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January 2022


From The Eponymous Pickle

Amazon Palm Scans Clothing Checkouts

Amazon Palm Scans Clothing Checkouts

 ACM TECHNEWS

Amazon looks further in the complexity of checkout, aims to be seamless. 

Amazon Opening 30,000-Sq.-Ft. Store with QR Codes, Palm-Scanning Checkout

By The Washington Post, January 21, 2022 in CACM

Amazon will open a…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Wharton on the Economy this Year

Wharton on the Economy this Year

Where are we going?  

What’s Ahead for the U.S. Economy in 2022

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST:

Wharton’s Jeremy Siegel speaks with Wharton Business Daily on SiriusXM about what’s ahead for the U.S. economy and the stock market in 2022.

Podcast…


From The Eponymous Pickle

The Great Resignation: How to Combat the Knowledge Drain Effect

The Great Resignation: How to Combat the Knowledge Drain Effect

 Not too different from other kinds of knowledge loss, though accelerated.  Tried many efforts to address this, rarely effective ..... '

The Great Resignation: How to Combat the Knowledge Drain Effect

One of the greatest threats…


From Daniel Lemire's Blog

SWAR explained: parsing eight digits

SWAR explained: parsing eight digits

It is common to want to parse long strings of digits into integer values. Because it is a common task, we want to optimize it as much as possible. In the blog post, Quickly parsing eight digits, I presented a very quick way to…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Reliability of Contract Tracing

Reliability of Contract Tracing

Related to above, considerable piece brief intro below.

How Reliable Is Smartphone-Based Electronic Contact Tracing for COVID-19?

By Philipp H. Kindt, Trinad Chakraborty, Samarjit Chakraborty

Communications of the ACM, January 2022…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Clip Detects COVID

Clip Detects COVID

Intriguing concept, Complete  capabilities and how it is meant to integrate with consumer's behavior and status is unclear.

Yale researcher teams develops wearable clip to detect COVID

The clip is intended to complement at-home…


From BLOG@CACM

Common Mistakes When Building BI Dashboards

Common Mistakes When Building BI Dashboards

Business Intelligence is not only about reporting; you should be telling a story through data.


From insideHPC

Quantum: Atom Computing Raises $60M Series B Funding

Quantum: Atom Computing Raises $60M Series B Funding

January 20, 2022 — Berkeley, CA — Atom Computing, maker of a quantum computer made of nuclear-spin qubits from optically-trapped neutral atoms, today announced closure of a $60M Series B round. Third Point Ventures led the round…


From insideHPC

@HPCpodcast: Zettascale Is Coming – But What About Exascale?

@HPCpodcast: Zettascale Is Coming – But What About Exascale?

After SC21, Patrick Kennedy at Serve the Home got a scoop when he met with Raja Koduri, SVP/GM of Intel’s Accelerated Computing Systems and Graphics (AXG) Group, to discuss Intel’s zettascale projections and plans, anticipating…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Meta Jumps into NFTs

Meta Jumps into NFTs

NFTs getting a further indication of reality.  A deepening of generalized asset fungification?

Meta reportedly plans to bring NFTs into Facebook and InstagramBY KYT DOTSON  in SliconAngle

Meta Platforms Inc., formerly Facebook…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Opening Genomics Data to All

Opening Genomics Data to All

Boon to future research by opening data. 

Cloud-Based Platform Opens Genomics Data to All

By Johns Hopkins University, January 19, 2022

A team co-led by a Johns Hopkins University computer scientist has created a cloud-based platform…


From insideHPC

ORNL: Updated Exascale Earth Simulation Model Delivers 2X Speed

ORNL: Updated Exascale Earth Simulation Model Delivers 2X Speed

  Oak Ridge National Laboratory announced today that a new version of the Energy Exascale Earth System Model, or E3SM, is two times faster than an earlier version released in 2018. Earth system models have weather-scale resolution…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Fully Autonomous Tractors

Fully Autonomous Tractors

More examples of autonomy in use.

John Deere debuts fully autonomous tractor at CES

BY DUNCAN RILEY  in SiliconAngle

Agricultural hardware maker John Deere today debuted a fully autonomous tractor at the 2022 Consumer Electronics…


From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Dinner! Drinks! Denominators!

Mathematics is only a systematic effort of solving puzzles posed by nature—Shakuntala Devi. source—note MoMath cap Peter Winkler is featured in the current issue of the New Yorker magazine. Peter is a famous Dartmouth mathematics…


From The Eponymous Pickle

On the EU Digital Services Act

On the EU Digital Services Act

What will it cover and what are the implications?

EXPLAINER: How sweeping EU rules would curb tech companies  in TechExplore  by Kelvin Chan

Online companies would have to ramp up efforts to keep harmful content off their platforms…


From The Eponymous Pickle

How Fast Can Quantum Computers Process Information?

How Fast Can Quantum Computers Process Information?

Fundamental question.   Always thinking back to the complexity question being posed.  

How Fast Can Quantum Computers Process Information?

By The Jerusalem Post, December 29, 2021

Physicists at Germany's University of Bonn and the…


From insideHPC

Quantum in the News: IBM Touts ‘Entanglement Forging’ Simulation; Multiverse Launches Quantum-based Stock Valuations

Quantum in the News: IBM Touts ‘Entanglement Forging’ Simulation; Multiverse Launches Quantum-based Stock Valuations

Quantum is in the news this week, with IBM today announcing new research on its “entanglement forging” simulation method and Multiverse Computing launching  a quantum-based method for financial institutions to calculate the fair…


From BLOG@CACM

How to Teach Mathematical Disciplines for IT Specialties

How to Teach Mathematical Disciplines for IT Specialties

Revision of the foundations of teaching mathematics for IT specialties is needed.


From The Eponymous Pickle

Generating Good Random Numbers for Encryption

Generating Good Random Numbers for Encryption

 Ultimately having good unpredictable randomness is essential for encoding and thus security.

Overloaded Memory Chips Generate Truly Random Numbers for Encryption  By New Scientist, January 13, 2022

Generating truly random numbers…


From The Eponymous Pickle

AI Turns Rembrandt into Data

AI Turns Rembrandt into Data

Interesting look into the information in a complex image.

AI Turned a Rembrandt Masterpiece into 5.6 Terabytes of Data

Popular Science, Purbita Saha, January 11, 2022

The Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands has posted an ultra-high-resolution…


From insideHPC

NVIDIA Announces Release 1.1 of AI Enterprise Suite

NVIDIA Announces Release 1.1 of AI Enterprise Suite

NVIDIA has announced release 1.1 of its AI Enterprise software suite. It includes production support for containerized AI with the NVIDIA software on VMware vSphere with Tanzu, previously available only on a trial basis. NVIDIA…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Not Ready of Web 3.0 and Why

Not Ready of Web 3.0 and Why

Good piece by Tim O'Reilly, intro below, more at the link.

Why it’s too early to get excited about Web3   By Tim O’Reilly

There’s been a lot of talk about Web3 lately, and as the person who defined “Web 2.0” 17 years ago, I’m often…


From insideHPC

Quantum Brilliance in $22.5M Quantum Chips Project

Quantum Brilliance in $22.5M Quantum Chips Project

STUTTGART, Germany, January 19, 2022 — Quantum Brilliance, a German-Australian manufacturer of innovative quantum computing hardware, today announced a joint research project with the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Russian Hypermarket Tour

Russian Hypermarket Tour

 As someone who has toured European and Asian grocery/hypermarkets in past years for a major US retailer, found this fascinating.   Prices in Russia, especially for staples seemed to be distinctly lower, and breadth of availability…


From BLOG@CACM

Log4j and the Thankless High-Risk Task of Managing Software Component Upgrades

Log4j and the Thankless High-Risk Task of Managing Software Component Upgrades

Managing included versions of third-party software components too often puts developers in no-win situations.


From The Eponymous Pickle

New NVIDIA Robot Brain

New NVIDIA Robot Brain

 Pushing forward robotic power. 

NVIDIA's new AI brain for robots is six times more powerful than its predecessor

And it can still fit in the palm of your hand.

By M. Moon  in Engadget

NVIDIA has launched a follow-up to the Jetson…


From insideHPC

Agnostiq Partners With Mila to Bridge Quantum-Machine Learning

Agnostiq Partners With Mila to Bridge Quantum-Machine Learning

TORONTO, Jan. 18, 2022 — Agnostiq, Inc., a quantum computing SaaS startup, announced a partnership with Montreal-based Mila, a machine learning research institute, in an effort to bridge the gap between the quantum computing …


From The Eponymous Pickle

Levis using AI

Levis using AI

Note interesting links to marketing. 

Levi's AI Chief Says Algorithms Have Helped Boost Revenue

By The Wall Street Journal, December 28, 2021

Artificial intelligence and a data repository built on Google Cloud have helped Levi Strauss…


From BLOG@CACM

Essentials of BI Dashboards

Essentials of BI Dashboards

A well-designed dashboard is everyone's dream come true.


From insideHPC

Dell Technologies Interview: How Cambridge University Pushed the Wilkes3 Supercomputer to No. 4 on the Green500

Dell Technologies Interview: How Cambridge University Pushed the Wilkes3 Supercomputer to No. 4 on the Green500

[SPONSORED CONTENT]  In this interview conducted on behalf of Dell Technologies, insideHPC spoke with Dr. Paul Calleja, director of Research Computing Services at the University of Cambridge, about the Wilkes3 supercomputer, …

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