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Dec
28
2016
Posted by Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence Blog
By Tom Garner, Research Fellow, School of Creative Technologies, University of Portsmouth If you want to make predictions for the future, you need to find the trajectory of events in the past. So to work out what shape digital technology will likely take next year, we should look back to the major developments of 2016. And [...]
 
Dec
23
2016
Posted by Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence Blog
By Susan Schneider Humans are probably not the greatest intelligences in the universe. Earth is a relatively young planet and the oldest civilizations could be billions of years older than us. But even on Earth, Homo sapiens may not be the most intelligent species for that much longer. The world Go, chess, and Jeopardy champions are now all AIs. [...]
 
Dec
15
2016
Posted by Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence Blog
By Martin Archer, Space Plasma Physicist, Queen Mary University of London I’m very excited about seeing Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which tells the tale summarised in the original Star Wars’ opening crawl. This is the story of how the rebels stole the plans to the original “Death Star” – a space station the size [...]
 
Dec
15
2016
Posted by Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence Blog
By Brent Ziarnick, Peter Garretson, Everett Dolman, and Coyote Smith President-elect Donald Trump often says that Americans no longer dream and must do so again. Nowhere can dreams be more inspiring and profitable than in space. But today, expanding space enterprise is not foremost on the minds of Americans or military strategists. As a recent CNN [...]
 
Dec
14
2016
Posted by Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence Blog
By Jonathan Roberts, Professor in Robotics, Queensland University of Technology The latest Star Wars movie, Rogue One [opens Friday Dec. 16], introduces us to a new droid, K-2SO, the robotic lead of the story. Without giving away too many spoilers, K-2SO is part of the Rebellion freedom fighter group that are tasked with stealing the plans [...]
 
Nov
21
2016
Posted by Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence Blog
about the event | The New York Times Global Leaders Collective Leading thinkers gather to discuss the future of markets & tech impact. The New York Times will host the Global Leaders Collective on November 28-29, 2016 — a group of CEOs, executives & innovators leading companies in the world luxury space. The summit brings [...]
 
Nov
18
2016
Posted by Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence Blog
I just caught up with Season 3 of Black Mirror, the dystopian science-fiction British television series on Netflix. I found the six episodes riveting, but often sort of nightmarish. Think high-tech, R-rated Twilight Zone. Spoiler alert: the following mentions some things that are not immediately revealed in the episodes, similar to the trailers below (but [...]
 
Oct
12
2016
Posted by Oracle Coherence Blog

Three monthsprep.  Then its here. Present, eat, drink, sleep when possible.   Welcome to the OpenWorld/JavaOne cycle.

Coherence is thebasis for several Oracle Cloud Services, and, so, we were a busy team at OracleOpenWorld and Java One.

This year had noticeableemphasis on cloud use-cases, microservices, cloud-native, and cloudservices. Whether it was Union Pacific talkingabout how they use Coherence for state management in their on-premisesmicroservices architecture, how Coherence fits onto the Oracle Cloud AppDev story,or new programming techniques that cater to cloud-native programming,customer’s move to the cloud and dominated the agenda.

Between OpenWorld andJavaOne, we presented eight Coherence-related sessions. Here is a review of what we presented, withlinks to downloadable presentations.

  • Our roadmap and strategy talk, …
 
Oct
05
2016
Posted by ToddMace.io

As I noted in yesterday’s post, I have been intrigued by Microsoft’s approach to Azure Stack. I took a lot of notes during sessions and conversations at Ignite and so I decided to list them out in a new post. For those that are unfamiliar with Azure Stack, then I would suggest this whitepaper as a starting point. 

In a nutshell, Azure Stack is Microsoft’s hyper-converged integrated system for flexible service delivery using Azure based management and automation. It’s Microsoft’s cloud in a box using Azure’s framework to ultimately Keep a consistent experience. Keep in mind this product is not GA yet, so anything I state…

 
Oct
04
2016
Posted by Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence Blog
Ray Kurzweil will be presenting along with key experts in a variety of fields at the International Monetary Fund’s New Economy Forum held in Washington, DC to discuss: the future of work & jobs, the impact of automation and rapidly advancing tech on the economy, plus other financial and exploratory issues. The first part of the [...]
 
Oct
04
2016
Posted by ToddMace.io

Last week I attended Microsoft Ignite 2016 here in Atlanta. It was nice to have this event in my own back yard as its always a bonus to sleep in your own bed at night!  This was the first Microsoft Ignite/TechEd I’ve been to in a while and here are a couple things that I found motivating… 

Here come the Women!!

I have never seen so many women in attendance at a IT convention, not saying I have been to all of them, but I was encouraged to see so many women participating and attending infrastructure, virtualization, and cloud native sessions. Yes, we still had long restroom lines, but it was clear we weren’t alone. I don’t know the percentages, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see that at least 10% of the attendees were women! I find this extremely encouraging as this industry definitely needs a better balance! 

The new Microsoft – 

With 23k plus at Ignite, it was…

 
Sep
29
2016
Posted by Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence Blog
By Christian Schroeder, Lecturer in Environmental Science & Planetary Exploration, University of Stirling. Disclosure statement: Christian Schroeder is a NASA Mars Exploration Rover Athena Science Team collaborator. University of Stirling provides funding as a member of The Conversation UK. Mars is the future. It’s after all NASA’s current overarching goal to send humans to the Red Planet. [...]
 
Sep
27
2016
Posted by Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence Blog
Dear readers, Here for your enjoyment is the short story “The Greatest Story Ever Written,” written by my daughter, Amy Kurzweil. Her fiction here is influenced by Eugene Ionesco’s play Rhinoceros, although less ominous. Amy starts her story with this quote from the play from Ionesco: “After all, perhaps it is we who need saving. [...]
 
Sep
19
2016
Posted by The In-Memory Revolution



In a multi-user environment, concurrent transactions on the same set of cache entries can cause deadlocks – an unfavorable situation that adversely affects the performance of any application. Once a system enters a heavy deadlock state, recovery may require a complete cluster re-start. Keeping this in mind, Apache Ignite came up with ACID compliant Deadlock-Free Transactions that can prevent deadlocks and enhance application performance. Before…
 
Sep
13
2016
Posted by Nati Shalom Blog
This post was originally published on InfoQ.com in February 2016. The brave new world of plentiful tooling, and especially open source tooling, has driven home the realization that developers are the new decision-makers, not the man in the high castle...