NASA Turns to the Cloud for Help With Next-Generation Earth Missions | NASA

As satellites collect larger and larger amounts of data, engineers and researchers are implementing solutions to manage these huge increases.
— Read on www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/nasa-turns-to-the-cloud-for-help-with-next-generation-earth-missions

Running Machine Learning Projects: Things to know | by Prashant Mudgal | Oct, 2021 | Towards Data Science

In my experience, ML projects come in all shapes and sizes and vary greatly in their complexity. In the initial 2000/10s, the emphasis was on the model-centric approach which I always found a little bizarre as I heard umpteen times about the fancier models than the results(well, it was a different time and folks used to get awestruck when they would hear ML, AI, DS etc); slowly and steadily the focus has shifted to the result centric approach i.e. use whatever model you can but make use of the data and produce results that are directional, applicable, and coherent.
— Read on towardsdatascience.com/running-machine-learning-projects-things-to-know-316775338eab

Weird Dreams Train Our Brains to Be Better Learners – Facts So Romantic – Nautilus

Neural networks need to “dream” of weird, senseless examples to learn well. Maybe we do, too.
— Read on m.nautil.us/blog/weird-dreams-train-our-brains-to-be-better-learners

Top 10 Quantum Machine Learning Companies to Watch in 2021

Quantum machine learning is an emerging trend. Here are 10 quantum machine learning companies to watch in 2021.
— Read on www.analyticsinsight.net/top-10-quantum-machine-learning-companies-to-watch-in-2021/

Automation can be our friend, but we must not let it turn into a foe | Robert Skidelsky | The Guardian

The growth of mechanisation brings many benefits, yet vigilance is needed to keep it in check
— Read on www.theguardian.com/business/2021/sep/25/automation-can-be-our-friend-but-we-must-not-let-it-turn-into-a-foe

Machine learning and knowledge engineering uncovers significant role of elevated blood glucose in severe Covid-19 – Science & research news | Frontiers

Machine learning and knowledge engineering uncovers significant role of elevated blood glucose in severe Covid-19 – Science & research news | Frontiers
— Read on blog.frontiersin.org/2021/07/28/severe-covid-19-elevated-blood-glucose-blue-brain/amp/

How Data Science Pinpointed the Creepiest Word in “Macbeth” | by Clive Thompson | Aug, 2021 | OneZero

Actors have long been superstitious about acting in it. That’s partly because performances have been riddled with accidents and fatalities; indeed, actors consider it bad luck to even utter the name…
— Read on onezero.medium.com/how-data-science-pinpointed-the-creepiest-word-in-macbeth-3150995d3808

Appreciating the Poetic Misunderstandings of A.I. Art | The New Yorker

The Twitter account @images_ai has gained a following for its feed of surreal, glitchy, sometimes beautiful images created through machine learning.
— Read on www.newyorker.com/culture/infinite-scroll/appreciating-the-poetic-misunderstandings-of-ai-art

5 Takeaways From the U.N. Climate Report – The New York Times

The IPCC concluded that the world cannot avoid some devastating impacts of climate change, but that there is still a narrow window to keep the devastation from getting even worse.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2021/08/09/climate/un-climate-report-takeaways.html

Glass sponges contain properties that may advance the design of ships, planes and skyscrapers | NSF – National Science Foundation

The remarkable structural properties of Euplectella aspergillum, the Venus flower basket sponge, might seem far removed from human-engineered structures. However, insights into how the organism’s latticework of holes and ridges influences the hydrodynamics of seawater in its vicinity could lead to advanced designs for buildings, bridges, marine vehicles and aircraft, or anything that must respond safely to forces imposed by the flow of air or water.

While past research has investigated the structure of the sponge, there have been few studies of the hydrodynamic fields surrounding and penetrating the organism, and whether, beyond improving its mechanical properties, the skeletal motifs of E. aspergillum underlie the optimization of the flow physics within and beyond its body cavity.
— Read on www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp