New Additions to the SemTech SF program
Aditya Kalyanpur, research staff member for IBM Research will lead a session entitled “Building Watson: An Overview of the DeepQA Project for the Jeopardy! Challenge,” a discussion of the the DeepQA technology and describe what it was like to build a Watson, the computer system that won on Jeopardy!
Thoughts on the Intelligent Web
from Sir Tim Berners-Lee: “It’s not the Social Network Sites that are interesting – it is the Social Network itself. The Social Graph. The way I am connected, not the way my Web pages are connected. We can use the word Graph, now, to distinguish from Web. I called this graph the Semantic Web, but maybe it should have been Giant Global Graph!”
Music and the Semantic Web workshop
About ease of editing and owning of music metadata (who should own it? third parties? artists? record labels? who should host the canonical URI for an artist?), about relationships of Semantic Web standards with industry standards like ISRCs, ISNIs, MPEG etc.
Thematic Series around #RDF in chemistry now online
Thematic Series around #RDF in chemistry now online Thanx to the great support from the people at BioMed Central / Chemistry Central (not sure how apart / the same these two are), and Jan and Bailey in particular!, the Thematic Series around the ACSRDF2010 meeting of last August in Boston, …
Spotlight on Syllabs
A recent article highlights Syllabs, “a web service built to apply semantic analysis to website text in a few extremely useful ways. The Syllabs API can detect the language of text, detect which ‘named entities’ a block of text mentions (people, businesses) and find related keywords to any keyword. When you hear about the semantic web, this is the sort of API driving that future.”
Nvidia Snaps Out Snappier Tesla GPU Coprocessors
Nvidia Snaps Out Snappier Tesla GPU Coprocessors By Timothy Prickett Morgan 22 Get more from this author GPU chipmaker Nvidia knows that it has to do more to grow its Tesla biz than slap some passive heat sinks on a fanless GPU card and talk up its CUDA parallel-programming tools. ..
Book Review: Professional Parallel Programming with C#
Book Review: Professional Parallel Programming with C# by Mike Riley Parallel extensions represents one of the most exciting additions to the .NET Framework 4. They allow .NET developers to leverage the full power of multicore computing architectures with relative ease. Although implementing and using extensions may be straightforward, it takes …
Microsoft updating .Net for easy concurrency
Microsoft updating .Net for easy concurrency By Joab Jackson Microsoft is building two new additions to its .Net framework that should make it much easier for programmers to utilize all the cores of a multicore processor. The additions should not only ease the complexities of writing a program to run …
VIA announces new QuadCore processor
VIA announces new QuadCore processor VIA Technologies Inc. will launch what it claims as the most energy-efficient processor in the market. The company’s new QuadCore processor features an optimized, energy-efficient multi-core architecture. It delivers multi-threaded performance across the board for multi-tasking, multimedia playback, productivity and internet browsing using minimal power. …
InfoQ: Scala 2.9.0 Introduces Parallel Collections
InfoQ: Scala 2.9.0 Introduces Parallel Collections The latest Scala release 2.9.0 introduces parallel collections to easily utilize multicore processors. Other new features are an improved REPL, ScalaDoc and new packages for interacting with the operating system. By Mirko Stocker
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Top 75 College Education Tweets and Twitter Accounts via @onlinecourse
Unemployed, educated, and indebted, more Millennials seeking work beyond U.S via @onlinecourse
Hacker Monthly Hacker Monthly – checkout the special issue on startup stories. I found this via YC News and a @checkpage alert.
Growing need for data heads US will need 140,000 to 190,000 more people with “deep analytical” and data analysis skills. A bigger more surprising number is the need for 1.5 million more data-literate managers. Now let me go and Google ‘data literate managers’. From indeed.com:
Data Literate Managers jobs nationwide (about 1,704 jobs).
Data Literate jobs nationwide (about 4,827 jobs).
Quite a skill gap. Go and do a job search on LinkedIn for Data Scientists. The last time I looked there were about 16. They may hire more, now that they had a good IPO.
WeekendHacker A boutique network of developers & designers. Find help for your (very) small projects. I did not find much on the site when I registered. I got an email confirmation asking me to email projects to a given address. But the concept of a market for small apps is interesting.
Snippets – from Marissa Mayer’s TiEcon Talk
A 5-7 bullet blog post sent by every employee at Google on Monday describing what was accomplished the week before.
The snippets are aggregated and made searchable so any one inside Google can find out who else is working on things they are interested in.
This is not an exact quote. I was trying to listen and take notes while Marissa Mayer was talking – not an easy thing to do.
She was amazing and is full of energy. Always a pleasure to watch/listen to people with so much passion.