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Talk to Books

Google has unveiled a new tool called “Talk To Books,” a new search tool which uses semantic search to search based on meaning, rather than mere keywords, and powered by the Google’s machine learning AI which is uused to implement ‘smart’ email replies – to provide an entirely new way to explore books.

What happens when, for the first time in human history, books can be searched at the sentence level, rather than at the author or topic level?

Well as the video above suggests, book reviews will get much easier.


The Pirate’s Dilmemma

There is still lots of debate surrounding digital piracy.

Matt Mason’s new book “The Pirate’s Dilemma” addresses the issue of piracy demonstrating how piracy helped to evolve Hollywood prior to the existance of the internet. His book describes how piracy is an important source of innovation, and he describes how piracy can be used to effectively spread ideas. In doing so, Matt suggests how piracy itself can be leveraged as a valid business model.

Here’s a video of Matt talking about how youth culture is reinventing capitalism.

14. Deutscher Trendtag: Social Wealth / Matt Mason: The Pirate’s Dilemma: How Youth Culture Is Reinventing Capitalism from Trendbuero on Vimeo.

Just to prove how much Matt, believes in what he writes, you can download an ebook version of Matt Mason’s book, (download The Pirate’s Dilemma : How Youth Culture Is Reinventing Capitalism) it will only cost you what you think the book is worth !