Do you know how the technology in your pocket works? What are the systems and architectures behind it? In this talk, Jim VanDeCasteele will talk about computer engineering and the move toward automation and machine learning. He will share his journey through computer engineering and offer tips about learning and being successful. Jim VanDeCasteele is a Sr. Sales Engineer at Resolve Systems. He has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University. This event is part of the STEM lecture series.
This last August, the Commonwealth of Virginia celebrated
the four hundredth anniversary of slaves arriving to this country. Some even
want to date the birth of the United States with this significant event.
Certainly, slavery has been a huge factor in our history.
The New York Times, for its part, has begun “The 1619
Project” with its printing of an issue of its magazine on August 18. Very few
aspects of American life have not been touched by the advent of the ship that
arrived at Point Comfort in what was then the British colony of Virginia.
Check out the Virginia commemoration here and check out the New York Times Magazine from our newspaper section of the periodicals shelves by the café.
From car scams, to Chernobyl, to mob bosses, to serial killers, to US Presidents, Steve Kroft did them all for the news program 60 Minutes. This show transformed news. For 30 years, Steve Kroft has been an important voice within this show.
Have you seen the upcoming events for our One Book program? Over the next couple months the program will explore the expanding world of artificial intelligence. Get ahead of the robot invasion with the following books and videos from our collection.
“Kartik Hosanagar surveys the brave new world of algorithmic decision making and reveals the potentially dangerous biases to which they can give rise to as they increasingly run our lives.” (From the book jacket)
“’Westworld’ is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin–exploring a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.” (From the publisher)
Alright cat lovers and cat owners, we all know how this is going to go. All you want to do is read this blog post on your phone or your laptop or any other digital device that consumes your attention, and your cat is not going to be happy about it. In fact, they’re probably standing in between your face and the screen right now.
Well, good thing September is Happy Cat Month! Once you’ve given your furry friend all the love and pats they deserve, check out some of the cat material the library has to offer! Have you watched every funny cat video compilation on YouTube known to man? Look no further! Check out this video! Want information on how to care for your senior cat? We’ve got you covered! Do you need inspiration for commissioning a portrait of your fuzzy companion? Browse through examples of cats in paintings!
If you have the time and resources to volunteer or donate, check out Animal Welfare League, an animal shelter and adoption center located in Chicago Ridge!