Artificial Intelligence / AI Reading for 08/02/2017

NVIDIA Research Brings AI to Computer Graphics | NVIDIA Blog “At SIGGRAPH 2017 this week, NVIDIA is showcasing research that makes it far easier to animate realistic human faces, simulate how light interacts with surfaces in a scene and render realistic images more quickly.” tags: ai nvidia Google says AI…

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Artificial Intelligence / AI Reading for 07/26/2017

What Is Artificial Intelligence? (IT Best Kept Secret Is Optimization) “Let’s contrast this with today’s AI.  The focus is on perception: can we have systems that recognize what is in a picture, what is in a video, what is said in a sound track?  Rapid progress is underway for these…

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Quantum Computing Topics for 07/08/2017

Canada’s self-proclaimed “quantum geek,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, joins IQC anniversary celebration | Institute for Quantum Computing “Canada’s Prime Minister, and self-proclaimed “quantum geek,” Justin Trudeau, joined in the festivities via video. He celebrated Canadian researchers who are leading the quantum revolution: “What you do here truly has the potential…

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Coding topics for 06/15/2017

What’s New in Swift – WWDC 2017 – Videos – Apple Developer “Swift 4 continues the evolution of the safe, fast, and expressive language, with better performance and new features. Learn about the new String and improved generics, see how Swift 4 maintains support for your existing Swift 3 code,…

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Best Food Reading for 06/08/2017

You’re Gonna Want To Put Cowboy Butter On Literally Everything “When we posted our recipe for Cowboy Butter, an herb dipping sauce with a kick, people went nuts. Millions watched the video and thousands shared it with friends. I was shocked — I didn’t think people could get so excited…

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Blockchain Reading for 05/30/2017

Walmart Wants to Track Delivery Drones With Blockchain Tech – CoinDesk “For example, last October, Walmart announced that it was working with IBM to develop a supply chain solution focused on China’s pork market, the largest in the world.” tags:bc blockchain walmart 3 Hints that Your Travel or Transportation Company…

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Best Food Reading for 02/14/2017

VIDEO: How to Peel a Head of Garlic in Less Than 10 Seconds | SAVEUR “Executive Food Editor Todd Coleman shows us an amazing trick for peeling an entire head of garlic in less than 10 seconds — no acrid fingernails, no knife required.” tags: f Posted from Diigo. The…

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General Reading for 04/14/2016

Attracting Hummingbirds “One good way to enjoy the company of hummingbirds is planting a hummingbird garden. In addition to providing them a natural diet, a hummer garden is an excellent way to attract birds to your nearby feeder: since hummingbirds feed by sight on regularly-followed routes – called traplining –…

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General Reading for 01/09/2016

PyGame – a primer – Real Python “PyGame is a Python wrapper for the SDL library. SDL is a cross-platform library for accessing computer multimedia hardware components (sound, video, input, etc.). SDL is an extremely powerful tool for building all kinds of things, but it’s written in C, and C…

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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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