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Artificial Intelligence - Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (Hardcover, 4 Volume Set): Information Resources... Artificial Intelligence - Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (Hardcover, 4 Volume Set)
Information Resources Management Association
R39,914 Discovery Miles 399 140 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ongoing advancements in modern technology have led to significant developments in artificial intelligence. With the numerous applications available, it becomes imperative to conduct research and make further progress in this field. Artificial Intelligence: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications provides a comprehensive overview of the latest breakthroughs and recent progress in artificial intelligence. Highlighting relevant technologies, uses, and techniques across various industries and settings, this publication is a pivotal reference source for researchers, professionals, academics, upper-level students, and practitioners interested in emerging perspectives in the field of artificial intelligence.

Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Systems and Informatics 2017 (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018):... Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Systems and Informatics 2017 (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018)
Aboul Ella Hassanien, Khaled Shaalan, Tarek Gaber, Mohamed F. Tolba
R8,035 R7,115 Discovery Miles 71 150 Save R920 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book gathers the proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Systems and Informatics 2017 (AISI2017), which took place in Cairo, Egypt from September 9 to 11, 2017. This international and interdisciplinary conference, which highlighted essential research and developments in the field of informatics and intelligent systems, was organized by the Scientific Research Group in Egypt (SRGE). The book's content is divided into five main sections: Intelligent Language Processing, Intelligent Systems, Intelligent Robotics Systems, Informatics, and the Internet of Things.

Multidisciplinary Approaches to Neural Computing (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Anna Esposito, Marcos Faudez-Zanuy, Francesco Carlo... Multidisciplinary Approaches to Neural Computing (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Anna Esposito, Marcos Faudez-Zanuy, Francesco Carlo Morabito, Eros Pasero
R3,958 R3,585 Discovery Miles 35 850 Save R373 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book presents a collection of contributions in the field of Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs). The themes addressed are multidisciplinary in nature, and closely connected in their ultimate aim to identify features from dynamic realistic signal exchanges and invariant machine representations that can be exploited to improve the quality of life of their end users. Mathematical tools like ANNs are currently exploited in many scientific domains because of their solid theoretical background and effectiveness in providing solutions to many demanding tasks such as appropriately processing (both for extracting features and recognizing) mono- and bi-dimensional dynamic signals, solving strong nonlinearities in the data and providing general solutions for deep and fully connected architectures. Given the multidisciplinary nature of their use and the interdisciplinary characterization of the problems they are applied to - which range from medicine to psychology, industrial and social robotics, computer vision, and signal processing (among many others) - ANNs may provide a basis for redefining the concept of information processing. These reflections are supported by theoretical models and applications presented in the chapters of this book. This book is of primary importance for: (a) the academic research community, (b) the ICT market, (c) PhD students and early-stage researchers, (d) schools, hospitals, rehabilitation and assisted-living centers, and (e) representatives of multimedia industries and standardization bodies.

Personal Assistants: Emerging Computational Technologies (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Angelo Costa, Vicente Julian, Paulo Novais Personal Assistants: Emerging Computational Technologies (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Angelo Costa, Vicente Julian, Paulo Novais
R4,041 R3,171 Discovery Miles 31 710 Save R870 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides an overview of the current research in the interdisciplinary area of personal assistants (PA) and cognitively inspired systems. It discusses the most relevant topics in this highly diversified domain, like reasoning, health, personalization, robotics, and ethical and social issues. Personal assistants (PA) are a relatively new concept directed at people with cognitive or physical disabilities, and is expanding to include complex platforms such as sensors, actuators, monitoring abilities and decision processes. Designed for a general audience, it is also of interest to undergraduates, graduates and researchers involved with intelligent systems, ambient intelligence or ambient assisted living. The content goes from an introduction of the field (aimed at undergraduates and a general readership) to specific and complex architectures (aimed at graduates and researchers).

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics - Ten Short Lessons (Paperback): Peter J. Bentley Artificial Intelligence and Robotics - Ten Short Lessons (Paperback)
Peter J. Bentley
R342 R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Save R67 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In Artificial Intelligence and Robotics: Ten Short Lessons, leading expert Peter J. Bentley breaks down the fast-moving world of computers into ten pivotal lessons, presenting the reader with the essential information they need to get to understand our most powerful technology and its remarkable implications for our species. From the origins and motivation behind the birth of AI and robotics to using smart algorithms that allow us to build good robots, from the technologies that enable computers to understand a huge range of sensory information, including language and communication, to the challenges of emotional intelligence, unpredictable environments, and imagination in artificial intelligence, this is a cutting-edge, expert-led guide for curious minds. Packed full of easy-to-understand diagrams, pictures, and fact boxes, these ten lessons cover all the basics, as well as the latest understanding and developments, to enlighten the nonscientist. About the series: The Pocket Einstein series is a collection of essential pocket-sized guides for anyone looking to understand a little more about some of the most important and fascinating areas of science in the twenty-first century. Broken down into ten simple lessons and written by leading experts in their field, the books reveal the ten most important takeaways from those areas of science you've always wanted to know more about.

Intelligent Decision-making Models for Production and Retail Operations (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed.... Intelligent Decision-making Models for Production and Retail Operations (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016)
Zhaoxia Guo
R3,547 Discovery Miles 35 470 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book provides an overview of intelligent decision-making techniques and discusses their application in production and retail operations. Manufacturing and retail enterprises have stringent standards for using advanced and reliable techniques to improve decision-making processes, since these processes have significant effects on the performance of relevant operations and the entire supply chain. In recent years, researchers have been increasingly focusing attention on using intelligent techniques to solve various decision-making problems. The opening chapters provide an introduction to several commonly used intelligent techniques, such as genetic algorithm, harmony search, neural network and extreme learning machine. The book then explores the use of these techniques for handling various production and retail decision-making problems, such as production planning and scheduling, assembly line balancing, and sales forecasting.

AI for People and Business - A Framework for Better Human Experiences and Business Success (Paperback): Alex Castrounis AI for People and Business - A Framework for Better Human Experiences and Business Success (Paperback)
Alex Castrounis
R1,245 R722 Discovery Miles 7 220 Save R523 (42%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

If you're an executive, manager, or anyone interested in leveraging AI within your organization, this is your guide. You'll understand exactly what AI is, learn how to identify AI opportunities, and develop and execute a successful AI vision and strategy. Alex Castrounis, business consultant and former IndyCar engineer and race strategist, examines the value of AI and shows you how to develop an AI vision and strategy that benefits both people and business. AI is exciting, powerful, and game changing-but too many AI initiatives end in failure. With this book, you'll explore the risks, considerations, trade-offs, and constraints for pursuing an AI initiative. You'll learn how to create better human experiences and greater business success through winning AI solutions and human-centered products. Use the book's AIPB Framework to conduct end-to-end, goal-driven innovation and value creation with AI Define a goal-aligned AI vision and strategy for stakeholders, including businesses, customers, and users Leverage AI successfully by focusing on concepts such as scientific innovation and AI readiness and maturity Understand the importance of executive leadership for pursuing AI initiatives

Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Advanced Computing, Networking and Informatics - ICACNI 2015, Volume 2... Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Advanced Computing, Networking and Informatics - ICACNI 2015, Volume 2 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Atulya Nagar, Durga Prasad Mohapatra, Nabendu Chaki
R6,696 R5,240 Discovery Miles 52 400 Save R1,456 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Advanced Computing, Networking and Informatics are three distinct and mutually exclusive disciplines of knowledge with no apparent sharing/overlap among them. However, their convergence is observed in many real world applications, including cyber-security, internet banking, healthcare, sensor networks, cognitive radio, pervasive computing amidst many others. This two volume proceedings explore the combined use of Advanced Computing and Informatics in the next generation wireless networks and security, signal and image processing, ontology and human-computer interfaces (HCI). The two volumes together include 132 scholarly articles, which have been accepted for presentation from over 550 submissions in the Third International Conference on Advanced Computing, Networking and Informatics, 2015, held in Bhubaneswar, India during June 23-25, 2015.

Visual Content Indexing and Retrieval with Psycho-Visual Models (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Jenny Benois-Pineau, Patrick Le... Visual Content Indexing and Retrieval with Psycho-Visual Models (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Jenny Benois-Pineau, Patrick Le Callet
R3,303 R2,993 Discovery Miles 29 930 Save R310 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides a deep analysis and wide coverage of the very strong trend in computer vision and visual indexing and retrieval, covering such topics as incorporation of models of Human Visual attention into analysis and retrieval tasks. It makes the bridge between psycho-visual modelling of Human Visual System and the classical and most recent models in visual content indexing and retrieval. The large spectrum of visual tasks, such as recognition of textures in static images, of actions in video content, image retrieval, different methods of visualization of images and multimedia content based on visual saliency are presented by the authors. Furthermore, the interest in visual content is modelled with the means of the latest classification models such as Deep Neural Networks is also covered in this book. This book is an exceptional resource as a secondary text for researchers and advanced level students, who are involved in the very wide research in computer vision, visual information indexing and retrieval. Professionals working in this field will also be interested in this book as a reference.

Applied Computing & Information Technology (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Roger Lee Applied Computing & Information Technology (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Roger Lee
R4,029 R3,158 Discovery Miles 31 580 Save R871 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book presents the scientific outcome of the 5th International Conference on Applied Computing and Information Technology (ACIT 2017), which was held on July 9-13, 2017 in Hamamatsu, Japan. The aim of this conference was to bring together researchers and scientists, businessmen and entrepreneurs, teachers, engineers, computer users, and students to discuss the numerous fields of computer science, to share their experiences and to exchange new ideas and information in a meaningful way. The book includes research findings on all aspects (theory, applications and tools) of computer and information science, and discusses the practical challenges encountered along the way and the solutions adopted to solve them. This book features 12 of the conference's most promising papers, written by authors who are expected to make important contributions to the field of computer and information science.

Smart Education and Smart e-Learning (Hardcover, 2015 ed.): Vladimir L. Uskov, Robert J. Howlett, Lakhmi C. Jain Smart Education and Smart e-Learning (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Vladimir L. Uskov, Robert J. Howlett, Lakhmi C. Jain
R5,411 R4,412 Discovery Miles 44 120 Save R999 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book contains the contributions presented at the 2nd international KES conference on Smart Education and Smart e-Learning, which took place in Sorrento, Italy, June 17-19, 2015. It contains a total of 45 peer-reviewed book chapters that are grouped into several parts: Part 1 - Smart Education, Part 2 - Smart Educational Technology, Part 3 - Smart e-Learning, Part 4 - Smart Professional Training and Teachers' Education, and Part 5 - Smart Teaching and Training related Topics. This book can be a useful source of research data and valuable information for faculty, scholars, Ph.D. students, administrators, and practitioners - those who are interested in innovative areas of smart education and smart e-learning.

Agent and Multi-Agent Systems: Technologies and Applications - 9th KES International Conference, KES-AMSTA 2015 Sorrento,... Agent and Multi-Agent Systems: Technologies and Applications - 9th KES International Conference, KES-AMSTA 2015 Sorrento, Italy, June 2015, Proceedings (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Gordan Jezic, Robert J. Howlett, Lakhmi C. Jain
R4,576 R4,138 Discovery Miles 41 380 Save R438 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Agents and multi-agent systems are related to a modern software paradigm which has long been recognized as a promising technology for constructing autonomous, complex and intelligent systems. The topics covered in this volume include agent-oriented software engineering, agent co-operation, co-ordination, negotiation, organization and communication, distributed problem solving, specification of agent communication languages, agent privacy, safety and security, formalization of ontologies and conversational agents. The volume highlights new trends and challenges in agent and multi-agent research and includes 38 papers classified in the following specific topics: learning paradigms, agent-based modeling and simulation, business model innovation and disruptive technologies, anthropic-oriented computing, serious games and business intelligence, design and implementation of intelligent agents and multi-agent systems, digital economy, and advances in networked virtual enterprises. Published papers have been presented at the 9th KES Conference on Agent and Multi-Agent Systems - Technologies and Applications (KES-AMSTA 2015) held in Sorrento, Italy. Presented results should be of value to the research community working in the fields of artificial intelligence, collective computational intelligence, robotics, dialogue systems and, in particular, agent and multi-agent systems, technologies, tools and applications.

Artifictional Intelligence - Against Humanity's Surrender to Computers (Paperback): Harry Collins Artifictional Intelligence - Against Humanity's Surrender to Computers (Paperback)
Harry Collins
R440 Discovery Miles 4 400 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Recent startling successes in machine intelligence using a technique called 'deep learning' seem to blur the line between human and machine as never before. Are computers on the cusp of becoming so intelligent that they will render humans obsolete? Harry Collins argues we are getting ahead of ourselves, caught up in images of a fantastical future dreamt up in fictional portrayals. The greater present danger is that we lose sight of the very real limitations of artificial intelligence and readily enslave ourselves to stupid computers: the 'Surrender'. By dissecting the intricacies of language use and meaning, Collins shows how far we have to go before we cannot distinguish between the social understanding of humans and computers. When the stakes are so high, we need to set the bar higher: to rethink 'intelligence' and recognize its inherent social basis. Only if machine learning succeeds on this count can we congratulate ourselves on having produced artificial intelligence.

Human Motion Sensing and Recognition - A Fuzzy Qualitative Approach (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Honghai Liu, Zhaojie Ju, Xiaofei... Human Motion Sensing and Recognition - A Fuzzy Qualitative Approach (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Honghai Liu, Zhaojie Ju, Xiaofei Ji, Chee Seng Chan, Mehdi Khoury
R4,113 R3,243 Discovery Miles 32 430 Save R870 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book introduces readers to the latest exciting advances in human motion sensing and recognition, from the theoretical development of fuzzy approaches to their applications. The topics covered include human motion recognition in 2D and 3D, hand motion analysis with contact sensors, and vision-based view-invariant motion recognition, especially from the perspective of Fuzzy Qualitative techniques. With the rapid development of technologies in microelectronics, computers, networks, and robotics over the last decade, increasing attention has been focused on human motion sensing and recognition in many emerging and active disciplines where human motions need to be automatically tracked, analyzed or understood, such as smart surveillance, intelligent human-computer interaction, robot motion learning, and interactive gaming. Current challenges mainly stem from the dynamic environment, data multi-modality, uncertain sensory information, and real-time issues. These techniques are shown to effectively address the above challenges by bridging the gap between symbolic cognitive functions and numerical sensing & control tasks in intelligent systems. The book not only serves as a valuable reference source for researchers and professionals in the fields of computer vision and robotics, but will also benefit practitioners and graduates/postgraduates seeking advanced information on fuzzy techniques and their applications in motion analysis.

Fuzzy Logic Type 1 and Type 2 Based on LabVIEW (TM) FPGA (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Pedro Ponce-Cruz, Arturo Molina, Brian... Fuzzy Logic Type 1 and Type 2 Based on LabVIEW (TM) FPGA (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Pedro Ponce-Cruz, Arturo Molina, Brian MacCleery
R3,302 R2,992 Discovery Miles 29 920 Save R310 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is a comprehensive introduction to LabVIEW FPGA (TM), a package allowing the programming of intelligent digital controllers in field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) using graphical code. It shows how both potential difficulties with understanding and programming in VHDL and the consequent difficulty and slowness of implementation can be sidestepped. The text includes a clear theoretical explanation of fuzzy logic (type 1 and type 2) with case studies that implement the theory and systematically demonstrate the implementation process. It goes on to describe basic and advanced levels of programming LabVIEW FPGA and show how implementation of fuzzy-logic control in FPGAs improves system responses. A complete toolkit for implementing fuzzy controllers in LabVIEW FPGA has been developed with the book so that readers can generate new fuzzy controllers and deploy them immediately. Problems and their solutions allow readers to practice the techniques and to absorb the theoretical ideas as they arise. Fuzzy Logic Type 1 and Type 2 Based on LabVIEW FPGA (TM), helps students studying embedded control systems to design and program those controllers more efficiently and to understand the benefits of using fuzzy logic in doing so. Researchers working with FPGAs find the text useful as an introduction to LabVIEW and as a tool helping them design embedded systems.

Coordinate Metrology - Accuracy of Systems and Measurements (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016): Jerzy... Coordinate Metrology - Accuracy of Systems and Measurements (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016)
Jerzy A. Sladek
R4,350 Discovery Miles 43 500 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book focuses on effective methods for assessing the accuracy of both coordinate measuring systems and coordinate measurements. It mainly reports on original research work conducted by Sladek's team at Cracow University of Technology's Laboratory of Coordinate Metrology. The book describes the implementation of different methods, including artificial neural networks, the Matrix Method, the Monte Carlo method and the virtual CMM (Coordinate Measuring Machine), and demonstrates how these methods can be effectively used in practice to gauge the accuracy of coordinate measurements. Moreover, the book includes an introduction to the theory of measurement uncertainty and to key techniques for assessing measurement accuracy. All methods and tools are presented in detail, using suitable mathematical formulations and illustrated with numerous examples. The book fills an important gap in the literature, providing readers with an advanced text on a topic that has been rapidly developing in recent years. The book is intended for master and PhD students, as well as for metrology engineers working at industrial and research laboratories. It not only provides them with a solid background for using existing coordinate metrology methods; it is also meant to inspire them to develop the state-of-the-art technologies that will play an important role in supporting quality growth and innovation in advanced manufacturing.

The AI Does Not Hate You - Superintelligence, Rationality and the Race to Save the World (Paperback): Tom Chivers The AI Does Not Hate You - Superintelligence, Rationality and the Race to Save the World (Paperback)
Tom Chivers 1
R481 R312 Discovery Miles 3 120 Save R169 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'The AI does not hate you, nor does it love you, but you are made of atoms which it can use for something else' This is a book about AI and AI risk. But it's also more importantly about a community of people who are trying to think rationally about intelligence, and the places that these thoughts are taking them, and what insight they can and can't give us about the future of the human race over the next few years. It explains why these people are worried, why they might be right, and why they might be wrong. It is a book about the cutting edge of our thinking on intelligence and rationality right now by the people who stay up all night worrying about it. Along the way, we discover why we probably don't need to worry about a future AI resurrecting a perfect copy of our minds and torturing us for not inventing it sooner, but we perhaps should be concerned about paperclips destroying life as we know it; how Mickey Mouse can teach us an important lesson about how to programme AI; and why Spock is not as logical as we think he is.

EVOLVE - A Bridge between Probability, Set Oriented Numerics and Evolutionary Computation VII (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017):... EVOLVE - A Bridge between Probability, Set Oriented Numerics and Evolutionary Computation VII (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Michael Emmerich, Andre Deutz, Oliver Schutze, Pierrick Legrand, Emilia Tantar, …
R3,500 R3,158 Discovery Miles 31 580 Save R342 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book comprises nine selected works on numerical and computational methods for solving multiobjective optimization, game theory, and machine learning problems. It provides extended versions of selected papers from various fields of science such as computer science, mathematics and engineering that were presented at EVOLVE 2013 held in July 2013 at Leiden University in the Netherlands. The internationally peer-reviewed papers include original work on important topics in both theory and applications, such as the role of diversity in optimization, statistical approaches to combinatorial optimization, computational game theory, and cell mapping techniques for numerical landscape exploration. Applications focus on aspects including robustness, handling multiple objectives, and complex search spaces in engineering design and computational biology.

Handbook on Advances in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems - Paradigms and Applications in Forest Landscape... Handbook on Advances in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems - Paradigms and Applications in Forest Landscape Modeling (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Margarita N. Favorskaya, Lakhmi C. Jain
R3,992 R3,618 Discovery Miles 36 180 Save R374 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book presents the latest advances in remote-sensing and geographic information systems and applications. It is divided into four parts, focusing on Airborne Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) and Optical Measurements of Forests; Individual Tree Modelling; Landscape Scene Modelling; and Forest Eco-system Modelling. Given the scope of its coverage, the book offers a valuable resource for students, researchers, practitioners, and educators interested in remote sensing and geographic information systems and applications.

Matrix and Tensor Factorization Techniques for Recommender Systems (Paperback, 1st ed. 2016): Panagiotis Symeonidis, Andreas... Matrix and Tensor Factorization Techniques for Recommender Systems (Paperback, 1st ed. 2016)
Panagiotis Symeonidis, Andreas Zioupos
R1,449 R1,332 Discovery Miles 13 320 Save R117 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book presents the algorithms used to provide recommendations by exploiting matrix factorization and tensor decomposition techniques. It highlights well-known decomposition methods for recommender systems, such as Singular Value Decomposition (SVD), UV-decomposition, Non-negative Matrix Factorization (NMF), etc. and describes in detail the pros and cons of each method for matrices and tensors. This book provides a detailed theoretical mathematical background of matrix/tensor factorization techniques and a step-by-step analysis of each method on the basis of an integrated toy example that runs throughout all its chapters and helps the reader to understand the key differences among methods. It also contains two chapters, where different matrix and tensor methods are compared experimentally on real data sets, such as Epinions, GeoSocialRec, Last.fm, BibSonomy, etc. and provides further insights into the advantages and disadvantages of each method. The book offers a rich blend of theory and practice, making it suitable for students, researchers and practitioners interested in both recommenders and factorization methods. Lecturers can also use it for classes on data mining, recommender systems and dimensionality reduction methods.

Uncertainty Modeling - Dedicated to Professor Boris Kovalerchuk on his Anniversary (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Vladik Kreinovich Uncertainty Modeling - Dedicated to Professor Boris Kovalerchuk on his Anniversary (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Vladik Kreinovich
R3,857 R3,483 Discovery Miles 34 830 Save R374 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book commemorates the 65th birthday of Dr. Boris Kovalerchuk, and reflects many of the research areas covered by his work. It focuses on data processing under uncertainty, especially fuzzy data processing, when uncertainty comes from the imprecision of expert opinions. The book includes 17 authoritative contributions by leading experts.

Art and Illusionists (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Nicholas Wade Art and Illusionists (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Nicholas Wade
R1,245 R885 Discovery Miles 8 850 Save R360 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

We delight in using our eyes, particularly when puzzling over pictures. Art and illusionists is a celebration of pictures and the multiple modes of manipulating them to produce illusory worlds on flat surfaces. This has proved fascinating to humankind since the dawning of depiction. Art and illusionists is also a celebration of the ways we see pictures, and of our ability to distil meaning from arrays of contours and colours. Pictures are not only a source of fascination for artists, who produce them, but also for scientists, who analyse the perceptual effects they induce. Illusions provide the glue to cement the art and science of vision. Painters plumb the art of observation itself whereas scientists peer into the processes of perception. Both visual artists and scientists have produced patterns that perplex our perceptions and present us with puzzles that we are pleased to peruse. Art and illusionists presents these two poles of pictorial representation as well as presenting novel 'perceptual portraits' of the artists and scientists who have augmented the art of illusion. The reader can experience the paradoxes of pictures as well as producing their own by using the stereoscopic glasses enclosed and the transparent overlay for making dynamic moire patterns.

Best Matching Theory & Applications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Mohsen Moghaddam, Shimon Y. Nof Best Matching Theory & Applications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Mohsen Moghaddam, Shimon Y. Nof
R4,062 R3,192 Discovery Miles 31 920 Save R870 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Mismatch or best match? This book demonstrates that best matching of individual entities to each other is essential to ensure smooth conduct and successful competitiveness in any distributed system, natural and artificial. Interactions must be optimized through best matching in planning and scheduling, enterprise network design, transportation and construction planning, recruitment, problem solving, selective assembly, team formation, sensor network design, and more. Fundamentals of best matching in distributed and collaborative systems are explained by providing: Methodical analysis of various multidimensional best matching processes Comprehensive taxonomy, comparing different best matching problems and processes Systematic identification of systems' hierarchy, nature of interactions, and distribution of decision-making and control functions Practical formulation of solutions based on a library of best matching algorithms and protocols, ready for direct applications and apps development. Designed for both academics and practitioners, oriented to systems engineers and applied operations researchers, diverse types of best matching processes are explained in production, manufacturing, business and service, based on a new reference model developed at Purdue University PRISM Center: "The PRISM Taxonomy of Best Matching". The book concludes with major challenges and guidelines for future basic and applied research in the area of best matching.

Recent Advances in Information Technology - RAIT-2014 Proceedings (Paperback, 2014): G. P. Biswas, Sushanta Mukhopadhyay Recent Advances in Information Technology - RAIT-2014 Proceedings (Paperback, 2014)
G. P. Biswas, Sushanta Mukhopadhyay
R4,421 R3,486 Discovery Miles 34 860 Save R935 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The book is based on the research papers presented in Second International Conference on Recent Advances in Information Technology (RAIT 2014), held at Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, India. It provides the latest developments in the area of information technology and covers a variety of topics, including Advanced Algorithm Design and Analysis, Algorithmic Graph Theory, Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics, Circuit Design Automation, Computational Biology, Computational Mathematics, Cryptology, Data Compression, Database Management System, Data Mining, E-Applications, Embedded System, Information and Network Security, Information Retrieval, Internet Computing, etc. The objective is to familiarize the reader with the latest scientific developments that are taking place in various fields and the latest sophisticated problem solving tools that are being developed to deal with the complex and intricate problems that are otherwise difficult to solve by the usual and traditional methods.

Computational Models of Motivation for Game-Playing Agents (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Kathryn E Merrick Computational Models of Motivation for Game-Playing Agents (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Kathryn E Merrick
R3,248 R2,938 Discovery Miles 29 380 Save R310 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The focus of this book is on three influential cognitive motives: achievement, affiliation, and power motivation. Incentive-based theories of achievement, affiliation and power motivation are the basis for competence-seeking behaviour, relationship-building, leadership, and resource-controlling behaviour in humans. In this book we show how these motives can be modelled and embedded in artificial agents to achieve behavioural diversity. Theoretical issues are addressed for representing and embedding computational models of motivation in rule-based agents, learning agents, crowds and evolution of motivated agents. Practical issues are addressed for defining games, mini-games or in-game scenarios for virtual worlds in which computer-controlled, motivated agents can participate alongside human players. The book is structured into four parts: game playing in virtual worlds by humans and agents; comparing human and artificial motives; game scenarios for motivated agents; and evolution and the future of motivated game-playing agents. It will provide game programmers, and those with an interest in artificial intelligence, with the knowledge required to develop diverse, believable game-playing agents for virtual worlds.

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