Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 12/02/2015

Or, why I still use Python for high performance scientific computing “Python is a great high level language for easily expressing ideas, but people don’t tend to think of it as a high performance language; for that you would want a compiled language — ideally C or C++ but Java…

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What I’m Reading on 08/01/2015

They grow up fast: Apple quietly bulks up Swift and Xcode in year two | Ars Technica “From error handling to app thinning, Apple continues to nudge devs away from ObjC.” tags: bs apple swift xcode A Programming Language For Robot Swarms | MIT Technology Review “When it comes to…

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

NYU to Advance Deep Learning Research with Multi-GPU Cluster “That’s why New York University’s Center for Data Science and NVIDIA are teaming up to develop next-gen deep learning applications and algorithms for large-scale GPU-accelerated systems.” tags: m nyu deep learning research On the evolution of machine learning – O’Reilly Radar…

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What I’m Reading on 05/03/2015

Pruning Clematis | Fine Gardening “When confronted with a tangle of spindly clematis vines to prune, many gardeners get no further than scratching their heads and wondering where to begin. The confusion is most likely caused by the specific pruning needs of the many species and varieties. Some clematis vines…

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What I’m Reading on 01/20/2015

Open source Ubuntu Core connects robots, drones and smart homes – CNET “The smallest version of the Ubuntu operating system, Snappy Ubuntu Core, is now opening up to smart devices and other Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Builders of drones, robots and smart-home kit will be able to develop, simulate…

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What I’m Reading on 12/19/2013

Why iRobot’s CEO Welcomes Our New Google Robot Overlords “”The autonomous car’s first commercial appearance will not be at your local dealership,” Angle insists. “The obvious low-hanging fruit is package delivery, a $50 billion industry. Why not challenge UPS or FedEx, or sell your technology to those companies?”” tags: google…

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What I’m Reading on 12/11/2013

After Setbacks, Online Courses Are Rethought – NYTimes.com “Two years after a Stanford professor drew 160,000 students from around the globe to a free online course on artificial intelligence, starting what was widely viewed as a revolution in higher education, early results for such large-scale courses are disappointing, forcing a…

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What I’m Reading on 12/10/2013

Goodbye athlete’s foot: IBM researchers craft nanomedicine to kill fungi where other meds fail | VentureBeat | Health | by Dean Takahashi “IBM researchers and a team in Singapore have taken common plastic and engineered it into a nanomedicine that is 1,000 times smaller than a grain of sand and…

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What I’m Reading on 12/05/2013

Mashery Gets Into The Hackathon Business – ReadWrite “Mashery, which Intel acquired back in April, specializes in managing application programming interfaces, or APIs—bits of code that allow apps to communicate with cloud services and one another. Hacker League founder Mike Swift (aka Swift) announced the transaction in a round of…

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What I’m Reading on 11/26/2013

Japan’s exam-taking robot does alright on mathematic test run — Tech News and Analysis “A Japanese project aimed at creating a computer system smart enough to pass the University of Tokyo entrance exam scored above average on a recent test run of sample math questions, highlighting some its progress as…

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What I’m Reading on 10/28/2013

Science Diction: The Origin Of The Word ‘Robot’ “Robot is drawn from an old Church Slavonic word, robota, for “servitude,” “forced labor” or “drudgery.” The word, which also has cognates in German, Russian, Polish and Czech, was a product of the central European system of serfdom by which a tenant’s…

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My scale of cognitive computing

Last week I hosted a strategy session for my group at IBM Research and I used the following as a scale of how cognitive certain types of computing are: Bob’s Scale of Cognitive Computing Sentient “we can do without the humans” systems Learning, reasoning, inferencing systems Cognitive-enough systems Most analytics…

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General Reading for 08/06/2013

IBM’s Irv Lustig on Taking CAP Exam – YouTube “IBM‘s Irv Lustig was one of the first INFORMS members to take the new INFORMS CAP (Certified Analytics Professional) exam. In this interview recorded at the 2013 INFORMS Analytics Conference in San Antonio, Irv shares his view on taking the exam,…

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General Reading for 08/03/2013

IBM, Open Source Robotics Foundation Partner for DARPA’s Cloud-Based Robotics Challenge | ExecutiveBiz “Open Source Robotics Foundation has picked an IBM company, SoftLayer Technologies, to co-host the first cloud-based robotics challenge  for the development of software that allows a simulated robot to perform first responder tasks.” tags: ibm open source…

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Daily links for 08/31/2011

Java creator quits Google, develops robot comms » telecoms.com – telecoms industry news, analysis and opinion “James Gosling, the creator of the Java programming language, has quit Google after only five months at the firm, and has joined a startup that uses wireless communication technologies for data harvesting.” tags: java…

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Daily links for 05/18/2011

Richard Dawkins’s science book for kids, illustrated by Dave McKean – Boing Boing “Richard Dawkins has a new kids’ book coming out in October called The Magic of Reality, which explains just how gosh-darned awesome the actual scientifically explained world is, and how wondrous the universe is when considered as…

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Daily links for 12/11/2010

Gamasutra – News – Kinect 3D Tech Company PrimeSense Releases Open Source PC/Mac Drivers “The OpenNI project — a joint effort between PrimeSense, robotics company Willow Garage and motion control game developer Side-Kick — is a not-for-profit organization created to “certify and promote the compatibility and interoperability of Natural Interaction…

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