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  • Nokia Bell Labs presents The Making of We Speak Music

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    This video documents We Speak Music, the documentary series, is a groundbreaking, artistic collaboration between the international world-class beatboxer and visual artist – Harry Yeff (aka Reeps One) and the world-renowned, technological innovator – Nokia Bell Labs. This collaboration is an investigative journey of human communication offering insights into the voice from a scientific, cultural, technological and artistic perspective while using beatboxing as the ultimate exploration of its potential. The series raises many interesting questions about the importance we place on the human voice, its unstudied capabilities beyond speaking and the role it could play in an increasingly global society regarding interacting with machines. Reeps One, inspired by his journey and the pioneering work of Nokia Bell Labs across many disciplines, created a spectacle performance using a sophisticated, deep learning Artificial Intelligence (AI) system. The result is amazing – a novel collaboration between the human voice and a technology that will soon be ubiquitous.

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    • Future Impossible - A Nokia Bell Labs Series - Duration: 81 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 4,253 views
      Meet the visionaries who pushed past the limits of the known physical world in order to create a new world altogether.

      Introducing 'Future Impossible', a collection of short films highlighting th...
    • The Shannon Limit - Bell Labs - Future Impossible - Duration: 5 minutes, 31 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 8,181 views
      In 1948, father of communications theory Claude Shannon developed the law that dictated just how much information could ever be communicated down any path, anywhere, using any technology. The maxim...
    • The Many Lives of Copper - Bell Labs - Future Impossible - Duration: 5 minutes, 43 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 3,271 views
      In the rush to find the next generation of optical communications, much of our attention has moved away from that old standby, copper cabling. But we already have miles and miles of the stuff under...
    • The Network of You - Bell Labs - Future Impossible - Duration: 3 minutes, 45 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 2,840 views
      In the future, every human will be connected to every other human on the planet by a wireless network. But that’s just the beginning.

      Soon the stuff of modern life will all be part of the network...
    • Story of Light - Bell Labs - Future Impossible - Duration: 7 minutes, 59 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 1,928 views
      When Alexander Graham Bell discovered that sound could be carried by light, he never could have imagined the millions of written text and audio and video communications that would one day be transm...
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  • The Bell Labs Archives - Inspiring Future Impossible Play all

    Discover the history behind the innovations and inventions explored in our Future Impossible series.

    Through curated excerpts of films from The Bell Labs archive, you can meet Claude Shannon, explore the network enabled by copper, watch the first science fiction like experiments with lasers and reflect on a time when phones going mobile revolutionised our lives.
    • Where did digital communication begin? - Duration: 5 minutes, 37 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 4,802 views
      Curated highlights of Theseus, circa 1950s.

      Courtesy of the Bell Labs Archives and the AT&T Archives and History Center.

      In this film from the early 1950s, Claude Shannon, The Father of Informat...
    • Coaxial! How was the first telephone network built? - Duration: 6 minutes, 4 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 1,266 views
      Curated highlights of Coaxial! circa 1920s.

      Courtesy of the Bell Labs Archives and the AT&T Archives and History Center.

      Coaxial! is part of the Bell System's Communications News and Views series...
    • How do lasers work? - Duration: 3 minutes, 31 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 1,137 views
      Curated highlights of The Conquest of Light, circa 1960s.

      Courtesy of the Bell Labs Archives and the AT&T Archives and History Center.

      Made only three years after Bell Labs built the company's f...
    • How our telephones became mobile - Duration: 4 minutes, 45 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 975 views
      Curated highlights from AMPS - Coming of Age

      Courtesy of the Bell Labs Archives and the AT&T Archives and History Center.

      Using simple graphics, this film, made in 1978, illustrates the concept o...
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