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The Internet of Musical Things or “IoMusT”. It’s IoT, for Music

IoT has the ability to unlock enhanced experiences across a broad spectrum of industries, and music is no different. In fact, the advances being made across the industry are as plentiful as they are diverse. The Internet of Musical Things (IoMusT) is the ability of a computing device to exchange data in service of a musical purpose. From enabling virtual opera rehearsal to coordinating infrared signals to wearable LED’s during live concerts, the way we interact with and around music is changing.

15 Must-Read Software Engineering and Entrepreneurship Articles

To keep up with the latest trends, technologies, and best practices, our team of “digi-preneurs” constantly share the “best of” what they’re learning and reading across Slack channels. Here’s a roundup of insights from the last two weeks, including software engineering, business and product strategy, UX/design, and the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT).

9 Examples of Machine Learning in Our Daily Lives

Machine Learning, a subset of the field of artificial intelligence, uses statistical techniques to give computer systems the ability to learn from datasets without being explicitly programmed. One of the first big breakthroughs in Machine Learning (ML) was in the 1950s when a computer “learned” how to play checkers and then beat the reigning (human) world champion of checkers. Machine Learning continued to gain traction in the 1980s and, today, it's part of our daily existence in ways you probably don't even realize.

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