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October 2022


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Cause and Effect or Inevitable?

Cause and Effect or Inevitable?

Embedded intelligent tech vs training.   Democratizing what?  

Democratization of AI Could Prevent the Great Resignation

Opinion By TDWI, September 20, 2022

It's no secret that the technology industry has been hit hard by the Great…


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Full Stack Observability

Full Stack Observability

 I admit I did not know the term, but OK, lots at the link.

From Cisco

Full-Stack Observability

Deliver and optimize digital experiences by connecting application performance to business context.

What is full-stack observability?


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AI System Predicts How to Prevent Wildfires

AI System Predicts How to Prevent Wildfires

 AI System Predicts How to Prevent Wildfires

Aalto University (Finland)

September 9, 2022

A neural network model developed by researchers at Finland's Aalto University can predict the effectiveness of different land management strategies…


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Will AI Kill College Writing?

Will AI Kill College Writing?

 I think still pretty detectable. 

Will AI Kill College Writing?

By The Chronicle of Higher Education

October 3, 2022

Each time you click GPT-3's “submit” button, the machine learning algorithm pulls from the wisdom of the entire…


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AI System Makes Models Like DALL-E 2 More Creative

AI System Makes Models Like DALL-E 2 More Creative

  Ultimately gets us closer to AI

AI System Makes Models Like DALL-E 2 More Creative

By MIT News, September 13, 2022

The Composable Diffusion model created by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of Illinois at Urbana…


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Amazon Payroll

Amazon Payroll

How Amazon is looking at employment, staffing issues

Will Amazon’s $1 billion payroll investment work to keep front lines staffed?  in Retailwire

 Source: Amazon recruitment video

AMAZON EMPLOYEE MOTIVATION HUMAN RESOURCES ONLINE…


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Data Platforms and Network Effects

Data Platforms and Network Effects

Very interesting area of interest.

Data Platforms and Network Effects

By Michael A. Cusumano

Communications of the ACM, October 2022, Vol. 65 No. 10, Pages 22-24  10.1145/3555833

Industry platforms are foundations that bring people…


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Digitizing, Measuring Smell

Digitizing, Measuring Smell

 Was long time interest of ours for product use.

Digitizing Smell: Using Molecular Maps to Understand Odor   Google Blog

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Posted by Richard C. Gerkin, Google Research, and Alexander B. Wiltschko, Google


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Watershed Models with Deep Learning

Watershed Models with Deep Learning

Unusual application of interest.

Deep learning improves stream discharge-based estimates of subsurface permeability, allowing scientists to create more accurate watershed models. Deep Learning Uses Stream Discharge to Estimate…


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Tool Uncovers Cancers

Tool Uncovers Cancers

 Tool Uncovers Cancer-Driving Structural Variations

Weill Cornell Medicine Newsroom, September 26, 2022

Weill Cornell Medicine researchers created the CSVDriver software to identify cancer-generating structural variants (SVs) from…


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Terranet: Laser Scanning

Terranet:   Laser Scanning

Interesting example: 

TERRANET – FIRST SAMPLE UNIT OF ITS LASER SCANNING..

September 30, 2022 

Terranet ready to produce the first sample unit of its laser scanning module

Terranet has completed its extensive development and simulation…


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Teradata's Data Lakehouse

Teradata's Data Lakehouse

 Do I need a Lakehouse? 

Data Infrastructure by TeraData

Last week Teradata offered its long-awaited response to the emergence of the data lakehouse. As VentureBeat’s George Lawton reported, Teradata has always differentiated itself…


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Scientists Try to Teach Robot to Laugh at the Right Time

Scientists Try to Teach Robot to Laugh at the Right Time

 Scientists Try to Teach Robot to Laugh at the Right Time

The Guardian (U.K.)

Hannah Devlin, September 15, 2022

Koji Inoue and colleagues at Japan's Kyoto University have developed an artificial intelligence system that can guide…


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Asessing AI System Perfomance

Asessing AI System Perfomance

 Much more at the link, useful consideration. 

Microsoft Research Blog

Assessing AI system performance: thinking beyond models to deployment contexts

Published September 26, 2022

By Cecily Morrison , Principal Research Manager  Martin…