Saturday, September 10, 2016

Python + music = Sonic Pi

Sonic Pi - The Live Coding Music Synth for Everyone

free PDF book by creator of the tool:
Sonic Pi Essentials - The MagPi MagazineThe MagPi Magazine
"Learn to code musical masterpieces with the creator of Sonic Pi in our best Essentials e-book yet!"

Sam Aaron - TEDxNewcastle

Programming as Performance | Sam Aaron | TEDxNewcastle - YouTube

AI Bots vs Agents

O'Reilly Bots Podcast - O'Reilly Media
"The O'Reilly Bots Podcast covers advances in conversational user interfaces, artificial intelligence, and messaging that are revolutionizing the way we interact with software".

Why 2016 is shaping up to be the Year of the Bot - O'Reilly Media

Artificial Intelligence - O'Reilly Media

"intelligent agent is software engineering model.
you can use it or them to develop bot or robot or in any software requiring interaction."

"In computer science, a software agent is a computer program that acts for a user or other program in a relationship of agency, which derives from the Latin agere(to do): an agreement to act on one’s behalf. Such “action on behalf of” implies the authority to decide which, if any, action is appropriate.[1][2] Agents are colloquially known as bots, from robot.

So in its most basic form, a “bot” is a bit of software that makes something happen. The most recent surge of use of the term mostly has to do with something Wikipedia calls a “chatterbot” which is now colloquially referred to as a “chatbot.” There’s basically just a computer program that can converse, presumably like a human.

A chatterbot (also known as a talkbot, chatbot, Bot, chatterbox, Artificial Conversational Entity) is a computer program which conducts a conversation via auditory or textual methods."

"Artificial intelligence isn't just about replacing humans with computers; the best managers will find ways to use AI to augment their workers."

IoT: Amazon Dash Replenishment Service

Amazon Dash Replenishment Service

"Amazon Dash Replenishment Service (DRS) enables connected devices to order physical goods from Amazon when supplies are running low...

DRS can be integrated with devices in two ways. Device makers can either build a physical button into their hardware to reorder consumables or they can measure consumable usage so that reordering happens automatically."