S.T.E.A.M. on Hoopla – Teens

Exploring artificial intelligence, coding, art... it's all here to discover and encourage teens to follo their own STEAM dreams. Music for studying, videos and audiobooks from The Great Courses, and more -- teens can dive into a complete world of entertaining content with these titles from our digital collections.

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is a term used for computers that can think for themselves, communicate, and act in some of the same ways as human beings. Today computers have become "smarter" than ever before, with AI machines capable of diagnosing medical conditions, driving cars, and detect fraud and criminal activity. However, despite these and other positive uses for AI, not everyone is excited about the potential benefits of this technology. Some people fear that continued development of artificial intelligence will result in a dystopian society ruled by machines. Others believe that AI can liberate people from repetitive, menial tasks and improve the quality of human life. This book will examine developments in AI research, and explore some of the questions that improvements in artificial intelligence technology raise. Each title in this series includes color photos throughout, and back matter including: an index and further reading lists for books and internet resources. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons in this series are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions.

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A New York Public Library Best Book of 2017 Perfect for aspiring coders everywhere, Girl Code is the story of two teenage tech phenoms who met at Girls Who Code summer camp, teamed up to create a viral video game, and ended up becoming world famous. The book also includes bonus content to help you start coding! Fans of funny and inspiring books like Maya Van Wagenen's Popular and Caroline Paul's Gutsy Girl will love hearing about Andrea 'Andy' Gonzales and Sophie Houser's journey from average teens to powerhouses. Through the success of their video game, Andy and Sophie got unprecedented access to some of the biggest start-ups and tech companies, and now they're sharing what they've seen. Their video game and their commitment to inspiring young women have been covered by the Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, CNN, Teen Vogue, Jezebel, the Today show, and many more. Get ready for an inside look at the tech industry, the true power of coding, and some of the amazing women who are shaping the world. Andy and Sophie reveal not only what they've learned about opportunities in science and technology but also the true value of discovering your own voice and creativity. A Junior Library Guild selection A Children's Book Council Best STEM Trade Book for Students K-12.

Study Music: Classical Music For Thinking And Concentration - Various Artists

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Algebra I is an entirely new course designed to meet the concerns of both students and their parents. These 36 accessible lectures make the concepts of first-year algebra - including variables, order of operations, and functions-easy to grasp. For anyone wanting to learn algebra from the beginning, or for anyone needing a thorough review, Professor James A. Sellers will prove to be an ideal tutor.

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