<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Vivek_Wadhwa_small.jpg” alt=”” width=”101″ height=”84″ />Tech entrepreneur turned academic, Vivek Wadhwa is currently the Vice President of Academics and Innovation at Singularity University, an institution that educates a select group of leaders about exponentially growing technologies. In this interview for HPCwire, Wadhwa describes his thoughts on the culture of Silicon Valley, Singularity University, the rising costs of education, and the rapid evolution of technology.
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New Jersey Congressman Rush Holt beat IBM’s AI darling.
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The Weekly Top Five features the five biggest HPC stories of the week,
condensed for your reading pleasure. This week, we cover Durham
University’s newest “Cosmology Machine”; NetApp’s Engenio acquisition;
the 2010 ACM Turing Award winner; SGI’s ArcFiniti storage archive; and
an MRAM data storage advance worthy of patenting.
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A computer science professor uses textual analysis of articles to beat the market.
New project at MIT aims to reinvent AI.