1. The Surprises Never End: The Ulam Spiral of Primes
Yet another of the delightful surprises that primes keep throwing.
2. Games Stuff
There is a huge frenzy over Wimbledon and FIFA World Cup. Both have become pretty exciting recently. Wimbledon witnessed a remarkable match between Isner and Mahut – You can check some highlights here . And a mathematical analysis of the game is at A mathematician watches tennis II. Another analysis on the World cup first round results is at Reconstructing World Cup results. I think reconstructing the games will be a wonderful programming assignment. Though not related to "real" game, here is a neat post on Games with Incomplete Information .
3. It’s Your Data, It’s Your Bot: It’s Not A Crime
Another thought provoking article from EFF. As a person interested in data mining, this case is quite relevant to me. Let us see how the case progresses.
4. Computers Learn to Listen, and Some Talk Back
This NYTimes article talks about the increasing use of Speech Recognition and AI in medical field. Some of the research prototypes at Microsoft form the backdrop. If they could combine the object recognition of Kinect and the speech recognition in this project, the results should be amazing. It is an exciting time to be in AI/ML and it is nice to see NYTimes doing more profiles on AI and bringing it to the "masses".
5. Nanotubes Give Batteries a Jolt
I do not know much about this area of research but so many of my favorite blogs discussed this post that I feel obliged to link it 🙂