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    April 2021


    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Whats Next in AI? From Geoffrey Hinton

    Whats Next in AI?  From Geoffrey Hinton

    This sounded interesting, have always read Hinton's pieces.  About to read this. Will give some thoughts about it later.  

    Geoffrey Hinton Has a Hunch about What's Next for AI   By MIT Technology Review,  April 16, 2021 from CACM…

    Franz Dill | April 16, 2021 at 02:33 PM

    From insideHPC

    The Linux Foundation Launches Research Division to Explore Open Source Ecosystems and Impact

    The Linux Foundation Launches Research Division to Explore Open Source Ecosystems and Impact

    The Linux Foundation has announced a research arm whose mission is to broaden understanding of open source projects, ecosystem dynamics and impact, the organization said. “Through a series of research projects and related content…

    staff | April 16, 2021 at 01:55 PM

    From insideHPC

    Univ. of Chicago’s Polsky Center Launches Venture Conference for Midwest Deep Tech Startups from Universities and National Labs

    Univ. of Chicago’s Polsky Center Launches Venture Conference for Midwest Deep Tech Startups from Universities and National Labs

    CHICAGO– The University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce the launch of DeepTechU, a venture conference showcasing deep tech innovation and 48 investor-ready companies from …

    staff | April 16, 2021 at 01:39 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Record Gaming Sales

    Record Gaming Sales

     Implications? Increase of spare time? Increase of game hardware sales. Less serious work being done?   Opportunities for more gamification?    Will this continue postpandemic?

    We're still spending record amounts on gaming, a …

    Franz Dill | April 16, 2021 at 12:11 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Omnichannel Profitable in Post Pandemic?

    Omnichannel Profitable in Post Pandemic?

     Been asked similar questions in recent interactions.  What will the change be and should retailers react? 

    Can omnichannel be as profitable for retailers as in-store sales? in Retailwire  by Yogesh Kulkarni with further expert…

    Franz Dill | April 16, 2021 at 11:29 AM

    From ACM-W supporting, celebrating and advocating for Women in Computing

    Report on ACM W India Pune Professional Chapter Virtual Regional Celebration

    Report on ACM W India Pune Professional Chapter Virtual Regional Celebration

    A virtual ACM W regional celebration India was organised by ACM W Pune Professional chapter in association with Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering on 3rd March 2021

    ACM-W Editor | April 16, 2021 at 09:54 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    AI Development and Policymaking

    AI Development and Policymaking

    Obvious, and exists well beyond AI into all decision oriented computation.    Must be done as part of a process understanding model of how decisions are made and implemented, under regulation and compliance.  So ultimately complex…

    Franz Dill | April 16, 2021 at 09:52 AM

    From ACM-W supporting, celebrating and advocating for Women in Computing

    Report on ACM W Winter School for Women on Natural Language Processing

    Report on ACM W Winter School for Women on Natural Language Processing

    DA-IICT with ACM-W hosted an ACM Winter School on Natural Language Processing during 4 January to 14 January 2021.

    ACM-W Editor | April 16, 2021 at 09:47 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Lowes Supporting AI Research

    Lowes Supporting AI Research

    Lowes has always been doing interesting things in retail.    Now is supporting AI in                             education.

    Lowe's Puts $1.5 Million Into AI Research at UNC Charlotte, By The Charlotte Observer (NC), April 15,Home…

    Franz Dill | April 16, 2021 at 09:27 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Measuring Consciousness

    Measuring Consciousness

     More brain research addresses complexities of intelligence.

    Researchers Find Better Way to Measure Consciousness

    University of Wisconsin-Madison News, Chris Barncard, March 16, 2021

    Analysis of neural signals in monkeys by University…

    Franz Dill | April 16, 2021 at 09:14 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Farm Automation Advances

    Farm Automation Advances

    More picks on my agriculture and botany advances.     Some good related statistics.

    Automating the Farm, By Esther Shein, Commissioned by CACM Staff 

     Step inside the cab of the John Deere 8RX Tractor, and you may be surprisedFarming…

    Franz Dill | April 16, 2021 at 09:11 AM

    From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

    CSTA 2021 Scholarships

    CSTA 2021 Scholarships

    Are you looking to attend the CSTA 2021 Conference but funding is an issue? There are a great many scholarships available that can help. Visit the scholarship site for full details and application information. I copied a lotNote…

    Alfred Thompson | April 16, 2021 at 07:18 AM

    From Schneier on Security

    NSA Discloses Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange

    NSA Discloses Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange

    Amongst the 100+ vulnerabilities patch in this month’s Patch Tuesday, there are four in Microsoft Exchange that were disclosed by the NSA.

    Bruce Schneier | April 15, 2021 at 10:25 PM

    From ACM-W supporting, celebrating and advocating for Women in Computing

    NYCWiC-Virtual Celebration

    NYCWiC-Virtual Celebration

    The New York Celebration of Women in Computing 2021 (NYCWiC'21) was held virtually on April 9-10, 2021. Organizers used a combination of real-time interaction through Gather, Zoom, and Slack.

    Jen Goodall | April 15, 2021 at 08:03 PM

    From insideHPC

    RMACC 11th Annual HPC Symposium Program Set, Registration Underway

    RMACC 11th Annual  HPC Symposium Program Set, Registration Underway

    BOULDER, CO. – Registration is continuing for the Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium’s  (RMACC) 11th Annual High Performance Computing Symposium, scheduled on-line for May 19-20.  The Symposium will be offered free …

    staff | April 15, 2021 at 04:21 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Wal-Mart Invests in Self-Driving

    Wal-Mart Invests in Self-Driving

    Somewhat unusual, but Wal-Mart is making a considerable play here.  Cruise is only indicating a self driving Taxi for now.    Possibilities for delivery?

    Walmart invests in self-driving startup Cruise

    Cruise says it's about two…

    Franz Dill | April 15, 2021 at 03:41 PM

    From insideHPC

    Lenovo Announces Ready-to-Deploy AI Solutions     

    Lenovo Announces Ready-to-Deploy AI Solutions     

    Lenovo’s Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG) today announced the expansion of its partner ecosystem and launched five artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions. The company said the ecosystem of independent software vendors (ISVs)…

    staff | April 15, 2021 at 01:30 PM

    From insideHPC

    DOE Funding $10M for Research on Data Reduction for Science

    DOE Funding $10M for Research on Data Reduction for Science

    April 15 — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $10 million for foundational research to address the challenges of managing and processing the increasingly massive data sets produced by today’s scientific instruments…

    staff | April 15, 2021 at 01:07 PM

    From insideHPC

    Meet 6 Trailblazing Women in HPC

    Meet 6 Trailblazing Women in HPC

    Women are severely underrepresented in the field of HPC. While they comprise about 51 percent of the general population, women account for only about 17 percent of the HPC workforce1. Those numbers are slowly improving, thanks…

    staff | April 15, 2021 at 12:14 PM

    From insideHPC

    SingleStore Powers IEX Cloud with Real-Time Application Analytics

    SingleStore Powers IEX Cloud with Real-Time Application Analytics

    SAN FRANCISCO – April 15, 2021 –  SingleStore, the unified database for fast analytics, today announced its collaboration with IEX Cloud to deliver technology that disrupts the financial data market. IEX Cloud connects developers…

    staff | April 15, 2021 at 11:04 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Roadblocks to a Vaccine Passport

    Roadblocks to a Vaccine Passport

    Gave this thought after innoculation.  What serves as proof, and with what groups?

    What Are the Roadblocks to a 'Vaccine Passport'?    By The New York Times

    The Heliix Health Passport is one of many developers are working on as…

    Franz Dill | April 15, 2021 at 11:04 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Detecting Anomalies with AI

    Detecting Anomalies with AI

    Classic aspect using AI in  smart manufacturing.  Had interacted with Fujitsu in the past.

    Fujitsu develops AI to detect product abnormalities during manufacturing

    By Ryan Daws | March 29, 2021 | TechForge Media,  Categories: Manufacturing…

    Franz Dill | April 15, 2021 at 10:58 AM

    From insideHPC

    Carleton Univ. and IBM Partner in AI, Machine Learning and Data Science for Workforce Development 

    Carleton Univ. and IBM Partner in AI, Machine Learning and Data Science for Workforce Development 

    OTTAWA — April 15, 2021 — Carleton University and IBM Canada today announce a five-year multimillion-dollar collaboration agreement to enhance Carleton’s Institute for Data Science and equip students for essential jobs in emerging…

    Doug Black | April 15, 2021 at 10:51 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Microsoft Going for Nuance

    Microsoft Going for Nuance

    MS has been backing off Cortana, at least for consumer facing applications.  This would be a big major buy of the Siri developer and its patents.  

    Microsoft considers acquiring Siri creator Nuance for $16 billion   in AI News…

    Franz Dill | April 15, 2021 at 10:41 AM

    From insideHPC

    European HPC Exascale Project DEEP-EST Completed

    European HPC Exascale Project DEEP-EST Completed

    Jülich/Munich, April 15, 2021 – The project “DEEP Extreme Scale Technologies,” funded by the European Union, has come to a successful conclusion. DEEP-EST started in 2017 to develop a modular architecture for high performance…

    staff | April 15, 2021 at 10:12 AM

    From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

    Scott Wins a Prize

    Quantum mechanics makes absolutely no sense—Roger Penrose Scott Answers Big Questions source Scott Aaronson has just been named the 2020 ACM Prize in Computing for groundbreaking contributions to quantum computing, Penrose’s…

    rjlipton | April 15, 2021 at 09:31 AM

    From insideHPC

    PCIe 4.0 Rugged Short-Depth Server Appliance for Edge AI HPC

    PCIe 4.0 Rugged Short-Depth Server Appliance for Edge AI HPC

    AI Transportable™ applications such as autonomous vehicles, situational command and control, aerospace, and high-complexity video-based inference and security often require real-time decision-making with limited 5G or no network…

    staff | April 15, 2021 at 08:40 AM

    From Computational Complexity

    Ordering Beauty

    First, congratulations to fellow complexity theorist and blogger Scott Aaronson for receiving the 2020 ACM Prize in Computing for "groundbreaking contributions to quantum computing". The prize is ACM's highest honor for mid-career…

    Lance Fortnow | April 15, 2021 at 08:31 AM

    From Schneier on Security

    DNI’s Annual Threat Assessment

    DNI’s Annual Threat Assessment

    The office of the Director of National Intelligence released its “Annual Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community.” Cybersecurity is covered on pages 20-21. Nothing surprising:

    Cyber threats from nation states and…

    Bruce Schneier | April 14, 2021 at 10:47 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    IonQ now Supports IBM Qiskit Quantum development kit

    IonQ now Supports IBM Qiskit Quantum development kit

    Providing a seems another and we assume better means of developing quantum applications.     Would be good to compare applications.

    IonQ now supports IBM’s Qiskit quantum development kit

    Frederic [email protected]

    IonQ, the trapped…

    Franz Dill | April 14, 2021 at 04:57 PM
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