With lots of useful links.   Below the intro: Trends That Will Likely...

IBM towards Secure Enterprise Data
From The Eponymous Pickle

IBM towards Secure Enterprise Data

Hyperledger towards business goals with sharing secure enterprise data How IBM is using blockchain to transform the potential of enterprise dataChris O'Brien  @obrien...

Rental Fees
From The Eponymous Pickle

Rental Fees

 Wow, now here is something, have quite a bit of retail equipment.  Thinking this ... It’s Finally Illegal for ISPs to Charge Rental Fees for Equipment You OwnBy...

Data Lineage Tools
From The Eponymous Pickle

Data Lineage Tools

This problem was brought to my attention.     I don't buy that these are the best,  but they are reasonable examples I will examine.   Especially with regard to...

U.S. Army Looks to Improve Quadrotor Drone Performance
From The Eponymous Pickle

U.S. Army Looks to Improve Quadrotor Drone Performance

Changes in flight capabilities for in context dynamic needs. U.S. Army Research LaboratoryDecember 8, 2020The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command's...

The Dell Technologies HPC Community Interviews: BioTeam’s Ari Berman Talks HPC-Driven Life Sciences Research
From insideHPC

The Dell Technologies HPC Community Interviews: BioTeam’s Ari Berman Talks HPC-Driven Life Sciences Research

Both Dr. Ari Berman and the consulting company of which he is CEO, BioTeam, stand at the crossroads of scientific research and HPC. As the company says of itself...

Amazon Pantry Discontinued
From The Eponymous Pickle

Amazon Pantry Discontinued

 Following this a while because some of our products were typically included.   Seems to have decreased in use, and created anther level of unneeded complexity....

Benford's Law in the Universe
From The Eponymous Pickle

Benford's Law in the Universe

 We used Benford's law to detect potential fraud.  I have mentioned it here a number of times. Turns out its much more broadly observed.   Which is fairly obvious...

Lopsided Digital Transformations
From The Eponymous Pickle

Lopsided Digital Transformations

Can confirm this in the large enterprise.  Broadly done in supply chain world, uncommon in marketing.  Depends on things like data access, expectations around automation...

FPGA Maker Achronix to List on Nasdaq Through Merger With ACE Convergence
From insideHPC

FPGA Maker Achronix to List on Nasdaq Through Merger With ACE Convergence

Jan. 7, 2021, Santa Clara, CA – Achronix Semiconductor Corporation, maker of high-performance field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and embedded FPGA (eFPGA) IP...

Portable Device Can Quickly Detect Plant Stress
From The Eponymous Pickle

Portable Device Can Quickly Detect Plant Stress

Powerful idea.   Here wondering how well the measure of stress works for various crops.Portable Device Can Quickly Detect Plant StressMIT News,  January 4, 2021...

Sustained, High-Fidelity Quantum Teleportation
From The Eponymous Pickle

Sustained, High-Fidelity Quantum Teleportation

Quantum Internet is quickly approaching.   Implications?Fermilab and Partners Achieve Sustained, High-Fidelity Quantum Teleportation  University of Chicago News...

Limitations of a Fremium Approach to Marketing
From The Eponymous Pickle

Limitations of a Fremium Approach to Marketing

Thoughtful examination of the approach of free ... and the idea of freemium. Don’t Count on Free Trials to Win You Customers  in HBR, by Sadat Reza, Dixon Ho, Rich...

UK Antitrust Agency to Probe Nvidia Acquisition of Arm
From insideHPC

UK Antitrust Agency to Probe Nvidia Acquisition of Arm

Nvidia’s intended acquisition of chip maker Arm from SoftBank, the biggest tech deal of 2020 and one with major implications for HPC and AI, is now under investigation...

Nominations Sought for New CCC Council Members
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Nominations Sought for New CCC Council Members

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is charged with catalyzing and empowering the U.S. computing research community to articulate and advance major research...

Changes in WhatsApp’s Privacy Policy
From Schneier on Security

Changes in WhatsApp’s Privacy Policy

If you’re a WhatsApp user, pay attention to the changes in the privacy policy that you’re being forced to agree with. In 2016, WhatsApp gave users a one-time ability...

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...
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