Few folks have seen the serious side of perhaps the nation’s hottest comedic property, Stephen Colbert.
Computer scientists from Rice University, Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have used one of Isaac Newton's numerical methods to demonstrate how "inexact computing" can dramatically improve the quality of simulations run on supercomputers.
Rice University computer scientists have created a new system for mobile users to quickly determine their location indoors without communicating with the cloud, networks or other devices. The battery-saving scheme uses image recognition and “hashing,” a method that reduces key details in a photo to short strings of numbers called hashes.
Following five years of increasing popularity, HackRice changed semesters and locations this fall in response to requests from sponsors and students. The sixth CS Club-sponsored hackathon was scheduled at the peak of recruiting season, October 14-16, and more than 275 students participated in the event.
Two schools of economists haggle over the ultimate impact of automation on employment.
The Neoclassicals soothe us with human resilience: jobs lost will eventually be balanced by new jobs found. The Neo-Luddites reply that technological advances have changed the rules, and many jobs will be lost forever.