Basic Music Technology:An Introduction. 1st ed. 2018 Guerino Mazzola/ Yan Pang/ William Heinze/ Kyriaki Gkoudina/ Gian Afrisando Pujakusuma
Machines That Think explores how artificial intelligence helps us understand human intelligence, machines that compose music and write stories - and asks if AI is really a threat. Sometime in the future, the intelligence of machines will exceed that of human brain power. So are we on the edge of an AI-pocalypse, with superintelligent devices superseding humanity, as predicted by Stephen Hawking? Or will this herald a kind of utopia, with machines doing a far better job at complex tasks than us? You might not realise it, but you interact with AIs every day. They route your phone calls, approve your credit card transactions and help your doctor interpret results. Driverless cars will soon be on the roads, with decision-making computers in charge. But how do machines actually think and learn? PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our desktop site. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Elstob. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/001248/bk_hodd_001248_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What gives the human brain the creative ability that defines us all as individuals? Although the silicon version is hard on its heels, the brain remains the most remarkable computer in existence. Leading us through cognitive theory, neuroscience and Darwinian evolution with his trademark wit and wisdom, Michael Corballis explains what we know - and don´t know - about our minds. How do we know if we´re really the top dogs in brain power? Does our creativity stem solely from the right brain? From language to standing upright, composing music to bull, he uncovers our most common misconceptions and the fascinating habits and abilities that make us human. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Derek Shetterly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001031/bk_gdan_001031_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Computer code and human code found inside the DNA molecule that is the core of every cell in our bodies are practically identical in what they attempt to accomplish. The only difference between the two types of code is that human code also includes the instructions to replicate the individual while the computer code has no such instruction set yet. When they do, this will give rise to many of the science-fiction scenarios where some form of artificial intelligence attempts to take over the world and eliminate all humans as inferior pests. In my previous book - one that should be heard prior to this one - The Origin of Creation, we prove that human code is special in other ways too. Human code can find its origins all the way back to The Big Bang - what I call ´´The Big Birth´´ - because there was no real ´´bang´´ that made the universe, although there may have been a deep ´´cry´´. The next thing that happens after the incredible explosion of The Big Birth is the creation of the Code of Life - only at this point in time, it´s really the Super-Code, the code that will determine where everything will snap into place in our universe and that includes where our own individual life codes will come in to play. Cracking the code details how easy it is to learn enough about your code of life so that you can crack it and alter it to suit your real goals or purpose in life. When you realize how your own code is connected to everything else, how simple the basic construction is and how to find your algorithm, then the true focus, meaning and the music of your life can arise up out of nowhere and you will finally know the truth about nearly everything that was before - a mystery. In Genetics research, we call this EpiGenetics where it has been known for years that changing one´s attitudes about certain subjects can in turn change one´s actual genetic code. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Mathiesen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055006/bk_acx0_055006_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You think you know your Fire 7? Think again. Tablets are designed to be user friendly, but we tend to use only some of their features because no one told us others exist! This is a quick and easy guide which answers all your questions. No advanced computer knowledge is necessary. 15 minutes is all you need to set up your Fire 7 and use it to the fullest! By the end of it, you will know how to: Set up your Fire 7, including your Amazon account, the WiFi, and keyboard language and dictionary Buy, download, and read books from Amazon Buy, download, and listen to music and audiobooks Surf the Internet, receive emails, and even use Skype Take and manage your photos Manage documents Enhance functionality of your Fire 7 with amazing apps Use Amazon Prime to buy, download, and watch hot movies and shows Configure all accessibility options, like reading out loud or text magnifying Fire 7 has been hugely popular despite being a ´´mini´´ version of the Kindle Fire HD. It boasts an impressive set of features like the 1024x600 display, a quadcore 1.3Ghz processor, 1 GB RAM, and a whopping 8 GB of internal storage. Learn directly from an experienced and expert writer on a whole range of Amazon devices like Echo, Fire HD, and Tap. What are you waiting for? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Tingle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063317/bk_acx0_063317_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Astrophysicist and author Mario Livio investigates perhaps the most human of all our characteristics - curiosity - as he explores our innate desire to know why. Experiments demonstrate that people are more distracted when they overhear a phone conversation - where they can know only one side of the dialogue - than when they overhear two people talking and know both sides. Why does half a conversation make us more curious than a whole conversation? In the ever-fascinating Why? Mario Livio interviewed scientists in several fields to explore the nature of curiosity. He examined the lives of two of history´s most curious geniuses, Leonardo da Vinci and Richard Feynman. He also talked to people with boundless curiosity: a superstar rock guitarist who is also an astrophysicist; an astronaut with degrees in computer science, biology, literature, and medicine. What drives these people to be curious about so many subjects? Curiosity is at the heart of mystery and suspense novels. It is essential to other forms of art, from painting to sculpture to music. It is the principal driver of basic scientific research. Even so, there is still no definitive scientific consensus about why we humans are so curious or about the mechanisms in our brains that are responsible for curiosity. Mario Livio - an astrophysicist who has written about mathematics, biology, and now psychology and neuroscience - explores this irresistible subject in a lucid, entertaining way that will captivate anyone who is curious about curiosity. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Arthur Morey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007965/bk_sans_007965_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you´ve ever read a book on an e-reader, unleashed your inner rock star playing Guitar Hero, built a robot with LEGO Mindstorms, or ridden in a vehicle with child-safe air bags, then you´ve experienced first hand just a few of the astounding innovations that have come out of the Media Lab over the past 25 years. But that’s old hat for today’s researchers, who are creating technologies that will have a much deeper impact on the quality of people’s lives over the next quarter century. In this exhilarating tour of the Media Lab´s inner sanctums, we´ll meet the professors and their students - the sorcerers and their apprentices - and witness first hand the creative magic behind inventions such as: Nexi, a mobile humanoid robot with such sophisticated social skills she can serve as a helpful and understanding companion for the sick and elderly CityCar, a foldable, stackable, electric vehicle of the future that will redefine personal transportation in cities and revolutionize urban life Sixth Sense, a compact wearable device that transforms any surface – wall, tabletop or even your hand - into a touch screen computer PowerFoot, a lifelike robotic prosthesis that enables amputees to walk as naturally as if it were a real biological limb Through inspiring stories of people who are using Media Lab innovations to confront personal challenges - like a man with cerebral palsy who is unable to hum a tune or pick up an instrument yet is using an ingenious music composition system to unleash his ´´inner Mozart”, and a woman with a rare life-threatening condition who co-invented a revolutionary web service that enables patients to participate in the search for their own cures - we’ll see how the Media Lab is empowering us all with the tools to take control of our health, wealth, and happiness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bruce Turk. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002675/bk_rand_002675_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Humans have always had the need to tell. In the dark millennia of prehistory, people used fingers or made incisions on bones. For about 4,000 years, early civilizations developed elaborate numbering systems to record transactions for everything from business to astronomy cycles. The hand tools calculation appeared millennia later. Today the prodigious complexity of calculations, as well as the whole set of activities with no apparent relationship to numbers, is made by sophisticated ´´electronic brains´´ called computers. Experts are rushing to point out that a computer is a brain, is just another tool, another machine designed to reduce work or extend our dominion over the world. In this book you will learn more about the science of computing through subtle explanations and summarized chapters. Once you learn about the importance and necessity of the study of history in general and, more specifically, the history of science and technology, it is easy to see that the study of the history of computing is an impressive relief in the vast landscape of scientific knowledge. Just remember that the impact of this technology on our society is immense and our increasing dependence on it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracy Tupman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/064723/bk_acx0_064723_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Scientists from Australia have found the smallest of the transistors recently. It is made by deliberately placing two atoms so closely. Then the university of Cambridge invention of the entangled LEDs is another revolutionary finding in the recent times. These two inventions are sure to back up with the efforts to build the quantum computers by and large. The research process is already on, since so many years now. The success is sure as it is expected by the scholars with the findings of the entangles light emitting diodes and the world´s first ever smallest transistors. Computing power will be increasing indefinitely in the upcoming years and that can be met out to precision only with the launch of the quantum computers in the market. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Giordani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/085985/bk_acx0_085985_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.