Quantum Computing Topics for 03/06/2017

IBM’s new Q program to include a 50-qubit quantum computer | PCWorld “A new quantum computing program called Q at IBM will be remarkable in its own right. In a few years, IBM plans to create a quantum computer with more than 50 qubits, which should push conventional computers one step…

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General Reading for 05/29/2016

EU Announces That All Scientific Articles Should Be Freely Accessible by 2020 “In what has been called a “life changing decision,” the European Union’s ministers of Science, Innovation, Trade, and Industry have decided to give individuals free access to science papers by 2020.” tags: bs Your Memorial Day Grilling Checklist…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 03/13/2016

Google AI finally loses to Go world champion “At last, humanity is on the scoreboard. After three consecutive losses, Go world champion Lee Sedol has beaten Google‘s DeepMind artificial intelligence program, AlphaGo, in the fourth game of their five-game series. DeepMind founder Demis Hassabis notes that the AI lost thanks…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 03/10/2016

Data science roles will be among best paid in near future, conference hears – Independent.ie “Ireland must urgently invest in data science skills, an audience at a Big Data event in Dublin heard today.” tags: m data science ireland Pizza Hut National Pi Day math contest “Want to earn 3.14…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 02/03/2016

The 17 equations that changed the course of history – ScienceAlert “Mathematics is all around us, and it has shaped our understanding of the world in countless ways. In 2013, mathematician and science author Ian Stewart published a book on 17 Equations That Changed The World. We recently came across this convenient…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 01/31/2016

Legacy of Marvin Minsky Carries On in Artificial Intelligence | MIT Technology Review “Minsky was a uniquely brilliant, creative, and charismatic person, and his intellect and imagination shone through in his work. His ideas helped shape the computer revolution that has transformed modern life over the past few decades, and…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 01/20/2016

New largest prime number found “A team at the University of Central Missouri, headed by Curtis Cooper has announced, via press release from the Messene organization, that they have found the largest prime number ever—it is 274,207,281 – 1, it has over 22 million digits. The new record has broken…

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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 12/30/2015

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT MACHINES THAT THINK? | Edge.org “Is AI becoming increasingly real? Are we now in a new era of the “AIs”? To consider this issue, it’s time to grow up. Enough already with the science fiction and the movies, Star Maker, Blade Runner, 2001, Her, The Matrix, “The Borg”.  Also, 80…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 12/23/2015

Google Is Working On A New Chat App And AI Chat Companions: Report “And while Google already offers Google Now, with voice-powered search and organizer features similar to Apple‘s Siri, Microsoft‘s Cortana and Amazon‘s Echo, other competitors are also moving to integrate AI assistants into text-based messaging apps. Just as…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 12/16/2015

Netflix Updates Algorithm Policy, May Solve Streaming Issues “What it is doing now is looking at all its video presentations and assigning more appropriate encoding algorithms to each one. This type of broadcast granularity may be the answer to a more efficient delivery process—and to more consistent quality for viewers.…

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

AIML – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia “AIML, or Artificial Intelligence Markup Language, is an XML dialect for creating natural language software agents.” tags: m python ai aiml AI Chat Bot in Python with AIML | DevDungeon “Artificial intelligence chat bots are easy to write in Python with the AIML package.…

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

Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) “The yearlong IMA program in Mathematics and Optics will bring together applied mathematicians, physical scientists and engineers to confront challenging problems arising in optics. It is anticipated that they will report on latest developments, interact and chart a future research agenda. Workshops will…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 11/10/2015

General Relativity at 100: Institute for Advanced Study and Princeton University Celebrate the Enduring Reach, Power and Mysteries of Einstein’s Theory | Institute for Advanced Study “Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity, a pillar of modern physics formulated 100 years ago, will be celebrated by the Institute for Advanced Study…

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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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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 11/05/2015

Baidu, the ‘Chinese Google,’ Is Teaching AI to Spot Malware | WIRED “But deep learning is quickly pushing into other areas as well. Ng also says that Baidu is now using deep neural nets to help drive the company’s security software (Baidu sells such Symantec-like anti-virus software in China).” tags:…

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General Reading for 11/05/2015

The Mysterious Case of the Adirondacks Sugar Maple | Smart News | Smithsonian “According to research published in the journal Ecosphere, by examining the tree rings of sugar maples in the Adirondacks scientists from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry discovered that the tree’s…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 11/02/2015

18 researchers predict the future of AI – Tech Insider “To get an a realistic handle on what that future might look like, Tech Insider spoke to 18 artificial intelligence researchers, roboticists, and computer scientists about the single most profound change artificial intelligence could bring.” tags: m ai Google DeepMind…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 10/27/2015

ISSAC 2016 – International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation “The International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation (ISSAC) is the premier conference for research in symbolic computation and computer algebra. ISSAC 2016 will be the 41st meeting in the series, which started in 1966 and has been held annually…

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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 10/16/2015

How pollsters are fighting for relevance in the age of big data “But Bricker cautions that voting-intention surveys and consumer research are so different that the transferability of conclusions from one to the other is low. Corporate clients rarely want information on the general population, unless it’s to figure out…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 10/09/2015

Math story time at home bolsters achievement in school | UChicago News “Adding math talk to story time at home is a winning equation for children’s math achievement, according to new research from the University of Chicago.” tags: m math story time Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite…

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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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Math and Data Science Reading for 09/18/2015

60+ Free Books on Big Data, Data Science, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Python, R, and more “Here is a great collection of eBooks written on the topics of Data Science, Business Analytics, Data Mining, Big Data, Machine Learning, Algorithms, Data Science Tools, and Programming Languages for Data Science. “ tags:…

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Math and Data Science Reading for 09/09/2015

List of open-source software for mathematics – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia “This is a list of open source software to be used for high order mathematical calculations. This software has played a huge role in the field of mathematics. Open source software in mathematics has become pivotal in education because…

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Math and Data Science Reading for 09/08/2015

Fields Institute – East Coast Computer Algebra Day “The East Coast Computer Algebra Day (ECCAD) is a one-day meeting for those interested in computer algebra and symbolic mathematical computation. It provides opportunities to learn and to share new results and current work in progress. The schedule includes invited speakers along…

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Best Food Reading for 09/08/2015

Foolproof 2-Minute Hollandaise | Serious Eats “Unraveling the mysteries of home cooking through science.” tags: f Hollandaise Super Eggs Benedict | Egg Recipes | Jamie Oliver “I do love eggs Benedict. Hot fluffy muffins are important, but really good wafer-thin smoked ham is essential. For fun, I’ve given you a…

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Math and Data Science Reading for 09/01/2015

Analyze. Visualize. Optimize. | Stanford Center for Professional Development “Sharpen your skills with online graduate courses and certificates in data science and optimization. Learn how to gather and analyze large amounts of data, and how to use that data to manage risk and make important financial decisions. Connect worldwide to…

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Daily Math and Data Science Reading for 08/20/2015

The State of Artificial Intelligence in Six Visuals — Medium “We cover many emerging markets in the startup ecosystem. Previously, we published posts that summarized Financial Technology, Internet of Things, Bitcoin, and MarTech in six visuals. This week, we do the same with Artificial Intelligence (AI). At this time, we…

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Daily Math and Data Science Reading for 08/19/2015

Beyond Just “Big” Data – IEEE Spectrum “Just how much information are we talking about here? Estimates vary widely, but big-data buffs sometimes speak of storage in units of brontobytes, a term that appears to be based on brontosaurus, one of the largest creatures ever to rattle the Earth.” tags:…

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Daily Math and Data Science Reading for 08/12/2015

You Can Now Access All Of Richard Feynman’s Physics Lectures For Free “The lectures of Nobel Prize winning physicist Richard Feynman were legendary. Footage of these lectures does exist, but they are most famously preserved in The Feynman Lectures. The three-volume set may be the most popular collection of physics…

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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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Daily Math and Data Science Reading for 08/01/2015

10 Common NLP Terms Explained for the Text Mining Novice – AnalyticBridge “We decided to put together a list of 10 common terms in Natural Language Processing which we’ve broken down in layman terms, making them easier to understand. So if you don’t know your “Bag of Words” from your…

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Daily Math and Data Science Reading for 07/30/2015

A Visual Introduction to Machine Learning “In machine learning, computers apply statistical learning techniques to automatically identify patterns in data. These techniques can be used to make highly accurate predictions. “ tags: m machine learning visualization Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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Daily Math and Data Science Reading for 06/01/2015

The homalg project — Algorithmic Homological Algebra “The homalg project is a multi-author multi-package open source software project for constructive homological algebra.” tags: m algebra NTL: A Library for doing Number Theory “NTL is a high-performance, portable C++ library providing data structures and algorithms for manipulating signed, arbitrary length integers,…

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Daily Math and Data Science Reading for 05/20/2015

Rayleigh–Bénard convection – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia “Rayleigh–Bénard convection is a type of natural convection, occurring in a plane horizontal layer of fluid heated from below, in which the fluid develops a regular pattern of convection cells known as Bénard cells. Rayleigh–Bénard convection is one of the most commonly studied…

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Daily Math and Data Science Reading for 05/14/2015

Bilinear interpolation – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia “In mathematics, bilinear interpolation is an extension of linear interpolation for interpolating functions of two variables (e.g., x and y) on a regular 2D grid.” tags: m interpolation Trey Causey – Software development skills for data scientists “Data scientists often come from diverse…

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Daily Math and Data Science Reading for 05/13/2015

Where Big Data Projects Fail – Data Science Central “Failure can happen for many reasons, however there are a few glaring dangers that will cause any big data project to crash and burn. Based on my experience working with companies and organizations of all shapes and sizes, I know these…

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Daily Math and Data Science Reading for 05/12/2015

Python, Predictive Analytics & Big Data oh my! “Python has seen significant growth in utilization in the areas of data science and predictive analytics in both the corporate and academic worlds. The KDNuggets2014 poll of dominant languages in Data Science (http://www.kdnuggets.com/2014/08/four-main-languages-analytics-data-mining-data-science.html) puts Python second to R in languages used in…

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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 05/09/2015

R, Python, MATLAB, & Excel Dashboards & Graphs with D3.js & WebGL | Modern Data “Web tools like D3.js and WebGL let you make beautiful, interactive 2D and 3D graphs. You can now publish graphs and dashboards with these technologies using Python, R, MATLAB, & Excel. Publishing and sharing is…

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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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Daily Math and Data Science Reading for 05/07/2015

The Top 5 Challenges Facing Big Data Startups Today “But as attractive as the big data space is, it can be a tricky sector for new entrepreneurs. Consider that 66 percent of all startups fail within the first 12 months. Though big data businesses may feel confident that they’re entering…

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Daily Math and Data Science Reading for 05/06/2015

Polar coordinate system – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia “In mathematics, the polar coordinate system is a two-dimensional coordinate system in which each point on a plane is determined by a distance from a reference point and an angle from a reference direction.” tags: m polar coordinates Fifty Famous Curves Cartesian,…

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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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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 05/04/2015

The Free ‘Big Data’ Sources Everyone Should Know – Data Science Central “Any company, from big blue chip corporations to the tiniest start-up can now leverage more data than ever before. Many of my clients ask me for the top data sources they could use in their big data endeavour…

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Daily Math and Data Science Reading for 05/03/2015

Implementing the Five Most Popular Similarity Measures in Python – Dataconomy “Similarity is the measure of how much alike two data objects are. Similarity in a data mining context is usually described as a distance with dimensions representing features of the objects. If this distance is small, there will be…

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