Artificial intelligence is rapidly transforming our lives, from workplace to home, from jobs to recreation. In this time of rapid change, how can you stay relevant and not be left behind? This book gives you the knowledge needed to understand what is happening in the AI world, what future jobs will look like, and what upcoming trends and products you can expect.Through this book, you will:Learn the core technologies of AI today and the historical context behind them.Get a behind-the-curtain view of major AI products, including Amazon Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and Google’s AlphaGo.Understand where jobs will go and what new products can be created.Know what’s required to become a data scientist and how to hire one.This book will give you a comprehensive understanding of AI technology, its evolution from the beginning to the present day. You will gain an inside look of the AI field and feel confident that you are staying relevant and riding the AI wave.Author Dr. Junling Hu is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Career Award. She is the Chair of AI Frontiers Conference, which brings together AI leaders to share cutting-edge advances. She has worked as a leader of AI teams in large companies as well as AI startups. She is passionate about AI research, development, and public education. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brittany A. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/163303/bk_acx0_163303_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book is a compendium of information from every sphere - astronomical, scientific, the Book of Revelation and geopolitics. It contains absolutely amazing revelations that direct us to one precise point in time in 2017. Planet X is a cryptogram and this book contains the keys necessary to decode it. When everything is considered together, it fits together perfectly like a watch. The existence of Planet X is beyond any reasonable doubt, to a moral certainty. We examine proofs of its existence. In fact, if you want to ask one simple question that posits the theory of the reality of Planet X, just ask yourself where did 2.2 trillion disappear to in the Pentagon´s budget that Rumsfeld said was missing, and why do we have over 100 underground deep bunkers throughout the US? Why are critical government infrastructures moving from their susceptible positions on the East Coast to the protected areas of Colorado? But let´s look at the astronomical evidence. I have seen Planet X on the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) through WorldWide Telescope. This is a NASA infrared-wavelength astronomical space telescope, launched in December 2009. It is currently in the constellation Pisces, and is clearly marked as an Unidentified Object (but quite plainly visible dark red star) known as IC 5385. If you´d like to view it yourself, you can install WorldWide Telescope. Just Google it and you´ll be right at the page. It´s an observatory on your desktop and the most sophisticated online program I´ve seen. You can view in multi-wavelength views and see stars and planets in context to each other. But back to our main topic - Planet X. This book is a must-listen and a survival guide to the most important story of the century. I invite you to listen and experience it now. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dean Wendt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062368/bk_acx0_062368_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Maps have a mysterious hold over us. Whether ancient, crumbling parchments or generated by Google, maps tell us things we want to know, not only about our current location or where we are going but about the world in general. And yet, when it comes to geo-politics, much of what we are told is generated by analysts and other experts who have neglected to refer to a map of the place in question. All leaders of nations are constrained by geography. In this audiobook, now updated to include 2016 geopolitical developments, journalist Tim Marshall examines Russia, China, the US, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Japan, Korea, and Greenland and the Arctic - their weather, seas, mountains, rivers, deserts, and borders - to provide a context often missing from our political reportage: how the physical characteristics of these countries affect their strengths and vulnerabilities and the decisions made by their leaders. Marshall explains the complex geo-political strategies that shape the globe. Why is Putin so obsessed with Crimea? Why was the US destined to become a global superpower? Why does China´s power base continue to expand? Why is Tibet destined to lose its autonomy? Why will Europe never be united? The answers are geographical. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Brick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/071554/bk_acx0_071554_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A long-awaited follow-up to the New York Times best-selling Search Inside Yourself shows us how to cultivate joy within the context of our fast-paced lives and explains why it is critical to creativity, innovation, confidence, and ultimately success in every arena. In Joy on Demand, Chade-Meng Tan shows that you don´t need to meditate for hours, days, months, or years to achieve lasting joy - you can actually get consistent access to it in as little as 15 seconds. Explaining joy and meditation as complementary things that naturally reinforce each other, Meng explains how these two skills form a virtuous cycle and, once put into motion, become a solid practice that can be sustained in daily life. For many years, meditation has been taught and practiced in cultures where almost all meditators practice full-time for years, resulting in training programs optimized for practitioners with lots of free time and not much else to do but develop profound mastery over the mind. Seeing a disconnect between the traditional practice and the modern world, the best-selling author and Google´s ´´Jolly Good Fellow´´ has developed a program, through ´´wise laziness´´, to help listeners meditate more efficiently and effectively. Meng shares the three pillars of joy (inner peace, insight, and happiness) and why joy is the secret is to success and demonstrates the practical tools anyone can use to cultivate it on demand. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Telly Leung. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005209/bk_harp_005209_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover why people like Russell Simmons Jr., Jennifer Aniston, Phil Jackson, and Brad Pitt all incorporate the life-changing practice of Buddhism into their lives. Mindfulness meditation is everywhere these days, from the therapy couch to the Google campus, from prisons to athletic events. But what are the origins of this surge in mindfulness? What kind of worldview and lifestyle went along with these ancient techniques of meditative training? And, beyond the questionable metaphysics and well-worn pop-psychology bromides, what is meditation actually for? This book explores the Buddhist ideas behind the mindfulness techniques that have seen such a groundswell of popularity. It covers meditation not just as a body of techniques for relaxation and stress relief to accessorize our busy modern lives, but as part of a radical system of self-transformation that offers the possibility of profound liberation. In this book, the Buddhist system and the ideas behind it are presented not as a religion that´s asking for your allegiance, but as a body of theory and practice geared toward fostering an inner revolution. Buddhism for Beginners will teach you : The worldview underpinning Buddhist meditation techniques, and what those techniques were actually intended for. The principles that guide a life lived genuinely, gracefully, and compassionately. What meditation is all about in the context of the Buddhist path, and how to get into the practice of working with your mind. A surprising vision of the self, the mind, and the nature of human experience that can fundamentally alter the way you look at the world. Don´t hesitate. To start on a journey that could deeply transform how you relate to your world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sonic-Script Productions. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062706/bk_acx0_062706_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Time and space. Genetics and robotics. Education and fashion. Possibilities limited only by our imaginations. The future is yours to create. Could you be the Leonardo da Vinci of our times? Most ideas are incremental, quickly copied and suffocated by conventions. ´´Future back´´ thinking starts with stretching possibilities then makes them a reality ´´now forward´´. The best ideas emerge by seeing what everyone has seen, and thinking like nobody else. Newness occurs in the margins not the mainstream. Solutions emerge through powerful fusions of the best ideas into practical, useful concepts. Creative people rise up. Visionaries, border crossers, and game changers: Engage your right brain; open your eyes; think more holistically...intuition rules. From Apple to Blackberry, GE to Google, innovative companies stand out from the crowd not so much for their exceptional products, despite what one might assume, but for the way they challenge conventions, redefine markets, and change consumer expectations. Apple didn´t just create the iPod; it envisioned the future of music and then made a product to service that future. And the same holds true for every highly innovative company. In Creative Genius, Peter Fisk presents 10 tracks for innovation and provides business blueprints for making that innovation happen. Creative Genius is inspired by the imagination and perspective of Leonardo da Vinci, in order to drive creativity, design, and innovation in more radical and powerful ways. It includes practical tools ranging from scenario planning and context reframing to accelerated innovation and market entry, plus 50 tracks, 25 tools, and 50 inspiring case studies. Creative Genius is ´´the best and last´´ in the Genius series by best-selling author Peter Fisk. Others include Business Genius, Marketing Genius and Customer Genius. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jay Webb. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010406/bk_adbl_010406_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Delete looks at the surprising phenomenon of perfect remembering in the digital age, and reveals why we must reintroduce our capacity to forget. Digital technology empowers us as never before, yet it has unforeseen consequences as well. Potentially humiliating content on Facebook is enshrined in cyberspace for future employers to see. Google remembers everything we´ve searched for and when. The digital realm remembers what is sometimes better forgotten, and this has profound implications for us all. In Delete, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger traces the important role that forgetting has played throughout human history, from the ability to make sound decisions unencumbered by the past to the possibility of second chances. The written word made it possible for humans to remember across generations and time, yet now digital technology and global networks are overriding our natural ability to forget--the past is ever present, ready to be called up at the click of a mouse. Mayer-Schönberger examines the technology that´s facilitating the end of forgetting--digitization, cheap storage and easy retrieval, global access, and increasingly powerful software--and describes the dangers of everlasting digital memory, whether it´s outdated information taken out of context or compromising photos the Web won´t let us forget. He explains why information privacy rights and other fixes can´t help us, and proposes an ingeniously simple solution--expiration dates on information--that may. Delete is an eye-opening book that will help us remember how to forget in the digital age. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dennis Holland. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001410/bk_adbl_001410_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.