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Perspectives from philosophy, psychology religious studies, economics, and law on the possible future of robot-human sexual relationships. Sexbots are coming. Given the pace of technological advances, it is inevitable that realistic robots specifically designed for people's sexual gratification will be developed in the not-too-distant future. Despite popular culture's fascination with the topic, and the emergence of the much-publicized Campaign Against Sex Robots, there has been little academic research on the social, philosophical, moral, and legal implications of robot sex. This book fills the gap, offering perspectives from philosophy, psychology, religious studies, economics, and law on the possible future of robot-human sexual relationships. Contributors discuss what a sex robot is, if they exist, why we should take the issue seriously, and what it means to "have sex" with a robot. They make the case for developing sex robots, arguing for their beneficial nature, and the case against it, on religious and moral grounds; they consider the subject from the robot's perspective, addressing such issues as consent and agency; and they ask whether it is possible for a human to form a mutually satisfying, loving relationship with a robot. Finally, they speculate about the future of human-robot sexual interaction, considering the social acceptability of sex robots and the possible effect on society. Contributors Marina Adshade, Thomas Arnold, Julie Carpenter, John Danaher, Brian Earp, Lily Eva Frank, Joshua Goldstein, Michael Hauskeller, Noreen Herzfeld, Neil McArthur, Mark Migotti, Sven Nyholm, Ezio di Nucci, Steve Petersen, Anders Sandberg, Matthias Scheutz, Litska Strikwerda, Nicole Wyatt
A quick and easy reference to get the most out of your Android tablet It's not a computer and it's not a smartphone-so what in the world is it? Whether you're new to Android or new to tablets altogether, you're about to experience mobile computing like never before with this fun, full-color guide! In Android Tablets For Dummies, you'll find clear, easy-to-follow explanations for making sense of all the features native to Android tablets, as well as model-specific guidance. Inside, trusted tech guru Dan Gookin-who wrote the very first For Dummies book in 1991-walks you through setting up your Android tablet, navigating the interface, browsing the web, setting up email, finding the best apps, and so much more. No matter which Android tablet tickles your fancy, this hands-on guide takes the intimidation out of the technology and gives you everything you need to make the most of your new device. Set up your tablet, configure the Home screen, and get connected Surf the web, send and receive email and texts, and use video chat and social media to keep in touch with family and friends Have fun with photos, videos, games, eBooks, music, and movies Get up and running with the Nougat Operating System If you're eager to learn the ins and outs of your Android device-but don't want to pull your hair out in the process-this one-stop guide has you covered.
Use your Raspberry Pi to get smart about computing fundamentals In the 1980s, the tech revolution was kickstarted by a flood of relatively inexpensive, highly programmable computers like the Commodore. Now, a second revolution in computing is beginning with the Raspberry Pi. Learning Computer Architecture with the Raspberry Pi is the premier guide to understanding the components of the most exciting tech product available. Thanks to this book, every Raspberry Pi owner can understand how the computer works and how to access all of its hardware and software capabilities. Now, students, hackers, and casual users alike can discover how computers work with Learning Computer Architecture with the Raspberry Pi. This book explains what each and every hardware component does, how they relate to one another, and how they correspond to the components of other computing systems. You'll also learn how programming works and how the operating system relates to the Raspberry Pi's physical components. * Co-authored by Eben Upton, one of the creators of the Raspberry Pi, this is a companion volume to the Raspberry Pi User Guide * An affordable solution for learning about computer system design considerations and experimenting with low-level programming * Understandable descriptions of the functions of memory storage, Ethernet, cameras, processors, and more * Gain knowledge of computer design and operation in general by exploring the basic structure of the Raspberry Pi The Raspberry Pi was created to bring forth a new generation of computer scientists, developers, and architects who understand the inner workings of the computers that have become essential to our daily lives. Learning Computer Architecture with the Raspberry Pi is your gateway to the world of computer system design.
Create content and build a YouTube channel like a pro Written by a successful YouTube channel producer, YouTube Channels For Dummies shows you how to create content, establish a channel, build an audience, and successfully monetize video content online. Beginning with the basics, it shows you how to establish a channel, join a partner program, and develop a content plan. Next, you'll gain insight into how to create content that builds a channel, enhance the viral nature of a video, encourage subscriptions, and earn repeat views. If that weren't enough, you'll go on even further to learn how to get the word out about your channel and discover ways to enhance your potential profits. That's a lot of info but it's easily digestible and simple to put into practice when it's provided in the accessible and trusted For Dummies format. YouTube is the third most-visited website on the Internet, making it prime real estate for anyone seeking customers, celebrity, or education. If you want to harness this irresistible platform and reach a global platform, YouTube Channels For Dummies makes it easy. In no time, you'll have the know-how to create a YouTube channel with regular subscribers who watch, re-watch, and share your videos. * Includes ten easy tips for growing a raptured YouTube audience * Details how to enhance the viral nature of a video * Shows you how to create and maintain a YouTube channel that generates views and revenue * Written by the producer of a leading YouTube channel
A concise introduction to the emerging field of data science, explaining its evolution, relation to machine learning, current uses, data infrastructure issues, and ethical challenges. The goal of data science is to improve decision making through the analysis of data. Today data science determines the ads we see online, the books and movies that are recommended to us online, which emails are filtered into our spam folders, and even how much we pay for health insurance. This volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series offers a concise introduction to the emerging field of data science, explaining its evolution, current uses, data infrastructure issues, and ethical challenges. It has never been easier for organizations to gather, store, and process data. Use of data science is driven by the rise of big data and social media, the development of high-performance computing, and the emergence of such powerful methods for data analysis and modeling as deep learning. Data science encompasses a set of principles, problem definitions, algorithms, and processes for extracting non-obvious and useful patterns from large datasets. It is closely related to the fields of data mining and machine learning, but broader in scope. This book offers a brief history of the field, introduces fundamental data concepts, and describes the stages in a data science project. It considers data infrastructure and the challenges posed by integrating data from multiple sources, introduces the basics of machine learning, and discusses how to link machine learning expertise with real-world problems. The book also reviews ethical and legal issues, developments in data regulation, and computational approaches to preserving privacy. Finally, it considers the future impact of data science and offers principles for success in data science projects.
Everything you've always wanted to know about self-driving cars, Netflix recommendations, IBM's Watson, and video game-playing computer programs. The future is here: Self-driving cars are on the streets, an algorithm gives you movie and TV recommendations, IBM's Watson triumphed on Jeopardy over puny human brains, computer programs can be trained to play Atari games. But how do all these things work? In this book, Sean Gerrish offers an engaging and accessible overview of the breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and machine learning that have made today's machines so smart. Gerrish outlines some of the key ideas that enable intelligent machines to perceive and interact with the world. He describes the software architecture that allows self-driving cars to stay on the road and to navigate crowded urban environments; the million-dollar Netflix competition for a better recommendation engine (which had an unexpected ending); and how programmers trained computers to perform certain behaviors by offering them treats, as if they were training a dog. He explains how artificial neural networks enable computers to perceive the world-and to play Atari video games better than humans. He explains Watson's famous victory on Jeopardy, and he looks at how computers play games, describing AlphaGo and Deep Blue, which beat reigning world champions at the strategy games of Go and chess. Computers have not yet mastered everything, however; Gerrish outlines the difficulties in creating intelligent agents that can successfully play video games like StarCraft that have evaded solution-at least for now. Gerrish weaves the stories behind these breakthroughs into the narrative, introducing readers to many of the researchers involved, and keeping technical details to a minimum. Science and technology buffs will find this book an essential guide to a future in which machines can outsmart people.
Architects are now taking advantage of the computer in new ways through experimentation with algorithmic and simulation-driven design. "Computation Works: The Building of Algorithmic Thought" focuses on this emerging theme in design practice, showcasing built and soon-to-be-built projects and providing a state of the art in computational design. Computational design is considered to be first a design tool, and second a series of instruments that can be applied in the creation of architecture. It allows architects to incorporate performance analysis and knowledge about material, tectonics and the parameters of production machinery. Moving towards a new role as hybrid practitioners, architects are taking concepts from other disciplines and customising architectural and other CAD software. In addition to the discussion of built projects, a further series of texts examines new custom software instruments. New digital tools provide new modes of representation, new methods of evaluation, and new techniques for design exploration. The development of new computational tools can create more responsive designs, allowing architects to explore new design options and to analyse architectural decisions during the design process. This issue raises important questions such as: How is computation changing the way architects design? Are the design tools and methods related to the result? What is computational design in the context of architectural practice? and How is computation changing the processes of design and construction?
As protecting information becomes a rapidly growing concern for today's businesses, certifications in IT security have become highly desirable, even as the number of certifications has grown. Now you can set yourself apart with the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH v10) certification. The CEH v10 Certified Ethical Hacker Study Guide offers a comprehensive overview of the CEH certification requirements using concise and easy-to-follow instruction. Chapters are organized by exam objective, with a handy section that maps each objective to its corresponding chapter, so you can keep track of your progress. The text provides thorough coverage of all topics, along with challenging chapter review questions and Exam Essentials, a key feature that identifies critical study areas. Subjects include intrusion detection, DDoS attacks, buffer overflows, virus creation, and more. This study guide goes beyond test prep, providing practical hands-on exercises to reinforce vital skills and real-world scenarios that put what you've learned into the context of actual job roles. Gain a unique certification that allows you to understand the mind of a hacker Expand your career opportunities with an IT certificate that satisfies the Department of Defense's 8570 Directive for Information Assurance positions Fully updated for the 2018 CEH v10 exam, including the latest developments in IT security Access the Sybex online learning center, with chapter review questions, full-length practice exams, hundreds of electronic flashcards, and a glossary of key terms Thanks to its clear organization, all-inclusive coverage, and practical instruction, the CEH v10 Certified Ethical Hacker Study Guide is an excellent resource for anyone who needs to understand the hacking process or anyone who wants to demonstrate their skills as a Certified Ethical Hacker.
Program Arduino (TM) with ease-no prior programming experience required! This thoroughly updated guide shows, step-by-step, how to quickly program all Arduino models- including the Arduino Uno R3. Written by hobbyist and electronics guru Simon Monk, Programming Arduino (TM): Getting Started with Sketches, Second Edition, features easy-to-follow explanations, fun examples, and downloadable sample programs. Discover how to write basic sketches, use Arduino's modified C language, store data, and interface with the Web. You will also get hands-on coverage of C++, library writing, and programming Arduino for the Internet of Things. * Set up the software, power up your Arduino, and start uploading sketches * Understand the basics of C language programming * Add functions, arrays, and strings to your sketches * Program Arduino's digital and analog inputs and outputs * Use functions from the standard Arduino library * Write sketches that store data in EPROM or flash memory * Interface with displays, including OLEDs and LCDs * Connect to the Internet and configure Arduino as a Web server * Develop interesting programs for the Internet of Things * Build your own libraries and use object-oriented programming methods
The bestselling guide to QuickBooks--now in a new edition QuickBooks 2019 For Dummies is here to make it easier than ever to familiarize yourself with the latest version of the software. It shows you step by step how to build the perfect budget, simplify tax return preparation, manage inventory, track job costs, generate income statements and financial reports, and every other accounting-related task that crosses your desk at work. Written by CPA Stephen L. Nelson, this perennial bestseller shows you how to get the most out of the software that helps over six million small businesses manage their finances. Removing the need to hire expensive financial professionals, it empowers you to take your small business' finances into your own hands. Handle your financial and business management tasks more effectively Implement QuickBooks and get the most out of its features Create invoices and credit memos with ease Pay bills, prepare payroll, and record sales receipts If you're a small business owner, manager, or employee who utilizes QuickBooks at work, this bestselling guide has answers for all of your business accounting needs.
Learn to use Excel dashboards and reports to better conceptualize data
Updated for all the?latest features and capabilities of Excel 2013, this go-to resource provides you with in-depth coverage of the individual functions and tools that can be used to create?compelling Excel reports. Veteran author Michael Alexander walks you through the most effective ways to present and report data. Featuring a comprehensive review of a wide array of technical and analytical concepts, this essential guide helps you go from reporting data with simple tables full of dull numbers to presenting key information through the use of high-impact, meaningful reports and dashboards that will wow management both visually and substantively.Details how to analyze large amounts of data and report the results in a way that is both visually attractive and effectiveDescribes how to use different perspectives to achieve better visibility into data, as well as how to slice data into various views on the flyShows how to automate redundant reporting and analysis processesWalks you through creating impressive dashboards, eye-catching visualizations, and real-world What-If analyses
"Excel Dashboards and Reports, Second Edition" is part technical manual, part analytical guidebook, and exactly what you need to become your organization's dashboard?dynamo
Expand Raspberry Pi capabilities with fundamental engineering principles Exploring Raspberry Pi is the innovators guide to bringing Raspberry Pi to life. This book favors engineering principles over a 'recipe' approach to give you the skills you need to design and build your own projects. You'll understand the fundamental principles in a way that transfers to any type of electronics, electronic modules, or external peripherals, using a "learning by doing" approach that caters to both beginners and experts. The book begins with basic Linux and programming skills, and helps you stock your inventory with common parts and supplies. Next, you'll learn how to make parts work together to achieve the goals of your project, no matter what type of components you use. The companion website provides a full repository that structures all of the code and scripts, along with links to video tutorials and supplementary content that takes you deeper into your project. The Raspberry Pi's most famous feature is its adaptability. It can be used for thousands of electronic applications, and using the Linux OS expands the functionality even more. This book helps you get the most from your Raspberry Pi, but it also gives you the fundamental engineering skills you need to incorporate any electronics into any project. * Develop the Linux and programming skills you need to build basic applications * Build your inventory of parts so you can always "make it work" * Understand interfacing, controlling, and communicating with almost any component * Explore advanced applications with video, audio, real-world interactions, and more Be free to adapt and create with Exploring Raspberry Pi.
Super-powered with on-the-page links to over 300 amazing videos, YouTube World Records show the greatest feats ever recorded on the file-sharing website. From the tallest and smallest to the greatest and maddest, YouTube World Records has it covered. This unique collection contains a host of amazing feats, stunts and tricks - including pancake tossing and fiery-hot pepper eating, mega-quick drumming and unbelievable basketball slam-dunks. This is the ultimate celebration of the world's greatest records.
An easy-to-understand primer on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are driving the next technological revolution. If you want to get in on the action, this book helps you understand what these technologies are, their history, how they're being used, and how they'll affect consumers both personally and professionally in the very near future. With VR and AR poised to become mainstream within the next few years, an accessible book to bring users up to speed on the subject is sorely needed--and that's where this handy reference comes in! Rather than focusing on a specific piece of hardware (HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, iOS ARKit) or software (Unity, Unreal Engine), Virtual & Augmented Reality For Dummies offers a broad look at both VR and AR, giving you a bird's eye view of what you can expect as they continue to take the world by storm. * Keeps you up-to-date on the pulse of this fast-changing technology * Explores the many ways AR/VR are being used in fields such as healthcare, education, and entertainment * Includes interviews with designers, developers, and technologists currently working in the fields of VR and AR Perfect for both potential content creators and content consumers, this book will change the way you approach and contribute to these emerging technologies.
The Build, Discover, Survive! Mastering Minecraft guide from Prima Games helps novices and experts alike take Minecraft to the max. From creating your first world and finding food, to surviving the night Build, Discover, Survive! Mastering Minecraft is more than a minecraft walkthrough. Completely updated to include new blocks, monsters and recipes, with comprehensive coverage of the minecraft game rules for basic gameplay and in-depth coverage of advanced features this strategy guide helps you master Minecraft! Learn how to play Minecraft with this guide where every game mode is broken down with details on brewing and enchanting, traps and defences, monsters, using redstone, game mods and much more so you know to construct amazing large-scale projects. Gamers can use the quick-reference charts to find out Minecraft game rules and uses for Minecraft items such as tools, resources, consumables and animals, ideal for checking while playing. Plus a 'History of Minecraft' feature delving behind-the-scenes with revealing interviews with the game's creators.
Clear and easy-to follow instructions for using coding and scripting tools to create new, more advanced Roblox games. Take your game design to the next level, with this complete guide to Roblox coding and scripting! Learn how to code using the programing language Lua to create new objects and games in the Roblox world: from teleporting objects (or PCs/NPCs!), to adding and applying power ups, to creating a leaderboard, and allowing players to save their games. This book walks you through the basics of the studio tool, provides tutorials for specific actions and creations, then explains how to use all of that knowledge to create your own unique game world! With detailed instructions, example screenshots, and simple explanations of what code to use and how to use it, this book is a must-have guide for any Roblox game designer-from beginners to expert coders!
Building information modelling (BIM) is revolutionising building design and construction. For architects, BIM has the potential to optimise their creativity while reducing risk in the design and construction process, thus giving them a more significant role in the building process. This book demonstrates how innovative firms are using BIM technologies to move design away from the utilitarian problems of construction, engaging them in a stunning new future in the built environment. Whereas recent books about BIM have tended to favour case-study analyses or instruction on the use of specific software, BIM Design highlights how day-to-day design operations are shaped by the increasingly generative and collaborative aspects of these new tools. BIM strategies are described as operations that can enhance design rather than simply make it more efficient. Thus this book focuses on the specific creative uses of information modelling at the operational level, including the creative development of parametric geometries and generative design, the evaluation of environmental performance and the simulation and scheduling of construction/fabrication operations. This book also engages BIM s pragmatic efficiencies such as the conflict checking of building systems and the creation of bills of quantities for costing; and in so doing it demonstrates how BIM can make such activities collaborative. Throughout, projects are used to illustrate the creative application of BIM at a variety of scales. These buildings showcase work by fi rms executing projects all over the world: SHoP Architects and Construction (New York), Morphosis (Los Angeles), Populous (London), GRO Architects (New York), Reiser + Umemoto (New York), Gensler (Shanghai) and UNStudio (Amsterdam).
NEW PERSPECTIVES ON ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS5, COMPREHENSIVE, International Edition offers a critical-thinking approach to teaching Photoshop. This text explains and reinforces design software concepts and skills through the New Perspectives' signature case-based, problem-solving pedagogy. Students will transcend point-and-click skills to take full advantage of the software's utility.
Ever wanted to build your own web pages? HTML and CSS are the languages of the web, allowing anyone who knows them to easily customize a website's look and feel to their liking. Never touched a drop of code before in your life? Don't worry! If you're feeling creative, then Web Design Playground has everything you need to get rid of boring boilerplate designs and start building your very own personal corner of the web! Contrary to what you may have heard, learning web design doesn't need to be boring! Rather than simply provide you with a dry reference of HTML tags and CSS style definitions next to a static screenshot of how they translate into an actual web page, Web Design Playground guides your learning by getting your hands dirty and letting you play in a website built specifically with this book and your learning in mind (the Playground). With the practical exercises and projects, you'll experiment with and build, you'll learn everything you need in a fun, relaxed way. Key Features * Best practices used daily by experts * Getting started with HTML and CSS * Working with images and styles * Laying out a web page from scratch * Full-colour illustrations throughout Audience Written for people with no experience in web design. If you know how to use a web browser and can start, save, and open a text file, you're ready! Paul McFedries has been a professional technical writer for nearly 25 years. He has over 90 books to his credit, which have sold more than 4 million copies combined. Paul has been building websites since 1996 and has intimate knowledge of both HTML and CSS.
What This Book Has For You This book will highlight the importance of the device that was introduced by Google for as low as $35 in detail. Chromecast by Google, which was introduced in July 2013, has proven to be big competition to Apple TV despite its small size. While it's compared to Apple TV as well as Roku 3, the tiny device is really very unique, with useful features and its own set of limitations. That being said, if you already have your hands on this device, this book will give you all the details to make the most out of this little magic you have in your hand. This book will help you maximize the usage and potential of Chromecast and if you haven't yet purchased the device, will encourage you to enjoy the unique experience the device brings along. With all the details you require and all that you need to learn about this new hype, this book is just right for you. This book offers you: Step by step details about Chromecast Easy-to-understand-and-implement details to help beginners get started Highlights on the advantages Google Chromecast So read on and learn why Google Chromecast is the next 'hot device' to own
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