Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Daily Thoughts 07/08/2014
I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.
On the way to work, I started reading Smart Machines. The authors are describing how computers will be used more collaboratively with people focusing on both big data and parallel processing.
I also read a little more of the Zero Marginal Cost Society. I am reading about physical aspects of the commons. Things like property easements which limit how land can be used and ideas about how the world is increasingly interconnected in a biosphere.
This morning, I spent some time working on a new survey for the library as part of the planning committee. I also have a bit of work to do with the poetry grant.
I spent a little time ordering e-books for Overdrive Advantage with a colleague. We try and order material that people already have reserves on.
I read a bit more of Smart Machines IBM's Watson and the Era of Cognitive Computing. The authors John K. Kelly III and Steve Hamm both work for IBM. I am reading about how the artificial intelligence Watson defeated the Jeopardy champion in 2011.
Shelving to Save a Books Life
The Growing Dangers of Technological Unemployment and the Re-Skilling of America
Posted by Book Calendar at 4:29 AM