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R Quick Syntax Reference - A Pocket Guide to the Language, APIs and Library (Paperback, 2nd ed.): Margot Tollefson R Quick Syntax Reference - A Pocket Guide to the Language, APIs and Library (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Margot Tollefson
R690 R467 Discovery Miles 4 670 Save R223 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This handy reference book detailing the intricacies of R updates the popular first edition by adding R version 3.4 and 3.5 features. Starting with the basic structure of R, the book takes you on a journey through the terminology used in R and the syntax required to make R work. You will find looking up the correct form for an expression quick and easy. Some of the new material includes information on RStudio, S4 syntax, working with character strings, and an example using the Twitter API. With a copy of the R Quick Syntax Reference in hand, you will find that you are able to use the multitude of functions available in R and are even able to write your own functions to explore and analyze data. What You Will Learn Discover the modes and classes of R objects and how to use them Use both packaged and user-created functions in R Import/export data and create new data objects in R Create descriptive functions and manipulate objects in R Take advantage of flow control and conditional statements Work with packages such as base, stats, and graphics Who This Book Is For Those with programming experience, either new to R, or those with at least some exposure to R but who are new to the latest version.

Cyber Security Intelligence and Analytics (Paperback, 1st ed. 2020): Zheng Xu, Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, Ali Dehghantanha, Reza... Cyber Security Intelligence and Analytics (Paperback, 1st ed. 2020)
Zheng Xu, Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, Ali Dehghantanha, Reza Parizi, Mohammad Hammoudeh
R3,412 R2,662 Discovery Miles 26 620 Save R750 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book presents the outcomes of the 2019 International Conference on Cyber Security Intelligence and Analytics (CSIA2019), an international conference dedicated to promoting novel theoretical and applied research advances in the interdisciplinary field of cyber security, particularly focusing on threat intelligence, analytics, and countering cyber crime. The conference provides a forum for presenting and discussing innovative ideas, cutting-edge research findings, and novel techniques, methods and applications on all aspects of Cyber Security Intelligence and Analytics.

Pervasive Computing - Engineering Smart Systems (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017): Natalia Silvis-Cividjian Pervasive Computing - Engineering Smart Systems (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017)
Natalia Silvis-Cividjian
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This book provides a concise introduction to Pervasive Computing, otherwise known as Internet of Things (IoT) and Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp) which addresses the seamless integration of computing systems within everyday objects. By introducing the core topics and exploring assistive pervasive systems which infer their context through pattern recognition, the author provides readers with a gentle yet robust foundation of knowledge to this growing field of research. The author explores a range of topics including data acquisition, signal processing, control theory, machine learning and system engineering explaining, with the use of simple mathematical concepts, the core principles underlying pervasive computing systems. Real-life examples are applied throughout, including self-driving cars, automatic insulin pumps, smart homes, and social robotic companions, with each chapter accompanied by a set of exercises for the reader. Practical tutorials are also available to guide enthusiastic readers through the process of building a smart system using cameras, microphones and robotic kits. Due to the power of MATLAB (TM), this can be achieved with no previous programming or robotics experience. Although Pervasive Computing is primarily for undergraduate students, the book is accessible to a wider audience of researchers and designers who are interested in exploring pervasive computing further.

Practical Modelling of Dynamic Decision Making (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019): Rick Evertsz, John Thangarajah, Thanh Ly Practical Modelling of Dynamic Decision Making (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019)
Rick Evertsz, John Thangarajah, Thanh Ly
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This book presents TDF (Tactics Development Framework), a practical methodology for eliciting and engineering models of expert decision-making in dynamic domains. The authors apply the BDI (Beliefs, Desires, Intentions) paradigm to the elicitation and modelling of dynamic decision making expertise, including team behaviour, and map it to a diagrammatic representation that is intuitive to domain experts. The book will be of value to researchers and practitioners engaged in dynamic decision making.

Joint Cognitive Systems - Foundations of Cognitive Systems Engineering (Hardcover): Erik Hollnagel, David D Woods Joint Cognitive Systems - Foundations of Cognitive Systems Engineering (Hardcover)
Erik Hollnagel, David D Woods
R2,334 Discovery Miles 23 340 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Nothing has been more prolific over the past century than human/machine interaction. Automobiles, telephones, computers, manufacturing machines, robots, office equipment, machines large and small; all affect the very essence of our daily lives. However, this interaction has not always been efficient or easy and has at times turned fairly hazardous. Cognitive Systems Engineering (CSE) seeks to improve this situation by the careful study of human/machine interaction as the meaningful behavior of a unified system. Written by pioneers in the development of CSE, Joint Cognitive Systems: Foundations of Cognitive Systems Engineering offers a principled approach to studying human work with complex technology. The authors use a top-down, functional approach and emphasize a proactive (coping) perspective on work that overcomes the limitations of the structural human information processing view. They describe a conceptual framework for analysis with concrete theories and methods for joint system modeling that can be applied across the spectrum of single human/machine systems, social/technical systems, and whole organizations. The book explores both current and potential applications of CSE illustrated by examples. Understanding the complexities and functions of the human/machine interaction is critical to designing safe, highly functional, and efficient technological systems. This is a critical reference for students, designers, and engineers in a wide variety of disciplines.

Heard in Data Science Interviews - Over 650 Most Commonly Asked Interview Questions & Answers (Paperback): Kal Mishra Heard in Data Science Interviews - Over 650 Most Commonly Asked Interview Questions & Answers (Paperback)
Kal Mishra
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Information Theory and Artificial Intelligence to Manage Uncertainty in Hydrodynamic and Hydrological Models (Paperback): Abebe... Information Theory and Artificial Intelligence to Manage Uncertainty in Hydrodynamic and Hydrological Models (Paperback)
Abebe Andualem Jemberie
R1,603 Discovery Miles 16 030 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The complementary nature of physically-based and data-driven models in their demand for physical insight and historical data, leads to the notion that the predictions of a physically-based model can be improved and the associated uncertainty can be systematically reduced through the conjunctive use of a data-driven model of the residuals. The objective of this thesis is to minimise the inevitable mismatch between physically-based models and the actual processes as described by the mismatch between predictions and observations. Principles based on information theory are used to detect the presence and nature of residual information in model errors that might help to develop a data-driven model of the residuals by treating the gap between the process and its (physically-based) model as a separate process. The complementary modelling approach is applied to various hydrodynamic and hydrological models to forecast the expected errors and accuracy, using neural network and fuzzy rule-based models. Complementary modelling offers the opportunity of incorporating processes and data that are not considered by the model, without affecting the routine operation of physically-based models. The possibility that information may be obtained which will help to improve the physically-based model is also demonstrated.

Pattern Recognition in Speech and Language Processing (Hardcover): Wu Chou, Biing-Hwang Juang Pattern Recognition in Speech and Language Processing (Hardcover)
Wu Chou, Biing-Hwang Juang
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Over the last 20 years, approaches to designing speech and language processing algorithms have moved from methods based on linguistics and speech science to data-driven pattern recognition techniques. These techniques have been the focus of intense, fast-moving research and have contributed to significant advances in this field.

Pattern Recognition in Speech and Language Processing offers a systematic, up-to-date presentation of these recent developments. It begins with the fundamentals and recent theoretical advances in pattern recognition, with emphasis on classifier design criteria and optimization procedures. The focus then shifts to the application of these techniques to speech processing, with chapters exploring advances in applying pattern recognition to real speech and audio processing systems. The final section of the book examines topics related to pattern recognition in language processing: topics that represent promising new trends with direct impact on information processing systems for the Web, broadcast news, and other content-rich information resources.

Each self-contained chapter includes figures, tables, diagrams, and references. The collective effort of experts at the forefront of the field, Pattern Recognition in Speech and Language Processing offers in-depth, insightful discussions on new developments and contains a wealth of information integral to the further development of human-machine communications.

Lean Six Sigma in the Age of Artificial Intelligence: Harnessing the Power of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Hardcover): Dan... Lean Six Sigma in the Age of Artificial Intelligence: Harnessing the Power of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Hardcover)
Dan Blackwell, Michael George, Dinesh Rajan
R779 R497 Discovery Miles 4 970 Save R282 (36%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The world's leading expert on Lean Six Sigma provides the missing link for reducing waste and taking operations to the next level: Artificial Intelligence Lean Six Sigma (LSS) has been helping companies improve their processes since 2001-but as yet, no one has taken this revolutionary management approach to its limits. Now, The Fourth Revolution in Manufacturing shows exactly how to do that-by adding artificial intelligence (AI) to the mix. This game-changing guide takes you through the process of using AI to unlock maximum speed, solve complex manufacturing challenges, reduce waste, increase company profits, and ultimately beat the competition. Breakthrough Manufacturing explains how to: * Unlock your company's full potential with the AI + LSS approach* Utilize the AI + LSS three-step process to dramatically improve profits * Apply AI + LSS to engineering and other non-manufacturing processes* Harness the interaction of AI+LSS and the ERP system* Create a scorecard and measure your results

What Computers Still Can't Do - A Critique of Artificial Reason (Paperback, Revised): Hubert L Dreyfus What Computers Still Can't Do - A Critique of Artificial Reason (Paperback, Revised)
Hubert L Dreyfus
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When it was first published in 1972, Hubert Dreyfus's manifesto on the inherent inability of disembodied machines to mimic higher mental functions caused an uproar in the artificial intelligence community. The world has changed since then. Today it is clear that "good old-fashioned AI," based on the idea of using symbolic representations to produce general intelligence, is in decline (although several believers still pursue its pot of gold), and the focus of the Al community has shifted to more complex models of the mind. It has also become more common for AI researchers to seek out and study philosophy. For this edition of his now classic book, Dreyfus has added a lengthy new introduction outlining these changes and assessing the paradigms of connectionism and neural networks that have transformed the field.At a time when researchers were proposing grand plans for general problem solvers and automatic translation machines, Dreyfus predicted that they would fail because their conception of mental functioning was naive, and he suggested that they would do well to acquaint themselves with modern philosophical approaches to human beings. What Computers Can't Do was widely attacked but quietly studied. Dreyfus's arguments are still provocative and focus our attention once again on what it is that makes human beings unique.Hubert L. Dreyfus, who is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley, is also the author of Being-in-the-World. A Commentary on Heidegger's Being and Time, Division I.

Intelligence Analysis as Discovery of Evidence, Hypotheses, and Arguments - Connecting the Dots (Hardcover): Gheorghe Tecuci,... Intelligence Analysis as Discovery of Evidence, Hypotheses, and Arguments - Connecting the Dots (Hardcover)
Gheorghe Tecuci, David A. Schum, Dorin Marcu, Mihai Boicu
R1,116 R1,057 Discovery Miles 10 570 Save R59 (5%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This unique book on intelligence analysis covers several vital but often overlooked topics. It teaches the evidential and inferential issues involved in 'connecting the dots' to draw defensible and persuasive conclusions from masses of evidence: from observations we make, or questions we ask, we generate alternative hypotheses as explanations or answers; we make use of our hypotheses to generate new lines of inquiry and discover new evidence; and we test the hypotheses with the discovered evidence. To facilitate understanding of these issues and enable the performance of complex analyses, the book introduces an intelligent analytical tool, called Disciple-CD. Readers will practice with Disciple-CD and learn how to formulate hypotheses; develop arguments that reduce complex hypotheses to simpler ones; collect evidence to evaluate the simplest hypotheses; and assess the relevance and the believability of evidence, which combine in complex ways to determine its inferential force and the probabilities of the hypotheses.

Intelligent Systems and Technologies in Rehabilitation Engineering (Hardcover): Horia-Nicolai L. Teodorescu, Lakhmi C. Jain Intelligent Systems and Technologies in Rehabilitation Engineering (Hardcover)
Horia-Nicolai L. Teodorescu, Lakhmi C. Jain
R3,808 Discovery Miles 38 080 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Prostheses, assistive systems, and rehabilitation systems are essential to increasing the quality of life for people with disabilities. Research and development over the last decade has resulted in enormous advances toward that goal-none more so than the development of intelligent systems and technologies.

In the first truly comprehensive book addressing intelligent technologies for the disabled, top experts from around the world provide an overview of this dynamic, rapidly evolving field. They present state-of-the-art information on the latest, innovative technologies and their applications in various systems designed to better the lives of the disabled.

From the underlying principles to the design, practical applications, and assessment of results, Intelligent Systems and Technologies in Rehabilitation Engineering offers broad, pragmatic coverage of the field. It incorporates the most recent advances in sensory and limb prostheses, myoelectric control systems, circulatory systems, assistive technologies, and applications of virtual reality.

Rapid progress demands a concerted effort to keep up with the latest developments so they can begin to serve their purpose and improve the lives of the disabled. By incorporating details of the latest and most important advances into one volume, Intelligent Systems and Technologies in Rehabilitation Engineering makes that undertaking essentially effortless.

Fuzzy Sets & their Application to Clustering & Training (Hardcover): Beatrice B. Lazzerini, D. Dumitrescu, Lakhmi C. Jain Fuzzy Sets & their Application to Clustering & Training (Hardcover)
Beatrice B. Lazzerini, D. Dumitrescu, Lakhmi C. Jain
R2,990 Discovery Miles 29 900 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Fuzzy set theory - and its underlying fuzzy logic - represents one of the most significant scientific and cultural paradigms to emerge in the last half-century. Its theoretical and technological promise is vast, and we are only beginning to experience its potential. Clustering is the first and most basic application of fuzzy set theory, but forms the basis of many, more sophisticated, intelligent computational models, particularly in pattern recognition, data mining, adaptive and hierarchical clustering, and classifier design.

Fuzzy Sets and their Application to Clustering and Training offers a comprehensive introduction to fuzzy set theory, focusing on the concepts and results needed for training and clustering applications. It provides a unified mathematical framework for fuzzy classification and clustering, a methodology for developing training and classification methods, and a general method for obtaining a variety of fuzzy clustering algorithms.
The authors - top experts from around the world - combine their talents to lay a solid foundation for applications of this powerful tool, from the basic concepts and mathematics through the study of various algorithms, to validity functionals and hierarchical clustering. The result is Fuzzy Sets and their Application to Clustering and Training - an outstanding initiation into the world of fuzzy learning classifiers and fuzzy clustering.

Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence (Hardcover): A Agrawal, Joshua Gans, Avi Goldfarb Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence (Hardcover)
A Agrawal, Joshua Gans, Avi Goldfarb
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The idea of artificial intelligence--job-killing robots, self-driving cars, and self-managing organizations--captures the imagination, evoking a combination of wonder and dread for those of us who will have to deal with the consequences. But what if it's not quite so complicated? The real job of artificial intelligence, argue these three eminent economists, is to lower the cost of prediction. And once you start talking about costs, you can use some well‐established economics to cut through the hype.

The constant challenge for all managers is to make decisions under uncertainty. And AI contributes by making knowing what's coming in the future cheaper and more certain. But decision making has another component: judgment, which is firmly in the realm of humans, not machines. Making prediction cheaper means that we can make more predictions more accurately and assess them with our better (human) judgment. Once managers can separate tasks into components of prediction and judgment, we can begin to understand how to optimize the interface between humans and machines.

More than just an account of AI's powerful capabilities, Prediction Machines shows managers how they can most effectively leverage AI, disrupting business as usual only where required, and provides businesses with a toolkit to navigate the coming wave of challenges and opportunities.

Preparing for the Next Cyber Revolution - How Our World Will Be Radically Transformed-Again! (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019): Joseph... Preparing for the Next Cyber Revolution - How Our World Will Be Radically Transformed-Again! (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019)
Joseph N. Pelton
R485 R385 Discovery Miles 3 850 Save R100 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Prepare yourselves for the coming Cyber Revolution! Over time, humankind has transformed from hunter-gatherer to farmer, from farmer to industrial worker, and from industrial worker to service provider. Now, we are on the cusp of a fourth transformative wave, spurred by climate change, exponential population growth, and our ever-increasing reliance on technology. This Copernicus book follows the stream of changes we will likely experience over the next few decades. These will involve the design and planning of smart cities and vital new mega-cities, as well as the use of sophisticated artificial intelligence and knowledge systems in our professional and everyday lives. The book shows how the nature of work, economics, taxation, social intercourse, and a slew of other global human endeavors will almost certainly undergo fundamental shifts during this time. Despite the many crises the world is gearing up to face, this book is not all doom and gloom - it is a call to action, a guide to how we might harness novel technologies in space and cyberspace to address our most urgent needs.

Smart Machines - IBM's Watson and the Era of Cognitive Computing (Hardcover): John Kelly, Steve Hamm Smart Machines - IBM's Watson and the Era of Cognitive Computing (Hardcover)
John Kelly, Steve Hamm
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We are crossing a new frontier in the evolution of computing and entering the era of cognitive systems. The victory of IBM's Watson on the television quiz show Jeopardy! revealed how scientists and engineers at IBM and elsewhere are pushing the boundaries of science and technology to create machines that sense, learn, reason, and interact with people in new ways to provide insight and advice. In Smart Machines, John E. Kelly III, director of IBM Research, and Steve Hamm, a writer at IBM and a former business and technology journalist, introduce the fascinating world of "cognitive systems" to general audiences and provide a window into the future of computing. Cognitive systems promise to penetrate complexity and assist people and organizations in better decision making. They can help doctors evaluate and treat patients, augment the ways we see, anticipate major weather events, and contribute to smarter urban planning. Kelly and Hamm's comprehensive perspective describes this technology inside and out and explains how it will help us conquer the harnessing and understanding of "big data," one of the major computing challenges facing businesses and governments in the coming decades. Absorbing and impassioned, their book will inspire governments, academics, and the global tech industry to work together to power this exciting wave in innovation.

Virtual Futures - Cyberotics, Technology and Posthuman Pragmatism (Hardcover): Joan Broadhurst Dixon, Eric Cassidy Virtual Futures - Cyberotics, Technology and Posthuman Pragmatism (Hardcover)
Joan Broadhurst Dixon, Eric Cassidy
R1,095 Discovery Miles 10 950 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"Virtual Futures" explores the ideas that the future lies in its ability to articulate the consequences of an increasingly synthetic and virtual world. New technologies like cyberspace, the internet, and Chaos theory are often discussed in the context of technology and its potential to liberate or in terms of technophobia. This collection examines both these ideas while also charting a new and controversial route through contemporary discourses on technology; a path that discusses the material evolution and the erotic relation between humans and machines. Including essays by Sadie Plant, Stelarc and Manuel de Landa, the collection heralds the death of humanism and the rise of posthuman pragmatism. This collection provides analyses by both established theorists and the most innovative new voices working in conjunction between the arts and contemporary technology.

Automation and Human Performance - Theory and Applications (Hardcover): Raja Parasuraman, Mustapha Mouloua Automation and Human Performance - Theory and Applications (Hardcover)
Raja Parasuraman, Mustapha Mouloua
R2,781 Discovery Miles 27 810 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

There is perhaps no facet of modern society where the influence of computer automation has not been felt. Flight management systems for pilots, diagnostic and surgical aids for physicians, navigational displays for drivers, and decision-aiding systems for air-traffic controllers, represent only a few of the numerous domains in which powerful new automation technologies have been introduced. The benefits that have been reaped from this technological revolution have been many. At the same time, automation has not always worked as planned by designers, and many problems have arisen--from minor inefficiencies of operation to large-scale, catastrophic accidents. Understanding how humans interact with automation is vital for the successful design of new automated systems that are both safe and efficient.
The influence of automation technology on human performance has often been investigated in a fragmentary, isolated manner, with investigators conducting disconnected studies in different domains. There has been little contact between these endeavors, although principles gleaned from one domain may have implications for another. Also, with a few exceptions, the research has tended to be empirical and only theory-driven. In recent years, however, various groups of investigators have begun to examine human performance in automated systems in general and to develop theories of human interaction with automation technology.
This book presents the current theories and assesses the impact of automation on different aspects of human performance. Both basic and applied research is presented to highlight the general principles of human-computer interaction in several domains where automation technologies are widely implemented. The major premise is that a broad-based, theory-driven approach will have significant implications for the effective design of both current and future automation technologies. This volume will be of considerable value to researchers in human factors, human-computer interaction, aviation and cognitive psychology, industrial engineering--and related disciplines as well as computer scientists, aeronautical, biomedical, and mechanical engineers. In addition, it should interest others involved in the design and manufacture of automation technologies.
Part I covers broad theoretical perspectives and concepts in automation research. Part II assesses the impact of automation on different aspects of human performance, including monitoring, mental workload, situational awareness, vigilance, decision making, and supervisory control. Aspects of team performance in automated systems are also discussed. Part III examines issues related to human performance in different domains where automation technologies have been introduced including: aviation, different modes of transportation, motor vehicles on the road, maritime operations, medical systems, quality control and maintenance, and oil and gas pipeline operations. Part IV speculates on the future relationship between humans and automation and explores this relationship in the context of understanding the "teleology," or grand purpose in design, of automation technology.

Mind Matters - A Tribute To Allen Newell (Paperback): David M. Steier, Tom M. Mitchell Mind Matters - A Tribute To Allen Newell (Paperback)
David M. Steier, Tom M. Mitchell
R1,335 Discovery Miles 13 350 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Based on a symposium honoring the extensive work of Allen Newell -- one of the founders of artificial intelligence, cognitive science, human-computer interaction, and the systematic study of computational architectures -- this volume demonstrates how unifying themes may be found in the diversity that characterizes current research on computers and cognition. The subject matter includes:
* an overview of cognitive and computer science by leading researchers in the field;
* a comprehensive description of Allen Newell's "Soar" -- a computational architecture he developed as a unified theory of cognition;
* commentary on how the Soar theory of cognition relates to important issues in cognitive and computer science;
* rigorous treatments of controversial issues in cognition -- methodology of cognitive science, hybrid approaches to machine learning, word-sense disambiguation in understanding material language, and the role of capability processing constraints in architectural theory;
* comprehensive and systematic methods for studying architectural evolution in both hardware and software;
* a thorough discussion of the use of analytic models in human computer interaction;
* extensive reviews of important experiments in the study of scientific discovery and deduction; and
* an updated analysis of the role of symbols in information processing by Herbert Simon.
Incorporating the research of top scientists inspired by Newell's work, this volume will be of strong interest to a large variety of scientific communities including psychologists, computational linguists, computer scientists and engineers, and interface designers. It will also be valuable to those who study the scientific process itself, as it chronicles the impact of Newell's approach to research, simultaneously delving into each scientific discipline and producing results that transcend the boundaries of those disciplines.

GIS And Generalisation - Methodology And Practice (Paperback): J. P. Lagrange, Jean-Claude Muller, R. Weibel, Etc GIS And Generalisation - Methodology And Practice (Paperback)
J. P. Lagrange, Jean-Claude Muller, R. Weibel, Etc
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Contents:
Generalisation: State of the Art and Issues; GIS-Based Compilation and Generalisation; Three Essential Building Blocks for Automated Generalisation; Data and Knowledge Modelling for Generalisation; Controlling the Effects of Generalisation on GIS Map Manipulations; A Hierarchical top-down bottom-up Approach to Topographic Map Generalisation.

Living with Robots (Hardcover): Paul Dumouchel, Luisa Damiano Living with Robots (Hardcover)
Paul Dumouchel, Luisa Damiano; Translated by Malcolm DeBevoise
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Living with Robots recounts a foundational shift in the field of robotics, from artificial intelligence to artificial empathy, and foreshadows an inflection point in human evolution. Today's robots engage with human beings in socially meaningful ways, as therapists, trainers, mediators, caregivers, and companions. Social robotics is grounded in artificial intelligence, but the field's most probing questions explore the nature of the very real human emotions that social robots are designed to emulate. Social roboticists conduct their inquiries out of necessity--every robot they design incorporates and tests a number of hypotheses about human relationships. Paul Dumouchel and Luisa Damiano show that as roboticists become adept at programming artificial empathy into their creations, they are abandoning the conventional conception of human emotions as discrete, private, internal experiences. Rather, they are reconceiving emotions as a continuum between two actors who coordinate their affective behavior in real time. Rethinking the role of sociability in emotion has also led the field of social robotics to interrogate a number of human ethical assumptions, and to formulate a crucial political insight: there are simply no universal human characteristics for social robots to emulate. What we have instead is a plurality of actors, human and nonhuman, in noninterchangeable relationships. As Living with Robots shows, for social robots to be effective, they must be attentive to human uniqueness and exercise a degree of social autonomy. More than mere automatons, they must become social actors, capable of modifying the rules that govern their interplay with humans.

AI - Its nature and future (Hardcover): Margaret A. Boden AI - Its nature and future (Hardcover)
Margaret A. Boden
R303 R232 Discovery Miles 2 320 Save R71 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The applications of Artificial Intelligence lie all around us; in our homes, schools and offices, in our cinemas, in art galleries and - not least - on the Internet. The results of Artificial Intelligence have been invaluable to biologists, psychologists, and linguists in helping to understand the processes of memory, learning, and language from a fresh angle. As a concept, Artificial Intelligence has fuelled and sharpened the philosophical debates concerning the nature of the mind, intelligence, and the uniqueness of human beings. Margaret A. Boden reviews the philosophical and technological challenges raised by Artificial Intelligence, considering whether programs could ever be really intelligent, creative or even conscious, and shows how the pursuit of Artificial Intelligence has helped us to appreciate how human and animal minds are possible.

Big Mind - How Collective Intelligence Can Change Our World (Hardcover): Geoff Mulgan Big Mind - How Collective Intelligence Can Change Our World (Hardcover)
Geoff Mulgan
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A new field of collective intelligence has emerged in the last few years, prompted by a wave of digital technologies that make it possible for organizations and societies to think at large scale. This "bigger mind"--human and machine capabilities working together--has the potential to solve the great challenges of our time. So why do smart technologies not automatically lead to smart results? Gathering insights from diverse fields, including philosophy, computer science, and biology, Big Mind reveals how collective intelligence can guide corporations, governments, universities, and societies to make the most of human brains and digital technologies. Geoff Mulgan explores how collective intelligence has to be consciously organized and orchestrated in order to harness its powers. He looks at recent experiments mobilizing millions of people to solve problems, and at groundbreaking technology like Google Maps and Dove satellites. He also considers why organizations full of smart people and machines can make foolish mistakes--from investment banks losing billions to intelligence agencies misjudging geopolitical events--and shows how to avoid them. Highlighting differences between environments that stimulate intelligence and those that blunt it, Mulgan shows how human and machine intelligence could solve challenges in business, climate change, democracy, and public health. But for that to happen we'll need radically new professions, institutions, and ways of thinking. Informed by the latest work on data, web platforms, and artificial intelligence, Big Mind shows how collective intelligence could help us survive and thrive.

AIQ - How artificial intelligence works and how we can harness its power for a better world (Paperback): Nick Polson, James... AIQ - How artificial intelligence works and how we can harness its power for a better world (Paperback)
Nick Polson, James Scott 1
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Two leading data scientists offer an up-close and user-friendly look at artificial intelligence: what it is, how it works, where it came from and how to harness its power for a better world. 'There comes a time in the life of a subject when someone steps up and writes the book about it. AIQ explores the fascinating history of the ideas that drive this technology of the future and demystifies the core concepts behind it; the result is a positive and entertaining look at the great potential unlocked by marrying human creativity with powerful machines.' Steven D. Levitt, co-author of Freakonomics Dozens of times per day, we all interact with intelligent machines that are constantly learning from the wealth of data now available to them. These machines, from smart phones to talking robots to self-driving cars, are remaking the world in the twenty first century in the same way that the Industrial Revolution remade the world in the nineteenth. AIQ is based on a simple premise: if you want to understand the modern world, then you have to know a little bit of the mathematical language spoken by intelligent machines. AIQ will teach you that language but in an unconventional way, anchored in stories rather than equations. You will meet a fascinating cast of historical characters who have a lot to teach you about data, probability and better thinking. Along the way, you'll see how these same ideas are playing out in the modern age of big data and intelligent machines, and how these technologies will soon help you to overcome some of your built-in cognitive weaknesses, giving you a chance to lead a happier, healthier, more fulfilled life.

Talk to Me - How Voice Computing Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Think (Hardcover): James Vlahos Talk to Me - How Voice Computing Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Think (Hardcover)
James Vlahos
R539 R424 Discovery Miles 4 240 Save R115 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
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