Computer Science

The Power of the Team When Starting Your Business

Starting a small business doesn’t mean you have to start with a small idea. In fact, starting with a big idea can actually lead to more success than …

Small Business

It’s time to solve deep learning’s productivity problem

Deep learning is fueling breakthroughs in everything from consumer mobile apps to image recognition. Yet running deep learning-based AI models poses many challenges. One of the most difficult roadblocks is the time it takes to train the models.<p>The need to crunch lots of data and the computational …

Machine Learning

High-fidelity speech synthesis with WaveNet

Chasing complexity

In his junior year of high school, Ryan Williams transferred from the public school in his hometown of Florette, Alabama — “essentially a courthouse …

MIT

Goodbye Bugs? How Formal Verification Could Fortify Smart Contracts

Software is inherently unforgiving. If you are constructing a building, you can leave out a nail or a screw, and the structure still stands. But when …

Bitcoin

Do You Need a Traditional Computer Science Degree to Be an Effective Software Engineer?

Becoming a successful software engineer takes more than a four-year degree.<p><i>By Ashish Datta, partner at Setfive Consulting.</i><p>Over the last couple of years, there has been an explosion in the demand for software engineers. From legacy industries embracing the internet to startups hoping to disrupt …

Can A.I. Be Taught to Explain Itself?

<b>In September,</b> Michal Kosinski published a study that he feared might end his career. The Economist broke the news first, giving it a self-consciously anodyne title: “Advances in A.I. Are Used to Spot Signs of Sexuality.” But the headlines quickly grew more alarmed. By the next day, the Human Rights …

Long-form Journalism

The Beauty of Big Data

<b>Teradata’s Art of Analytics helps people make an emotional connection with the numbers that rule their world.</b><p>In her day-to-day work, Yasmeen Ahmad …

Machine Learning

Intel Goes Into AI Chip Battle With Itself

Nervana is designed to be a ‘purpose-built architecture for deep learning’ that frees it from the limitations of traditional computing chips.<p>While …

Machine Learning

Virginia Becomes First State to Require Computer Science Instruction

In 2016, Virginia lawmakers made a short but significant revision to the required academic standards that all districts must teach, by adding these …

Education

Google to invest £1 million to help train computer science teachers in the UK

Google is stepping in to lend a helping hand with teaching British kids about computers.<p>The US tech giant has announced it will add £1 million to the …

Education

Linguistics team using Ohio Supercomputer Center to translate lesser-known languages

Off the top of your head, how many languages can you name? Ten? Twenty? More?<p>It is estimated there are more than 7,000 languages worldwide. For those …

Machine Learning

GitHub team discussions, MariaDB AX, and MapR Converged Data Platform 6.0

GitHub announced a new solution to talk to team members about projects, and share information. Team discussions provides a place for team members to …

Big Data

For the first time, a robot passed a medical licensing exam

A Robot Medical Professional<p>Experts generally agree that, before we might consider artificial intelligence (AI) to be truly intelligent —that is, on …

Artificial Intelligence

Are Programmers Headed Toward Another Bursting Bubble?

A friend of mine recently posed a question that I’ve heard many times in varying forms and forums:<p><i>“Do you think IT and some lower-level programming</i> …

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Regaining America's Supercomputing Supremacy With The Summit Supercomputer

Oak Ridge National Laboratory's new Summit supercomputer, projected to be the fastest in the world, should rocket the U.S. back into the lead over …

The Race to Power AI’s Silicon Brains - MIT Technology Review

Nigel Toon, the cofounder and CEO of Graphcore, a semiconductor startup based in the U.K., recalls that only a couple of years ago many venture …

Artificial Intelligence

The greatest risk with AI is not moving fast enough to deploy it: Microsoft

If there are only a handful of companies running AI, then it's unlikely that it will be applied broadly enough, according to Microsoft's strategic …

Technology (India)

DéjàVu: a map of code duplicates on GitHub

DéjàVu: A map of code duplicates on GitHub Lopes et al., <i>OOPSLA ‘17</i>‘DéjàVu’ drew me in with its attention grabbing abstract:This paper analyzes a …

Programming

Installation of Sierra Supercomputer Steams Along at LLNL

Sierra, the 125 petaflops machine based on IBM’s Power9 chip and being built at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, sometimes takes a back seat …

Scientific Research

For, and Against, College Computer Science

This is a response to/continuation of a story by Arthur Shi that really resonated with me, but after thinking it over a bit, I disagree with parts of …

Education

AI expert awarded one of America's highest science honours

Professor Tao was elected as an AAAS Fellow as part of the Engineering section.<p>"It is my great honour and privilege to be elected as a Fellow of the …

Australian Universities

Virginia becomes first to mandate computer science education

<b>RICHMOND, Va. (AP) —</b> Virginia has become the first state to adopt mandatory standards for computer-science education.<p>The Richmond Times-Dispatch …

Education

University degrees combine computer science and ag, music

The University of Illinois plans to offer new degrees that combine computer science with music or crop sciences.<p>University officials say the new …

Business

KV-Direct: High-performance in-memory key-value store with programmable NIC

We’ve seen some pretty impressive in-memory datastores in past editions of The Morning Paper, including FaRM, RAMCloud, and DrTM. But nothing that …

Databases

Girls Who Code Has Invaded Microsoft and Facebook

Girls Who Code is now 40,000 girls strong, with 80 summer immersion programs and over 1,500 after-school clubs across the country.<p>Founder Reshma …

Investing

Sorting people for fun and teaching computer science

During the science week in early November, students arrive to the university of Granada to listen to us profs talk about what we do. Frankly, I …

Chose

Canopy: an end-to-end performance tracing and analysis system

In 2014, Facebook published their work on ‘The Mystery Machine,’ describing an approach to end-to-end performance tracing and analysis when you can’t …

JavaScript

Algorand: scaling Byzantine agreements for cryptocurrencies

The figurehead for Algorand is Silvio Micali, winner of the 2012 ACM Turing Award. Micali has the perfect background for cryptocurrency and …

Bitcoin

How Deep Learning, Quantum Rank Among 2017′s Top Emerging Tech

After years of hype, AI is starting to deliver<p>Earlier this year, Scientific American, in collaboration with the World Economic Forum, published a special report on The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017. These technologies, selected by a global panel of experts, “are expected to become …

Machine Learning