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    December 2022


    From insideHPC

    Report: TSMC’s 3nm Arizona Fab Hitting Snags

    Report: TSMC’s 3nm Arizona Fab Hitting Snags

    Pointing to high costs and a US skills shortage, Taiwanese chip manufacturer TSMC has reported challenges to the completion by next December of its new semiconductor plant north of Phoenix, according to a story in today’s The…

    staff | December 5, 2022 at 01:51 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Sutherland on the Future of Augmented Reality Displays

    Sutherland on the Future of Augmented Reality Displays

    In fact, at the big enterprise, we tested some of Sutherland's findings in real life retail.   But found it to mostly be too 'busy' for practical use.  Still worth further examination in a new era of adaptive interaction.  What…

    Franz Dill | December 5, 2022 at 01:31 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Are Ads Causing Shoppers to Lose Faith in Amazon search results?

    Are Ads Causing Shoppers to Lose Faith in Amazon search results?

     Significantly?

    Are ads causing shoppers to lose faith in Amazon search results?   by Matthew Stern in RetailWire.

    Amazon.com has long been the main go-to place for online product search, but a recent Washington Post article finds…

    Franz Dill | December 5, 2022 at 01:11 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    From Handrwriting to Computer Code

    From Handrwriting to Computer Code

    Like to see a useful example of this, though who uses much handwriting anymore?    Do we need another introduction of uncertainty?

    Programming Tool Turns Handwriting into Computer Code  By Cornell Chronicle, November 30, 2022

    Writing…

    Franz Dill | December 5, 2022 at 12:43 PM

    From Apophenia

    What if failure is the plan?

    What if failure is the plan?

    I’ve been thinking a lot about failure lately. Failure comes in many forms, but I’m especially interested in situations in which people *perceive* something as failing (or about to fail) and the contestations over failure that…

    zephoria | December 5, 2022 at 12:32 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Existential Physics Reading

    Existential Physics Reading

     Understanding physics and its practical application is becoming important.   Here a good intro I am reading,  notably about how quantum effects are being applied in computing and cryptography. 

    Existential Physics: A Scientist's…

    Franz Dill | December 5, 2022 at 12:32 PM

    From insideHPC

    Cogniteam: In-Browser Simulation Drops Robot Simulation Costs

    Cogniteam: In-Browser Simulation Drops Robot Simulation Costs

    Dec. 5, 2022 — Cogniteam, creator of the Nimbus Robotic operating system designed to unify development, cloud connectivity and deployment capabilities, announced it had added in-browser simulation capabilities that allows remote…

    staff | December 5, 2022 at 11:36 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Recent Game playing example

    Recent Game playing example

     

    Games can be useful to test learning and alternative process options.

    Why Researchers Are Teaching AI to Play Minecraft    By Popular Science, December 2, 2022

    Nuclear power plant model made in Minecraft An artist's approximation…

    Franz Dill | December 5, 2022 at 10:38 AM

    From [email protected]

    Turing, Churchill, and the Colossus

    Turing, Churchill, and the Colossus

    Did Turing collaborate on the Colossus?

    Herbert Bruderer | December 5, 2022 at 10:05 AM

    From Computational Complexity

    The Future of Education is Personal

     

    With all the excitement about ChatGPT, how will machine learning disrupt education, say five to ten years down the road?

    My guess: individualized tutors. Imagine a tutor working with you teaching you important concepts, walking…

    Lance Fortnow | December 5, 2022 at 08:53 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Whats a Software BOM?

    Whats a Software BOM?

    Billing it up for a Product

    ACM NEWS

    SBOM: An Up-Close Look at a Software Bill of Materials, November 30, 2022

    Multiple Software Bill of Materials are produced at different levels of the software stack. 

    A software bill of materials…

    Franz Dill | December 5, 2022 at 08:03 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Coinbase and Apple

    Coinbase and Apple

    Fees for crypto transfers 

    Coinbase removes NFT transfers from iOS app following dispute with Apple

    By Duncan Riley in SiliconAngle

    Coinbase Inc. is the latest company to have issues with Apple and its App Store policies, claiming…

    Franz Dill | December 5, 2022 at 07:38 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Laundry Folding Record

    Laundry Folding Record

    Addressing common tasks.

    Robot Laundry Folding Speed Record Broken

    Ars Technica, Benj Edwards, October 19, 2022

    Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and Germany's Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have achieved…

    Franz Dill | December 5, 2022 at 07:26 AM

    From Schneier on Security

    CAPTCHA

    CAPTCHA

    This is an actual CAPTCHA I was shown when trying to log into PayPal.

    As an actual human and not a bot, I had no idea how to answer. Is this a joke? (Seems not.) Is it a Magritte-like existential question? (It’s not a bicycle…

    Bruce Schneier | December 5, 2022 at 07:10 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Battery Supply Chain Comes to the US

    Battery Supply Chain Comes to the US

    Supply Chain elements.

    The EV Battery Supply Chain Is Coming to America

    Close-up of a mechanic's hands disassembling an electric car battery on top of a trailer inside a mechanic shop

    November 16, 2022  Bloomberg

    It’s official: the…

    Franz Dill | December 4, 2022 at 07:48 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    European Automotive Does Quantum

    European Automotive Does Quantum

    Unexpected this early, but very interesting. 

    The European automobile industry is going quantum in TheNextWeb  By Tristran Greene 

    Spooky action at a distance goes vroom ... 

    It’s a bold new world for automobile makers. After aBut…

    Franz Dill | December 4, 2022 at 01:22 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    On Swarm Robotics

    On Swarm Robotics

    Especially interested in how we can link to tasks that need multiples of specialized solvers ... 

    Swarm Robotics Moves Forward   By Samuel Greengard

    Communications of the ACM, December 2022, Vol. 65 No. 12, Pages 12-14   10.1145…

    Franz Dill | December 4, 2022 at 11:51 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    3D Printing Can Manufacture Customized Sensors

    3D Printing Can Manufacture Customized Sensors

     Printing Sensors

    3D Printing Can Manufacture Customized Sensors

    KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)

    David Callahan, September 28, 2022

    A new three-dimensional (3D) printing method could cost-effectively fabricate insect-sized…

    Franz Dill | December 4, 2022 at 09:56 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    On Ray and Path Tracing

    On Ray and Path Tracing

    Representing 3D Objects.

    What Is Path Tracing?

    March 23, 2022 by Brian Caulfield

    Turn on your TV. Fire up your favorite streaming service. Grab a Coke. A demo of the most important visual technology of our time is as close as your…

    Franz Dill | December 4, 2022 at 09:41 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Opinion on the CHIPS Act

    Opinion on the CHIPS Act

     Short Opinion piece from ACM site.  Have not reviewed further, but plan to

    The False Promise of America's CHIPS Act

    By Project Syndicate, November 28, 2022

    The CHIPS Act is flawed in many ways.  (Opinion) 

    The U.S. CHIPS and Science…

    Franz Dill | December 3, 2022 at 01:52 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    AWS Wants Cloud in Space

    AWS Wants Cloud in Space

     New domains, one answer to supply chains there. 

    AWS sets its sights on space for the future of cloud capabilities  By Mike Moore published about 3 hours ago

    AWS wants to make the world a better place, from space

    Cloud computing…

    Franz Dill | December 3, 2022 at 11:45 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    On Event Modeling

    On Event Modeling

     Its all about events and how we handle them. 

    Adam Dymitruk on Event Modeling    By Software Engineering Radio    November 28, 2022

    Credit: Adam Dymitruk/Software Engineering Radio

    Adam Dymitruk is CEO and founder of Adaptech Group…

    Franz Dill | December 3, 2022 at 10:11 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Data Intelligence Platform Seek AI Launches to Automate Repetitive Tasks

    Data Intelligence Platform Seek AI Launches to Automate Repetitive Tasks

     Automate and make intelligent. 

    Data Intelligence Platform Seek AI Launches to Automate Repetitive Tasks

    In DataNami  by Jaime Hampton

    With all the hype around generative AI and its text-to-image capabilities throwing the art world…

    Franz Dill | December 3, 2022 at 09:38 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Mechanical Neural Networks

    Mechanical Neural Networks

    Quite technical, but worth a link for later study.... 

    Mechanical neural networks: Architected materials that learn behaviors  ... 

    BY RYAN H. LEE ERWIN A. B. MULDER ET AL.

    One for all: Universal material model based on minimalAbstract…

    Franz Dill | December 3, 2022 at 09:33 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Synthetic Data Can Offer ML Performance Improvements

    Synthetic Data Can Offer ML Performance Improvements

     Previously mentioned, considering use of idea in test.

    MIT News, Adam Zewe, November 3, 2022

    A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the MIT-IBM Watson AI Laboratory, and Boston University found…

    Franz Dill | December 3, 2022 at 09:07 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Choosing Best Machine Learning Algorithm

    Choosing Best Machine Learning Algorithm

     Simplified example

    DataScienceDojo (@Data Science Dojo) Tweeted:

    Franz Dill | December 3, 2022 at 09:06 AM

    From Schneier on Security

    Friday Squid Blogging: Legend of the Indiana Oil-Pit Squid

    Friday Squid Blogging: Legend of the Indiana Oil-Pit Squid

    At a GMC plant.

    As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven’t covered.

    Read my blog posting guidelines here.

    Bruce Schneier | December 2, 2022 at 05:12 PM

    From [email protected]

    Why Is It Hard to Define Data Science?

    Why Is It Hard to Define Data Science?

    Data science can be described as a science, as a research paradigm, as a research method, as a discipline, as a workflow, and as a profession.

    Koby Mike and Orit Hazzan | December 2, 2022 at 04:01 PM

    From Schneier on Security

    Existential Risk and the Fermi Paradox

    Existential Risk and the Fermi Paradox

    We know that complexity is the worst enemy of security, because it makes attack easier and defense harder. This becomes catastrophic as the effects of that attack become greater.

    In A Hacker’s Mind (coming in February 2023), …

    Bruce Schneier | December 2, 2022 at 03:07 PM

    From insideHPC

    ADIA Lab Announces Board Members, Collaborations and Research Award

    ADIA Lab Announces Board Members, Collaborations and Research Award

    Abu Dhabi, 2 December 2022 — ADIA Lab, focused on basic and applied research in data and computational sciences, commenced operations today, the 51st National Day of the UAE. As part of its launch, the lab announced the composition…

    staff | December 2, 2022 at 01:39 PM
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