New Nexus magazine just out : Elon Musk’s Brainphone, Borax as an arthritis treatment, hidden activity on the moon, history of infectious diseases, crop circle proliferation, Gobekli Tepe and more…
If you’d like the layperson’s guide to what’s happening above, this month’s National Geographic magazine offers a highly accessible and engaging read on how robots will shortly affect the lives of all of us, like it or not:
Deep Learning is the latest buzz word in Artificial Intelligence…computer networks that have as many if not more neural pathways than the human brain. The implications of this are computers which can autonomously self repair, self replicate, apply “common sense” to complex problems, predict and pre-empt situations and scenarios which are way beyond human comprehension. Its applications can be used in transport, defence, education, space exploration, domestic appliances, healthcare, finance, entertainment and culture. Both more accurate and faster than the human brain, including those which programme them. Software engineer Martin Ford, author of “Rise of the Robots” offers a free online book about this new development. A tad technical but if you want to know what’s going on your world before the computer does you’re advised to take a peek. Link below:
A friend recommended, and lent, me a book called ‘Sweet Rosie O’Grady’ by Joan Jonkers, which I have
just finished. What I would term, without being denigrating, I hope, a “woman’s book”. A nice heartwarming
story of LIverpool life in the 30s and 40s. Not really my genre, as I prefer psychological thrillers, but it made
a pleasant change.
Amazon offer a very useful feature by way of a free Kindle app download for tablet/laptop or PC
Its a good app, in fact I’m currently reading a book on it now. I’m a Prime member & as part of that you get at least one but sometimes more free books each month to read. Most you can download to your kindle if you’d prefer but some you can only read via the app.
Its also a great way to share your collection with family & friends, as they can use the app to sign in to your account (as long as you trust them to have the password which gives access to your whole Amazon account). You are limited to the number of devices you can have attached to a single account.
Amazon offer a very useful feature by way of a free Kindle app download for tablet/laptop or PC. The app is entirely free to download and use, then most books in their book section offer a free sample download (bottom right of screen) of the first chapter(s) to try before you buy, no obligation. I’ve currently downloaded about 300 samples from various genres and authors to dip into. Having read and got a feel for the contents and style, I find many I would not actually buy, but several I would. Good way to virtually browse and all for free.
Still reading “Hallelujah” by Father Ray Kelly, the singing priest. About halfway through this book telling the amazing story of a how a boy grew up, became a priest in Ireland and won the hearts of millions with his singing.
Have a look at these:
Absolutelly wonderful – thanks for posting these again, Alan!