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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 154.95
Soldier-robot teams will be an important component of future battle spaces, creating a complex but potentially more survivable and effective combat force. The complexity of the battlefield of the future presents its own problems. The variety of robotic systems and the almost infinite number of possible military missions create a dilemma for researchers... more...
- Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 9.99
From ecosystems to Facebook, from the Internet to the global financial market, some of the most important and familiar natural systems and social phenomena are based on a networked structure. It is impossible to understand the spread of an epidemic, a computer virus, large-scale blackouts, or massive extinctions without taking into account the network... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 19.99
The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. Other animals have stronger muscles or sharper claws, but we have cleverer brains.If machine brains one day come to surpass human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00
The Most Human Human is a provocative, exuberant, and profound exploration of the ways in which computers are reshaping our ideas of what it means to be human. Its starting point is the annual Turing Test, which pits artificial intelligence programs against people to determine if computers can ?think.? Named for computer pioneer Alan Turing,... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00
An eye-opening account of how the hidden rise of personalization on the Internet is controlling-and limiting-the information we consume. In December 2009, Google began customizing its search results for each user. Instead of giving you the most broadly popular result, Google now tries to predict what you are most likely to click on. According... more...
- Pearson Education 2010; US$ 23.99
Having your own blog isn?t just for the nerdy anymore. Today, it seems everyone?from multinational corporations to a neighbor up the street?has a blog. They all have one, in part, because the folks at WordPress make it easy to have one. But to actually build a good blog?to create a blog people want to read?takes thought, planning, and some effort.... more...
- Springer 2011; US$ 99.00
From Snapshots to Social Media describes the history and future of domestic photography as mediated by technological change. Domestic photography refers to the culture of ordinary people capturing, sharing and using photographs, and is in a particular state of flux today as photos go digital. The book argues that this digital era is the third major... more...
- O'Reilly Media 2009; US$ 399.00
Rapid advances in geolocation technologies--and what individuals and companies have built on those technologies--present new marketplaces for businesses and services, and not just the expected mapping and location services. In this O'Reilly Radar report, Andrew Turner and Brady Forrest map out the new generation of geo products and services, identify... more...
- O'Reilly Media 2012; US$ 0.00
As we move into an era of unprecedented volumes of data and computing power, the benefits aren't for business alone. Data can help citizens access government, hold it accountable and build new services to help themselves. Simply making data available is not sufficient. The use of data for the public good is being driven by a distributed community... more...