Saturday, January 14, 2017

Aweekstweets December 22 2016 to January 14 2017: the weeks of moment

Yoga class was packed with January newbies this morning. Everybody's a Yogi, no one wants to be a Boo-Boo. Sad....

If AI apps gray out news of dubious trustworthiness, the incoming president’s tweets will tend to be the deepest shade of gray.

Need curational AI that grays out fresh news in our feeds/apps based on the extent to which it’s not been independently corroborated.

I think the “fake news” issue is greatly exaggerated. When some BS story isn’t corroborated on other news channels, most people realize soon

Things I’m fine with normalizing: a relational database. Things I’m not fine with normalizing: an irrational president.

President-elect seems 2 B too much in love with one country. I don’t recall any prior getting kissyface over any country other than the USA

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Folsom Prison Blues by JC JK--1968. Never explains how shooting man in Reno (NV) lands U in Folsom (CA) State prison

"[7] Steps 2 Prevent Algorithmc Bias" ( ) JK--Awareness access accountblty explanation provenance auditability valid8n

How Blockchain Can Offer a Secure Model for the Internet of Things 

Current list of Kaggle cash-prize data-sci/machine-learning competitions: . $1M for improving lung cancer detection

"9 Deep Learning Papers U Need 2 Know About (Understanding CNNs Part 3)" ( ) JK--Extremely technical. Keeper overview

"JanusGraph" ( ) JK--New Linux Fdn community project to build and maintain a distributed graph computation system.

"The Big Data Wave: 1980s Redux?" ( ) JK--Draws Hadoop industry parallel to early days of commercial RDBMSs.

"Machine Learning Is Bringing More Intelligent Things" ( ) JK--Highlights ML shift from deterministic to probabilistic

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp NIV by Lambchop from FLOTUS JK--2016. Hyperanalog Kurt Wagner went hyperdigital, as has Bon Iver's Justin Vernon

"Top 10 AI events of 2016" ( ) JK--Good list. I'd put OpenAI's launch up top.

"Machine Learning, Data Science, & Unicorns" ( ) JK--Huh?! ML is NOT about "mirroring data." It's illuminating reality

"What I Always Wanted To Know About Big Data* (*but was afraid to ask)" ( ) JK--Shows #IBM infographic i created.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Robots by Flight of the Conchords JK--2008. Future overlords commenting casually on how they've vanquished humans.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp You Wanted A Hit by LCD Soundsystem from This Is Happening JK--2010. Beat is a slightly slowed B-52s "Planet Claire"

Not sure which phrase expresses greatest urgency: "pedal to the metal" or "balls to the wall." The 1st one sounds unhinged & the 2nd painful

New #IBM jk #TechTarget #ITKnowledgeExchange column: "Neuromorphic chipsets shifting deep learning into overdrive" ( )

Drafted latest #IBM jk #TechTarget #ITKnowledgeExchange column: "Neuromorphic Chipsets Are Shifting Deep Learning into Overdrive"

Create outstanding customer experiences through mobile and analytics with @IBMzSystems financed by #IBMFinancing 

10 expert tips to boost agility with Hadoop as a service 

Taking another look at in-database analytics 

"Pentagon tested world's largest swarm of autonomous micro-drones" ( ) JK--Utterly lethal move toward micro-strafing

"3 tips on improving chatbot retention" ( ) JK--Aka abandonment: "about 40% of users never get past the first text"

"Best Data Visualization Projects of 2016" ( ) JK--Or worst. Visualizes how screwed we are (eg, global warming, Trump)

"You know it's a Ferrari, but..." ( ) JK--Use cases for using convolutional neural networks to identify car models

"4 trends in security data science for 2017" ( ) JK--Use adversarial machine learning for anti-spoofing.

"5 Things To Watch In AI & Mchn Learning In 2017" ( ) JK--"AI Czar"? Why not simply enterprise AI competency centers?

"The Bitcoin Protocol: How It Works" ( ) JK--It's all written down in the sacred protocols of the elders of Bitcoin.

Trump says Russian cyberhacking will stop after he's inaugurated. How in hell would he know if not w/cahoots with them? The more U know...

There's always something vaguely patronizing about bringing something "to the masses." A short step toward hurling it into a rowdy mob.

"Facebook is starting own journalism project" ( ) JK--New formats, media literacy push, & hackathons on news problems

Earbuds and loud music are a wonderful tool for tuning out annoying conversations in your immediate vicinity.

Contemplating the hugely disruptive year ahead. Makes my head hurt. Best to sit cross-legged letting life flow on within me and without me.

"300 million smartphones will have machine learning ability, says Deloitte" ( ) JK--That's 1/5 of those sold this year

A day in the life of a data architect 

" #IBM #Watson Health Announces Collab to Study Use of Blockchain Technology 4 Secure Exchange of Healthcare Data" ( )

"Mathematics without history is soulless" ( ) JK--People have been refining the arts of calculation since dawn of time

"A.I.mpact: Who’s On Yr Marketing Team o Tomorrow?" ( ) JK--Should be people who know just enough of AI to B dangerous

"The Bright Side of Smart-Home Silly Season" ( ) JK--Of course, "silly" is mild pejorative for "unbridled innovation"

"GPUs: The Key to Cognitive Computing" ( ) JK--Mindblowing number of processing cores & amount of memory bandwidth

I'm still waiting for advanced computers that can beat a world grandmaster in Chutes & Ladders. Combinatorial explosion o childish merriment

"Reinforcement Learning Using Quantum Boltzmann Machines" ( ) JK--Extremely abstruse edge topic in quantum analytics

"Deep Learning on Resource-Constrained Embedded Devices" ( ) JK--Cornell research paper on DL model compression.

Podcast: Rob High, #IBM Fellow, Vice President, and CTO #Watson discusses cognitive computing, deep learning, etc:

"Nvidia shows self-driving-car supercomputer at CES" ( ) JK--Octa-core ARM64 + Nvidia's new Volta GPU do 30,000 TOPS

"Maluuba’s AI & Deep Learnng predictions for 2017" ( ) JK--Check out Trischler thoughts on NLP grounded in rules+stats

Just to be a sport, Meryl Streep should perform at Trump's inauguration, perhaps in her lovely Florence Foster Jenkins voice.

Plugging gaps in my music collection. Bought/downloaded Moby's landmark "Play" & "Play: B Sides." Hard to believe that's almost 20 years ago

"It’s Not Just Altaba. Here Are the 7 Worst Company Name Changes" ( ) JK--Alternative Alibaba? You kidding?

So Yahoo! ends not with a bang but with a WTF?! Altaba? How to pronounce? Stress could be any syllable. Each "a" could have various voicings

"Quantum Computers Ready to Leap Out of the Lab in 2017" ( ) JK-- #IBM quantum cloud here: 

"The Conversational Economy — Voice & New Era o Multi-Modal Computing" ( ) JK--Suddenly voice-recognition is super-hot

What Is Fog Computing? And Why It Matters In Our IoT And Big Data World 

"At LinkedIn, artificial intelligence is like ‘oxygen’" ( ) JK--Explosive gas?

"Designing chatbot: male, female or gender neutral?" ( ) JK--IMHO, all of the above. Personalize gender to your needs

"Brain actvty too complic8d 4 humans 2 decipher. Machines can decode 4 us" ( ) JK--Consciousness in statistical mirror

"What AI needs is a dose of realism" ( ) JK--Measured approach that refrains from utopian/dystopian bipolarities.

"How a Machine Learns Prejudice" ( ) JK--Data sourcing, feature engineering, & stat modeling rife w/bias opportunities

"Making telecommunications infra smarter" ( ) JK--Predictively recognizing & responding to complex traffic patterns

"'AI as co-pilot': The state of autonomous driving, from ...Detroit" ( ) JK--"We want to build a better driver."

Considering all the self-driving & connected car innovations demonstrated at CES, you'd half-believe Las Vegas hosted the Detroit Auto Show.

"Data Could Be Next Tech Hot Button for Regulators" ( ) JK--Concerns about market power, entry barriers, anti-trust.

"The big takeaway from this year’s CES" ( ) JK--Virtual personal AI-powered voice assistants. Heeding your every word

If you don't watch it with that pinot grigio, you'll end up sounding like Topo Gigio!

'How to build an all-purpose big data engine with Hadoop and Spark" ( ) JK--Authored @andrea_braida

Today's #InfoWorld column performed an important public service. I boosted the salience o "transfer learning" in the data science discussion

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Stupid Girl by Garbage from Garbage JK--1995. One of the composers was a woman: singer Shirley Manson.

.@IBM inventors break U.S. patent record with 8,088 patents granted in 2016 

WGBH visits IBM’s Cyber Range to experience a cyber attack firsthand:  #infosec @wgbhnews 

"Coming to Carnival Cruises: Wearable Medallion That Records Yr Every Whim" ( ) JK--Does it also track yr seasickness?

"This AI will battle poker pros for $200,000 in prizes" ( ) JK--Yet another example of tech as a literal game-changer

"GGL AlphaGo AI secretivly won more than 50 straight games against wrld’s top Go players" ( ) JK--Effectively stops Go

"Apache Spark: ...." ( ) JK--"Spark isn't perfect but what is these days?" "These days"? When were things perfect?

"Gecho Loopsynth: Theremin for 21st Cntry" ( ) JK--And who among us hasnt been tempted to use a cat as set o bagpipes?

"The best tech at CES you probably cant afford" ( ) JK--And if you have to ask th price, you definitely can't (loser!)

New #IBM jk #InfoWorld column: "'Transfer learning' jump-starts new AI projects" ( )

U know yr video rental’s a dog when U spend as much time looking at th sys clock as th movie. “Oh God, still 53 more minutes o this crap?!”

No, I have no intention of watching the inauguration. Thanks for not asking.

Social media is jumping tonight discussing an awards show I don’t care about giving trophies for movies and TV shows I haven’t seen.

RIP Nat Hentoff. Prolific longtime liberal journalist, jazz critic, & intellectual provocateur. Tentpole pundit of Village Voice. Mensch

The streets around our place look like they’ve been whitewashed with road salt overkill.

Top 10 #AI Friends You Need to Have in 2017, by @gsvpioneer @Medium

Oddly for a January at the fitness club, not many other members working out. I have my choice of the equipment. People resolving to wimp out

I’m sure that Trump will continue the tweeting in his presidency as a way to bark out orders & opinions without having to explain himself.

It’s better to think of nothing than not to think.

Caught "The Man Who Knew Infinity" on DVD. Dev Patel good as Indian math genius Srinivasa Ramanujan. Helps to check Wikipedia while watching

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Little Acorns by The White Stripes from Elephant JK--2003. Spoken intro is by former Detroit broadcaster Mort Crim

“Hungry like the wolf”? One specific wolf? The entire species? Cultural archetype? Platonic ideal of wolf? Waiting for Simon Le Bon’s reply

I prefer the LA Fitness next to the Army base over the one in the shopping mall. Guys at the former approach fitness with professionalism.

“Game-changing”? How many games we changed in 2016? How many games do they predict will be changed this year?

Reviewing the mini-mansions in the Washington Post real estate section. Wondering how many come equipped with mini-butlers.

Yoga training has helped me hold a wide-legged lotus pose longer. All the better to have a place to situate my laptop while I surf the web

I usually try to keep an intellectually stimulating meditation in the background of my consciousness. If it's front & center, all the better

Per our incoming CiC, I've decided to forgive & extend warmest wishes to all my enemies by writing this tweet declaring them my enemies.

Before I forget, I'd like to remind all my followers on social media to like everything I've ever posted and to keep doing so in perpetuity.

End of the work week. I got more done this week than I expected. Sitting at Panera now, sipping coffee, reading about stupidity in the world

Don't people live in "places" anymore? "What geography are you from?" Ummm....a continent surrounded by oceans (?!) I dunno.

The older I get, the more millennial I become. Literally. Feels like I'm pushing 1,000 years old.

Drafted latest #IBM jk #Dataversity column: "Training Every Algorithm With Everything We’ve Got"

No snow fell overnight in our vicinity. It's still a naked winter in northern Virginia. Unadorned by the crystalline stuff.

The extent to which Watson ‘thinks' 

"CES 2017 Connects with AI" ( ) JK--Assumes consumers will pay to be reminded & coached by AI-driven gadgets 24/7.

"How We Built Successful Influencer Mktg Strategy" ( ) JK--"Brands cede partial control o message"? Hav2hav great msg!

"Battle to Bring Smart Home Assistant to Mainstream Dominates CES" ( ) JK--Huge market potential.

"Panasonic Automotive and #IBM Partner to Develop Cognitive Vehicle Infotainment System with Watson" ( )

"Intel Announces ‘Go’ for Cars, Aiming to Gain in Self-Driving" ( ) JK--Chips used in 100s of autonomous test vehicles

"BMW Deploying Self-Driving 7 Series Fleet to Roads This Year" ( ) JK--Goal is fully autonomous driving by 2021.

Deep learning is a fascinating set of techniques of longer vintage than many realize. It gets more engrossing the deeper I delve into it.

Hollywood should test plot confusion on audiences. Ask viewers every 10 minutes if they have a clue what's going on. If they dont, deep-6 it

Flake news alert. They say we may get some tonight. Looks like Russia orchestrated it. All the telltale signs of a Siberian vortex.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Don't Look Back by The Remains JK--1966. Short-lived garage rockers did 2 awesome singles: this plus "Why Do I Cry"

"2016 Was a Bad Year For Predictions" ( ) JK--On th upside, those who bet on Dylan snagging a Nobel cashed in bigtime!

"Transforming Travel Experience With Cognitive Techs" ( ) JK-- #IBM S. Kumar. Me in Dec 2014: 

"Hyperledger Project Enters 2017 with Major Momentum" ( ) JK--CRG's Kanaracus on blockchain progress & case studies.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Sheela-Na-Gig by PJ Harvey from Dry JK--1992. Ancient Celtic architectural grotesques o nakd women w/exagger8d vulvas

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp North American Scum by LCD Soundsystem frm Sound of Silver JK--2007. Sez Europe is "old buildings" peopled by "mimes"

Noticing new "data scientist" stock character in Hollywood films. Invented "algorithm" that "calculated" something & made them "super-rich"

Algorithms are statistical muscles. Machine learning is like physical conditioning. You're only as (predictively) fit as yr (data) training

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Name For You by The Shins from Heart Worms JK--2017. New Shins LP forthcoming. Now you've got me new-year hopeful.

Another tech event organizer dangles an "early-bird discount." If in fact it's a worm, I'm not biting.

"IBM and The New York Times Company's T Brand Studio Unveil New AR Experience Inspired by "Hidden Figures" Movie" ( )

#IBM Reveals 5 Innovations that will Help Change our Lives within 5 Years ( ) JK--Macro to micro, AI, ML, & sensors

IBMVoice: The Dawn Of A Cognitive Era: How To Evolve Analytics To The Next Level 

How to build an all-purpose big data engine with Hadoop and Spark 

#makedatasimple I'm a host and featured chatter on this. Please join us and share your thoughts. 

“The Power of Thinking Big: IBM Research’s ‘5 in 5’” by @IBMResearch

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Figured You Out by Elliott Smith from Either/Or JK--1997. Remastered re-released 2017. Deeply beautiful melancholy

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Alone Again Or by Love from Forever Changes JK--1967. I too think people are the greatest fun. Puppy dogs a close 2nd

Ah yes, another day, another round of strangers on social media imagining that I'm some resource to help them find jobs at my employer.

Drafted next #IBM jk #InfoWorld column: "Transfer Learning Accelerates Data Science Development"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Signs of Love by Moby from 18 JK--2002. His best work transports the listener into stratospheric frames of mind.

Twenty degrees colder tomorrow than today in northern Virginia. A steep thermal gradient. Moist air mass. Slippery slope to slippery slopes.

Caught “Age of Adaline” on DVD. Good performances from Blake Lively & Harrison Ford. Fantasy premise makes U appreciate aging w/fresh eyes

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp If I Needed You by Karl Blau from Introducing Karl Blau JK--2016. A beautiful Townes Van Zandt cover.

"It’s Aye Robot as Driverless Cars Finally Steer Near Showrooms" ( ) JK--Most of us will encounter 1st in "robo-taxis"

IBMVoice: Learn About The Top Five Trends To Watch In Cloud Computing During 2017 

"Generative Adversarial Networks will change world" ( ) JK--Neural nets designed to ace Turing test on pattern recog

"Google teaches 'AIs' to invent own crypto & avoid eavesdropping" ( ) JK--Will future AI botnets fashion adhoc crypto?

Excellent overview of hot DL R&D. Summary of last month's Neural Information Processing Systems conf in Barcelona: 

RT @kexpplaylist#kexp Rooting For You by London Grammar from Rooting For You JK--2017. Big, bold, dramatic. Adele-ish.

"Deep Learning 2016: The Year in Review" ( ) JK--Comprehensive. I'd like GANs that translate tech specs into images

“17 Big Data Predictions for 2017” by @IBMBigData

"How blockchain can create the world’s biggest supercomputer" ( ) JK--Ancient dream of distributed compute brokering

"Data breaches through wearables put target squarely on IoT in 2017" ( ) JK--Risk the security death of 1000 cuts.

"Think Like a Futurist 2 B Prepared 4 the Totally Unexpected" ( ) JK--Scenario-building for business risk mitigation.

Join me & other experts on #MakeDataSimple Crowdchat "2017 Outlook for CIOs and CDOs," Thurs Jan 26, 1pm EST:

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Cool Kids by Shana Falana from Here Comes The Wave JK--2017. Great. Feels like Cyndi Lauper fronting Dum Dum Girls.
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RT @kexpplaylist #kexp 29 #Strafford APTS by Bon Iver from 22, A Million JK-2016. Critics raved about this. Must give it a listen.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Amputation by The Jesus and Mary Chain from Damage and Joy JK--2017. Great new one from post-hiatus indie pioneers

"How2Make Better Predictions When Dont Have Enuff Data" ( ) JK--Transfer learning IDs relevant other-domain knowledge

"How to Train AI to Do Everything in Digital Universe" ( ) JK--Best discussion I've seen of how OpenAI Universe works

"Race for AI Chips Begins" ( ) JK--Will be big tech story this year.

"Statistical analysis of art on convicts’ bodies" ( ) JK--"Tattoos are unreasonably effective predictors o recidivism"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp '02 Be True 2 Your Bar by Magnetic Fields frm 50 Song Memoir JK--2017. Concept LP. 50-yr-old Merritt toasts each year

"BigDL: Distributed Deep learning Library for Apache Spark" ( ) JK--Open sourced by Intel.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Sweet Thing by Van Morrison from Astral Weeks JK--1968. "I will drink clear clean water for to quench my thirst."

"Grtnr Sez by '19 20% o Intrxns w/Smtphns'll Take Place via VPAs" ( ) JK--Vaping appliances? Virtual personl assistnts

"With Apache Spark, Old Mainframes Learn New Tricks" ( ) JK-- @joemckendrick on #IBM z/OS Platform for #ApacheSpark

Dear Facebook Friend Who Asks Me to "Feel Free to Like My Page": Thanks for granting me permission. I felt chained & bound to indifference.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Laura Lee by The Besnard Lakes from The Besnard Lakes Are the Divine Wind JK--2017. Good new one from Montreal group

"The new face of big data: AI, IoT and blockchain" ( ) JK--"Face"? They're the new central & peripheral nervous system

"Deep Learning Race: A Survey of Industry Players’ Strategies" ( ) JK--Shows that this space far from maturity.

"2016: The Year That Deep Learning Took Over the Internet" ( ) JK--Having a cool-sounding name didn't hurt the buzz.

"WSJ Editor Says His Newspaper Won’t Call Trump’s Lies ‘Lies’" ( ) JK--BS. Need to report a factcheck alongside each

Glancing at the tech news. A new year with lots of new incremental feature enhancements. Too soon to say which are also excremental.

"Generating Videos with Scene Dynamics" ( ) JK--Mindblowing. Suggests new approach for creating live-action animations

"Bat chat: ML algorithms provide translations for bat squeaks" ( ) JK--Distinguishing batsignal from batnoise

"The Alien Style of Deep Learning Generative Design" ( ) JK--Auto-DL-generated designs of otherworldly-feeling origin

"Why GGL co-founder Larry Page is pouring millions into flying cars" ( ) JK--Spacely Sprockets has 1st mover advantage

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp On Hold by The xx from I See You JK--2017. Nice new one. Moody male-female duet on verses with over-rapped chorus.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Masters of War by Anika from Anika JK--2010. Sounds like back-alley stoned reggae with trashcan percussion.

"How to Make Yr Mark as a Woman in Big Data" ( ) JK--Same advice applies for guys, except #3 should be "Be yourself"

"Here's Bigly Listicle o 'Banned' Words That U Shouldnt Use" ( ) JK--"Queen's English"? Which Sault Ste Marie is this?

This just in: Trump will singlehandedly perform all the music at his inauguration. He knows music better than anyone, he says.

Finished the DVDs of Michael Palin’s “Himalaya” & “Sahara” travelogue series from the 2000s. Excellent presentation of peoples & places.

When I hear a band has attaind “cult status,” I wonder if it’s begun 2 confiscate fans’ worldly possessions & choose their marriage partners

"Deep Learning AI Listens to Machines For Signs o Trouble" ( ) JK--Detecting sound signatures o incipient malfunction

"Hacking is a very hard thing to prove."? Oh, really! Since when is it hard to prove that a system has been th target o unauthorized access?

Reading "Superforecasting: Art & Science of Prediction" by Tetlock & Gardner. Retro-vetting my own 2017 predictions: 

New year. Time to revisit investment strategy. Hard to gauge likely impact o new admin that hasnt yet taken office. Trump bump? Trump slump?

Caught the “Absolutely Fabulous” movie on DVD. Confirms that Kate Moss, Joan Collins, & Lulu are still alive. Yawn. Whatever.

Oh how sweet of our incoming POTUS to wish us his "enemies" something called "love" in the new year. We wish him "well."

6. Our own @jameskobielus is always a must-read! For the full #MakeDataSimple chat transcript, visit:  #BigData #2017

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Committed To The Cause by The Radio Dept. from Running out of Love JK--2016. Cool Morricone-ish vibe to this.

2017 is the bicentennial of my alma mater, the University of Michigan. Let us all stand & salute the Maize & Blue:

"Game Theory Reveals Future of Deep Learning" ( ) JK--Need general competing-DL-agent decision-optimization" framework

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Europe Is Lost by Kate Tempest from Let Them Eat Chaos JK--2016. Cockney lady voice raps apocalyptic.

Dear Facebook: How to turn off those "live" notifications, so I'm not disturbed by "breaking news" such as "bald eagles await egg hatching"?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Run On by Moby from Play JK--1999. Samples Bill Landford & The Landfordairs 1949 recording "Run On for a Long Time"

"Amazon’s latest idea is a flying warehouse that’ll deliver your stuff by drone" ( ) JK--Feels vaguely ominous.

"Beyond Digitization To Digitalization" ( ) JK--Culminating in the dreaded antidisestablishmentdigitalizitarianism

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Swim by Surfer Blood from Astro Coast JK--2010. Righteously gr8 shouted-in-unison vocals over power-chorded rock riff

"Should We All Just Stop Calling 2016 'The Worst'?" ( ) JK--Good coinage: "ambient journalism." A jitter intensifier.

This just in: reliable clickbaiters inform us that what all long-ago celebrities now look like is unbelievable. They’re unrecognizable!

My new year’s resolution is to ensure that all the world’s problems come to a successful resolution. And perhaps learn to speak Esperanto.

I stayed up to midnight just to observe the calendar change. Kept changing channels to avoid annoying rappers & washed-up ex-Spice Girls.

Put away all the decorations yesterday and cleaned the house. Old-year mess is depressing. Always best to greet the new year uncluttered.

New year begins. We’re exercising this morning. I shot a few hoops. Sadly, I made dozens o attempts, but only got a few. I did it for cardio

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Wall Watcher by Sunflower Bean from Human Ceremony JK--2016. Nice forward thrust to this rocker.

Reading Washington Post Style Section’s year-end in-out list. What’s out? Stuff I’ve never heard of. What’s in? More of the same.

2016? I’ve had worse.

Caught “Money Monster” on DVD. Preposterously overplotted Hollywood thriller BS. Makes me glad I chose a drama-free investment strategy.

Caught “Sully” on DVD. Liked it. I still think “Chesley B. Sullenberger III” is a made-up name, like “Art Vandelay” or “Zbigniew Brzezinski”

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Fool by Perfume Genius from Too Bright JK--2014. Love the finger snaps & stalking rhythm on this. WestSideStory-ish

2016 DATAVERSITY Top 20 … JK--One of mine was #7: "Top Trends to Watch in Cognitive Analytics in 2016"

Spark for Big Data Analytics - Part 3 

Cleveland Clinic, IBM announce cognitive & data-driven collaboration for personalized healthcare #IBMServices 

Driving Data Science Results By Asking Why 

The Meta Model and Meta Meta-Model of Deep Learning 

What is Digital Transformation? 

Data Warehousing Made Easy 

Forbes Welcome 

AI brings Intelligence Agency tech in line with popular culture 

What's the feeling you've heard that ghost story before? Deja boo!

December 30. Northern Virginia’s first snow of the season. A pleasant flurry under a salmon sky

Golden Globes coming up in early January. Their website is confusing. What’s up for Feel-Good Picture of The Year?

I haven’t stopped counting people’s empty promises. I’m just doing it now in the imaginary number system.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Waltz Across Texas by Ernest Tubb from The Country Music Hall of Fame: Ernest Tubb JK--1965. "With you in my arms"

"How Will Big Data Evolve in the Year Ahead?" ( ) JK--Quotes me at length.

Fun (true) fact: Dolly Parton once anonymously entered a "Dolly Parton look-alike contest" but lost to a drag queen.

Did a little touristing around WashDC with houseguests this week. Witnessed construction of inauguration stands. All feels like gallows.

Thanks President Obama, for being a sober, reasonable leader for 8 great years. Wishing you well. Wish us well.

Joan Baez gets into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame? Kraftwerk doesnt? Remind me again what the heart of rock & roll is. The beat?

RIP Debbie Reynolds. Here’s young Debbie in her breakout role in “Singin’ in the Rain”:

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp All th Young Dudes by Mott the Hoople JK--1972. In '72 when I was a young dude, I carried the Free Press, not th News

"Deep Probabilistic Modeling of Natural Images using a Pyramid Decomposition," Kolesnikov and Lampert: 

Facebook starting to feel like an endless tabloid. Everything except family photos feels like it’s being hyped, sensationalized, & spun.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Getaway by Dr. John from Locked Down JK--2012. Way cool one from the NOLA musical legend.

RIP Carrie Fisher. I loved her best as a comic actress, author, & quipster. She also did a great Watson commercial

Thank U LinkedIn for updating me on what new skills my vaguest business acquaintances are reputed 2 have acquired. Puts those rumors to rest

Wonderful! The houseguests have joined the wife in an excursion to the local outlet shopping center at which my assistance is not requested.

The incoming Climate Change Denier in Chief. It will be interesting to see how he denies it while building a dike around Mar-A-Lago.

Houseguest apologizes 4 not speaking English in my presence. I replied “R U kidding? I’m relieved that I don’t need 2 join the conversation”

2016 was a good year for me professionally. Played key roles in several successful marketing campaigns. Worked with a great team.

US Capitol grounds were mostly closed today in prep for inauguration day. Nearby at th Botanical Garden, rafflesia didn't flourish its stink

Long line to see the Hope Diamond? Forget it! I’ll bet Bob Hope is rolling in his grave right now.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Know What You Want For Christmas by Kay Martin from I Know What He Wants For Christmas JK--1962. He wants nooky.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Standard White Jesus by Timbuk 3 from Edge Of Allegiance JK-1989. Madison band that formed as I was leaving Madison

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp White Wine in the Sun by Tim Minchin JK--2012. I like this. Respectful Christmas song 4 conscientious Xmas objectors

Having to restrain our impulse to drive downtown just to enjoy the free holiday on-street parking. No meter enforcement on Christmas Day!

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Cool Santa by M. Ross Perkins JK--2016. And this is a cool new holiday song.

It’s beginning to look one helluva lot like Christmas. Funny that I hadn’t noticed till just a moment ago. I’m always the last to find out.

“Ten Commandments”? Why not simply call them “Ten Commands”? Don’t need an unnecessary syllable to remind you they’re a mandate from God.

Ah, yes, the burning Yule log in the fireplace. Please resist the urge to dismember and dispose of your Christmas tree in this fashion.

Religious carols are the only occasion when Americans pronounce it “Iz-rye-el,” as opposed to “Iz-ree-ull.”

It may be more important to be kind than right. But it’s still important to be kind of right.

I just discovered that “Netherlands” is an anagram of “Neanderthals.” Add that to your DNA evidence. Give me that Nobel right now!

Oh, it's almost midnight. Time to sing "Auld Lang Syne" yet? Or am I getting ahead of myself?

I've noticed that approxmately every 5th Facebook post is sponsored. So I'm making sure to blink when that crap slides thru my field of view

We were discussing the origin of “Skip to the Loo.” If you can skip to there, you must not have to go very bad.

Please stop reacting to celebrity deaths as a matter of “all the great ones are dying.” Great ones are always being born too. Perspective.

Gave th long lines of last-minute pre-holiday Honey Baked Ham patrons wide berth. So many folks just realized Xmas falls on Dec 25 this year

"AI tools came out of the lab in 2016" ( ) JK--Highlights trend toward AI (ie, deep learning) software as a service

"Caution: AI & Big Data Reaches Our Kids' Xmas Toys" ( ) JK--Don't blame AI/big data. Culprit is sensors+connectivity

"Race for AI Chips Begins" ( ) JK--"Tensor processing units"?

What's up with all "quality" TV being on premium channels I'm not paying for? I already pay too much for 1000 channels o basic cable crapola

Ted Nugent and Kid Rock basically the only musicians willing to play Trump’s inauguration. In case you needed another excuse for avoiding it

I’ve diluted FB’s hold on my attention. I’ve moved its app to less conspicuous place on my iPhone & its tab to less obvious browser position

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Resisting the Urge to Uncritically Accept Deep Learning Hype in 2017" ( )