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September 2022


From The Eponymous Pickle

NSF Announces $10-million Partnership with Intel

NSF Announces $10-million Partnership with Intel

 Watching the building of semiconductor resources, will ultimately be crucial.

NSF Announces $10-million Partnership with Intel

By Mirage News, September 8, 2022

Today, the U.S. National Science Foundation announced a new program…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Hints at Apple Mixed Reality Efforts

Hints at Apple Mixed Reality Efforts

Apple has done innovation quite well,  Look forward to their Mixed Reality efforts. 

Apple Might Use ‘Reality’ Naming Convention for Its Mixed Reality Devices

By Josh Norem on August 30, 2022 at 12:15 pm  in ExtremeTech

It’s been…


From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

How Far We Have Come With Programming Languages

How Far We Have Come With Programming Languages

Last night I had a dream during which someone suggested that COBOL would make a good first programming language. They tried to promote the data division and English language syntax as plusses. When I shared this on social media…


From insideHPC

Oxford Quantum Circuits to Offer Quantum Computing-as-a-Service at Cyxtera Colo Data Center

Oxford Quantum Circuits to Offer Quantum Computing-as-a-Service at Cyxtera Colo Data Center

London and Miami – September 28, 2022 – Oxford Quantum Circuits (OQC) and Cyxtera (NASDAQ: CYXT), a data center colocation and interconnection services company, announced today that customers will soon have access to quantum …


From insideHPC

Amar Maletira Named CEO of Rackspace Technology

Amar Maletira Named CEO of Rackspace Technology

San Antonio – September 26, 2022 – Rackspace Technology (NASDAQ: RXT), a cloud technology solutions company, today announced the appointment of Amar Maletira as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Maletira, who has served as Rackspace…


From insideHPC

ISC 2023 Names LBNL’s John Shalf Program Chair

ISC 2023 Names LBNL’s John Shalf Program Chair

HAMBURG, Germany, September 28, 2022 – The organizers of ISC High Performance have announced that John Shalf, department head for Computer Science at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), will be the ISC 2023 Program …


From insideHPC

Aurora on (Revised) Schedule? Intel Says it’s Shipping Ponte Vecchio-Sapphire Rapids Blades to Argonne

Aurora on (Revised) Schedule? Intel Says it’s Shipping Ponte Vecchio-Sapphire Rapids Blades to Argonne

The rumors had begun to cirulate – October is near, that kicks off the fourth quarter, 2023 isn’t far behind, all of which means Intel is coming up against a hard deadline to deliver its delayed Aurora exascale-class supercomputer…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Comment on Hands-Free Driving

Comment on Hands-Free Driving

 Received the below of interest, linking to Automotive hands-free, I will also link to Spiritcar, and pass along things I think are useful to my readers: 

  ... My name is Alexis Walker, and I’m working with Spiritcar.com. I noticed…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Chula Chatbot Career Coach

Chula Chatbot Career Coach

Interesting, especially regards to how much a coach it can be. 

Chula Chatbot Serves As an Education and Career Coach

By Chulalongkorn University, September 26, 2022

A chatbot developed by lecturers at Chulalongkorn University is…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Neural Networks Predict Forces in Jammed Granular Solids

Neural Networks Predict Forces in Jammed Granular Solids

 Unexpected application for a neural network.

Neural Networks Predict Forces in Jammed Granular Solids  By Göttingen University (Germany), September 8, 2022

A team of researchers from Germany's Göttingen University and Belgium's…


From The Eponymous Pickle

On Weak IOT Security

On Weak IOT Security

 Considerable piece.  IOT has long been a susceptible ecosystems. 

Security in the billions: Toward a multinational strategy to better secure the IoT ecosystem  From AtlanticCouncil

By Patrick Mitchell, Liv Rowley, and Justin Sherman…


From The Eponymous Pickle

AI, GPS Technology Could Save Lives in Wildfires, Floods, Disaster

AI, GPS Technology Could Save Lives in Wildfires, Floods, Disaster

 Watching Hurricane activity in South Florida, getting further appreciation of linking many camera and sensor resources to make disaster, supply chain decisions. 

AI, GPS Technology Could Save Lives in Wildfires, Floods, Disaster…


From insideHPC

Red Hat Announces OpenStack Platform 17 for At-Scale Networks

Red Hat Announces OpenStack Platform 17 for At-Scale Networks

Sept. 28, 2022 — Red Hat announced OpenStack Platform 17, designed for large-scale networks “with an open hybrid cloud vision,” the company said. “With this latest version, service providers can benefit from the delivery of new…


From Writing

Terraform: Up & Running, 3rd edition is now published!

Terraform: Up & Running, 3rd edition is now published!

Today, I’m excited to announce that the 3rd edition of Terraform: Up & Running is now published! It includes over 100 pages of new content, including two totally new chapters, one on managing secrets with Terraform and one on…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Erasure Key to Practical Quantum Computing

Erasure Key to Practical Quantum Computing

Tips towards Quantum improvement.

Erasure Key to Practical Quantum Computing

Researchers at Princeton University, Yale University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a method for error correction in a quantum…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Security by Labeling

Security by Labeling

Security by Labeling

By Andreas Kuehn

Communications of the ACM, September 2022, Vol. 65 No. 9, Pages 23-25  10.1145/3548762

Empowering consumers to make risk-informed purchasing decisions when buying Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices…


From insideHPC

‘Shaheen III’: KAUST Selects HPE Cray EX HPC-AI Supercomputer with NVIDIA and AMD Chips

‘Shaheen III’: KAUST Selects HPE Cray EX HPC-AI Supercomputer with NVIDIA and AMD Chips

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has announced that King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) selected HPE to build its next-generation supercomputer, “Shaheen III,” using the HPE Cray EX supercomputer platform. The…


From insideHPC

How the HPC-AI Rocky Linux Server Operating System Rose from the CentOS Ashes

How the HPC-AI Rocky Linux Server Operating System Rose from the CentOS Ashes

[SPONSORED CONTENT]  CentOS disappeared in the dead of winter. On December 8, 2020, the day with the earliest sunset of the year in northern latitudes, Red Hat announced it would no longer support the Linux server operating system…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Economic Development Administration Awards Georgia Tech

Economic Development Administration Awards Georgia Tech

Impressed what I saw in long past visits  ... 

Economic Development Administration Awards Georgia Tech $65 Million for AI Manufacturing Project

Largest grant ever awarded to a Georgia Tech-led coalition of partners to drive Build…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Amazon Introduces Encrypted Communication Service AWS Wickr

Amazon Introduces Encrypted Communication Service AWS Wickr

 Had not heard of this offering.

Amazon Introduces Encrypted Communication Service AWS Wickr   by  Renato Losio

A year after the acquisition of the company Wickr, Amazon recently announced the preview of the collaboration suite…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Pre Bunking against Misinformation

Pre Bunking against Misinformation

Mostly,  always consider the source

Fighting Against Misinformation

By Associated Press, August 30, 2022

The researchers said short online videos that teach basic critical thinking skills can make people better able to resist misinformation…


From Computational Complexity

Is the complexity of approximating Vertex Cover of degree 3 open?

 RECALL:

A max-problem f has a A P Time App Scheme (PTAS) if there is an algorithm ALG such that

 ALG(\epsilon) \ge (1-\epsilon)f(x).


A min-problem f has a A P Time App Scheme (PTAS) if there is an algorithm ALG such that

 ALG(\epsilon)…


From The Eponymous Pickle

AI Directed Security Issues

AI Directed Security Issues

 Also discussed in Schneier, with further comment, makes me think of 'dueling AI' scenarios.

You can’t solve AI security problems with more AI  From Simonwillison.net

One of the most common proposed solutions to prompt injection…


From The Eponymous Pickle

On NeuroSymbolic AI

On NeuroSymbolic AI

New to me, worth understanding in useful contexts ...

Neurosymbolic AI, By Don Monroe

Communications of the ACM, October 2022, Vol. 65 No. 10, Pages 11-13   10.1145/3554918

The ongoing revolution in artificial intelligence (AI)—in…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Kroger Seeking to Improve Customer Pickup

Kroger Seeking to Improve Customer Pickup

Semi automation of customer pickup interaction and satisfaction.

Will electronic carts help Kroger fulfill curbside pickup orders more quickly?  by Matthew Stern in Retailwire

Kroger is introducing a temperature-controlled electronic…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Make the Mask a Way to Detect Disease

Make the Mask a Way to Detect Disease

Had seen something similar presented,  sanitizing more complex masks was mentioned as an issue.  ,

Smart Mask Could Be Early Warning System   By South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), September 22, 2022

A team of Chinese scientists…


From The Eponymous Pickle

X-rays, AI and 3D printing Bring lost Van Gogh Artwork to life

X-rays, AI and 3D printing Bring lost Van Gogh Artwork to life

Worked previously with UCL

X-rays, AI and 3D printing bring lost Van Gogh Artwork to life

by University College London

Using X-rays, artificial intelligence and 3D printing, two UCL researchers reproduced a "lost" work of art by…


From The Eponymous Pickle

AI Teaching Cursive Handwriting

AI Teaching Cursive Handwriting

Unusual application for these times, but I agree it can have useful side effects.

Applied AI Teaches Handwriting    By Esther Shein

Communications of the ACM, October 2022, Vol. 65 No. 10, Pages 19-20   10.1145/3554919

Researchers…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Ask Dumb Questions

Ask Dumb Questions

Ask enough questions and you will notuce they are getting smarter.

When AI Asks Dumb Questions, It Gets Smart Fast   In Science, September 22, 2022

New research suggests patiently correcting artificial intelligence (AI) when it…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Cognixion One, a Brain Interface with AR

Cognixion One, a Brain Interface with AR

Brought to my attention.    Updates to Cognixion.   More at the link. Let me know of your experience and I will report it here ....

CXN ONE

The World's First Brain Computer Interface with Augmented Reality

Wearable Speech™ Generating…

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