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The Elements of Statistical Learning - Data Mining, Inference, and Prediction, Second Edition (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2009, Corr.... The Elements of Statistical Learning - Data Mining, Inference, and Prediction, Second Edition (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2009, Corr. 9th printing 2017)
Trevor Hastie, Robert Tibshirani, Jerome Friedman
R2,120 Discovery Miles 21 200 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

During the past decade there has been an explosion in computation and information technology. With it have come vast amounts of data in a variety of fields such as medicine, biology, finance, and marketing. The challenge of understanding these data has led to the development of new tools in the field of statistics, and spawned new areas such as data mining, machine learning, and bioinformatics. Many of these tools have common underpinnings but are often expressed with different terminology. This book describes the important ideas in these areas in a common conceptual framework. While the approach is statistical, the emphasis is on concepts rather than mathematics. Many examples are given, with a liberal use of color graphics. It is a valuable resource for statisticians and anyone interested in data mining in science or industry. The book's coverage is broad, from supervised learning (prediction) to unsupervised learning. The many topics include neural networks, support vector machines, classification trees and boosting---the first comprehensive treatment of this topic in any book.

This major new edition features many topics not covered in the original, including graphical models, random forests, ensemble methods, least angle regression & path algorithms for the lasso, non-negative matrix factorization, and spectral clustering. There is also a chapter on methods for wide'' data (p bigger than n), including multiple testing and false discovery rates.

Trevor Hastie, Robert Tibshirani, and Jerome Friedman are professors of statistics at Stanford University. They are prominent researchers in this area: Hastie and Tibshirani developed generalized additive models and wrote a popular book of that title. Hastie co-developed much of the statistical modeling software and environment in R/S-PLUS and invented principal curves and surfaces. Tibshirani proposed the lasso and is co-author of the very successful An Introduction to the Bootstrap. Friedman is the co-inventor of many data-mining tools including CART, MARS, projection pursuit and gradient boosting.

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 - 15 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.

Neural Approximations for Optimal Control and Decision (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Riccardo Zoppoli, Marcello Sanguineti,... Neural Approximations for Optimal Control and Decision (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Riccardo Zoppoli, Marcello Sanguineti, Giorgio Gnecco, Thomas Parisini
R4,749 Discovery Miles 47 490 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Neural Approximations for Optimal Control and Decision provides a comprehensive methodology for the approximate solution of functional optimization problems using neural networks and other nonlinear approximators where the use of traditional optimal control tools is prohibited by complicating factors like non-Gaussian noise, strong nonlinearities, large dimension of state and control vectors, etc. Features of the text include: * a general functional optimization framework; * thorough illustration of recent theoretical insights into the approximate solutions of complex functional optimization problems; * comparison of classical and neural-network based methods of approximate solution; * bounds to the errors of approximate solutions; * solution algorithms for optimal control and decision in deterministic or stochastic environments with perfect or imperfect state measurements over a finite or infinite time horizon and with one decision maker or several; * applications of current interest: routing in communications networks, traffic control, water resource management, etc.; and * numerous, numerically detailed examples. The authors' diverse backgrounds in systems and control theory, approximation theory, machine learning, and operations research lend the book a range of expertise and subject matter appealing to academics and graduate students in any of those disciplines together with computer science and other areas of engineering.

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.

Talk To Me - Amazon, Google, Apple and the Race for Voice-Controlled AI (Paperback): James Vlahos Talk To Me - Amazon, Google, Apple and the Race for Voice-Controlled AI (Paperback)
James Vlahos 1
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The next great technological disruption is coming.

The titans of Silicon Valley are racing to build the last, best computer that the world will ever need. They know that whoever successfully creates it will revolutionise our relationship with technology – and make billions of dollars in the process. They call it conversational AI.

Computers that can speak and think like humans do may seem like the stuff of science fiction, but they are rapidly moving towards reality. In Talk to Me, veteran tech journalist James Vlahos meets the researchers at Google, Amazon and Apple who are leading the way to a voice computing revolution. He explores how voice tech will transform every sector of society: handing untold new powers to businesses, upending traditional notions of privacy, revolutionising access to information, and fundamentally altering the way we understand human consciousness. And he even tries to understand the significance of the revolution firsthand – by building a chatbot version of his terminally ill father.

Vlahos’s research leads him to one fundamental question: What happens when our computers become as articulate, compassionate, and creative as we are?

The Alignment Problem - Machine Learning and Human Values (Hardcover): Brian Christian The Alignment Problem - Machine Learning and Human Values (Hardcover)
Brian Christian
R678 R559 Discovery Miles 5 590 Save R119 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Today's "machine-learning" systems, trained by data, are so effective that we've invited them to see and hear for us-and to make decisions on our behalf. But alarm bells are ringing. Recent years have seen an eruption of concern as the field of machine learning advances. When the systems we attempt to teach will not, in the end, do what we want or what we expect, ethical and potentially existential risks emerge. Researchers call this the alignment problem. Systems cull resumes until, years later, we discover that they have inherent gender biases. Algorithms decide bail and parole-and appear to assess Black and White defendants differently. We can no longer assume that our mortgage application, or even our medical tests, will be seen by human eyes. And as autonomous vehicles share our streets, we are increasingly putting our lives in their hands. The mathematical and computational models driving these changes range in complexity from something that can fit on a spreadsheet to a complex system that might credibly be called "artificial intelligence." They are steadily replacing both human judgment and explicitly programmed software. In best-selling author Brian Christian's riveting account, we meet the alignment problem's "first-responders," and learn their ambitious plan to solve it before our hands are completely off the wheel. In a masterful blend of history and on-the ground reporting, Christian traces the explosive growth in the field of machine learning and surveys its current, sprawling frontier. Readers encounter a discipline finding its legs amid exhilarating and sometimes terrifying progress. Whether they-and we-succeed or fail in solving the alignment problem will be a defining human story. The Alignment Problem offers an unflinching reckoning with humanity's biases and blind spots, our own unstated assumptions and often contradictory goals. A dazzlingly interdisciplinary work, it takes a hard look not only at our technology but at our culture-and finds a story by turns harrowing and hopeful.

The Performance Cortex - How Neuroscience is Redefining Athletic Genius (Paperback): Zach Schonbrun The Performance Cortex - How Neuroscience is Redefining Athletic Genius (Paperback)
Zach Schonbrun
R397 R313 Discovery Miles 3 130 Save R84 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Why couldn't Michael Jordan, master athlete that he was, hit a baseball? Why can't modern robotics come close to replicating the dexterity of a five-year-old? Why do good quarterbacks always seem to know where their receivers are? In this deeply researched book, Sports and Business reporter Zach Schonbrun explores what actually drives human movement and its spectacular potential. The groundbreaking work of two neuroscientists in Major League Baseball is only the beginning. Schonbrun traces the fascinating history of motor research and details how new investigations in the brain are helping explain the extraordinary skills of talented performers like Stephen Curry, Tom Brady, Serena Williams, and Lionel Messi; as well as musical virtuosos, dancers, rock climbers, race-car drivers, and more. Whether it is timing a 95-mph fastball or reaching for a coffee mug, movement requires extraordinary computation that many take for granted - until now. The Performance Cortex ushers in a new way of thinking about the athletic gifts we strain to see in our cavernous arenas. It's not about the million-dollar arm anymore. It's about the million-dollar brain.

Reinforcement Learning - Industrial Applications of Intelligent Agents (Paperback): Phil Winder Ph.D. Reinforcement Learning - Industrial Applications of Intelligent Agents (Paperback)
Phil Winder Ph.D.
R1,228 R958 Discovery Miles 9 580 Save R270 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Reinforcement learning (RL) will deliver one of the biggest breakthroughs in AI over the next decade, enabling algorithms to learn from their environment to achieve arbitrary goals. This exciting development avoids constraints found in traditional machine learning (ML) algorithms. This practical book shows data science and AI professionals how to perform the reinforcement process that allows a machine to learn by itself. Author Dr. Phil Winder of Winder Research covers everything from basic building blocks to state-of-the-art practices. You'll explore the current state of RL, focusing on industrial applications, and learn numerous algorithms, frameworks, and environments. This is no cookbook-it doesn't shy away from math and expects familiarity with ML. Learn what RL is and how the algorithms help solve problems Become grounded in RL fundamentals including Markov decision processes, dynamic programming, and temporal difference learning Dive deep into value methods and policy gradient methods Apply advanced RL implementations such as meta learning, hierarchical learning, evolutionary algorithms, and imitation learning Understand cutting-edge deep RL algorithms including Rainbow, PPO, TD3, SAC, and more Get practical examples through the accompanying Git repository

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 1
R350 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R70 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 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.

A World Beyond Work? - Labour, Money and the Capitalist State Between Crisis and Utopia (Paperback): Ana Cecilia Dinerstein,... A World Beyond Work? - Labour, Money and the Capitalist State Between Crisis and Utopia (Paperback)
Ana Cecilia Dinerstein, Frederick Harry Pitts
R481 Discovery Miles 4 810 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Sensing a future beyond work lurking in an age of crisis, the 'post-capitalist' utopias of today spread the idea of a permanent escape from work aided by the automation of production, a universal basic income and the reduction of working hours to zero. By skilfully unpicking the political economy of contemporary work and its futures, this book mounts a forceful critique of the post-work society vision. Dinerstein and Pitts reveal that transitional measures towards a world beyond work do not do enough to break away from the key features of capitalist society, and instead potentially stifle the capacity for transformative social change. Proposing an innovative alternative, the authors envision the construction of 'concrete utopias' that shape and anticipate non-capitalist futures.

Autonomy - The Quest to Build the Driverless Car and How it Will Reshape Our World (Paperback): Lawrence Burns Autonomy - The Quest to Build the Driverless Car and How it Will Reshape Our World (Paperback)
Lawrence Burns 1
R307 R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Save R103 (34%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'A fascinating hybrid. Part freewheeling history of the rise of the modern autonomous vehicle, part intimate memoir from an insider who was on the front lines for much of that history, Autonomy will more than bring readers up to speed on one of today's most closely watched technologies' Brian Merchant, author of The One Device From the ultimate insider - a former General Motors executive and current advisor to the Google Self-Driving Car project - comes the definitive story of the race between Google, Tesla and Uber to create the driverless car. We stand on the brink of a technological revolution. In the near future, most of us will not own automobiles, but will travel instead in driverless electric vehicles summoned at the touch of an app. We will be liberated from driving, so that the time we spend in cars can be put to more productive use. We will prevent more than 90 percent of car crashes, provide freedom of mobility to the elderly and disabled and decrease our dependence on fossil fuels. Autonomy tells the story of the maverick engineers and computer experts who triggered the revolution. Lawrence Burns - long-time adviser to the Google self-driving car project (now Waymo) and former corporate vice president of research, development and planning at General Motors - provides the perfectly timed history of how we arrived at this point, in a character-driven and vivid account of the unlikely thinkers who accomplished what billion-dollar automakers never dared. Beginning at a 2004 off-road robot race across the Mojave Desert with a million-dollar purse and continuing up to the current stampede to develop driverless technology, Autonomy is a page-turning chronicle of the past, a diagnosis of the present and a prediction of the future - the ultimate guide to understanding the driverless car and to navigating the revolution it has sparked.

Sentiment Analysis - Mining Opinions, Sentiments, and Emotions (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Bing Liu Sentiment Analysis - Mining Opinions, Sentiments, and Emotions (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Bing Liu
R1,606 Discovery Miles 16 060 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Sentiment analysis is the computational study of people's opinions, sentiments, emotions, moods, and attitudes. This fascinating problem offers numerous research challenges, but promises insight useful to anyone interested in opinion analysis and social media analysis. This comprehensive introduction to the topic takes a natural-language-processing point of view to help readers understand the underlying structure of the problem and the language constructs commonly used to express opinions, sentiments, and emotions. The book covers core areas of sentiment analysis and also includes related topics such as debate analysis, intention mining, and fake-opinion detection. It will be a valuable resource for researchers and practitioners in natural language processing, computer science, management sciences, and the social sciences. In addition to traditional computational methods, this second edition includes recent deep learning methods to analyze and summarize sentiments and opinions, and also new material on emotion and mood analysis techniques, emotion-enhanced dialogues, and multimodal emotion analysis.

New Laws of Robotics - Defending Human Expertise in the Age of AI (Hardcover): Frank Pasquale New Laws of Robotics - Defending Human Expertise in the Age of AI (Hardcover)
Frank Pasquale
R683 R558 Discovery Miles 5 580 Save R125 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

AI is poised to disrupt our work and our lives. We can harness these technologies rather than fall captive to them-but only through wise regulation. Too many CEOs tell a simple story about the future of work: if a machine can do what you do, your job will be automated. They envision everyone from doctors to soldiers rendered superfluous by ever-more-powerful AI. They offer stark alternatives: make robots or be replaced by them. Another story is possible. In virtually every walk of life, robotic systems can make labor more valuable, not less. Frank Pasquale tells the story of nurses, teachers, designers, and others who partner with technologists, rather than meekly serving as data sources for their computerized replacements. This cooperation reveals the kind of technological advance that could bring us all better health care, education, and more, while maintaining meaningful work. These partnerships also show how law and regulation can promote prosperity for all, rather than a zero-sum race of humans against machines. How far should AI be entrusted to assume tasks once performed by humans? What is gained and lost when it does? What is the optimal mix of robotic and human interaction? New Laws of Robotics makes the case that policymakers must not allow corporations or engineers to answer these questions alone. The kind of automation we get-and who it benefits-will depend on myriad small decisions about how to develop AI. Pasquale proposes ways to democratize that decision making, rather than centralize it in unaccountable firms. Sober yet optimistic, New Laws of Robotics offers an inspiring vision of technological progress, in which human capacities and expertise are the irreplaceable center of an inclusive economy.

The Technology Trap - Capital, Labor, and Power in the Age of Automation (Paperback): Carl Benedikt Frey The Technology Trap - Capital, Labor, and Power in the Age of Automation (Paperback)
Carl Benedikt Frey
R397 Discovery Miles 3 970 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How the history of technological revolutions can help us better understand economic and political polarization in the age of automation The Technology Trap is a sweeping account of the history of technological progress and how it has radically shifted the distribution of economic and political power among society's members. As Carl Benedikt Frey shows, the Industrial Revolution created unprecedented wealth and prosperity over the long run, but the immediate consequences of mechanization were devastating. Middle-income jobs withered, wages stagnated, the labor share of income fell, profits surged, and economic inequality skyrocketed. These trends broadly mirror those in our current age of automation. But, just as the Industrial Revolution eventually brought about extraordinary benefits for society, artificial intelligence systems have the potential to do the same. The Technology Trap demonstrates that in the midst of another technological revolution, the lessons of the past can help us to more effectively face the present.

Machine Learning and Data Science Blueprints for Finance - From Building Trading Strategies to Robo-Advisors Using Python... Machine Learning and Data Science Blueprints for Finance - From Building Trading Strategies to Robo-Advisors Using Python (Paperback)
Hariom Tatsat, Sahil Puri, Brad Lookabaugh
R1,433 R1,111 Discovery Miles 11 110 Save R322 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Over the next few decades, machine learning and data science will transform the finance industry. With this practical book, analysts, traders, researchers, and developers will learn how to build machine learning algorithms crucial to the industry. You'll examine ML concepts and over 20 case studies in supervised, unsupervised, and reinforcement learning, along with natural language processing (NLP). Ideal for professionals working at hedge funds, investment and retail banks, and fintech firms, this book also delves deep into portfolio management, algorithmic trading, derivative pricing, fraud detection, asset price prediction, sentiment analysis, and robo-advisor and chatbot development. You'll explore real-life problems faced by practitioners and learn scientifically sound solutions supported by code and examples. This book covers: Supervised learning regression-based models for trading strategies, derivative pricing, and portfolio management Supervised learning classification-based models for credit default risk prediction, fraud detection, and trading strategies Dimensionality reduction techniques with case studies in portfolio management, trading strategy, and yield curve construction Algorithms and clustering techniques for finding similar objects, with case studies in trading strategies and portfolio management Reinforcement learning models and techniques used for building trading strategies, derivatives hedging, and portfolio management NLP techniques using Python libraries such as NLTK and scikit-learn for transforming text into meaningful representations

Moondust (Paperback): Gemma Fowler Moondust (Paperback)
Gemma Fowler 1
R188 R149 Discovery Miles 1 490 Save R39 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A miracle energy source, Lumite, has been discovered on the moon. The dark days of future Earth - torn apart by war and energy crisis - finally appear to be over. Aggie is the violet-eyed poster girl for the mining company, Lunar Inc, persuaded to campaign for a hopeful new future. But a chance meeting with one of the prisoner-miners, the darkly attractive Danny, changes her mind about everything she knows about her world ...

The Alignment Problem - How Can Machines Learn Human Values? (Paperback, Export/Airside): Brian Christian The Alignment Problem - How Can Machines Learn Human Values? (Paperback, Export/Airside)
Brian Christian
R380 R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Save R76 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'Vital reading. This is the book on artificial intelligence we need right now.' Mike Krieger, cofounder of Instagram Artificial intelligence is rapidly dominating every aspect of our modern lives influencing the news we consume, whether we get a mortgage, and even which friends wish us happy birthday. But as algorithms make ever more decisions on our behalf, how do we ensure they do what we want? And fairly? This conundrum - dubbed 'The Alignment Problem' by experts - is the subject of this timely and important book. From the AI program which cheats at computer games to the sexist algorithm behind Google Translate, bestselling author Brian Christian explains how, as AI develops, we rapidly approach a collision between artificial intelligence and ethics. If we stand by, we face a future with unregulated algorithms that propagate our biases - and worse - violate our most sacred values. Urgent and fascinating, this is an accessible primer to the most important issue facing AI researchers today.

Finite-State Techniques - Automata, Transducers and Bimachines (Hardcover): Stoyan Mihov, Klaus U. Schulz Finite-State Techniques - Automata, Transducers and Bimachines (Hardcover)
Stoyan Mihov, Klaus U. Schulz
R1,523 Discovery Miles 15 230 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Finite-state methods are the most efficient mechanisms for analysing textual and symbolic data, providing elegant solutions for an immense number of practical problems in computational linguistics and computer science. This book for graduate students and researchers gives a complete coverage of the field, starting from a conceptual introduction and building to advanced topics and applications. The central finite-state technologies are introduced with mathematical rigour, ranging from simple finite-state automata to transducers and bimachines as 'input-output' devices. Special attention is given to the rich possibilities of simplifying, transforming and combining finite-state devices. All algorithms presented are accompanied by full correctness proofs and executable source code in a new programming language, C(M), which focuses on transparency of steps and simplicity of code. Thus, by enabling readers to obtain a deep formal understanding of the subject and to put finite-state methods to real use, this book closes the gap between theory and practice.

Hallo Robot - Meet Your New Workmate and Friend (Paperback): Bennie Mols, Nieske Vergunst Hallo Robot - Meet Your New Workmate and Friend (Paperback)
Bennie Mols, Nieske Vergunst 1
R378 R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Save R100 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How robots will change our world Some fear that robots could do half our jobs and even wipe us out. But is that likely? Rather than hurt humans, robots could help us. Smart machines already make our cars and clean our homes. Soon they could drive us about, teach our children, and keep our parents company. While dealing with the ethical concerns about Artificial Intelligence, Bennie Mols and Nieske Vergunst present a brief guide to the history, present and future of robots. They show how moving AI could allow the lame to walk again, rescue survivors from collapsed buildings, and boost the global fight against hunger and pollution. Welcome to a realistic and vivid view of our robot future. With 60 colour photos. Topics covered: From dolls to industrial workers, a history of robots How robots respond to their surroundings What robots learn about human speech Why self-driving cars are safer and greener The possibilities of robots in education Meet the 'cyborgs' who learn to walk again Why evolution designs the best robots Will rogue robots take over the world? Using robots as weapons and drones What the future holds: 2100, a Robot Odyssey

Artificial Intelligence in Finance - A Python-Based Guide (Paperback): Yves Hilpisch Artificial Intelligence in Finance - A Python-Based Guide (Paperback)
Yves Hilpisch
R1,651 R1,261 Discovery Miles 12 610 Save R390 (24%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Many industries have been revolutionized by the widespread adoption of AI and machine learning. The programmatic availability of historical and real-time financial data in combination with techniques from AI and machine learning will also change the financial industry in a fundamental way. This practical book explains how to use AI and machine learning to discover statistical inefficiencies in financial markets and exploit them through algorithmic trading. Author Yves Hilpisch shows practitioners, students, and academics in both finance and data science how machine and deep learning algorithms can be applied to finance. Thanks to lots of self-contained Python examples, you'll be able to replicate all results and figures presented in the book. Examine how data is reshaping finance from a theory-driven to a data-driven discipline Understand the major possibilities, consequences, and resulting requirements of AI-first finance Get up to speed on the tools, skills, and major use cases to apply AI in finance yourself Apply neural networks and reinforcement learning to discover statistical inefficiencies in financial markets Delve into the concepts of the technological singularity and the financial singularity

Mind Performance Projects for the Evil Genius: 19 Brain-Bending Bio Hacks (Paperback, Ed): Brad Graham, Kathy McGowan Mind Performance Projects for the Evil Genius: 19 Brain-Bending Bio Hacks (Paperback, Ed)
Brad Graham, Kathy McGowan
R647 R528 Discovery Miles 5 280 Save R119 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Have some evil fun inside your head! This wickedly inventive guide offers 19 build-it-yourself projects featuring high-tech devices that can map, manipulate, and even improve the greatest computer on earth-the human brain. Every project inside Mind Performance Projects for the Evil Genius is perfectly safe and explores cutting-edge concepts, such as brain wave mapping, lucid dream control, and hypnosis. Using easy-to-find parts and tools, this do-it-yourself book offers a wide variety of brain-bending bio hacks you can accomplish on your own. You'll find detailed guidelines, parameters, schematics, code, and customization tips for each project in the book. The only limit is your imagination! Mind Performance Projects for the Evil Genius: Features step-by-step instructions, complete with helpful illustrations Allows you to customize each project for your purposes Discusses the underlying principles behind the projects Removes the frustration factor-all required parts are listed, along with sources Build these and other lid-flipping gadgets: Biofeedback device Reaction speedometer Body temperature monitor Heart rate monitor Lie detector White noise generator Waking reality tester Audio dream director Lucid dream mask Alpha meditation goggles Clairvoyance tester Visual hypnosis aid Color therapy device Synchro brain machine

Superintelligence - Paths, Dangers, Strategies (Paperback): Nick Bostrom Superintelligence - Paths, Dangers, Strategies (Paperback)
Nick Bostrom 2
R278 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R42 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. Other animals have stronger muscles or sharper claws, but we have cleverer brains. If machine brains one day come to surpass human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could become very powerful. As the fate of the gorillas now depends more on us humans than on the gorillas themselves, so the fate of our species then would come to depend on the actions of the machine superintelligence. But we have one advantage: we get to make the first move. Will it be possible to construct a seed AI or otherwise to engineer initial conditions so as to make an intelligence explosion survivable? How could one achieve a controlled detonation? To get closer to an answer to this question, we must make our way through a fascinating landscape of topics and considerations. Read the book and learn about oracles, genies, singletons; about boxing methods, tripwires, and mind crime; about humanity's cosmic endowment and differential technological development; indirect normativity, instrumental convergence, whole brain emulation and technology couplings; Malthusian economics and dystopian evolution; artificial intelligence, and biological cognitive enhancement, and collective intelligence. This profoundly ambitious and original book picks its way carefully through a vast tract of forbiddingly difficult intellectual terrain. Yet the writing is so lucid that it somehow makes it all seem easy. After an utterly engrossing journey that takes us to the frontiers of thinking about the human condition and the future of intelligent life, we find in Nick Bostrom's work nothing less than a reconceptualization of the essential task of our time.

Artificial You - AI and the Future of Your Mind (Hardcover): Susan Schneider Artificial You - AI and the Future of Your Mind (Hardcover)
Susan Schneider
R568 R443 Discovery Miles 4 430 Save R125 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Hailed by the Washington Post as "a sure-footed and witty guide to slippery ethical terrain," a philosophical exploration of AI and the future of the mind that Astronomer Royal Martin Rees calls "profound and entertaining" Humans may not be Earth's most intelligent beings for much longer: the world champions of chess, Go, and Jeopardy! are now all AIs. Given the rapid pace of progress in AI, many predict that it could advance to human-level intelligence within the next several decades. From there, it could quickly outpace human intelligence. What do these developments mean for the future of the mind? In Artificial You, Susan Schneider says that it is inevitable that AI will take intelligence in new directions, but urges that it is up to us to carve out a sensible path forward. As AI technology turns inward, reshaping the brain, as well as outward, potentially creating machine minds, it is crucial to beware. Homo sapiens, as mind designers, will be playing with "tools" they do not understand how to use: the self, the mind, and consciousness. Schneider argues that an insufficient grasp of the nature of these entities could undermine the use of AI and brain enhancement technology, bringing about the demise or suffering of conscious beings. To flourish, we must grasp the philosophical issues lying beneath the algorithms. At the heart of her exploration is a sober-minded discussion of what AI can truly achieve: Can robots really be conscious? Can we merge with AI, as tech leaders like Elon Musk and Ray Kurzweil suggest? Is the mind just a program? Examining these thorny issues, Schneider proposes ways we can test for machine consciousness, questions whether consciousness is an unavoidable byproduct of sophisticated intelligence, and considers the overall dangers of creating machine minds.

Prolog Programming for Artificial Intelligence (Paperback, 4th edition): Ivan Bratko Prolog Programming for Artificial Intelligence (Paperback, 4th edition)
Ivan Bratko
R1,509 Discovery Miles 15 090 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This edition has been updated to include key developments in the field. Divided into two parts, the first part of the book introduces the programming language Prolog, while the second part teaches artificial intelligence using Prolog.

A Formal Theory of Commonsense Psychology - How People Think People Think (Hardcover): Andrew S Gordon, Jerry R. Hobbs A Formal Theory of Commonsense Psychology - How People Think People Think (Hardcover)
Andrew S Gordon, Jerry R. Hobbs
R1,997 Discovery Miles 19 970 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Commonsense psychology refers to the implicit theories that we all use to make sense of people's behavior in terms of their beliefs, goals, plans, and emotions. These are also the theories we employ when we anthropomorphize complex machines and computers as if they had humanlike mental lives. In order to successfully cooperate and communicate with people, these theories will need to be represented explicitly in future artificial intelligence systems. This book provides a large-scale logical formalization of commonsense psychology in support of humanlike artificial intelligence. It uses formal logic to encode the deep lexical semantics of the full breadth of psychological words and phrases, providing fourteen hundred axioms of first-order logic organized into twenty-nine commonsense psychology theories and sixteen background theories. This in-depth exploration of human commonsense reasoning for artificial intelligence researchers, linguists, and cognitive and social psychologists will serve as a foundation for the development of humanlike artificial intelligence.

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