General Reading for 06/16/2016

IBM Enhances Support for the Swift Programming Language “Apple‘s Swift programming language continues to gain popularity among developers and IBM, as a key Apple partner, is putting its considerable might behind the technology.” tags: bs swift ibm programming Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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General Reading for 02/03/2016

New IBM Watson Chief David Kenny Talks His Plans For ‘AI As A Service’ And The Weather Company Sale – Forbes “When IBM announced the close of its acquisition of The Weather Company on Friday, it added another veteran CEO in Weather’s David Kenny to work under Big Blue boss Ginni Rometty. And IBM’s…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 01/04/2016

AI helpers aren’t just for Facebook’s Zuckerberg: Here’s how to build your own – TechRepublic “Today there are a growing number of online services that provide the tools such an AI would rely upon. To name a few: voice recognition is available through Amazon‘s Alexa Voice Service, facial and emotion…

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General Reading for 12/21/2015

Introducing the (beta) IBM Watson iOS SDK! – Swift “The IBM Watson iOS SDK gives developers a Swift application programming interface (API) to simplify integration with many of the Watson Developer Cloud services, including the Watson Dialog, Language Translation, Natural Language Classifier, Personality Insights, Speech To Text, Text to Speech,…

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General Reading for 12/09/2015

Mozilla Will Stop Developing And Selling Firefox OS Smartphones | TechCrunch “Farewell Firefox OS smartphones. Mozilla today announced an end to its smartphone experiment, and said that it would stop developing and selling Firefox OS smartphones. It will continue to experiment on how it might work on other connected devices…

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General Reading for 12/06/2015

Apple and IBM made a brilliant new move to infiltrate large businesses – Yahoo Finance UK “Ultimately, this move will help Apple move deeper into the enterprise by grabbing the attention of corporate developers. They tend to gravitate toward languages that work well on servers, like the ones championed by…

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Best Food Reading for 12/02/2015

IBM Watson Outputs Recommended Original Turkey Recipe for Holidays – Fortune “When asked if Watson had a preferred roast turkey recipe, an IBM spokeswoman said such a simple dish is “a little less typical of the types of recipes Chef Watson will generate.”” tags: f ibm watson turkey Bread Crumb…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 11/06/2015

Machine Learning: What Counting Jelly Beans Can Teach Us “This phenomenon is an example of what’s known as “the wisdom of the crowd,” a modeling strategy frequently used in machine learning. Given that you have a diverse enough number of perspectives—each of which must have some measure of signal, but…

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General Reading for 11/01/2015

The Light-Beam Rider – The New York Times “THIS month marks the 100th anniversary of the General Theory of Relativity, the most beautiful theory in the history of science, and in its honor we should take a moment to celebrate the visualized “thought experiments” that were the navigation lights guiding…

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General Reading for 10/31/2015

Here’s why IBM will acquire The Weather Company – Fortune “As part of the acquisition, IBM will get over 5,000 of the Weather Company’s customers in the aviation, energy, and insurance industries, among others. Many businesses that are potentially impacted by weather depend on the Weather Company for forecasts of…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 10/20/2015

Harrisburg University plans summit on big data analytics | CPBJ “Keynote speakers will include James Pennebaker, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin who developed the LIWC text analysis program; and Bob Sutor, vice president for mobile, solutions and mathematical sciences at IBM Research.” tags: m harrisburg big…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 10/08/2015

IBM Watson CTO: Quantum computing could advance artificial intelligence by orders of magnitude “Speaking to IBTimes UK at the recent Hello Tomorrow conference in Paris, IBM Watson’s chief technology officer Rob High said there was a “very natural synergy” between cognitive computing and quantum computing, revealing he hoped to one…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 10/07/2015

Bob Dylan’s new IBM ad: Some additional information, watch video here | Examiner.com “A new video advertisement featuring Bob Dylan and super computer IBM Watson premiered on IBM’s You Tube page early this afternoon. According to the description accompanying the ad, “IBM Watson analyzes Bob Dylan’s lyrics and shows that…

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Math and Data Science Reading for 10/06/2015

IBM’s New Unit Bets on Boom in Artificial Intelligence – WSJ “Introduced in 2011, Watson excels at analyzing vast quantities of information to uncover relationships that humans might miss. It has assisted oncologists at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, contributed to a recipe book, and bested champions of television’s “Jeopardy”…

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General Reading for 10/05/2015

IBM Research Tech Talks – YouTube “In this series of talks, IBM scientists and engineers present their research in specific technical areas at a technical level suitable for graduate students and senior undergraduate students.” tags:bs ibm research tech talks youtube Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are…

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General Reading for 09/22/2015

Blockchain: It Really is a Big Deal « A Smarter Planet Blog A Smarter Planet Blog “What can be done? One potential solution is an intriguing technology called blockchain, which is little understood outside a small fraternity of computer scientists. Blockchain provides the technology underpinnings of Bitcoin, the crypto currency…

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What I’m Reading on 09/10/2015

IBM’s Watson Health names leader, launches compliance friendly cloud version | ZDNet “IBM names Deborah DiSanzo, former CEO of Philips Healthcare, as general manager of its Watson Health unit. The company also launches Watson Health Cloud for Compliance.” tags: bs ibm watson health cloud Posted from Diigo. The rest of…

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What I’m Reading on 09/09/2015

IBM News room – 2015-09-02 IBM Transforms the 2015 US Open with Tennis Apps, Analytics and Acumen – United States “IBM is teaming with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) to bring a combination of predictive analytics, cloud, mobile and social technologies that will enable tennis enthusiasts to follow every…

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What I’m Reading on 09/03/2015

Robots Lay Three Times as Many Bricks as Construction Workers | MIT Technology Review “In its current iteration, the system is best suited to work on large swaths of flat walls, most commonly found in projects for universities, hospitals, and other large sites. But some amount of detailed work isn’t…

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What I’m Reading on 08/11/2015

CVS Health, IBM plot Watson deployment | ZDNet “The companies on Thursday outlined a partnership where CVS Health will use Watson to allow practitioners to tap health information, medical records, pharmacy, claims and other data from fitness devices to track progress and goals.” tags: bs cvs ibm watson IBM buys…

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What I’m Reading on 05/31/2015

Bruce Springsteen Releases New Sci-Fi Concept Album About Struggles Of Poor Miners Working On Mars – The Onion – America’s Finest News Source “After more than a year of writing and recording, Bruce Springsteen released his 18th studio album Tuesday, a concept record titled Red Dust that explores the everyday…

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What I’m Reading on 05/13/2015

William Zinsser, Author of ‘On Writing Well,’ Dies at 92 – NYTimes.com “But it was his role as an arbiter of good writing that resonated widely and deeply. “On Writing Well,” first published by Harper & Row in 1976, has gone through repeated editions, at least four of which were…

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Daily Math and Data Science Reading for 05/11/2015

Watson Analytics Pro rolls out with added database, collaboration support | ZDNet “The professional edition comes with several upgrades IBM has been promising since it launched the commercialized analytics service last year, including increased collaboration capabilities, expanded database support and connectors to cloud storage providers.” tags: m watson analytics ibm…

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Daily Math and Data Science Reading for 05/08/2015

Why picking a college roommate is now like online dating – CNET “Some colleges are now using software programs and algorithms to pair up first-year students. Much like online dating, it’s all based on compatibility.” tags: m picking college online dating Perform text analytics with Bluemix analytics services “This tutorial…

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What I’m Reading on 05/07/2015

Battle over app analytics accelerates with Apple’s entry | PCWorld “With Apple offering its own tool for developers to see how their apps are selling, pressure is on specialist vendors to improve their offerings. On Wednesday, App Annie announced it had acquired mobile measurement company Mobidia to do just that.”…

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Daily Math and Data Science Reading for 05/04/2015

Solving The Hardest Sudoku In Python With DOcloud (IT Best Kept Secret Is Optimization) “The more I use Python, the more I like it. Here is yet another example of why. I looked for Sudoku solvers written in Python and found quite a few. I particularly like the one Peter…

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What I’m Reading on 05/01/2015

Scientists Achieve Critical Steps to Building First Practical Quantum Computer “IBM scientists unveiled two critical advances towards the realization of a practical quantum computer. For the first time, they showed the ability to detect and measure both kinds of quantum errors simultaneously, as well as demonstrated a new, square quantum…

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What I’m Reading on 04/28/2015

How to Configure Drupal with MongoDB Replica Set | Severalnines “Drupal’s modular setup allows for different datastores to be integrated as modules, this allows sites to store different types of Drupal data into MongoDB. You can choose to store Drupal’s cache, session, watchdog, block information, queue and field storage data…

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What I’m Reading on 04/05/2015

Karatsuba algorithm – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia “The Karatsuba algorithm was the first multiplication algorithm asymptotically faster than the quadratic “grade school” algorithm. The Toom–Cook algorithm is a faster generalization of Karatsuba’s method, and the Schönhage–Strassen algorithm is even faster, for sufficiently large n.” tags: bs karatsuba algorithm Multiplication US…

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What I’m Reading on 04/03/2015

Swift Standard Library: Documented and undocumented built-in functions in the Swift standard library – the complete list with all 74 functions | practicalswift.com “This article lists all built-in Swift functions – both documented and undocumented ones. The definition used for “built-in function” used in this article is a function available…

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What I’m Reading on 03/05/2015

To Bring Virtual Reality to Market, Furious Efforts to Solve Nausea – NYTimes.com “Few technologies have generated more attention than virtual reality, which promises to immerse people in 3-D games and video. Yet for the last couple of years, the companies building virtual reality headsets have begged for patience from…

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What I’m Reading on 01/13/2015

Artificial intelligence experts sign open letter to protect mankind from machines – CNET “AI experts around the globe are signing an open letter issued Sunday by the Future of Life Institute that pledges to safely and carefully coordinate progress in the field to ensure it does not grow beyond humanity’s…

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What I’m Reading on 12/29/2014

WordPress WordPress › P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler) « WordPress Plugins “This plugin creates a profile of your WordPress site’s plugins’ performance by measuring their impact on your site’s load time.  Often times, WordPress sites load slowly because of poorly configured plugins or because there are so many of them. By using…

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What I’m Reading on 12/11/2014

Apple and IBM partnership bears first fruit: 10 enterprise apps “The companies, which partnered up earlier this year, unveiled what they’re calling IBM MobileFirst for iOS solutions. In other words, enterprise-class apps that work on iPhones and iPads.” tags: bs apple ibm mobile apps Posted from Diigo. The rest of…

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What I’m Reading on 12/10/2014

Introducing a New Generation of Mobile Apps for the Enterprise « A Smarter Planet Blog A Smarter Planet Blog “Today, we’re delivering on that promise by announcing the first 10 mobile apps that will come to market–the first of many that we have on the drawing boards. I’m impressed by…

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What I’m Reading on 12/09/2014

R, Swift soar in language search popularity in 2014 | InfoWorld “Stalwarts like Java, PHP, and C++ remain highly popular but are dropping in Tiobe’s year-end ratings” tags: bs swift r USDA Announces 2015 Agricultural Outlook Forum Speakers, Theme “Smart Agriculture in the 21st Century” | USDA Newsroom “The plenary…

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What I’m Reading on 10/31/2014

Tencent teams up with IBM to offer business software over the cloud | Reuters “Tencent Holdings Ltd said on Friday it would collaborate with International Business Machines Corp (IBM) on a new cloud software business for corporate customers, a marked departure for one of the dominant forces in China’s consumer…

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W3C 20th Anniversary: Memories

Today the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is celebrating its 20th anniversary as an organization. Luminaries and participants in the open standards effort will be gathering in Santa Clara, CA, this afternoon for a Future of the Web Symposium and then a Gala Dinner. I’m in New York, unfortunately, but I’ll…

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5 mistakes to avoid when creating a mobile app

Over the last several years, I’ve been deeply involved with IBM‘s Mobile efforts and now lead that technology area in IBM Research. In the last year we’ve held several hackathons and other events to get more and more people knowledgeable about how to create mobile apps. So with this experience…

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What I’m Reading on 09/16/2014

IBM’s New Watson Analytics Wants To Bring Big Data To The Masses | TechCrunch “Watson Analytics is a cloud application that does all of the the heavy lifting related to big data processing by retrieving the data, analyzing it, cleaning it, building sophisticated visualizations and offering an environment for communicating and…

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What I’m Reading on 07/24/2014

Apple’s alliance with IBM counters BYOD ‘nightmare’ for companies adopting iPhone “As many as 6 out of every 10 employees at one Wall Street firm have gone back to carrying a corporate BlackBerry alongside their personal iPhone thanks to “Bring Your Own Device” trouble, underscoring Apple‘s teething problems in the…

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IBM and Apple mobile announcement: important links

Yesterday IBM and Apple made an important announcement about partnering to significantly growth the use of mobile via Apple devices in the enterprise. That is, the collaboration will significantly increase the functionality and value that mobile brings to people in their jobs. Here are some of the most important links…

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What I’m Reading on 07/15/2014

Deploy a WordPress Application on IBM Bluemix – BlueMix Dev “WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL which runs on a web hosting service. Features include a plug-in architecture and a template system. WordPress is completely customizable…

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What I’m Reading on 07/13/2014

IBM News room – 2014-07-07 IBM Research Launches Project “Green Horizon” to Help China Deliver on Ambitious Energy and Environmental Goals – United States “Dubbed “Green Horizon”, the project sets out to leap beyond current global practices in three areas critical to China’s sustainable growth: air quality management, renewable energy…

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What I’m Reading on 04/21/2014

IBM boosts MobileFirst offering – SD Times: Software Development News “IBM is adding new and improved features that focus on mobile strategy and security, application development, and device procurement and management to its MobileFirst portfolio. The enhancements are meant to help organizations speed up and drive more business value from…

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For the Love of Big Data: What is Big Data?

Several weeks ago I was on the panel “Privacy and Innovation in the Age of Big Data” at the International Association of Privacy Professionals in Washington, DC USA. My role was to present the attraction and value of data but not to constantly interrupt myself with “but, but, but” for policy…

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For the Love of Big Data: Why do data scientists want more data, rather than less?

Several weeks ago I was on the panel “Privacy and Innovation in the Age of Big Data” at the International Association of Privacy Professionals in Washington, DC USA. My role was to present the attraction and value of data but not to constantly interrupt myself with “but, but, but” for policy…

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For the Love of Big Data: What issues can analytics present?

Several weeks ago I was on the panel “Privacy and Innovation in the Age of Big Data” at the International Association of Privacy Professionals in Washington, DC USA. My role was to present the attraction and value of data but not to constantly interrupt myself with “but, but, but” for policy…

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For the Love of Big Data: Approach to policy can determine outcomes

Several weeks ago I was on the panel “Privacy and Innovation in the Age of Big Data” at the International Association of Privacy Professionals in Washington, DC USA. My role was to present the attraction and value of data but not to constantly interrupt myself with “but, but, but” for policy…

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What I’m Reading on 03/19/2014

IBM’s Watson, New York Genome Center partner on brain cancer treatment – The Washington Post “The two will collaborate on a computing prototype that could suggest treatment options for patients with glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer. Watson would analyze an individual patient’s genome, and compare it to large volumes of…

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What I’m Reading on 02/25/2014

IBM News room – 2014-02-24 IBM to Acquire Cloudant: Open, Cloud Database Service Helps Organizations Simplify Mobile, Web App and Big Data Development – United States “IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Boston, MA-based Cloudant, Inc., a privately held database-as-a-service (DBaaS) provider that enables developers to easily…

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What I’m Reading on 02/24/2014

IBM Accessibility – Improving the User Experience by Standardizing on EPUB “To help consumers easily read documents and educational materials, IBM is standardizing on EPUB as its primary packaged portable document format, making its documentation and content more accessible on any mobile device. This allows any user – including people…

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Virtual Life with Linux: Standalone OpenSim on Ubuntu 13.10

This post is a great example of why you should never say that you are starting a new series of blog entries. In February of 2010, I wrote a blog post called Virtual Life with Linux: Standalone opensim on Ubuntu 9.10 saying As a complement to my Life with Linux…

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