Music

AI Ethics Virtual Reality

Jaron Lanier on Virtual Reality, Social Media & the Future of Humans and AI

Jaron Lanier is a living legend. One of the earliest pioneers in virtual reality and I vividly remember reading about him in Wired magazine while I was still in college (and Wired was still relevant). Here he is speaking with Lex Fridman about VR, social media, AI, and humanity’s future. OUTLINE: 0:00 – Introduction 1:39 […]

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Interesting

Omni Magazine TV Special from the 1980s

I remember watching this as a kid and being fascinated by the possibilities the future provided. I cannot overstate the impact that Omni Magazine had on my life. The New Frontier (1987) Future of Bionics, Music, Genius, Computers and More – VHS Here is a RARE VHS rip – “Omni: The New Frontier” (1987) narrated […]

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Interesting Science

How to Learn Anything–the First 20 Hours

Here’s a great TEDx talk about the nature of learning and acquiring new skills. Josh Kaufman is the author of the #1 international bestseller, ‘The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business’, as well as the upcoming book ‘The First 20 Hours: Mastering the Toughest Part of Learning Anything.’ Josh specializes in teaching people from […]

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Interesting Music Science

How a Suzanne Vega Song Helped Create the MP3

Great Big Story  explains how Suzanne Vega’s hit song “Tom’s Diner” helped create the MP3 and spark a music revolution. Karlheinz Brandenburg has listened to Suzanne Vega’s “Tom’s Diner” thousands of times and never tires of it. In fact, the song holds a special place in his heart because it was instrumental in the creation […]

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Hardware Interesting

5 Cool Things You Can Do With An RTL SDR Receiver

Tech Minds picks out five cool things you can do with a SDR (Software Defined Radio) receiver. I bought one a few years ago and had a lot of fun with it, but after watching this, I want to pick it up again and start playing around.

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Hardware

IKEA’s Sonos Speaker Has a Secret

This Does Not Compute takes apart an Ikea Sonos speaker to see how they were able to sell it at such a low cost.

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AI Generative AI

Could AI Compose a Personalized Soundtrack to Your Life?

In this TED talk, you will meet AIVA, an artificial intelligence that has been trained in the art of music composition by reading more than 30,000 of history’s greatest scores. In a mesmerizing talk and demo, Pierre Barreau plays compositions created by AIVA and shares his dream: to create original live soundtracks based on our […]

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AI Generative AI

Generating Songs With Neural Networks

If MuseNet’s recent research has you curious about neural networks composing music,  CodeParade explores creating music with Autoencoders and Principal Component Analysis.

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