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In UK: Barred from Grocery Stores by Face  Recognition       /     In US,  Used by TSA
From The Eponymous Pickle

In UK: Barred from Grocery Stores by Face Recognition / In US, Used by TSA

 Barred from Grocery Stores by Facial Recognition,    By The New York Times   June 30, 2023A facial recognition system alerts Simon Mackenzie, a QD Stores security...

Wood Transistors?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Wood Transistors?

How?  Conductive.   See Below.Wood Transistors Take Root,   enA transistor made from balsa wood.The team transformed the wood into a transistor by removing lignin...

Belgian Tax Hack
From Schneier on Security

Belgian Tax Hack

Here’s a fascinating tax hack from Belgium (listen to the details here, episode #484 of “No Such Thing as a Fish,” at 28:00). Basically, it’s about a music festival...

Having fun with string literal suffixes in C++
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Having fun with string literal suffixes in C++

The C++11 standard introduced used-defined string suffixes. It also added regular  expressions to the C++ language as a standard feature. I wanted to have fun and...

CCC Council Chair Emerita, Liz Bradley, Featured in Recent SpringerNature Podcast on Athlete-scientists
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

CCC Council Chair Emerita, Liz Bradley, Featured in Recent SpringerNature Podcast on Athlete-scientists

CCC Council Chair Emerita, Liz Bradley, was interviewed last month for a SpringerNature’s podcast segment on Athlete-scientists. As an Olympian, mathematician and...

El Capitan Supercomputer Installation at Livermore Has Begun
From insideHPC

El Capitan Supercomputer Installation at Livermore Has Begun

With pictures to prove it, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory announced today it has begun receiving and installing components for El Capitan, what is expected...

AI Is Not Going to Reinvent the Alphabet Anytime Soon
From The Eponymous Pickle

AI Is Not Going to Reinvent the Alphabet Anytime Soon

 AI Is Not Going to Reinvent the Alphabet Anytime SoonBy WiredIllustration shows a mechanical, metal brain superimposed on a host of letters and typerwriter keys...

Book: Life 3.0 by Max Tegmark:   Being Human in the Age of Artifical Intelligence
From The Eponymous Pickle

Book: Life 3.0 by Max Tegmark: Being Human in the Age of Artifical Intelligence

Currently reading, nicely done ...  Via ChatGPT prompted by 'Life 3.0':   "Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence" is a book by Max Tegmark...

Heat-resistant Ceramic ink for Data codes on Metal Components
From The Eponymous Pickle

Heat-resistant Ceramic ink for Data codes on Metal Components

 Heat-resistant ceramic ink for data codes on metal componentsResearch News / July 03, 2023Fraunhofer researchers have developed an extremely heat-resistant ceramic...

New York State Plans to Buy Supercomputer to Understand and Regulate AI
From insideHPC

New York State Plans to Buy Supercomputer to Understand and Regulate AI

July 5, 2023 — New York’s Department of Financial Services’ (DFS) said it plans to buy an AI supercomputer to understand and regulate AI. A recent story by Bloomberg...

SK hynix Obtains AAA Ratings from South Korea Trade Ministry
From insideHPC

SK hynix Obtains AAA Ratings from South Korea Trade Ministry

Seoul, July 5, 2023 – SK hynix announced today that it has obtained the AAA certification, the highest level of voluntary compliance traders for strategic items...

Quantum Exponential Invests in Delta g Ltd
From insideHPC

Quantum Exponential Invests in Delta g Ltd

July 5, 2023 — Quantum Exponential Group plc (AQUIS: QBIT), a company focused on investing in quantum technologies, has announced it has invested £300,000 (theQuantum...

From Computational Complexity

Automating Mathematicians

The New York Times published an article with the ominous title A.I. Is Coming for Mathematics, Too. We know by the work of Gödel and Turing that we can't automate...

Nuclear Transport Fleet Testing AI-Powered Sails
From The Eponymous Pickle

Nuclear Transport Fleet Testing AI-Powered Sails

Supply chain considered. AI autonomously orients the sails for efficiency..By New Atlas. June 22, 2023Artist's concept of the Fastrig system deployed.The Fastrig...

AI Battling Spacejunk
From The Eponymous Pickle

AI Battling Spacejunk

AI Battles the Bane of Space Junk Neural nets navigate nuances of rogue orbital objects—and near-misses    By   Sara WellPhotos from low-earth orbit (LEO) are often...

Class-Action Lawsuit for Scraping Data without Permission
From Schneier on Security

Class-Action Lawsuit for Scraping Data without Permission

I have mixed feelings about this class-action lawsuit against OpenAI and Microsoft, claiming that it “scraped 300 billion words from the internet” without either...

X.AI The New Elon Musk AI Company
From The Eponymous Pickle

X.AI The New Elon Musk AI Company

X.AI The New Elon Musk AI Company https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY6lvbUqwX08,075 views  Jul 1, 2023  #elonmusk #ai #xaiX.AI The New Elon Musk AI Company ThatWelcome...

China's Ernie Bot 3.5: Surpassing OpenAI's GPT-4 in AI Race
From The Eponymous Pickle

China's Ernie Bot 3.5: Surpassing OpenAI's GPT-4 in AI Race

Has China delayed their AI development?  Read about Baidu/Ernie elsewhere , but have not Tried it.China's Ernie Bot 3.5: Surpassing OpenAI's GPT-4 in the AI Race...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Independence Day 2046?

Plus backfeed on AI articles in today’s New York Times Will Smith may still be spry when we need him again. His first Oscar-worthy punch took out an alien in the...

Robots Learning from Videos
From The Eponymous Pickle

Robots Learning from Videos

 Researchers Expand Ability of Robots to Learn from VideosCarnegie Mellon University School of Computer ScienceAaron AupperleeJune 20, 2023A model developed by...
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