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January 2023


From The Eponymous Pickle

SAS on New Analytics

SAS on New Analytics

Thoughtful intro to piece via SAS

4 ways you might not realize advanced analytics is changing the world

by LEXI REGALADO on JANUARY 24, 2023 

The word innovation often draws to mind images of self-driving cars, new phones, and shiny…


From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

AAAI Announces Their Newly Elected Class of 2023 Fellows

AAAI Announces Their Newly Elected Class of 2023 Fellows

The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) juts announced their new class of 2023 Fellows. AAAI is a nonprofit that aims to advance and promote research in, and the responsible use of, artificial intelligence…


From The Eponymous Pickle

AI / GPT Finding, Fixing Bugs in Code! Security Threats?

AI / GPT Finding, Fixing Bugs in Code!  Security Threats?

 Something we saw predicted and then experimented with in the 80s.  Have seen only hints at the possibility since then.   Could be a real powerful plus, especially looking for openings for threats to security.  

ACM TECHNEWS

ChatGPT…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Israel Opens First 'Smart Operating Room' That Manages Inventory

Israel Opens First 'Smart Operating Room' That Manages Inventory

 I worked on simulating operating rooms for efficient use,  takes the idea much further,  so of interest. 

Israel Opens First 'Smart Operating Room' That Manages Inventory

The Jerusalem Post (Israel), Judy Siegel-Itzkovich, January…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Wi Fi Routers Detect People in a Room

Wi Fi Routers Detect People in a Room

Intriguing capability, unexpected. 

Wi-Fi Routers Can Detect Human Locations, Poses Within a Room

Tom's Hardware, Mark Tyson, January 18, 2023

Carnegie Mellon University scientists have been testing a system that uses Wi-Fi signals…


From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Move or copy your strings? Possible performance impacts

Move or copy your strings? Possible performance impacts

You sometimes want to add a string to an existing data structure. For example, the C++17 template ‘std::optional’ may be used to represent a possible string value. You may copy it there, as this code would often do… std::string…


From insideHPC

CRN Recognizes Hammerspace as a Cloud 100 Company for 2023

CRN Recognizes Hammerspace as a Cloud 100 Company for 2023

SAN MATEO, Calif. – January 30, 2023 – Hammerspace, the pioneer of the global data environment, today announced that CRN magazine has named Hammerspace to its annual Cloud 100 list. This list honors the 100 Coolest Cloud Companies…


From The Eponymous Pickle

AI Passes U.S. Medical Licensing Exam

AI Passes U.S. Medical Licensing Exam

Interesting step forward, certainly will change approaches to teaching,  testing. 

 AI Passes U.S. Medical Licensing Exam,    By MedPage Today,   in ACM,  January 27, 2023

One objection to the use of AI programs in research was…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Two charged with attacks on four power substations

Two charged with attacks on four power substations

Related pieces:

 Identifying People Using Cell Phone with Location Data  by Bruce Schneier   ...

Two charged with attacks on four power substations in Washington state  By Holmes Lybrand and Hannah Rabinowitz, CNN

Published 2:20…


From Schneier on Security

NIST Is Updating Its Cybersecurity Framework

NIST Is Updating Its Cybersecurity Framework

NIST is planning a significant update of its Cybersecurity Framework. At this point, it’s asking for feedback and comments to its concept paper.

Do the proposed changes reflect the current cybersecurity landscape (standards…


From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Cognitive crash dummies

Cognitive crash dummies

Mathematical, digital and physical models can help us design things better (and more safely!)


From The Eponymous Pickle

Nestle Digital Moves

Nestle Digital  Moves

Consumer goods continues to move to deeper digital

Veeral Shah Named 1st Chief E-comm & Digital Officer at Nestlé USA

Veeral Shah has been named chief e-commerce and digital officer for Nestlé USA, a new role for the company. 

Shah…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Beauty of Math

Beauty of Math

 The Beauty of Math

Quanta Magazine, 651K subscribers

"Students haven't been taught that math is discovery," says Richard Rusczyk, founder of Art of Problem Solving. "Math is a creative discipline—you're creating castles in the…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Some Smart Appliances Disconnect

Some Smart Appliances Disconnect

Just bought a major appliance in this list. At first the idea of it being 'smart' attracted me, but I did think about having a major need depending on an external complex resource.    Despite my background, decided not.   Now…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Managing Knowledge, GPT towards a Killer Use case?

Managing Knowledge, GPT towards a Killer Use case?

Sounds like the 'expert systems' of days past, we wrote a number in various contexts.  Results I have seen now are still shaky, often easy ridiculed, but still approaching real possibilities. 

Right now there is no “killer” use…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Spin Control and Billions of Qubits

Spin Control and Billions of Qubits

A short time ago we were talking a handful of QuBits, now billions?   Implications for 'unsolvable' problems? 

 Spin Control Method Brings Billion-Qubit Quantum Chips Closer

UNSW Sydney Newsroom (Australia)  January 13, 2023

Engineers…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Powering Offshore Wind Farms With Numerical Modeling of Subsea Cables

Powering Offshore Wind Farms With Numerical Modeling of Subsea Cables

Mote use of finite element analysis, which we also utilized for modeling of key manufacturing systems.

Powering Offshore Wind Farms With Numerical Modeling of Subsea Cables

 Hellenic Cables in Greece uses finite element modeling…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Revolutionizing Quantum Computing?

Revolutionizing Quantum Computing?

Not getting this, but interesting ...

An accident in a lab experiment may revolutionize quantum computers

By Joshua Hawkins, Published Jan 23rd, 2023  in BGR

Researchers may have made a massive breakthrough in quantum computing.…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Supporting your Presentation with Generative AI

Supporting your Presentation with Generative AI

Like the idea.  We tested something similar which searched for supporting information in internal Wikis.

How Generative AI will Help Power your Presentation in 2023 in Venturebeat

By Sharon Goldman

@sharongoldman,  January 24, 2023…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Ukraine's Wounded Soldiers to Get Bionic Arms

Ukraine's Wounded Soldiers to Get Bionic Arms

Three dimensionally printed,  use of sensors, 

Ukraine's Wounded Soldiers to Get Bionic Arms

London Daily Express (U.K.)

Jacob Paul, January 18, 2023

U.K. technology company Open Bionics plans to fit two Ukrainian soldiers with three…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Swedish Quantum Computer to be Made Available to Industry

Swedish Quantum Computer to be Made Available to Industry

25 Qubits,  link to a help desk.

ACM NEWS

Swedish Quantum Computer to be Made Available to Industry  By Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), January 23, 2023

A 25-qubit quantum processor chip packaged in a specially designed…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Guide to Phishing

Guide to Phishing

 Been Phished, I have.   Schneier sends along a nice piece from TidBits on the topic.   A useful guide, history and much more.   Schneier's piece has lots of comments on experiences    . 

An Annotated Field Guide to Identifying…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Predictive Reverse Aging for Archaeology

Predictive Reverse Aging for Archaeology

New three dimensional models predicts past faces from Skeletal Structure.

Faces from Ancient Egypt Coming Back to Life in Extraordinary Detail

By Newsweek, January 23, 2023

Said the Face Lab's Caroline Wilkinson, "We are prettyResearchers…


From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid-Inspired Hydrogel

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid-Inspired Hydrogel

Scientists have created a hydrogel “using squid mantle and creative chemistry.”

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…


From Schneier on Security

Kevin Mitnick Hacked California Law in 1983

Kevin Mitnick Hacked California Law in 1983

Early in his career, Kevin Mitnick successfully hacked California law. He told me the story when he heard about my new book, which he partially recounts his 2012 book, Ghost in the Wires.

The setup is that he just discovered …


From The Eponymous Pickle

Examining Google's Near Monopoly Search

Examining Google's Near Monopoly Search

 Call for a reinvention of Web search.

Check out all the on-demand sessions from the Intelligent Security Summit here.    in Venturebeat

The internet turns 53 this year, and it has been profoundly shaped by Big Tech companies .…


From The Eponymous Pickle

AI and Creativity

AI and Creativity

Have mentioned that here a number of time,  reviewing.    We worried that when building expertise systems, even considered a definition of creativity in a domain to balance its value.  

Can AI Demonstrate Creativity?   By Keith…


From insideHPC

MilDef Wins $4.8M Order to Digitalize Defense Force of Unnamed European NATO Country

MilDef Wins $4.8M Order to Digitalize Defense Force of Unnamed European NATO Country

Jan. 27, 2023 — In August 2022, MilDef announced a 20-year framework agreement worth SEK 2.8 billion (Swedish krona), with an unnamed defense force of a European NATO country. Now the first order has been placed for the contract…


From The Eponymous Pickle

NIST Post-Quantum Cryptograpy Candidate Cracked

NIST Post-Quantum Cryptograpy Candidate Cracked

Much more detail linked to.   Post quantum still an issue.  

ACM NEWS

NIST Post-Quantum Cryptography Candidate Cracked  By David Geer

Commissioned by CACM Staff, January 24, 2023

The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology…


From Putting People First

Samsung aiming to bring calm to our connected world

Samsung aiming to bring calm to our connected world

Samsung US newsroom published an interview with Federico Casalegno, Executive Vice President of Design and Head of Samsung Design Innovation Center; Mark Benson, Head of Samsung SmartThings U.S.; and Inhee Chung, Vice President…

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