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    June 2018


    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Its All About Training Data

    Its All About Training Data

    Was impressed by Figure Eight (formerly Crowdflower). They get at the crux of the matter.  You have to have the right data. 

    " ... A machine learning algorithm isn't worth much without great training data to power it.

    At Figure…

    Franz Dill | June 19, 2018 at 03:55 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Microsoft Builds Bots for Productivity

    Microsoft Builds Bots for Productivity

    Microsoft looks to bots to make employees more productive.  Recall their now long ago work with the 'Clippy' bot.

    Microsoft is continuing its quest to try to make workers more productive via a variety of bots, including SwitchBot…

    Franz Dill | June 19, 2018 at 02:27 PM

    From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

    ACM SIGARCH Blog- Verifying Quantum Software and Hardware

    ACM SIGARCH Blog- Verifying Quantum Software and Hardware

    The following is a blog post from the ACM SIGARCH Computer Architecture Today. The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) has also done work in the quantum computing (QC) space, including hosting a recent workshop called Next Steps…

    Helen Wright | June 19, 2018 at 01:00 PM

    From insideHPC

    Hyperion Research’s Steve Conway Adds COO Title

    Hyperion Research’s Steve Conway Adds COO Title

    Today Hyperion Research announced that Steve Conway, Hyperion Research senior vice president of research, will now also serve as the company's chief operating officer, according to Hyperion CEO Earl Joseph. "The promotion recognizes…

    staff | June 19, 2018 at 12:07 PM

    From insideHPC

    Lenovo Moves Liquid Cooling Forward with Neptune

    Lenovo Moves Liquid Cooling Forward with Neptune

    Today Lenovo released details its pending Neptune liquid-cooling systems, which will enable data centers to run "up to 50 percent more efficiently, with uncompromising performance while maintaining a dense footprint."  "In Roman…

    staff | June 19, 2018 at 11:49 AM

    From insideHPC

    NVIDIA Releases Code for Accelerated Machine Learning

    NVIDIA Releases Code for Accelerated Machine Learning

    Today NVIDIA made a number of announcements centered around Machine Learning software at the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference in Salt Lake City. "NVIDIA is kicking off the conference by demonstrating an early…

    staff | June 19, 2018 at 11:08 AM

    From insideHPC

    Cray Rolls Out Scalable Flash Storage Solution for Lustre Workloads

    Cray Rolls Out Scalable Flash Storage Solution for Lustre Workloads

    Today Cray announced the ClusterStor L300F Lustre-based scalable flash storage solution, designed for applications that need high-performance scratch storage to quickly store and retrieve intermediate results. "Flash is poised…

    staff | June 19, 2018 at 10:34 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Choosing an AI Strategy

    Choosing an AI Strategy

    Example of a corporate approach, not enough detail to really pin what the strategy is, but shows you the complexity and that few companies are advanced in this area.

    The Right Fit: Choosing an AI Strategy

    Dun & Bradstreet is transforming…

    Franz Dill | June 19, 2018 at 09:48 AM

    From insideHPC

    Edge Computing Proves Critical for Drilling Rigs, Pipeline Integrity

    Edge Computing Proves Critical for Drilling Rigs, Pipeline Integrity

    edge computingThis is the third entry in a five-part insideHPC series that takes an in-depth look at how machine learning, deep learning and AI are being used in the energy industry. Read on to learn how edge computing is playing a role in…

    staff | June 19, 2018 at 09:30 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Threat Intelligence

    Threat Intelligence

    Did some work with Recorded Future, an impressive group.

    How to Empower Teams With Threat Intelligence   By Amanda McKeon 

    In this episode of the Recorded Future podcast, we examine how threat intelligence applies to a variety

    Joining…

    Franz Dill | June 19, 2018 at 09:06 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Marriott Installs Alexa

    Marriott Installs Alexa

    The hospitality angle is not new, have seen tests underway, started in casinos. Tailored to local and hotel information.  In general you cannot bring your own assistant,  I tried that for a test on a trip, the local Wifi was

    Amazon…

    Franz Dill | June 19, 2018 at 09:00 AM

    From Putting People First

    The UK Government’s Data Ethics Framework

    The UK Government’s Data Ethics Framework

    The UK Government’s Data Ethics Framework guides the design of appropriate data use in government and the wider public sector. This guidance is aimed at anyone working directly or indirectly with data in the public sector, including…

    Experientia | June 19, 2018 at 07:57 AM

    From Schneier on Security

    Free Societies are at a Disadvantage in National Cybersecurity

    Free Societies are at a Disadvantage in National Cybersecurity

    Jack Goldsmith and Stuart Russell just published an interesting paper, making the case that free and democratic nations are at a structural disadvantage in nation-on-nation cyberattack and defense. From a blog post: It seeks…

    Bruce Schneier | June 19, 2018 at 07:54 AM

    From Putting People First

    UX and Service Design for Connected Products

    UX and Service Design for Connected Products

    UX and Service Design for Connected Products by Claire Rowland Digital Catapult, 2018, 36 pages (via IoT.uk) There are a huge variety of applications in IoT spanning connected products and hardware enabled services. Consumer …

    Experientia | June 19, 2018 at 07:51 AM

    From Daniel Lemire's Blog

    Roaring Bitmaps in JavaScript

    Roaring Bitmaps in JavaScript

    Roaring bitmaps are a popular data structure to represents sets of integers. Given such sets, you can quickly compute unions, intersections, and so forth. It is a convenient tool when doing data processing. I used to joke that…

    Daniel Lemire | June 19, 2018 at 01:28 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Sentiment Analysis Uses and Comparisons

    Sentiment Analysis Uses and Comparisons

    A look at various sentiment applications and services.    Have used a couple of these.

    Machine Learning as a Service: Part 1  from Towards Data Science. By Sebastian Kwiatkowski

    Sentiment analysis: 10 applications and 4 services…

    Franz Dill | June 18, 2018 at 06:21 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Google Leveraging Digital Assistants

    Google Leveraging Digital Assistants

    In FMIdailyLead:
    Grocers among those launching ad deals with Google

    Several major grocers including Costco and Walmart have formed search alliances with Google that include being featured in results from its digital assistants.…

    Franz Dill | June 18, 2018 at 03:40 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Drones Detecting Physical Behavior

    Drones Detecting Physical Behavior

    Another case of complex pattern recognition.  In live video.  Here the drone is classifying a set of human behaviors and them classify them as a 'brawl'.  In English a violent, multi person fight.  Could be with or without weapons…

    Franz Dill | June 18, 2018 at 02:58 PM

    From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

    NIH Releases Strategic Plan for Data Science

    NIH Releases Strategic Plan for Data Science

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently released the following letter to the community announcing its Strategic Plan for Data Science.  Dear Colleagues, The National Institutes of Health (NIH) released its first-ever…

    Helen Wright | June 18, 2018 at 02:22 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Talk: Future of Jobs in the Age of Augmented Intelligence

    Talk: Future of Jobs in the Age of Augmented Intelligence

     Future of Jobs in the Age of Augmented Intelligence

    Talk Attendance Link: https://zoom.us/j/7371462221   June 21, 10:30 AM EDT

    Slides and Talk Recording: http://cognitive-science.info/community/weekly-update/

    Speaker: Yassi Moghaddam…

    Franz Dill | June 18, 2018 at 12:51 PM

    From insideHPC

    Virtualizing AI & HPC Workloads with vSphere

    Virtualizing AI & HPC Workloads with vSphere

    In this video from the Dell EMC HPC Community Meeting, Josh Simons from VMware describes why more customers are moving their HPC & AI workloads to virtualized environments using vSphere. "With VMware, you can capture the benefits…

    Rich Brueckner | June 18, 2018 at 12:19 PM

    From insideHPC

    FlyElephant and Squadex team up for expansion in AI and HPC services

    FlyElephant and Squadex team up for expansion in AI and HPC services

    FlyElephant has announced its partnership with Squadex, a Cloud Transformation Consultancy, to extend AI & Big Data consulting services and reinforce teams. "Our cooperation will enable FlyElephant customers to get top-notch …

    staff | June 18, 2018 at 11:56 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Creativity plus Analytics

    Creativity plus Analytics

    This was often our biggest goal, often attempted by linking humans and analytics.  Good view here:

    The most perfect union: Unlocking the next wave of growth by unifying creativity and analytics  in McKinsey.  By Brian Gregg, Jason…

    Franz Dill | June 18, 2018 at 11:26 AM

    From insideHPC

    Let’s Talk Exascale: Optimizing I/O at the ADIOS Project

    Let’s Talk Exascale: Optimizing I/O at the ADIOS Project

    In this episode of Let's Talk Exascale, researchers from the ADIOS project describe how they are optimizing I/O on exascale architectures and making the code easily maintainable, sustainable, and extensible, while ensuring its…

    staff | June 18, 2018 at 10:45 AM

    From insideHPC

    ARM goes Big: HPE Builds Petaflop Supercomputer for Sandia

    ARM goes Big: HPE Builds Petaflop Supercomputer for Sandia

    Today HPE announced plans to deliver the world’s largest Arm supercomputer. As part of the Vanguard program, Astra, the new Arm-based system, will be used by the NNSA to run advanced modeling and simulation workloads for addressing…

    staff | June 18, 2018 at 10:29 AM

    From BLOG@CACM

    From 007 to 'Agent 111'

    From 007 to 'Agent 111'

    James Bond-like spies have been eclipsed by a new generation of operatives who don't travel the world (not physically, anyway) or drink martinis, shaken or stirred.

    John Arquilla | June 18, 2018 at 09:54 AM

    From insideHPC

    Radio Free HPC Previews ISC Student Cluster Competition & Ancillary Events

    Radio Free HPC Previews ISC Student Cluster Competition & Ancillary Events

    In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team previews the ISC 2018 Student Cluster Competition. “Now in its seventh year, the Student Cluster Competition enables international STEM teams to take part in a real-time contest focused…

    Rich Brueckner | June 18, 2018 at 09:49 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    GigaOM Voices of AI

    GigaOM Voices of AI

    Another great look at the topic.   Currently reading Byron Reese's book, will soon follow with notes on that.

    Voices in AI – Episode 50: A Conversation with Steve Pratt  By Byron Reese

    Byron Reese: This is Voices in AI, brought…

    Franz Dill | June 18, 2018 at 09:25 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Google Invests in JD.Com

    Google Invests in JD.Com

    Google invests heavily in Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com  BY James Farrell In SiliconAngle

    Google Inc. will invest $550 million in China’s second largest e-commerce firm JD.com, a move that  will give the company a bigger presence…

    Franz Dill | June 18, 2018 at 08:43 AM

    From Schneier on Security

    Ridiculously Insecure Smart Lock

    Ridiculously Insecure Smart Lock

    Tapplock sells an "unbreakable" Internet-connected lock that you can open with your fingerprint. It turns out that: The lock broadcasts its Bluetooth MAC address in the clear, and you can calculate the unlock key from it. Any…

    Bruce Schneier | June 18, 2018 at 07:19 AM
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