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I Tweet What I Like - So Sue Me (Paperback): Jackie Phamotse I Tweet What I Like - So Sue Me (Paperback)
Jackie Phamotse 1
R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 In stock

Jackie Phamotse digs deep into the climate of law and policy in the social media landscape.

After a David and Goliath social media legal battle that saw many take note tweeting about her, the result is a brace, thought-provoking and remarkably detailed social media guide and personal narrative. A first-hand approach on beating public humiliation and cyber victimization, Phamotse combines personal anecdotes, hard data and compelling research to cut through an unjust system governed by the rich and famous. The author directly addresses the question of power and obsession related to social media influencers.

Written with equal doses of humor, compassion and wisdom, I Tweet What I Like is an inspiring call to action, celebrating diversity and human potential. I Tweet What I Like will inspire you!

Tools And Weapons - The Promise And The Peril Of The Digital Age (Paperback): Brad Smith, Carol Ann Browne Tools And Weapons - The Promise And The Peril Of The Digital Age (Paperback)
Brad Smith, Carol Ann Browne; Foreword by Bill Gates 1
R325 R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Save R100 (31%) In stock

*THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM BOOK CLUB PICK*

'A clear, compelling guide to some of the most pressing debates in technology today.' Bill Gates, from the foreword

'The de facto ambassador for the technology industry at large.' The New York Times

'One of the few executives willing to speak openly about the industry's most vexing issues.' Sunday Times

Microsoft President Brad Smith operates by a simple core belief: when your technology changes the world, you bear a responsibility to help address the world you have helped create.

This might seem uncontroversial, but it flies in the face of a tech sector long obsessed with rapid growth and sometimes on disruption as an end in itself. While sweeping digital transformation holds great promise, we have reached an inflection point. The world has turned information technology into both a powerful tool and a formidable weapon, and new approaches are needed to manage an era defined by even more powerful inventions like artificial intelligence. Companies that create technology must accept greater responsibility for the future, and governments will need to regulate technology by moving faster and catching up with the pace of innovation.

In Tools and Weapons, Brad Smith and Carol Ann Browne bring us a captivating narrative from the cockpit of one of the world's largest and most powerful tech companies as it finds itself in the middle of some of the thorniest emerging issues of our time. These are challenges that come with no pre-existing playbook, including privacy, cybercrime and cyberwar, social media, the moral conundrums of artificial intelligence, big tech's relationship to inequality, and the challenges for democracy, far and near. While in no way a self-glorifying "Microsoft memoir," the book pulls back the curtain remarkably wide onto some of the company's most crucial recent decision points as it strives to protect the hopes technology offers against the very real threats it also presents. There are huge ramifications for communities and countries, and Brad Smith provides a thoughtful and urgent contribution to that effort.

From Microsoft's President and one of the tech industry's wisest thinkers, a frank and thoughtful reckoning with how to balance enormous promise and existential risk as the digitization of everything accelerates.

In Tools and Weapons, Brad Smith takes us behind the scenes on some of the biggest stories to hit the tech industry in the past decade and some of the biggest threats we face. From Edward Snowden's NSA leak to the NHS WannaCry ransomware attack, this book is essential reading to understand what's happening in the world around us.

If you watched Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates on Netflix, you will find Tools and Weapons equally fascinating.

'This is a colourful and insightful insiders' view of how technology is both empowering us and threatening us. From privacy to cyberattacks, this timely book is a useful guide for how to navigate the digital future.' Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of Steve Jobs

The Champion's Guide to Apex Legends (Paperback): Dom Peppiatt The Champion's Guide to Apex Legends (Paperback)
Dom Peppiatt 1
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Automate The Boring Stuff With Python (Paperback): Al Sweigart Automate The Boring Stuff With Python (Paperback)
Al Sweigart
R650 R402 Discovery Miles 4 020 Save R248 (38%) In stock

Ever spent way too much time renaming a folder full of files, or updating hundreds of cells in Excel by hand? You might not be a programmer, but even non-programmers can benefit from knowing how to write simple time-saving scripts. Automate the Boring Stuff with Python teaches you just enough Python for you to start automating your own tedious computer tasks.

Starting from zero, author Al Sweigart gets you up and running with the beginner-friendly Python programming language as quickly as possible, without a lot of unnecessary theory. You start with the basics, learning from code examples that are as practical as they are illustrative. Soon you're using powerful pieces of pre-existing code (Python's "modules") to effortlessly perform truly impressive--and useful--feats of scripting prowess. In particular, this book teaches you how to: Search for any pattern of text in a file, or across multiple filesOrganize your life (and computer) by creating, updating, moving, and renaming files and foldersScrape the web for data and informationInstantly update Excel spreadsheets of any sizeAutomatically send out emails or text messagesSchedule your computer to perform tasks at regular intervalsIt turns out that you don't need to be a programmer to get your computer to work for you. Automate the Boring Stuff with Python really is the practical programming guide for the rest of us.

Human Compatible: AI and the Problem of Control (Hardcover): Stuart J. Russell Human Compatible: AI and the Problem of Control (Hardcover)
Stuart J. Russell 1
R657 R385 Discovery Miles 3 850 Save R272 (41%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Creating superior intelligence would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, according to the world's pre-eminent AI expert, it could also be the last. In this groundbreaking book on the biggest question facing humanity, Stuart Russell explains why he has come to consider his own discipline an existential threat to his own species, and lays out how we can change course before it's too late. There is no one better placed to assess the promise and perils of the dominant technology of the future than Russell, who has spent decades at the forefront of AI research. Through brilliant analogies and crisp, lucid prose, he explains how AI actually works, how it has an enormous capacity to improve our lives - but why we must ensure that we never lose control of machines more powerful than we are. Here Russell shows how we can avert the worst threats by reshaping the foundations of AI to guarantee that machines pursue our objectives, not theirs. Profound, urgent and visionary, Human Compatible is the one book everyone needs to read to understand a future that is coming sooner than we think.

Permanent Record (Hardcover): Edward Snowden Permanent Record (Hardcover)
Edward Snowden 1
R471 R339 Discovery Miles 3 390 Save R132 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government's system of mass surveillance, reveals for the first time the story of his life, including how he helped to build that system and what motivated him to try to bring it down.

In 2013, twenty-nine-year-old Edward Snowden shocked the world when he broke with the American intelligence establishment and revealed that the United States government was secretly pursuing the means to collect every single phone call, text message, and email. The result would be an unprecedented system of mass surveillance with the ability to pry into the private lives of every person on earth. Six years later, Snowden reveals for the very first time how he helped to build this system and why he was moved to expose it.

Spanning the bucolic Beltway suburbs of his childhood and the clandestine CIA and NSA postings of his adulthood, Permanent Record is the extraordinary account of a bright young man who grew up online - a man who became a spy, a whistleblower, and, in exile, the Internet's conscience. Written with wit, grace, passion, and an unflinching candor, Permanent Record is a crucial memoir of our digital age and destined to be a classic.

We Love Sonic! (Paperback): Kevin Pettman We Love Sonic! (Paperback)
Kevin Pettman 1
R190 R134 Discovery Miles 1 340 Save R56 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Artificial Intelligence - A Guide for Thinking Humans (Hardcover): Melanie Mitchell Artificial Intelligence - A Guide for Thinking Humans (Hardcover)
Melanie Mitchell 1
R501 R286 Discovery Miles 2 860 Save R215 (43%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

No recent scientific enterprise has been so alluring, terrifying, and filled with extravagant promise and frustrating setbacks as artificial intelligence. How intelligent are the best of today's AI programs? To what extent can we entrust them with decisions that affect our lives? How human-like do we expect them to become, and how soon do we need to worry about them surpassing us in most, if not all, human endeavours? From leading AI researcher and award-winning author Melanie Mitchell comes a knowledgeable and captivating account of modern-day artificial intelligence. Flavoured with personal stories and a twist of humor, Artificial Intelligence illuminates the workings of machines that mimic human learning, perception, language, creativity and common sense. Weaving together advances in AI with cognitive science and philosophy, Mitchell probes the extent to which today's 'smart' machines can actually think or understand, and whether AI requires such elusive human qualities in order to be reliable, trustworthy and beneficial. Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans provides readers with an accessible, entertaining, and clear-eyed view of the AI landscape, what the field has actually accomplished, how much further it has to go, and what it means for all of our futures.

Service-Oriented Architecture - Concepts, Technology, and Design (Hardcover, 1st Edition): Thomas Erl Service-Oriented Architecture - Concepts, Technology, and Design (Hardcover, 1st Edition)
Thomas Erl
R1,288 R1,197 Discovery Miles 11 970 Save R91 (7%) In stock

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is at the heart of a revolutionary computing platform that is being adopted world-wide and has earned the support of every major software provider. In Service-Oriented Architecture: Concepts, Technology, and Design, Thomas Erl presents the first end-to-end tutorial that provides step-by-step instructions for modeling and designing service-oriented solutions from the ground up.

Erl uses more than 125 case study examples and over 300 diagrams to illuminate the most important facets of building SOA platforms: goals, obstacles, concepts, technologies, standards, delivery strategies, and processes for analysis and design.

His book's broad coverage includes:

  • Detailed step-by-step processes for service-oriented analysis and service-oriented design
  • An in-depth exploration of service-orientation as a distinct design paradigm, including a comparison to object-orientation
  • A comprehensive study of SOA support in .NET and J2EE development and runtime platforms
  • Descriptions of over a dozen key Web services technologies and WS-* specifications, including explanations of how they interrelate and how they are positioned within SOA
  • The use of "In Plain English" sections, which describe complex concepts through non-technical analogies
  • Guidelines for service-oriented business modeling and the creation of specialized service abstraction layers
  • A study contrasting past architectures with SOA and reviewing current industry influences
  • Project planning and the comparison of different SOA delivery strategies

The goal of this book is to help you attain a solid understanding of what constitutes contemporary SOA along with step-by-step guidance for realizing its successful implementation.

Mindf*ck - Inside Cambridge Analytica's Plot To Break The World (Paperback): Christopher Wylie Mindf*ck - Inside Cambridge Analytica's Plot To Break The World (Paperback)
Christopher Wylie
R404 R268 Discovery Miles 2 680 Save R136 (34%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

What if you could look into the minds of an entire population?

What if you could target the weakest with messages that only they
saw?

In 2016, an obscure British military contractor turned the world upside
down. Funded by a billionaire on a crusade to start his own far-right
insurgency, Cambridge Analytica combined psychological research
with Facebook data to make an invisible weapon so powerful it would
throw democracy off its axis.

Personality was the key. If you know how to find them, there are
millions of potential fanatics out there, from India to Indianapolis,
London to Abuja, liking celebrities,posting photos of their holidays,
just waiting to be radicalised. Learn how to mine their data and
Facebook paints a target on each one.

But as Cambridge Analytica honed its dark arts in elections from
Trinidad to Nigeria, 25-year-old whistleblower Christopher Wylie
began to realise what he and his colleagues had unleashed. He knew
the disturbing visions of the investors. He had seen how ruthless CEO
Alexander Nix could be behind closed doors. On the eve of the Brexit
vote, it was time to expose the political crime of the century.

Mindf*ck is a terrifying joyride through the new corridors of power.
Plunge deep inside the wave of extremism that is sweeping the globe
and discover why Brexit is only the beginning. Hostile actors are
coming for your data, and they want to control what you think.

Katherine Johnson (Paperback): Leila Rasheed Katherine Johnson (Paperback)
Leila Rasheed 1
R142 R100 Discovery Miles 1 000 Save R42 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Katherine Johnson: teacher, mathematician, trailblazer. Award-winning children's author, Leila Rasheed, explores the life of the inspirational NASA mathematician made famous by the film Hidden Voices - Katherine Johnson. A Life Story: This gripping series throws the reader directly into the lives of modern society's most influential figures. With striking black-and-white illustration along with timelines and never-heard-before facts. Also in the series: Stephen Hawking: A Life Story Rosalind Franklin: A Life Story Alan Turing: A Life Story

Careers for Computer Buffs and Other Technological Types, 3rd edition (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Marjorie Eberts,... Careers for Computer Buffs and Other Technological Types, 3rd edition (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Marjorie Eberts, Margaret Gisler
R318 R257 Discovery Miles 2 570 Save R61 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The only career book to match the right job to your byte-loving personality

The inspiring "Careers for Computer Buffs and Other Technological Types" encourages you to embrace your individuality by finding the job that matches your character traits.

Includes: Suggested jobs in a wide range of settings, from the office to the outdoors A selection of jobs with different levels of educational requirements Advice on competing in hot job markets Tips on transforming hobbies into job skills

Photography - History. Art. Technique (Hardcover): Tom Ang Photography - History. Art. Technique (Hardcover)
Tom Ang 1
R320 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R68 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

This fascinating all-in-one guide introduces you to the art, history, and culture of photography, and shows you how to get the very best from your own photographs. A comprehensive guide to all things photographic, Photography opens with a gallery of more than 30 of the key figures in photography, from 19th-century pioneers to famous photographers working today. The gallery provides fascinating contrasts between such diverse genres as art photography, reportage, portrait, and wildlife photography. The book then tells the story of photography, from its "garden shed" beginnings to the rise of the "selfie" today. The second half of the book introduces cameras, accessories, and software, explaining what they can do and how to use them, then shows how to take better photographs by mastering the technical aspects of your camera; experimenting with composition, colour and light; and digitally enhancing your photos. Inspirational masterclasses covering all genres of photography - landscape, portraits, wildlife, architecture, art - also provide you with an opportunity to apply your newfound skills in a clear and practical way.

Wizards Unite: The Official Game Guide (Paperback): Stephen Stratton Wizards Unite: The Official Game Guide (Paperback)
Stephen Stratton 1
R189 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R56 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom Collector's Edition Guide (Hardcover): Future Press Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom Collector's Edition Guide (Hardcover)
Future Press
R747 R543 Discovery Miles 5 430 Save R204 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Ni no Kuni II follows Evan on his quest to build a kingdom and become the King he was destined to be. Building alliances and expanding a kingdom is no simple matter, though-Evan and his group must manage a sprawling network of favors and rewards and battle a great many foes as their adventure unfolds. The Official Collector's Edition Guide to Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom makes keeping track of everything as simple as can be. With this book by your side you'll experience all the game has to offer and be guaranteed to have a prosperous kingdom! -- Quest Guide: Let us guide you through Evan's adventure with a beautiful, in-depth walkthrough full of exclusive artwork and illustrated maps. In addition to the Main Quest, every Side Quest, Errand and Skirmish is fully covered to ensure that you don't miss a thing. -- Bestiary: Discover everything about the many exotic foes that Evan and company encounter on their travels. From the smallest Goo to the greatest Dragon, you'll find their statistics, strengths and weaknesses as well as strategies that let you deal with them easily. -- Kingdom Building: Building your kingdom is a huge part of this adventure-the size and influence of your kingdom affects almost everything you do in Ni no Kuni II. You'll want your Stores to be full and your Coffers to be overflowing, and this book will provide the most efficient ways to keep expanding at full pace. -- 100% Completion: If you want to see and collect everything in Ni no Kuni II then you'll find this guide invaluable. There are many lists to fill, Higgledies to rally, Tainted Monsters to beat and Citizens to recruit, and we have them all covered and organized. If you want the Platinum Trophy, this is the only source of help you'll need. -- Adorable Artwork: The world of Ni no Kuni II was built upon the amazing artistic work of Yoshiyuki Momose, and an incredible amount of sketches and concept artworks were created to develop the game's many wondrous locations and characters. This book is bursting with artwork, as we aim to enrich your time sent in this world as much as guide you through it.

Discovering Statistics Using IBM SPSS Statistics (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): Andy Field Discovering Statistics Using IBM SPSS Statistics (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
Andy Field 1
R1,302 R1,030 Discovery Miles 10 300 Save R272 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

With an exciting new look, new characters to meet, and its unique combination of humour and step-by-step instruction, this award-winning book is the statistics lifesaver for everyone. From initial theory through to regression, factor analysis and multilevel modelling, Andy Field animates statistics and SPSS software with his famously bizarre examples and activities. What's brand new: A radical new design with original illustrations and even more colour A maths diagnostic tool to help students establish what areas they need to revise and improve on. A revamped online resource that uses video, case studies, datasets, testbanks and more to help students negotiate project work, master data management techniques, and apply key writing and employability skills New sections on replication, open science and Bayesian thinking Now fully up to date with latest versions of IBM SPSS Statistics (c). All the online resources above (video, case studies, datasets, testbanks) can be easily integrated into your institution's virtual learning environment or learning management system. This allows you to customize and curate content for use in module preparation, delivery and assessment. For instructions on how to upload the resources you want, please visit the Instructors' page or alternatively, contact your local SAGE sales representative. Please note that ISBN: 9781526445780 comprises the paperback edition of the Fifth Edition and the student version of IBM SPSS Statistics. More information on this version of the software's features can be found here.

Lead Successful Projects (Paperback): Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez Lead Successful Projects (Paperback)
Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez 1
R205 R139 Discovery Miles 1 390 Save R66 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Are you struggling to juggle multiple projects? Do you often lose control of your budget? Does communicating your progress to the rest of your team cause you undue stress? Project management is an essential skill for anyone who needs to get things done in any organisation, and is absolutely critical for anyone leading strategic change. In Lead Successful Projects, the Penguin Business Expert guide, Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez introduces a simplified but strategic approach to project management developed over the last 20 years coaching executives, managers and MBAs. Learn how to break down your project into manageable elements, define smart goals and meet them in this concise and practical guide to project success.

The Trust Manifesto - What you Need to do to Create a Better Internet (Paperback): Damian Bradfield The Trust Manifesto - What you Need to do to Create a Better Internet (Paperback)
Damian Bradfield 1
R352 R242 Discovery Miles 2 420 Save R110 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From the moment we wake up and unlock our phones, we're producing data. We offer up our unique fingerprint to the online world, scan our route to work, listen to a guided meditation or favourite playlist, slide money around, share documents and update our social media accounts. We reach for our phones up to 200 times a day, not knowing which companies are storing, using, selling and manipulating our data. But do we care? We're busy. We've got lives. We're pressed for time! There aren't enough hours in the day to read the terms and conditions. Or, maybe we're happy to trade our personal data for convenient services and to make our lives easier? Big data is the phenomenon of our age, but should we trust it without question? This is the trust dilemma. In 2009, Damian Bradfield founded WeTransfer, the largest file-sharing platform in the world with 44 million global users shipping more than one billion files of data a month. His unique experience of the big data economy has led him to question if there is another way to build the internet, one that is fairer and safer for everyone and, in The Trust Manifesto, he lays out this vision. Damian Bradfield is the President, CMO and founding shareholder of WeTransfer, a company that now has over 44 million global users. He is also the co-founder of Present Plus, a design and experience-driven venture studio. Named 'one of the most influential voices in tech today' by Forbes magazine, Bradfield speaks to audiences globally on the topics of innovation, education and the arts and his work has appeared in Fast Company, the Financial Times and Business Insider amongst others.

Outside Insight - Navigating a World Drowning in Data (Hardcover): Jorn Lyseggen Outside Insight - Navigating a World Drowning in Data (Hardcover)
Jorn Lyseggen 1
R465 R314 Discovery Miles 3 140 Save R151 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Is your business looking out? The world today is drowning in data. There is a treasure trove of valuable and underutilized insights that can be gleaned from information companies and people leave behind on the internet - our 'digital breadcrumbs' - from job postings, to online news, social media, online ad spend, patent applications and more. As a result, we're at the cusp of a major shift in the way businesses are managed and governed - moving from a focus solely on lagging, internal data, toward analyses that also encompass industry-wide, external data to paint a more complete picture of a brand's opportunities and threats and uncover forward-looking insights, in real time. Tomorrow's most successful brands are already embracing Outside Insight, benefitting from an information advantage while their competition is left behind. Drawing on practical examples of transformative, data-led decisions made by brands like Apple, Facebook, Barack Obama and many more, in Outside Insight, Meltwater CEO Jorn Lyseggen illustrates the future of corporate decision-making and offers a detailed plan for business leaders to implement Outside Insight thinking into their company mindset and processes.

QuickBooks 2009 The Official Guide (Paperback, New): Kathy Ivens QuickBooks 2009 The Official Guide (Paperback, New)
Kathy Ivens
R703 R553 Discovery Miles 5 530 Save R150 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Maximize the power of the #1 bestselling financial software

Set up a comprehensive, well-organized small business financial management system using QuickBooks 2009 and the expert advice packed inside this official guide. Filled with practical information, this book explains how to perform essential business tasks and customize QuickBooks for your needs. Track finances, manage payroll, process invoices, monitor inventory, manage sales and expenses, and much more. Run your small business with confidence--regardless of your industry or growth level-using the real-world tips, techniques, and shortcuts in this authoritative guide to QuickBooks 2009.Configure and customize QuickBooks for your businessEnter transactions quickly and accuratelyKeep customer, vendor, and employee information all in one placeManage accounts payable and receivableManage customers and vendorsMonitor inventoryTrack employee hours and manage payrollReconcile bank accountsSet up and manage budgetsCreate standard or customized business reportsAnalyze business performance

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AWS Certified Solutions Architect Official Study Guide - Associate Exam (Paperback): John Stamper AWS Certified Solutions Architect Official Study Guide - Associate Exam (Paperback)
John Stamper
R1,089 R709 Discovery Miles 7 090 Save R380 (35%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Validate your AWS skills. This is your opportunity to take the next step in your career by expanding and validating your skills on the AWS cloud. AWS has been the frontrunner in cloud computing products and services, and the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Official Study Guide for the Associate exam will get you fully prepared through expert content, and real-world knowledge, key exam essentials, chapter review questions, access to Sybex s interactive online learning environment, and much more. This official study guide, written by AWS experts, covers exam concepts, and provides key review on exam topics, including: * Mapping Multi-Tier Architectures to AWS Services, such as web/app servers, firewalls, caches and load balancers * Understanding managed RDBMS through AWS RDS (MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, Postgres, Aurora) * Understanding Loose Coupling and Stateless Systems * Comparing Different Consistency Models in AWS Services * Understanding how AWS CloudFront can make your application more cost efficient, faster and secure * Implementing Route tables, Access Control Lists, Firewalls, NAT, and DNS * Applying AWS Security Features along with traditional Information and Application Security * Using Compute, Networking, Storage, and Database AWS services * Architecting Large Scale Distributed Systems * Understanding of Elasticity and Scalability Concepts * Understanding of Network Technologies Relating to AWS * Deploying and Managing Services with tools such as CloudFormation, OpsWorks and Elastic Beanstalk. Learn from the AWS subject-matter experts, review with proven study tools, and apply real-world scenarios. If you are looking to take the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate exam, this guide is what you need for comprehensive content and robust study tools that will help you gain the edge on exam day and throughout your career.

The Crpg Book: A Guide to Computer Role-Playing Games (Hardcover): Felipe Pepe The Crpg Book: A Guide to Computer Role-Playing Games (Hardcover)
Felipe Pepe
R956 Discovery Miles 9 560 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Creativity Code - How Ai is Learning to Write, Paint and Think (Hardcover, Edition): Marcus du Sautoy The Creativity Code - How Ai is Learning to Write, Paint and Think (Hardcover, Edition)
Marcus du Sautoy 1
R469 R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 Save R145 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Will a computer ever compose a symphony, write a prize-winning novel, or paint a masterpiece? And if so, would we be able to tell the difference? As humans, we have an extraordinary ability to create works of art that elevate, expand and transform what it means to be alive. Yet in many other areas, new developments in AI are shaking up the status quo, as we find out how many of the tasks humans engage in can be done equally well, if not better, by machines. But can machines be creative? Will they soon be able to learn from the art that moves us, and understand what distinguishes it from the mundane? In The Creativity Code, Marcus du Sautoy examines the nature of creativity, as well as providing an essential guide into how algorithms work, and the mathematical rules underpinning them. He asks how much of our emotional response to art is a product of our brains reacting to pattern and structure, and exactly what it is to be creative in mathematics, art, language and music. Marcus finds out how long it might be before machines come up with something creative, and whether they might jolt us into being more imaginative in turn. The result is a fascinating and very different exploration into both AI and the essence of what it means to be human.

Click2change - A Better World at Your Fingertips (Paperback): Michael Norton Click2change - A Better World at Your Fingertips (Paperback)
Michael Norton
R237 R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Save R54 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The recent activism film Just Do It (2011) had a message: 'Get off your arse and change the world'. But, as Michael Norton here implores, no-one has to be that energetic. Click2Change advocates sitting back and changing the world from computers, iPads and iPhones. Click2Change offers a wide range of world-changing thing to do on the internet: such as becoming an e-activist or recycling unwanted stuff. With plenty of ideas, information and lots of websites to access, readers will be able to make their mark on the world with a click of the mouse.

SPSS Survival Manual (Paperback, 6th edition): Julie Pallant SPSS Survival Manual (Paperback, 6th edition)
Julie Pallant
R1,031 R843 Discovery Miles 8 430 Save R188 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The SPSS Survival Manual throws a lifeline to students and researchers grappling with this powerful data analysis software. In her bestselling guide, Julie Pallant guides you through the entire research process, helping you choose the right data analysis technique for your project. From the formulation of research questions, to the design of the study and analysis of data, to reporting the results, Julie discusses basic and advanced statistical techniques. She outlines each technique clearly, with step-by-step procedures for performing the analysis, a detailed guide to interpreting data output and an example of how to present the results in a report. For both beginners and experienced users in psychology, sociology, health sciences, medicine, education, business and related disciplines, the SPSS Survival Manual is an essential text. Illustrated with screen grabs, examples of output and tips, it is supported by a website with sample data and guidelines on report writing. This sixth edition is fully revised and updated to accommodate changes to IBM SPSS procedures, screens and output. It covers new SPSS tools for generating graphs and non-parametric statistics, importing data, and calculating dates. 5 star Amazon review: "This is the book I wish I had whilst studying SPSS and experimental design on my MSc in social research methods. It is the clearest guide to SPSS that I have come across and it is very practical and easy to use. It has allowed me to revise statistical methods in a matter of days and I have gained a better understanding of these techniques than I had through using other much lengthier texts."

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