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Made by Humans - The AI Condition (Paperback): Ellen Broad Made by Humans - The AI Condition (Paperback)
Ellen Broad
R656 R623 Discovery Miles 6 230 Save R33 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

AI can be all too human: quick to judge, capable of error, vulnerable to bias. It's made by humans after all. Humans design the systems and tools that make new forms of AI faster. Humans are the data sources that make AI smarter. Humans will make decisions about how to use AI. The laws and standards, the tools, the ethics. Who benefits. Who gets hurt. Made by Humans explores our role in automation and the responsibilities we must take on. Roaming from Australia to the UK and the US, Broad talks to world-leading experts in AI and history about what we need to do next. A personal, thought-provoking examination of humans as data and humans as the designers of systems that try to understand us.

Formalisms for Reuse and Systems Integration (Paperback, 2015 ed.): Thouraya Bouabana-Tebibel, Stuart H. Rubin Formalisms for Reuse and Systems Integration (Paperback, 2015 ed.)
Thouraya Bouabana-Tebibel, Stuart H. Rubin
R4,302 R3,400 Discovery Miles 34 000 Save R902 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Reuse and integration are defined as synergistic concepts, where reuse addresses how to minimize redundancy in the creation of components; while, integration focuses on component composition. Integration supports reuse and vice versa. These related concepts support the design of software and systems for maximizing performance while minimizing cost. Knowledge, like data, is subject to reuse; and, each can be interpreted as the other. This means that inherent complexity, a measure of the potential utility of a system, is directly proportional to the extent to which it maximizes reuse and integration. Formal methods can provide an appropriate context for the rigorous handling of these synergistic concepts. Furthermore, formal languages allow for non ambiguous model specification; and, formal verification techniques provide support for insuring the validity of reuse and integration mechanisms. This edited book includes 12 high quality research papers written by experts in formal aspects of reuse and integration to cover the most recent advances in the field. These papers are extended versions of some of the best papers, which were presented at the IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration and the IEEE International Workshop on Formal Methods Integration - both of which were held in San Francisco in August 2014.

Boosted Statistical Relational Learners - From Benchmarks to Data-Driven Medicine (Paperback, 2014 ed.): Sriraam Natarajan,... Boosted Statistical Relational Learners - From Benchmarks to Data-Driven Medicine (Paperback, 2014 ed.)
Sriraam Natarajan, Kristian Kersting, Tushar Khot, Jude Shavlik
R1,556 R1,307 Discovery Miles 13 070 Save R249 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This SpringerBrief addresses the challenges of analyzing multi-relational and noisy data by proposing several Statistical Relational Learning (SRL) methods. These methods combine the expressiveness of first-order logic and the ability of probability theory to handle uncertainty. It provides an overview of the methods and the key assumptions that allow for adaptation to different models and real world applications. The models are highly attractive due to their compactness and comprehensibility but learning their structure is computationally intensive. To combat this problem, the authors review the use of functional gradients for boosting the structure and the parameters of statistical relational models. The algorithms have been applied successfully in several SRL settings and have been adapted to several real problems from Information extraction in text to medical problems. Including both context and well-tested applications, Boosting Statistical Relational Learning from Benchmarks to Data-Driven Medicine is designed for researchers and professionals in machine learning and data mining. Computer engineers or students interested in statistics, data management, or health informatics will also find this brief a valuable resource.

Soft Computing Techniques in Voltage Security Analysis (Hardcover, 2015 ed.): Kabir Chakraborty, Abhijit Chakrabarti Soft Computing Techniques in Voltage Security Analysis (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Kabir Chakraborty, Abhijit Chakrabarti
R4,081 R3,210 Discovery Miles 32 100 Save R871 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book focuses on soft computing techniques for enhancing voltage security in electrical power networks. Artificial neural networks (ANNs) have been chosen as a soft computing tool, since such networks are eminently suitable for the study of voltage security. The different architectures of the ANNs used in this book are selected on the basis of intelligent criteria rather than by a "brute force" method of trial and error. The fundamental aim of this book is to present a comprehensive treatise on power system security and the simulation of power system security. The core concepts are substantiated by suitable illustrations and computer methods. The book describes analytical aspects of operation and characteristics of power systems from the viewpoint of voltage security. The text is self-contained and thorough. It is intended for senior undergraduate students and postgraduate students in electrical engineering. Practicing engineers, Electrical Control Center (ECC) operators and researchers will also find the book useful.

Some Current Advanced Researches on Information and Computer Science in Vietnam - Post-proceedings of The First NAFOSTED... Some Current Advanced Researches on Information and Computer Science in Vietnam - Post-proceedings of The First NAFOSTED Conference on Information and Computer Science (Paperback, 2015 ed.)
Quang A Dang, Xuan Hoai Nguyen, Hoai Bac Le, Viet Ha Nguyen, Vo Nguyen Quoc Bao
R3,884 R3,013 Discovery Miles 30 130 Save R871 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book includes the extended and revised versions of a set of selected papers from the First NAFOSTED Conference on Information and Computer Science (NICS'2014), held at Le Quy Don Technical Academy, Hanoi, Vietnam from 13/Mar./2014 to 14/Mar./2014. The conference was co-organized by The National Foundation for Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED) and Le Quy Don Technical Academy. The purpose of the NICS conference series is to promote scientific publications in the country and to provide a platform for high quality academic exchange among scientists in the fields of computer science, information and communication. The conference includes five tracks, namely "Computer Science", "Artificial Intelligence", "Network Systems", "Software Engineering", and "Information Systems". The papers in this book are among the best contributions at NICS'2014 taken into account the quality of their presentation at the conference and the recommendation of the two experts in the extra round of independent review.

Granular Computing in Decision Approximation - An Application of Rough Mereology (Hardcover, 2015 ed.): Lech Polkowski, Piotr... Granular Computing in Decision Approximation - An Application of Rough Mereology (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Lech Polkowski, Piotr Artiemjew
R4,555 R3,652 Discovery Miles 36 520 Save R903 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book presents a study in knowledge discovery in data with knowledge understood as a set of relations among objects and their properties. Relations in this case are implicative decision rules and the paradigm in which they are induced is that of computing with granules defined by rough inclusions, the latter introduced and studied within rough mereology, the fuzzified version of mereology. In this book basic classes of rough inclusions are defined and based on them methods for inducing granular structures from data are highlighted. The resulting granular structures are subjected to classifying algorithms, notably k-nearest neighbors and bayesian classifiers. Experimental results are given in detail both in tabular and visualized form for fourteen data sets from UCI data repository. A striking feature of granular classifiers obtained by this approach is that preserving the accuracy of them on original data, they reduce substantially the size of the granulated data set as well as the set of granular decision rules. This feature makes the presented approach attractive in cases where a small number of rules providing a high classification accuracy is desirable. As basic algorithms used throughout the text are explained and illustrated with hand examples, the book may also serve as a textbook.

Decision Making: Uncertainty, Imperfection, Deliberation and Scalability (Hardcover, 2015 ed.): Tatiana V. Guy, Miroslav Karny,... Decision Making: Uncertainty, Imperfection, Deliberation and Scalability (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Tatiana V. Guy, Miroslav Karny, David H. Wolpert
R3,210 R2,668 Discovery Miles 26 680 Save R542 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume focuses on uncovering the fundamental forces underlying dynamic decision making among multiple interacting, imperfect and selfish decision makers. The chapters are written by leading experts from different disciplines, all considering the many sources of imperfection in decision making, and always with an eye to decreasing the myriad discrepancies between theory and real world human decision making. Topics addressed include uncertainty, deliberation cost and the complexity arising from the inherent large computational scale of decision making in these systems. In particular, analyses and experiments are presented which concern: * task allocation to maximize "the wisdom of the crowd"; * design of a society of "edutainment" robots who account for one anothers' emotional states; * recognizing and counteracting seemingly non-rational human decision making; * coping with extreme scale when learning causality in networks; * efficiently incorporating expert knowledge in personalized medicine; * the effects of personality on risky decision making. The volume is a valuable source for researchers, graduate students and practitioners in machine learning, stochastic control, robotics, and economics, among other fields.

Probability Distributions in Risk Management Operations (Hardcover, 2015 ed.): Constantinos Artikis, Panagiotis Artikis Probability Distributions in Risk Management Operations (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Constantinos Artikis, Panagiotis Artikis
R4,497 R3,577 Discovery Miles 35 770 Save R920 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is about the formulations, theoretical investigations, and practical applications of new stochastic models for fundamental concepts and operations of the discipline of risk management. It also examines how these models can be useful in the descriptions, measurements, evaluations, and treatments of risks threatening various modern organizations. Moreover, the book makes clear that such stochastic models constitute very strong analytical tools which substantially facilitate strategic thinking and strategic decision making in many significant areas of risk management. In particular the incorporation of fundamental probabilistic concepts such as the sum, minimum, and maximum of a random number of continuous, positive, independent, and identically distributed random variables in the mathematical structure of stochastic models significantly supports the suitability of these models in the developments, investigations, selections, and implementations of proactive and reactive risk management operations. The book makes extensive use of integral and differential equations of characteristic functions, mainly corresponding to important classes of mixtures of probability distributions, as powerful analytical tools for investigating the behavior of new stochastic models suitable for the descriptions and implementations of fundamental risk control and risk financing operations. These risk treatment operations very often arise in a wide variety of scientific disciplines of extreme practical importance.

Ubiquitous Computing in the Workplace - What Ethical Issues? An Interdisciplinary Perspective (Paperback, 2015 ed.): Katharina... Ubiquitous Computing in the Workplace - What Ethical Issues? An Interdisciplinary Perspective (Paperback, 2015 ed.)
Katharina Kinder-Kurlanda, Celine Ehrwein Nihan
R2,515 R2,038 Discovery Miles 20 380 Save R477 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides an interdisciplinary collection of views on the ethical challenges and opportunities of workplaces in the Internet of things. Current developments within Ubiquitous computing (ubicomp) systems designed for the workplace are introduced and philosophical, organizational and socio-ethical considerations of ubicomp in workplaces are provided. Suggestions regarding the rules that should be respected in order to favor an adequate implementation of ubicomp in the workplace are offered, considering both intra-organizational but also wider societal concerns. The interdisciplinary collection of contributions invites the reader to engage in the discussion of ubicomp in everyday working environments.

Information Systems Design and Intelligent Applications - Proceedings of Second International Conference INDIA 2015, Volume 1... Information Systems Design and Intelligent Applications - Proceedings of Second International Conference INDIA 2015, Volume 1 (Paperback, 2015 ed.)
J K Mandal, Suresh Chandra Satapathy, Manas Kumar Sanyal, Partha Pratim Sarkar, Anirban Mukhopadhyay
R6,712 R5,953 Discovery Miles 59 530 Save R759 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The second international conference on INformation Systems Design and Intelligent Applications (INDIA - 2015) held in Kalyani, India during January 8-9, 2015. The book covers all aspects of information system design, computer science and technology, general sciences, and educational research. Upon a double blind review process, a number of high quality papers are selected and collected in the book, which is composed of two different volumes, and covers a variety of topics, including natural language processing, artificial intelligence, security and privacy, communications, wireless and sensor networks, microelectronics, circuit and systems, machine learning, soft computing, mobile computing and applications, cloud computing, software engineering, graphics and image processing, rural engineering, e-commerce, e-governance, business computing, molecular computing, nano-computing, chemical computing, intelligent computing for GIS and remote sensing, bio-informatics and bio-computing. These fields are not only limited to computer researchers but also include mathematics, chemistry, biology, bio-chemistry, engineering, statistics, and all others in which computer techniques may assist.

Environmental Software Systems. Computer Science for Environmental Protection - 12th IFIP WG 5.11 International Symposium,... Environmental Software Systems. Computer Science for Environmental Protection - 12th IFIP WG 5.11 International Symposium, ISESS 2017, Zadar, Croatia, May 10-12, 2017, Proceedings (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Jiri Hrebicek, Ralf Denzer, Gerald Schimak, Tomas Pitner
R3,187 R2,619 Discovery Miles 26 190 Save R568 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 12th IFIP WG 5.11 International Symposium on Environmental Software Systems, ISESS 2017, held in Zadar, Croatia, in May 2017. The 35 revised full papers presented together with 4 keynote lectures were carefully reviewed and selected from 46 submissions. The papers deal with environmental challenges and try to provide solutions using forward-looking and leading-edge IT technology. They are organized in the following topical sections: air and climate; water and hydrosphere; health and biosphere; risk and disaster management; information systems; and modelling, visualization and decision support.

Artificial Intelligence in Power System Optimization (Hardcover): Weerakorn Ongsakul, Vo Ngoc Dieu Artificial Intelligence in Power System Optimization (Hardcover)
Weerakorn Ongsakul, Vo Ngoc Dieu
R4,367 Discovery Miles 43 670 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With the considerable increase of AI applications, AI is being increasingly used to solve optimization problems in engineering. In the past two decades, the applications of artificial intelligence in power systems have attracted much research. This book covers the current level of applications of artificial intelligence to the optimization problems in power systems. This book serves as a textbook for graduate students in electric power system management and is also useful for those who are interested in using artificial intelligence in power system optimization.

Principles of Distributed Systems - 18th International Conference, OPODIS 2014, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, December 16-19,... Principles of Distributed Systems - 18th International Conference, OPODIS 2014, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, December 16-19, 2014. Proceedings (Paperback, 2014 ed.)
Marcos K. Aguilera, Leonardo Querzoni, Marc Shapiro
R2,461 R2,110 Discovery Miles 21 100 Save R351 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Principles of Distributed Systems, OPODIS 2014, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, in December 2014. The 32 papers presented together with two invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 98 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on consistency; distributed graph algorithms; fault tolerance; models; radio networks; robots; self-stabilization; shared data structures; shared memory; synchronization and universal construction.

Living with Robots (Hardcover): Paul Dumouchel, Luisa Damiano Living with Robots (Hardcover)
Paul Dumouchel, Luisa Damiano; Translated by Malcolm DeBevoise
R751 R635 Discovery Miles 6 350 Save R116 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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.

Swarm Intelligence Based Optimization - First International Conference, ICSIBO 2014, Mulhouse, France, May 13-14, 2014. Revised... Swarm Intelligence Based Optimization - First International Conference, ICSIBO 2014, Mulhouse, France, May 13-14, 2014. Revised Selected Papers (Paperback, 2014 ed.)
Patrick Siarry, Lhassane Idoumghar, Julien Lepagnot
R1,833 R1,200 Discovery Miles 12 000 Save R633 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Swarm Intelligence Based Optimization, ICSIBO 2014, held in Mulhouse, France, in May 2014. The 20 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 48 submissions. Topics of interest presented and discussed in the conference focuses on the theoretical progress of swarm intelligence metaheuristics and their applications in areas such as: theoretical advances of swarm intelligence metaheuristics, combinatorial, discrete, binary, constrained, multi-objective, multi-modal, dynamic, noisy, and large-scale optimization, artificial immune systems, particle swarms, ant colony, bacterial foraging, artificial bees, fireflies algorithm, hybridization of algorithms, parallel/distributed computing, machine learning, data mining, data clustering, decision making and multi-agent systems based on swarm intelligence principles, adaptation and applications of swarm intelligence principles to real world problems in various domains.

Applications of Evolutionary Computation - 17th European Conference, EvoApplications 2014, Granada, Spain, April 23-25, 2014,... Applications of Evolutionary Computation - 17th European Conference, EvoApplications 2014, Granada, Spain, April 23-25, 2014, Revised Selected Papers (Paperback, 2014 ed.)
Anna I. Esparcia-Alcazar, Antonio M. Mora
R3,282 R2,708 Discovery Miles 27 080 Save R574 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the International Conference on the Applications of Evolutionary Computation, EvoApplications 2014, held in Granada, Spain, in April 2014, colocated with the Evo* 2014 events EuroGP, EvoCOP, and EvoMUSART. The 79 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 128 submissions. EvoApplications 2014 consisted of the following 13 tracks: EvoCOMNET (nature-inspired techniques for telecommunication networks and other parallel and distributed systems), EvoCOMPLEX (evolutionary algorithms and complex systems), EvoENERGY (evolutionary computation in energy applications), EvoFIN (evolutionary and natural computation in finance and economics), EvoGAMES (bio-inspired algorithms in games), EvoIASP (evolutionary computation in image analysis, signal processing, and pattern recognition), EvoINDUSTRY (nature-inspired techniques in industrial settings), EvoNUM (bio-inspired algorithms for continuous parameter optimization), EvoPAR (parallel implementation of evolutionary algorithms), EvoRISK (computational intelligence for risk management, security and defence applications), EvoROBOT (evolutionary computation in robotics), EvoSTOC (evolutionary algorithms in stochastic and dynamic environments), and EvoBio (EC and related techniques in bioinformatics and computational biology).

The Semantic Web and Web Science - 8th Chinese Conference, CSWS 2014, Wuhan, China, August 8-12, 2014, Revised Selected Papers... The Semantic Web and Web Science - 8th Chinese Conference, CSWS 2014, Wuhan, China, August 8-12, 2014, Revised Selected Papers (Paperback, 2014 ed.)
Dongyan Zhao, Jianfeng Du, Haofen Wang, Peng Wang, Donghong Ji, …
R2,019 R1,495 Discovery Miles 14 950 Save R524 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed papers of the 8th Chinese Conference on The Semantic Web and Web Science, CSWS 2014, held in Wuhan, China, in August 2014. The 22 research papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 61 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections such as ontology reasoning and learning; semantic data generation and management; and semantic technology and applications.

Theory and Practice of Natural Computing - Third International Conference, TPNC 2014, Granada, Spain, December 9-11, 2014.... Theory and Practice of Natural Computing - Third International Conference, TPNC 2014, Granada, Spain, December 9-11, 2014. Proceedings (Paperback, 2014 ed.)
Adrian Horia Dediu, Manuel Lozano, Carlos Martin-Vide
R1,364 R1,279 Discovery Miles 12 790 Save R85 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference, TPNC 2014, held in Granada, Spain, in December 2014. The 22 revised full papers presented in this book were carefully reviewed and selected from 47 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on nature-inspired models of computation; synthesizing nature by means of computation; nature-inspired materials; and information processing in nature.

Modeling and Processing for Next-Generation Big-Data Technologies - With Applications and Case Studies (Hardcover, 2015 ed.):... Modeling and Processing for Next-Generation Big-Data Technologies - With Applications and Case Studies (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Fatos Xhafa, Leonard Barolli, Admir Barolli, Petraq Papajorgji
R5,155 R4,189 Discovery Miles 41 890 Save R966 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book covers the latest advances in Big Data technologies and provides the readers with a comprehensive review of the state-of-the-art in Big Data processing, analysis, analytics, and other related topics. It presents new models, algorithms, software solutions and methodologies, covering the full data cycle, from data gathering to their visualization and interaction, and includes a set of case studies and best practices. New research issues, challenges and opportunities shaping the future agenda in the field of Big Data are also identified and presented throughout the book, which is intended for researchers, scholars, advanced students, software developers and practitioners working at the forefront in their field.

Advances in Neural Networks - ISNN 2014 - 11th International Symposium on Neural Networks, ISNN 2014, Hong Kong and Macao,... Advances in Neural Networks - ISNN 2014 - 11th International Symposium on Neural Networks, ISNN 2014, Hong Kong and Macao, China, November 28 -- December 1, 2014. Proceedings (Paperback, 2014 ed.)
Zhigang Zeng, Yangmin Li, Irwin King
R2,827 R2,381 Discovery Miles 23 810 Save R446 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The volume LNCS 8866 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Neural Networks, ISNN 2014, held in Hong Kong and Macao, China on November/ December 2014. The 71 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 119 submissions. These papers cover all major topics of the theoretical research, empirical study and applications of neural networks research as follows. The focus is on following topics such as analysis, modeling, and applications.

On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2014 Conferences - Confederated International Conferences: CoopIS and ODBASE... On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2014 Conferences - Confederated International Conferences: CoopIS and ODBASE 2014, Amantea, Italy, October 27-31, 2014. Proceedings (Paperback, 2014 ed.)
Robert Meersman, Herve Panetto, Tharam Dillon, Michele Missikoff, Lin Liu, …
R2,735 R2,457 Discovery Miles 24 570 Save R278 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Confederated International Conferences: Cooperative Information Systems, CoopIS 2014, and Ontologies, Databases, and Applications of Semantics, ODBASE 2014, held as part of OTM 2014 in October 2014 in Amantea, Italy. The 39 full papers presented together with 12 short papers and 5 keynotes were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 115 submissions. The OTM program covers subjects as follows: process designing and modeling, process enactment, monitoring and quality assessment, managing similarity, software services, improving alignment, collaboration systems and applications, ontology querying methodologies and paradigms, ontology support for web, XML, and RDF data processing and retrieval, knowledge bases querying and retrieval, social network and collaborative methodologies, ontology-assisted event and stream processing, ontology-assisted warehousing approaches, ontology-based data representation, and management in emerging domains.

Information Adaptation: The Interplay Between Shannon Information and Semantic Information in Cognition (Paperback, 2015 ed.):... Information Adaptation: The Interplay Between Shannon Information and Semantic Information in Cognition (Paperback, 2015 ed.)
Hermann Haken, Juval Portugali
R1,577 R1,328 Discovery Miles 13 280 Save R249 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This monograph demonstrates the interplay between Shannon information and semantic information in cognition. It shows that Shannon's information acts as driving force for the formation of semantic information; and vice versa, namely, that semantic information participates in the formation of Shannonian information. The authors show that in cognition, Shannonian and semantic information are interrelated as two aspects of a cognitive process termed as information adaptation. In the latter the mind/brain adapts to the environment by the deflating and/or inflating of the information conveyed by the environment. In the process of information adaptation, quantitative variations in Shannon's information entail different meanings while different meanings affect the quantity of information. The book illustrates the above conceptually and mathematically by reference to three cognitive processes: pattern recognition, face learning and the recognition of a moving object.

Robots and Lattice Automata (Hardcover, 2015 ed.): Georgios Ch Sirakoulis, Andrew Adamatzky Robots and Lattice Automata (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Georgios Ch Sirakoulis, Andrew Adamatzky
R4,407 R3,505 Discovery Miles 35 050 Save R902 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The book gives a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art research and engineering in theory and application of Lattice Automata in design and control of autonomous Robots. Automata and robots share the same notional meaning. Automata (originated from the latinization of the Greek word " ") as self-operating autonomous machines invented from ancient years can be easily considered the first steps of robotic-like efforts. Automata are mathematical models of Robots and also they are integral parts of robotic control systems. A Lattice Automaton is a regular array or a collective of finite state machines, or automata. The Automata update their states by the same rules depending on states of their immediate neighbours. In the context of this book, Lattice Automata are used in developing modular reconfigurable robotic systems, path planning and map exploration for robots, as robot controllers, synchronisation of robot collectives, robot vision, parallel robotic actuators. All chapters are written in an accessible manner and lavishly illustrated. The book will help computer and robotic scientists and engineers to understand mechanisms of decentralised functioning of robotic collectives and to design future and emergent reconfigurable, parallel and distributed robotic systems.

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
R4,865 Discovery Miles 48 650 Ships in 10 - 15 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.

Improving Disaster Resilience and Mitigation - IT Means and Tools (Paperback, 2014 ed.): Horia-Nicolai Teodorescu, Alan... Improving Disaster Resilience and Mitigation - IT Means and Tools (Paperback, 2014 ed.)
Horia-Nicolai Teodorescu, Alan Kirschenbaum, Svetlana Cojocaru, Claude Bruderlein
R2,532 R2,316 Discovery Miles 23 160 Save R216 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The focus of this volume is comprised of the fundamentals, models, and information technologies (IT) methods and tools for disaster prediction and mitigation. A more detailed list of topics includes mathematical and computational modeling of processes leading to or producing disasters, modeling of disaster effects, IT means for disaster mitigation, including data mining tools, knowledge-based and expert systems for use in disaster circumstances, GIS-based systems for disaster prevention and mitigation and equipment for disaster-prone areas. A specific type or class of disasters (natural or human-made), however will not be part of the main focus of this work. Instead, this book was conceived to offer a comprehensive, integrative view on disasters, seeking to determine what various disasters have in common. Because disaster resilience and mitigation involve humans, societies and cultures, not only technologies and economic models, special attention was paid in this volume to gain a comprehensive view on these issues, as a foundation of the IT tool design.

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