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Principles Of Business Information Systems (Paperback, 3rd Edition): Ralph Stair, George Reynolds, Thomas Chesney Principles Of Business Information Systems (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
Ralph Stair, George Reynolds, Thomas Chesney 3
R1,691 Discovery Miles 16 910 In stock

Now in its third edition, Principles of Business Information Systems has been fully updated with new cases, new questions and assignments and the latest technologies, whilst also retaining its comprehensive coverage of Information Systems issues.

This new international edition also boasts a wealth of real world examples from a broad range of countries and updated coverage of IT and technological issues, making it perfect for courses that prepare students for the modern corporate world.

Framers - How Humans Can Thrive in the Age of the Machine (Hardcover): Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger, Kenneth Cukier, Francis de... Framers - How Humans Can Thrive in the Age of the Machine (Hardcover)
Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger, Kenneth Cukier, Francis de Vericourt
R526 R434 Discovery Miles 4 340 Save R92 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

As technology and artificial intelligence advances, are humans at risk of becoming obsolete? No. Humans have a unique ability to think around any problem and find fresh ways to frame it in different ways. This crucial skill is an overlooked aspect of what has made humans so successful as a species, but it's one we must learn to do better to manage a complex future. Frames are mental models of the world that we use to understand problems, and come up with new or refined solutions. From Copernicus to the Wright Brothers to the discovery of biomarkers for PTSD, Framers builds upon surprising and fascinating examples to show how we can choose the best frames and switch between them as the situation demands. The better we are at doing so, the more certain we can be that control over the most important decisions will remain in the hands of people rather than machines. Framers will change how you think about human potential, teach you the power of dreaming with constraints, letting your mind wander in a methodical and structured way. It will show you a way to improve how to make decisions in the era of algorithms, and how to develop the key skills to prosper amid the growing power of the machine age.

Youniverse: A Short Guide to Modern Science (Hardcover): Elsie Burch Donald Youniverse: A Short Guide to Modern Science (Hardcover)
Elsie Burch Donald
R263 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R71 (27%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Youniverse is a short, accessible beginners' guide to modern science that explains some of the ways we know the incredible nature of our universe: what it is, how it works and, most importantly, what is your place in it? The Big Bang, matter, energy, particle physics, biology, evolution and the future of technology are the subjects. Plain speech, short chapters, digestible chunks of information, and absence of scientific jargon and equations are the style. Science is a realm of marvels - worlds of the unimaginably big and the inconceivably small. Vetted by 13 distinguished scientists, including one Nobel Prize Winner and four Fellows of the Royal Society, you'll be in good hands as you travel through time and space. It's the book Elsie wished for when she first made this journey herself. *PRAISE FOR YOUNIVERSE* 'This is a fine piece of work... very entertaining and informative... It should appeal and be useful to the generalist who wants an overview of science.' Sir Peter Ratcliffe, 2019 Nobel Prize winner and head of clinical research at the Francis Crick Institute

Genius Makers - The Mavericks Who Brought A.I. to Google, Facebook, and the World (Hardcover): Cade Metz Genius Makers - The Mavericks Who Brought A.I. to Google, Facebook, and the World (Hardcover)
Cade Metz
R530 R437 Discovery Miles 4 370 Save R93 (18%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The Genius Makers tells the story of AI from pioneering days to current achievements to future potential. At the same time it takes the lid off what has effectively become an arms race between Google, Microsoft, Facebook and OpenAI, in which Google may be the clear frontrunner at present, but Facebook has shown itself to be both nimble and innovative, and OpenAI, the company recently founded by Elon Musk and Sam Altman, has made itself the confident upstart of the pack. Each of these companies represents something unique in the development of a technology that offers both extraordinary potential and extraordinary risks. Their personalities and business strategies are already changing the tech landscape in dramatic ways. And they will continue to do so.As well as explaining and exploring artificial intelligence and showing how individuals and companies are reaching for it, The Genius Makers also poses serious ethical questions about the technology. Should we even be pursuing it? How will strong AI change humanity? Will it carve out a giant hole in our job market? Are these companies blinded by the riches this technology will bring? Are they forgetting the existential realities of creating machines that behave like humans?Written by an expert who has exclusive access to each of these companies - and others who are working in this field - this is a rich, character-driven narrative that captures an extraordinary moment in the history of technology.

Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2006. Corr. 2nd printing 2011): Christopher M. Bishop Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2006. Corr. 2nd printing 2011)
Christopher M. Bishop
R1,976 R1,818 Discovery Miles 18 180 Save R158 (8%) In stock

This is the first textbook on pattern recognition to present the Bayesian viewpoint. The book presents approximate inference algorithms that permit fast approximate answers in situations where exact answers are not feasible. It uses graphical models to describe probability distributions when no other books apply graphical models to machine learning. No previous knowledge of pattern recognition or machine learning concepts is assumed. Familiarity with multivariate calculus and basic linear algebra is required, and some experience in the use of probabilities would be helpful though not essential as the book includes a self-contained introduction to basic probability theory.

Deep Learning in Science (Hardcover): Pierre Baldi Deep Learning in Science (Hardcover)
Pierre Baldi
R1,343 Discovery Miles 13 430 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

This is the first rigorous, self-contained treatment of the theory of deep learning. Starting with the foundations of the theory and building it up, this is essential reading for any scientists, instructors, and students interested in artificial intelligence and deep learning. It provides guidance on how to think about scientific questions, and leads readers through the history of the field and its fundamental connections to neuroscience. The author discusses many applications to beautiful problems in the natural sciences, in physics, chemistry, and biomedicine. Examples include the search for exotic particles and dark matter in experimental physics, the prediction of molecular properties and reaction outcomes in chemistry, and the prediction of protein structures and the diagnostic analysis of biomedical images in the natural sciences. The text is accompanied by a full set of exercises at different difficulty levels and encourages out-of-the-box thinking.

Framers - How Humans Can Thrive in the Age of the Machine (Paperback): Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger, Kenneth Cukier, Francis de... Framers - How Humans Can Thrive in the Age of the Machine (Paperback)
Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger, Kenneth Cukier, Francis de Vericourt
R350 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R70 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

As technology and artificial intelligence advances, are humans at risk of becoming obsolete? No. Humans have a unique ability to think around any problem and find fresh ways to frame it in different ways. This crucial skill is an overlooked aspect of what has made humans so successful as a species, but it's one we must learn to do better to manage a complex future. Frames are mental models of the world that we use to understand problems, and come up with new or refined solutions. From Copernicus to the Wright Brothers to the discovery of biomarkers for PTSD, Framers builds upon surprising and fascinating examples to show how we can choose the best frames and switch between them as the situation demands. The better we are at doing so, the more certain we can be that control over the most important decisions will remain in the hands of people rather than machines. Framers will change how you think about human potential, teach you the power of dreaming with constraints, letting your mind wander in a methodical and structured way. It will show you a way to improve how to make decisions in the era of algorithms, and how to develop the key skills to prosper amid the growing power of the machine age.

Peter 2.0 - The Human Cyborg (Paperback): Peter Scott-Morgan Peter 2.0 - The Human Cyborg (Paperback)
Peter Scott-Morgan
R350 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R70 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Peter, a brilliant scientist, is told that he will lose everything he loves.

His husband. His family. His friends. His ability to travel the world. All will be gone.

But Peter will not give up. He vows that this will not be the end and instead seeks a completely new beginning . . .

Peter has Motor Neurone Disease, a condition universally considered by doctors to be terminal. He is told it will destroy his nerve cells and that within an average of two years, it will take his life too.

But, face-to-face with death, he decides there is another way. Using his background in science and technology, he navigates a new path, one that will enable him not just to survive, but to thrive.

This is the astonishing true story behind the primetime Channel 4 documentary, about Peter Scott-Morgan the first person to combine his very humanity with artificial intelligence and robotics to become a full Cyborg. His discovery means that his terminal diagnosis is negotiable, something that will rewrite the future. And change the world.

By embracing love, life and hope rather than fear, tragedy and despair he will become Peter 2.0.

The Block (Paperback): Ben Oliver The Block (Paperback)
Ben Oliver
R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The sequel to THE LOOP: dark, twisty and completely unputdownable ... Luka is imprisoned in the Block when an audacious break-out reunites him with his friends at last. Hiding out in the heart of the destroyed city, Luka realises the scale of their mission to defeat all-powerful AI, Happy. How can they stay hidden, let alone win the war? Praise for THE LOOP: 'A terrifying and sinister look into the future that will leave your jaw on the floor.' KASS MORGAN, New York Times bestselling author of THE 100 'If you like dystopia, sci-fi or adventure books, then you will inhale this novel.' ANNA DAY, author of THE FANDOM 'Fans of The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner should look no further ... Thrilling and terrifying in equal measure.' OBSERVER

Genius Makers - The Mavericks Who Brought A.I. to Google, Facebook, and the World (Paperback): Cade Metz Genius Makers - The Mavericks Who Brought A.I. to Google, Facebook, and the World (Paperback)
Cade Metz
R350 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R70 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The Genius Makers tells the story of AI from pioneering days to current achievements to future potential. At the same time it takes the lid off what has effectively become an arms race between Google, Microsoft, Facebook and OpenAI, in which Google may be the clear frontrunner at present, but Facebook has shown itself to be both nimble and innovative, and OpenAI, the company recently founded by Elon Musk and Sam Altman, has made itself the confident upstart of the pack. Each of these companies represents something unique in the development of a technology that offers both extraordinary potential and extraordinary risks. Their personalities and business strategies are already changing the tech landscape in dramatic ways. And they will continue to do so.As well as explaining and exploring artificial intelligence and showing how individuals and companies are reaching for it, The Genius Makers also poses serious ethical questions about the technology. Should we even be pursuing it? How will strong AI change humanity? Will it carve out a giant hole in our job market? Are these companies blinded by the riches this technology will bring? Are they forgetting the existential realities of creating machines that behave like humans?Written by an expert who has exclusive access to each of these companies - and others who are working in this field - this is a rich, character-driven narrative that captures an extraordinary moment in the history of technology.

Data: A Guide to Humans (Hardcover): Phil Harvey, Noelia Jimenez Martinez Data: A Guide to Humans (Hardcover)
Phil Harvey, Noelia Jimenez Martinez
R394 R328 Discovery Miles 3 280 Save R66 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Data is humanity's most important new resource. It has the capacity to provide insight into every aspect of our lives, the planet and the universe at large; it changes not only what we know but also how we know it. Exploiting the value of data could improve our existence as much as - if not more than - previous technological revolutions. Yet data without empathy is useless. There is a tendency in data science to forget about the human needs and feelings of the people who make up the data, the people who work with the data, and those expected to understand the results. Without empathy, this precious resource is at best underused, at worst misused. Data: A Guide to Humans will help you understand how to properly exploit data, why this is so important, and how companies and governments are currently using data. It makes a compelling case for empathy as the crucial factor in elevating our understanding of data to something which can make a lasting and essential contribution to your business, your life and maybe even the world.

I, Warbot - The Dawn of Artificially Intelligent Conflict (Hardcover): Kenneth Payne I, Warbot - The Dawn of Artificially Intelligent Conflict (Hardcover)
Kenneth Payne
R504 Discovery Miles 5 040 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Artificial Intelligence is going to war. Intelligent weapon systems are here today, and many more are on the way tomorrow. Already, they're reshaping conflict--from the chaos of battle, with pilotless drones, robot tanks and unmanned submersibles, to the headquarters far from the action, where generals and politicians use technology to weigh up what to do. AI changes how we fight, and even how likely it is that we will. In battle, warbots will be faster, more agile and more deadly than today's crewed weapons. New tactics and concepts will emerge, with spoofing and swarming to fool and overwhelm enemies. Strategies are changing too. When will an intelligent machine escalate, and how can it be deterred? Can robots predict the future? And what happens to the 'art of war' as machines themselves become creative? Autonomous warfare makes many people uneasy. An international campaign against 'killer robots' hopes to ban AI from conflict. But the genie is out--AI weapons are too useful for states to outlaw. Still, crafting sensible rules for warbots is possible. This fascinating book shows how it might be done.

Girl Decoded - My Quest to Make Technology Emotionally Intelligent - and Change the Way We Interact Forever (Paperback): Rana... Girl Decoded - My Quest to Make Technology Emotionally Intelligent - and Change the Way We Interact Forever (Paperback)
Rana El Kaliouby
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'Bold, inspired and hopeful' Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global 'Lucid and captivating' Max Tegmark, professor of physics at MIT and author of Life 3.0 A captivating memoir that chronicles one woman's mission to humanise technology and what she learns about humanity along the way. Now more than ever, we find ourselves unable to express our true feelings through technology. Whether it's a misunderstood text, an oversimplified emoji or a Skype call that leaves us feeling lonely, when most of our communication is carried out through tech, the result is a virtual world that's lacking our humanity - a society lacking in empathy. Rana el Kaliouby discovered this when she left Cairo, a newly-married, Muslim woman, to take up her place at Cambridge University to study computer science. Many thousands of miles from home, she began to develop systems to help her better connect with her family. She started to pioneer the new field of Emotional Intelligence (EI). She now runs her company, Affectiva (the industry-leader in this emerging field) that builds EI into our technology and develops systems that understand humans the way we understand one another. This is the fascinating story of her mission to humanise technology and what she learns about humanity along the way.

City of Rust (Paperback): Gemma Fowler City of Rust (Paperback)
Gemma Fowler
R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

An out-of-this-world sci-fi adventure for a new generation! Railey dreams of winning the drone races with her bio-robotic gecko friend, Atti. But when a bounty hunter crashes their biggest race yet, the pair are forced to flee to the feared Junker clans who mine the rubbish orbiting the Earth. Rescued by a couple of Junker kids, they discover a danger bigger than anything they'd imagined - but can three kids, a gecko and an ancient computer save the world against the huge trash bomb (and its power-crazed creator) threatening to destroy the world?

Natural Language Processing - A Machine Learning Perspective (Hardcover): Yue Zhang, Zhiyang Teng Natural Language Processing - A Machine Learning Perspective (Hardcover)
Yue Zhang, Zhiyang Teng
R1,444 Discovery Miles 14 440 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

With a machine learning approach and less focus on linguistic details, this gentle introduction to natural language processing develops fundamental mathematical and deep learning models for NLP under a unified framework. NLP problems are systematically organised by their machine learning nature, including classification, sequence labelling, and sequence-to-sequence problems. Topics covered include statistical machine learning and deep learning models, text classification and structured prediction models, generative and discriminative models, supervised and unsupervised learning with latent variables, neural networks, and transition-based methods. Rich connections are drawn between concepts throughout the book, equipping students with the tools needed to establish a deep understanding of NLP solutions, adapt existing models, and confidently develop innovative models of their own. Featuring a host of examples, intuition, and end of chapter exercises, plus sample code available as an online resource, this textbook is an invaluable tool for the upper undergraduate and graduate student.

Girl Decoded - My Quest to Make Technology Emotionally Intelligent - and Change the Way We Interact Forever (Hardcover): Rana... Girl Decoded - My Quest to Make Technology Emotionally Intelligent - and Change the Way We Interact Forever (Hardcover)
Rana El Kaliouby 1
R535 R442 Discovery Miles 4 420 Save R93 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

'Rana el Kaliouby's vision for how technology should work in parallel with empathy is bold, inspired and hopeful' Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global 'This lucid and captivating book by a renowned pioneer of emotion-AI tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: How can we ensure a future where this technology empowers rather than surveils and manipulates us?' Max Tegmark, professor of physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and author of Life 3.0 We are entering an empathy crisis. Most of our communication is conveyed through non-verbal cues - facial expressions, tone of voice, body language - nuances that are completely lost when we interact through our smartphones and other technology. The result is a digital universe that's emotion-blind - a society lacking in empathy. Rana el Kaliouby discovered this when she left Cairo, a newly-married, Muslim woman, to take up her place at Cambridge University to study computer science. Many thousands of miles from home, she began to develop systems to help her better connect with her family. She started to pioneer the new field of Emotional Intelligence (EI). She now runs her company, Affectiva (the industry-leader in this emerging field) that builds EI into our technology and develops systems that understand humans the way we understand one another. In a captivating memoir, Girl Decoded chronicles el Kaliouby's mission to humanise technology and what she learns about humanity along the way.

Artificial Intelligence - How Machine Learning Will Shape the Next Decade (Paperback): Matthew Burgess, Wired Artificial Intelligence - How Machine Learning Will Shape the Next Decade (Paperback)
Matthew Burgess, Wired
R215 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R43 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The past decade has witnessed extraordinary advances in artificial intelligence. But what precisely is it and where does its future lie?

In this brilliant, one-stop guide WIRED journalist Matt Burgess explains everything you need to know about AI. He describes how it works. He looks at the ways in which it has already brought us everything from voice recognition software to self-driving cars, and explores its potential for further revolutionary change in almost every area of our daily lives. He examines the darker side of machine learning: its susceptibility to hacking; its tendency to discriminate against particular groups; and its potential misuse by governments. And he addresses the fundamental question: can machines become as intelligent as human beings?

The Precipice - 'A book that seems made for the present moment' New Yorker (Paperback): Toby Ord The Precipice - 'A book that seems made for the present moment' New Yorker (Paperback)
Toby Ord
R285 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R57 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The world is in the midst of what may be the most deadly pandemic of the past 100 years. Threats to humanity, and how we address them, define our time. 'Splendid . . . The Precipice is a powerful book, written with a philosopher's eye . . . Ord's love for humanity and hope for its future is infectious' Spectator We live during the most important era of human history. In the twentieth century, we developed the means to destroy ourselves - without developing the moral framework to ensure we won't. This is the Precipice, and how we respond to it will be the most crucial decision of our time. Oxford moral philosopher Toby Ord explores the risks to humanity's future, from the familiar man-made threats of climate change and nuclear war, to the potentially greater, more unfamiliar threats from engineered pandemics and advanced artificial intelligence. With clear and rigorous thinking, Ord calculates the various risk levels, and shows how our own time fits within the larger story of human history. We can say with certainty that the novel coronavirus does not pose such a risk. But could the next pandemic? And what can we do, in our present moment, to face the risks head on? A major work that brings together the disciplines of physics, biology, earth and computer science, history, anthropology, statistics, international relations, political science and moral philosophy, The Precipice is a call for a new understanding of our age: a major reorientation in the way we see the world, our history, and the role we play in it. 'Ord's analysis of the science is exemplary . . . Thrillingly written' Sunday Times 'A book that seems made for the present moment' New Yorker 'Many people have recently found that they want to read books offering the grandest perspectives possible on human existence, such as Sapiens . . . Toby Ord's new book is a startling and rigorous contribution to this genre that deserves to be just as widely read' Evening Standard *A Guardian Pick for 2020*

Essentials of Pattern Recognition - An Accessible Approach (Hardcover): Jianxin Wu Essentials of Pattern Recognition - An Accessible Approach (Hardcover)
Jianxin Wu
R1,365 Discovery Miles 13 650 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

This textbook introduces fundamental concepts, major models, and popular applications of pattern recognition for a one-semester undergraduate course. To ensure student understanding, the text focuses on a relatively small number of core concepts with an abundance of illustrations and examples. Concepts are reinforced with hands-on exercises to nurture the student's skill in problem solving. New concepts and algorithms are framed by real-world context and established as part of the big picture introduced in an early chapter. A problem-solving strategy is employed in several chapters to equip students with an approach for new problems in pattern recognition. This text also points out common errors that a new player in pattern recognition may encounter, and fosters the ability for readers to find useful resources and independently solve a new pattern recognition task through various working examples. Students with an undergraduate understanding of mathematical analysis, linear algebra, and probability will be well prepared to master the concepts and mathematical analysis presented here.

Grokking Deep Reinforcement Learning (Paperback): Miguel Morales Grokking Deep Reinforcement Learning (Paperback)
Miguel Morales 1
R992 Discovery Miles 9 920 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Written for developers with some understanding of deep learning algorithms. Experience with reinforcement learning is not required. Grokking Deep Reinforcement Learning introduces this powerful machine learning approach, using examples, illustrations, exercises, and crystal-clear teaching. You'll love the perfectly paced teaching and the clever, engaging writing style as you dig into this awesome exploration of reinforcement learning fundamentals, effective deep learning techniques, and practical applications in this emerging field. We all learn through trial and error. We avoid the things that cause us to experience pain and failure. We embrace and build on the things that give us reward and success. This common pattern is the foundation of deep reinforcement learning: building machine learning systems that explore and learn based on the responses of the environment. * Foundational reinforcement learning concepts and methods * The most popular deep reinforcement learning agents solving high-dimensional environments * Cutting-edge agents that emulate human-like behavior and techniques for artificial general intelligence Deep reinforcement learning is a form of machine learning in which AI agents learn optimal behavior on their own from raw sensory input. The system perceives the environment, interprets the results of its past decisions and uses this information to optimize its behavior for maximum long-term return.

Human and Machine Hearing - Extracting Meaning from Sound (Hardcover): Richard F. Lyon Human and Machine Hearing - Extracting Meaning from Sound (Hardcover)
Richard F. Lyon
R1,709 Discovery Miles 17 090 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Human and Machine Hearing is the first book to comprehensively describe how human hearing works and how to build machines to analyze sounds in the same way that people do. Drawing on over thirty-five years of experience in analyzing hearing and building systems, Richard F. Lyon explains how we can now build machines with close-to-human abilities in speech, music, and other sound-understanding domains. He explains human hearing in terms of engineering concepts, and describes how to incorporate those concepts into machines for a wide range of modern applications. The details of this approach are presented at an accessible level, to bring a diverse range of readers, from neuroscience to engineering, to a common technical understanding. The description of hearing as signal-processing algorithms is supported by corresponding open-source code, for which the book serves as motivating documentation.

Peter 2.0 - The Human Cyborg (Hardcover): Peter Scott-Morgan Peter 2.0 - The Human Cyborg (Hardcover)
Peter Scott-Morgan 1
R455 R382 Discovery Miles 3 820 Save R73 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Pre-order the incredible book behind the primetime Channel 4 documentary, Peter: The Human Cyborg. __________ Peter, a brilliant scientist, is told that he will lose everything he loves. His husband. His family. His friends. His ability to travel the world. All will be gone. But Peter will not give up. He vows that this will not be the end and instead seeks a completely new beginning . . . Peter has Motor Neurone Disease, a condition universally considered by doctors to be terminal. He is told it will destroy his nerve cells and that within an average of two years, it will take his life too. But, face-to-face with death, he decides there is another way. Using his background in science and technology, he navigates a new path, one that will enable him not just to survive, but to thrive. This is the astonishing true story behind the primetime Channel 4 documentary, about Peter Scott-Morgan the first person to combine his very humanity with artificial intelligence and robotics to become a full Cyborg. His discovery means that his terminal diagnosis is negotiable, something that will rewrite the future. And change the world. By embracing love, life and hope rather than fear, tragedy and despair he will become Peter 2.0. __________ 'A remarkable story . . . you're left desperate to take nothing for granted' Radio Times 'What's striking is Peter's constant optimism, bravery and his ability to find radical answers to problems that have confounded Britain's brightest minds' The Daily Telegraph 'Intriguing' The Times 'Fascinating and extremely moving' The Sun 'A remarkable account of what it means to be human and what technology can really achieve' The Sunday Telegraph

Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse - What You Urgently Need To Know (Paperback): Nina Schick Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse - What You Urgently Need To Know (Paperback)
Nina Schick 1
R215 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R43 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

It will soon be impossible to tell what is real and what is fake.

Recent advances in AI mean that by scanning images of a person (for example using Facebook), a powerful machine learning system can create new video images and place them in scenarios and situations which never actually happened. When combined with powerful voice AI, the results are utterly convincing.

So-called 'Deep Fakes' are not only a real threat for democracy but they take the manipulation of voters to new levels. They will also affect ordinary people. This crisis of misinformation we are facing has been dubbed the 'Infocalypse'.

Using her expertise from working in the field, Nina Schick reveals shocking examples of Deep Fakery and explains the dangerous political consequences of the Infocalypse, both in terms of national security and what it means for public trust in politics. She also unveils what it means for us as individuals, how Deep Fakes will be used to intimidate and to silence, for revenge and fraud, and how unprepared governments and tech companies are.

As a political advisor to select technology firms, Schick tells us what we need to do to prepare and protect ourselves. Too often we build the cool technology and ignore what bad guys can do with it before we start playing catch-up. But when it comes to Deep Fakes, we urgently need to be on the front foot.

Privacy is Power - Why and How You Should Take Back Control of Your Data (Paperback): Carissa Veliz Privacy is Power - Why and How You Should Take Back Control of Your Data (Paperback)
Carissa Veliz
R236 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R39 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

As the data economy grows in power, Carissa Veliz exposes how our privacy is eroded by big tech and governments, why that matters and what we can do about it. The moment you check your phone in the morning you are giving away your data. Before you've even switched off your alarm, a whole host of organisations have been alerted to when you woke up, where you slept, and with whom. As you check the weather, scroll through your 'suggested friends' on Facebook, you continually compromise your privacy. Without your permission, or even your awareness, tech companies are harvesting your information, your location, your likes, your habits, and sharing it amongst themselves. They're not just selling your data. They're selling the power to influence you. Even when you've explicitly asked them not to. And it's not just you. It's all your contacts too. Digital technology is stealing our personal data and with it our power to make free choices. To reclaim that power and democracy, we must protect our privacy. What can we do? So much is at stake. Our phones, our TVs, even our washing machines are spies in our own homes. We need new regulation. We need to pressure policy-makers for red lines on the data economy. And we need to stop sharing and to adopt privacy-friendly alternatives to Google, Facebook and other online platforms. Short, terrifying, practical: Privacy is Power highlights the implications of our laid-back attitude to data and sets out how we can take back control. If you liked The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, you'll love Privacy is Power because it provides a philosophical perspective on the politics of privacy, and it offers a very practical outlook, both for policymakers and ordinary citizens.

Digital Image Processing - A Signal Processing and Algorithmic Approach (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): D. Sundararajan Digital Image Processing - A Signal Processing and Algorithmic Approach (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
D. Sundararajan
R3,429 Discovery Miles 34 290 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book offers readers an essential introduction to the fundamentals of digital image processing. Pursuing a signal processing and algorithmic approach, it makes the fundamentals of digital image processing accessible and easy to learn. It is written in a clear and concise manner with a large number of 4 x 4 and 8 x 8 examples, figures and detailed explanations. Each concept is developed from the basic principles and described in detail with equal emphasis on theory and practice. The book is accompanied by a companion website that provides several MATLAB programs for the implementation of image processing algorithms. The book also offers comprehensive coverage of the following topics: Enhancement, Transform processing, Restoration, Registration, Reconstruction from projections, Morphological image processing, Edge detection, Object representation and classification, Compression, and Color processing.

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