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    June 2022


    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Addressing Labor Shortages with Automation

    Addressing Labor Shortages with Automation

    Thoughts on topic, but how can they be applied?

    Addressing Labor Shortages with Automation  By Logan Kugler

    Communications of the ACM, June 2022, Vol. 65 No. 6, Pages 21-23 10.1145/3530687

    U..S. employment statistics hit a new milestone…

    Franz Dill | June 17, 2022 at 03:13 PM

    From insideHPC

    @HPCpodcast: Parallel Processing Systems Pioneer Dr. Thomas Sterling on the State of HPC

    @HPCpodcast: Parallel Processing Systems Pioneer Dr. Thomas Sterling on the State of HPC

    Following his highly anticipated and always-insightful closing night keynote at the recent ISC conference, we caught up with Prof. Thomas Sterling to discuss the state of HPC.  Dr. Sterling is professor of intelligent systems…

    Doug Black | June 17, 2022 at 12:36 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    AI and Creativity

    AI and Creativity

    How strong are the links between AI and Creativity?

    ACM OPINION

    How Smarter AI Will Change Creativity

    For years, it has been said that artificial intelligence (AI)-powered automation poses a threat to people in repetitive, routine…

    Franz Dill | June 17, 2022 at 11:47 AM

    From insideHPC

    TACC: Frontera HPC Helps Reveal Weaknesses in HIV-1 ‘Armor’

    TACC: Frontera HPC Helps Reveal Weaknesses in HIV-1 ‘Armor’

    The Frontera supercomputer at TACC has furthered scientists' understanding of how the HIV-1 virus infects and helped generate the first realistic simulations of its capsid, complete with its proteins, water, genetic material,…

    staff | June 17, 2022 at 11:36 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Considering Softer Robotics

    Considering Softer Robotics

    Favorite space, robotics with appropriate scale. 

    Soft Robotics is About More than Building Robots  By Cari Shane

    Commissioned by CACM Staff  June 16, 2022

    Some see soft robots helping declining populations of pollinators do their…

    Franz Dill | June 17, 2022 at 10:19 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Amazon Drone Delivers

    Amazon Drone Delivers

    Had heard of tests some time ago, will the air now soon be filled?

    ACM TECHNEWS

    Amazon Will Deliver Packages via Drone for First Time in U.S. Later This Year  By GeekWire, June 16, 2022

    On June 13, Amazon announced that it is seeking…

    Franz Dill | June 17, 2022 at 09:48 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Can We Trust Our Impressive AI Language Models?

    Can We Trust Our Impressive AI Language Models?

    As usual an excellent, heavily linked and considerable and serious piece by Irving, below just an intro, ldo ink-through...

    Irving Wladawsky-Berger

    A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation…

    Franz Dill | June 17, 2022 at 09:13 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Cryptocurrency Meltdown

    Cryptocurrency Meltdown

     

    Why cryptocurrencies have gone from the next hot thing to a full-on meltdown

    June 17, 2022 5:00 AM ET,  David Gura  

     The cryptocurrency world is in chaos.  Just months ago, crypto companies were advertising heavily during the…

    Franz Dill | June 17, 2022 at 08:59 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Should Analytics Drive Category Planning? AI Approaches

    Should Analytics Drive Category Planning?  AI Approaches

    Classic problem of category planning, which we worked with closely  ...   Using AI methods ...  More links at article below.

    Should analytics drive category planning?   by Tom Ryan  in Retailwire

    Recent studies indicate artificial…

    Franz Dill | June 17, 2022 at 08:51 AM

    From insideHPC

    At ISC 2022: Cornelis Networks’ New Hardware, Software for Omni-Path High-Performance Fabric

    At ISC 2022: Cornelis Networks’ New Hardware, Software for Omni-Path High-Performance Fabric

    We sat down with Doug Fuller, director of software development at high-performance fabric provider Cornelis Networks, to discuss new hardware developments within its Omni-Path along with a new software layer within Omni-Path …

    Doug Black | June 16, 2022 at 08:14 PM

    From insideHPC

    TSMC Debuts FINFLEX, N2 Process

    TSMC Debuts FINFLEX, N2 Process

    SANTA CLARA, CA, Jun. 16, 2022 – TSMC today showcased its advanced logic, specialty and 3D IC technologies at the company’s 2022 North America Technology Symposium, with the next-generation N2 process utilizing nanosheet transistors…

    staff | June 16, 2022 at 07:34 PM

    From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

    Göran Marby Named Honorary UASG Ambassador

    Göran Marby Named Honorary UASG Ambassador

    The Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) is pleased to announce that it has named Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) President and CEO, Göran Marby, as an honorary UASG Ambassador. In this role,…

    UASG | June 16, 2022 at 07:00 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Closer Autonomous Vehicular

    Closer Autonomous Vehicular

     Research Brings Safer Autonomous Vehicles a Step Closer

    University of Surrey (U.K.), June 9, 2022

    Scientists at the U.K.'s University of Surrey have brought safer autonomous vehicles a step closer by using artificial intelligence…

    Franz Dill | June 16, 2022 at 04:02 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    FAST Chinese Radio Telescope Detects Alien Signals

    FAST Chinese Radio Telescope Detects  Alien Signals

    Noted comparision to US Arecebo Radio telescope, recently damaged.     Good complex data gathering example.  

    Chinese Scientists Might Have Detected Signals From Alien Civilizations (Updated)  In ExtremeTech

    By Ryan Whitwam on …

    Franz Dill | June 16, 2022 at 03:58 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Are Blockchain and Decentralized Cloud Making Much Headway?

    Are Blockchain and Decentralized Cloud Making Much Headway?

    -Always like indicative measures of use, could use more than there is here. 

    Are Blockchain and Decentralized Cloud Making Much Headway?

    There continues to be chatter about such elements of Web 3.0 stirring up the cloud scene,Joao…

    Franz Dill | June 16, 2022 at 02:22 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Preserving Culture

    Preserving Culture

     More from the world of war. What if this had been done in WWII, other wars?

    Ukrainians Use 3D Technology to Preserve Cultural Artifacts  By CNN. June 13, 2022

    Civilians in Ukraine are recording three-dimensional (3D) models of…

    Franz Dill | June 16, 2022 at 11:13 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    The Meta Virtual Bar Experience

    The Meta Virtual Bar Experience

    Reminds me of some of the silliness of Second Life, a decade plus ago.  Is this different?   Or is it no sillier than most advertisement?  

    ACM TECHNEWS

    Belly Up to a Virtual Bar By The Wall Street Journal, June 13, 2022

    Patrons…

    Franz Dill | June 16, 2022 at 10:10 AM

    From insideHPC

    Ericsson Group CIO Joines Board of HPC Colo Provider atNorth

    Ericsson Group CIO Joines Board of HPC Colo Provider atNorth

    Stockholm – 16 June 2022 – atNorth, a Nordic data center operator based in Iceland, today announces the appointment of Mats Hultin to its board of directors. As CIO and head of Group IT at Ericsson, Mats is responsible for Ericsson…

    staff | June 16, 2022 at 09:57 AM

    From insideHPC

    D-Wave Shows Annealing Quantum Prototype

    D-Wave Shows Annealing Quantum Prototype

    PALO ALTO, Calif. & BURNABY, B.C. — June 16, 2022 — Quantum computing company D-Wave Systems today announced it is showcasing an experimental prototype of the next-generation Advantage2 annealing quantum computer in the Leap …

    staff | June 16, 2022 at 08:55 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    A Basic Robotic task, Rummaging?

    A Basic Robotic task, Rummaging?

    Task of everyday life.

    Robot Can Find Keys in a Bag by Listening as It Rummages

    New Scientist, Jeremy Hsu, June 13, 2022

    .Stanford University's Maximilian Du and colleagues have trained a microphone-outfitted robotic arm to locate…

    Franz Dill | June 16, 2022 at 08:46 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Using the Craft of the Pitch

    Using the Craft of the Pitch

    Having worked with a company that was well known for pitches of all sorts. 

    Persuasion, Hollywood style  in Strategy-Business 

    Professors Peter Desberg and Jeffrey Davis explain how leaders can enhance their persuasive skills by…

    Franz Dill | June 16, 2022 at 08:28 AM

    From insideHPC

    Jülich Supercomputing Center to Be 2023 Home to JUPITER, Europe’s First Exascale Supercomputer

    Jülich Supercomputing Center to Be 2023 Home to JUPITER, Europe’s First Exascale Supercomputer

    Jülich, Germany — June 15, 2022 – At yesterday’s inauguration of the pre-exascale LUMI supercomputer in Kajaani, Finland, EuroHPC in decided that Forschungszentrum Jülich Supercomputing Center will be home to JUPITER, slated …

    staff | June 15, 2022 at 04:40 PM

    From insideHPC

    Avery Design Systems Announces Verification Support for New Chiplet Interconnect Standard

    Avery Design Systems Announces Verification Support for New Chiplet Interconnect Standard

    Tewksbury, MA – June 15, 2022 – Avery Design Systems, a functional verification solutions company, today announced its support for the new UCIe (Universal Chiplet Interconnect Express) standard, providing an efficient approach…

    Doug Black | June 15, 2022 at 03:21 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Once Again: Smart Shopping Carts

    Once Again: Smart Shopping Carts

     Experimented with similar approaches in the 90s in our retail labs.   Will it work now?  Still needs a really clear reason to play.

    Will smart shopping carts transform the shopping experience at Albertsons?  In Retailwire byCustomers…

    Franz Dill | June 15, 2022 at 02:08 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Next Generation Weather Reporting/Prediction

    Next Generation Weather Reporting/Prediction

     We now all have increasingly good phone based weather systems.  Adding better sensors.

    Next-Generation Weather Reporting: Versatile, Flexible, Economical Sensors, By Osaka Metropolitan University (Japan)

    May 20, 2022

    The versatile…

    Franz Dill | June 15, 2022 at 11:13 AM

    From insideHPC

    Registration Opens for Open Compute Project Summit, Oct. 18-20

    Registration Opens for Open Compute Project Summit, Oct. 18-20

    Registration for the Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit, October 18-20 in San Jose, is now open. Registration information can be found here. The summit is a gathering of technologists looking to apply the benefits of open source…

    Doug Black | June 15, 2022 at 10:49 AM

    From insideHPC

    Women in HPC Returns to In-Person Events at ISC 2022 in Hamburg

    Women in HPC Returns to In-Person Events at ISC 2022 in Hamburg

    June 15, 2022 — The Women in HPC (WHPC) organization released this report on its activities at the ISC 2022 conference earlier this month in Hamburg. Members, allies and friends gathered together for the 13th Annual WHPC Workshop…

    Doug Black | June 15, 2022 at 09:43 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Calgary to become Canada Quantum City Hub

    Calgary to become Canada Quantum City Hub

     Canada using regional hubs for emerging tech. 

    ACM TECHNEWS

    Alberta Investing C$23 Million Toward U of C's Quantum City,  By Calgary Herald (Canada), June 14, 2022

    Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced that the Canadian province…

    Franz Dill | June 15, 2022 at 09:03 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    An AI Can Invent in the US?

    An AI Can Invent in the US?

     Related to some of the work I did with the DOD on intellectual property definition and rights. How will this influence  use?   How will the invention be assigned?   Will follow up on the ruling.

    U.S. court will soon rule if AI…

    Franz Dill | June 15, 2022 at 08:41 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Metaverse, Reality and Myth

    Metaverse, Reality and  Myth

    We worked with the Metaverse in some of its earliest forms, like Second Life.  And integrated it with gaming systems.   Wrote about all that here.  

    Probing reality and myth in the metaverse  June 13, 2022 | Article  in  McKinsey…

    Franz Dill | June 15, 2022 at 08:04 AM
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