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    March 2023


    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Plugins to be Added to ChatGPT, to Create a Platform

    Plugins to be Added to ChatGPT, to Create a Platform

    Announcement relates to previous message on Wolfram Plugins, but promises more yet.

    OpenAI turns ChatGPT into a platform overnight with addition of plugins  in Venturebeat

    Sharon [email protected],     Michael Nuñ[email protected]

    Franz Dill | March 24, 2023 at 10:46 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    What Does it Mean to be Smart in an Age of AI

    What Does it Mean to be Smart in an Age of AI

    Excerpt from McKinsey  Complete video at the link.

    Author Talks: In the ‘age of AI,’ what does it mean to be smart?

    March 16, 2023 | Interview

    As artificial intelligence gets better at predicting human behavior, a business psychologist…

    Franz Dill | March 24, 2023 at 10:07 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Wolfram can Plug into GPT

    Wolfram can Plug into GPT

    Saw this hinted at a while back. Wolfram Alpha has had unique analytic capabilities for some time, now you can link these to ChatGPT.  Via a plugin.   Apparently there is the ability to add other plugins as well. Thinking about…

    Franz Dill | March 24, 2023 at 09:50 AM

    From Schneier on Security

    Exploding USB Sticks

    Exploding USB Sticks

    In case you don’t have enough to worry about, people are hiding explosives—actual ones—in USB sticks:

    In the port city of Guayaquil, journalist Lenin Artieda of the Ecuavisa private TV station received an envelope containing…

    Bruce Schneier | March 24, 2023 at 07:04 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Security Issues in AI Emerge

    Security Issues in AI Emerge

    There seems to have been an urge to get some of these systems out before securing them.

    ChatGPT bug leaked users' conversation histories  in the BBC

    OpenAI launched ChatGPT last November    By Ben Derico       BBC News, San Francisco…

    Franz Dill | March 23, 2023 at 04:55 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    ML Physics Platform NVIDIA Modulus is Open

    ML Physics Platform NVIDIA Modulus is Open

     New things out of NVIDIA Resources, Fascinating,  Sample Uses?

    Machine Learning Platform NVIDIA Modulus Is Now Open Source

    By Bhoomi Gadhia, Ram Cherukuri and Kristen Perez

    Physics-informed machine learning (physics-ML) is transforming…

    Franz Dill | March 23, 2023 at 04:43 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    AI being used to cherry-pick organs for transplant

    AI being used to cherry-pick organs for transplant

     AI being used to cherry-pick organs for transplant

    By Duncan MacRae | March 2, 2023 | MarketingTech  in ArtificialIntelligence

    Duncan is an award-winning editor with more than 20 years experience in journalism. Having launched…

    Franz Dill | March 23, 2023 at 04:28 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Wave of Stealthy China Cyberattacks Hits U.S., Private Networks, Google Says

    Wave of Stealthy China Cyberattacks Hits U.S., Private Networks, Google Says

     Wave of Stealthy China Cyberattacks Hits U.S., Private Networks, Google Says

    By The Wall Street Journal, March 22, 2023

    China has routinely denied hacking into businesses or governments in other countries.

    Said Charles Carmakal…

    Franz Dill | March 23, 2023 at 04:18 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Persistent Computing and Virtual Worlds

    Persistent Computing and Virtual Worlds

     Worked a number of virtual world projects, never considered them persistent computing.  Useful thought.

    Yu Yuan on Building A Persistent Virtual World The IEEE Standards Association president discusses technology for the metaverse…

    Franz Dill | March 23, 2023 at 04:12 PM

    From insideHPC

    QuEra Partnering with NERSC on Quantum Evaluation

    QuEra Partnering with NERSC on Quantum Evaluation

    Boston, March 23, 2023 – Quantum computing company QuEra Computing today announced a partnership with the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center giving NERSC access to QuEra neutral-atom technology. The partnership…

    staff | March 23, 2023 at 03:22 PM

    From insideHPC

    Interview: Ansys Talks CAD/CAE in the Cloud and Ansys Gateway Powered by AWS

    Interview: Ansys Talks CAD/CAE in the Cloud and Ansys Gateway Powered by AWS

    [SPONSORED GUEST INTERVIEW] In this interview with Jane Trenaman, vice president of portfolio product management at Ansys, she discusses the growing importance of the cloud for customers using Ansys engineering simulation and…

    staff | March 23, 2023 at 02:17 PM

    From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

    “Emerging Election Technologies Enhancing Integrity, Transparency, and Confidence” AAAS Panel Recap

    “Emerging Election Technologies Enhancing Integrity, Transparency, and Confidence” AAAS Panel Recap

    Elections that are safe, secure, and verifiable by the public are an essential part of every democratic government. There have been public outcries for changes in the election process in the US and around the world as citizens…

    Haley Griffin | March 23, 2023 at 12:33 PM

    From [email protected]

    Artificial Intelligence Without Real Intelligence?

    Artificial Intelligence Without Real Intelligence?

    Do the programs understand what they write?

    Herbert Bruderer | March 23, 2023 at 11:36 AM

    From [email protected]

    AI in the Public Interest: Education and Democracy

    AI in the Public Interest: Education and Democracy

    Now is a critical time to vigorously pursue public interests in education and to avoid a slippery slide into yielding public governance to an entirely private market view of how AI should be made available to students, teachers…

    Jeremy Roschelle | March 23, 2023 at 10:13 AM

    From Computational Complexity

    A Strange Hiring Season

    In my fall jobs post, I had trouble predicting this season's CS faculty job market but I didn't expect this:  strong supply and strong demand, something we haven't seen since the early '80s when the then young CS departmentsWe…

    Lance Fortnow | March 23, 2023 at 09:58 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Bard is Out and Being Tested in Changed World of High Expectations

    Bard is Out and Being Tested in Changed World of High Expectations

     Google has announced their model, has been getting some criticism.  But as they say it is still just a  test.  There are lots of models jumping out there.    Google seems to have moved early without enough testing.    Expectations…

    Franz Dill | March 23, 2023 at 09:36 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    AI Voice Scan

    AI Voice Scan

    Vocal scams commonly used.

    AI Voice Scam, an example of some of the dangers involved.  

    They Thought Loved Ones Were Calling for Help. It Was an AI Scam  By The Washington Post, March 14, 2023

    In 2022, impostor scams were the second…

    Franz Dill | March 23, 2023 at 09:15 AM

    From Schneier on Security

    Mass Ransomware Attack

    Mass Ransomware Attack

    A vulnerability in a popular data transfer tool has resulted in a mass ransomware attack:

    TechCrunch has learned of dozens of organizations that used the affected GoAnywhere file transfer software at the time of the ransomware…

    Bruce Schneier | March 23, 2023 at 07:05 AM

    From Daniel Lemire's Blog

    Can GPT pass my programming courses?

    Can GPT pass my programming courses?

    Professeur Caplan reports that ChatGPT, the new AI that is all the rage, can pass his economics midterm and get an A. What about computer science ? I submitted to GPT one problem I offer my students… Write a Java program that…

    Daniel Lemire | March 22, 2023 at 02:55 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    GitHub unveils Copilot X: The Future of AI-powered Software Development

    GitHub unveils Copilot X: The Future of AI-powered Software Development

    Now here is a future that has some real value ... 

    GitHub unveils Copilot X: The future of AI-powered software development

    Michael Nuñez in Venturebeat

    @MichaelFNunez, March 22, 2023

    Join top executives in San Francisco on July 11…

    Franz Dill | March 22, 2023 at 01:49 PM

    From insideHPC

    TACC: Simulation Reveals Secrets of Exotic Electrons

    TACC: Simulation Reveals Secrets of Exotic Electrons

    March 22, 2023 — The Texas Advanced Computing Center has announced that simulations on TACC’s Frontera supercomputer have helped scientists map for the first time the conditions that characterize exotic electrons, called polarons…

    Doug Black | March 22, 2023 at 01:23 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Large language models also Work for Protein Structures

    Large language models also Work for Protein Structures

    We asked this question long ago, usefully answered?  Very big deal if so.

    THE LANGUAGE OF BIOCHEMISTRY —

    Large language models also work for protein structures

    Training on raw protein sequences allows the AI to make inferences about…

    Franz Dill | March 22, 2023 at 01:05 PM

    From insideHPC

    National Black Engineer Awards Celebrate Sandia Labs Scientists

    National Black Engineer Awards Celebrate Sandia Labs Scientists

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., March 22, 2023 — Three Sandia National Laboratories professionals recently received 2023 Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA). Danielle Stephenson was lauded as a Senior Technology Fellow, Coby Davis as…

    staff | March 22, 2023 at 12:48 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    UK Says AI is Getting Very Important

    UK Says AI is Getting Very Important

    In part pushed by recent advances?

    AI News

    Editorial: UK puts AI at the centre of its Budget

    By Ryan Daws | March 16, 2023 | TechForge Media

    Categories: Artificial Intelligence, Development, Enterprise, Industries, Legislation &Ryan…

    Franz Dill | March 22, 2023 at 12:44 PM

    From insideHPC

    Mitsui and NVIDIA Announce Generative AI Supercomputer for Pharma

    Mitsui and NVIDIA Announce Generative AI Supercomputer for Pharma

    March 21, 2023 — Japanese business conglomerate Mitsui & Co., Ltd. announced it is collaborating with NVIDIA on Tokyo-1 — an initiative for Japan’s pharmaceutical industry with technology, including high-resolution molecular …

    Doug Black | March 22, 2023 at 12:32 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Replacing Coders Already?

    Replacing Coders Already?

    Inevitable.... 

    Startups Are Already Using GPT-4 to Spend Less on Human Coders

    GPT-4 "saves a lot of time and a lot of money, obviously, because we haven't had to hire additional resources."   By Chloe Xiang, March 20, 2023, 9:00am…

    Franz Dill | March 22, 2023 at 12:25 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Google Bard

    Google Bard

     Got into Google Bard from the wait list in just a few hours.  See Bard.google.com    Here is how they describe it.   And Perhaps naturally, each interaction also includes the ability to use a google search .  Says it uses the…

    Franz Dill | March 22, 2023 at 12:17 PM

    From insideHPC

    LiquidStack Secures Series B Funding from Trane Technologies

    LiquidStack Secures Series B Funding from Trane Technologies

    BOSTON, March 22, 2023 — LiquidStack, maker of liquid immersion cooling solutions for data centers, has received an investment from Trane Technologies, a climate company. Trane Technologies, through its strategic brand Trane,…

    staff | March 22, 2023 at 12:10 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    More Fears of Tok

    More Fears of Tok

    TikTok: UK ministers banned from using Chinese-owned app on government phones

    TikTok on a phone, By Chas Geiger & Zoe Kleinman, BBC News

    British government ministers have been banned from using Chinese-owned social media app TikTok…

    Franz Dill | March 22, 2023 at 10:27 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Robot Security Guards

    Robot Security Guards

    Inevitable, increasing in smart application.

    Robots are your new office security guard      in Axios

    Jennifer A. Kingson

    See Cobalt Robotics.

    They stand five feet tall and glide at three miles per hour, patrolling office buildings…

    Franz Dill | March 22, 2023 at 10:15 AM
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