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Atlas of AI
ISBN: HB: 9780300209570, Yale University Press, August 2020
288 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm, 20 black&white illus.
What happens when artificial intelligence saturates political life and depletes the planet? How is AI shaping our understanding of ourselves and our societies? Drawing on more than a decade of original research, award-winning science and technology s...
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Bored, Lonely, Angry, Stupid Changing Feelings about Technology, from the Telegraph to Twitter
ISBN: PB: 9780674244726, ISBN: HB: 9780674983700, Harvard University Press, July 2020
472 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm, 21 photos, 4 illus.
Facebook makes us lonely. Selfies breed narcissism. On Twitter and comment boards, hostility reigns. Pundits and psychologists warn us that digital technologies substantially alter our emotional states. But in this lively and surprising account, we l...
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Lie Machines How to Save Democracy from Troll Armies, Deceitful Robots, Junk News Operations, and Political Operatives
ISBN: HB: 9780300250206, Yale University Press, June 2020
224 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm
Artificially intelligent "bot" accounts bolster or berate politicians on Twitter. Conspiracy theorists publish junk news sites to promote their bunk. Campaigners create fake dating profiles to attract young voters. We live in a world of technologies...
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Creativity Code Art and Innovation in the Age of AI
ISBN: PB: 9780674244719, Harvard University Press, March 2020
320 pp., 22.8x14.7 cm
Can a well-programmed machine do anything a human can – only better? Complex algorithms are choosing our music, picking our partners, and driving our investments. They can navigate more data than a doctor or lawyer and act with greater precision. For...
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£11,95
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Internet in Everything Freedom and Security in a World with No Off Switch
ISBN: HB: 9780300233070, Yale University Press, February 2020
288 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 4 black&white illus.
The Internet has leapt from human-facing display screens into the material objects all around us. In this so-called Internet of Things – connecting everything from cars to cardiac monitors to home appliances – there is no longer a meaningful distinct...
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Hacker and State Cyber Attacks and the New Normal of Geopolitics
ISBN: HB: 9780674987555, Harvard University Press, February 2020
432 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm
Ever since "WarGames", we have been bracing for the cyberwar to come, conjuring images of exploding power plants and mass panic. But while cyber attacks are now disturbingly common, they don't look anything like we thought they would. Packed with in...
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£22,95
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Promiscuous Knowledge Information, Image, and Other Truth Games in History
ISBN: HB: 9780226611853, University of Chicago Press, January 2020
336 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 28 halftones, 2 line drawings,
Sergey Brin, a co-founder of Google, once compared the perfect search engine to the "mind of God". As the modern face of promiscuous knowledge, however, Google's divine omniscience traffics indifferently in news, maps, weather, and porn. This book, b...
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Knuth par Knuth
ISBN: PB: 9781684000586, University of Chicago Press, Center for the Study of Language and Information, January 2020
226 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
The interviews in this volume form the nearest thing possible to an autobiography of eminent computer scientist Donald E. Knuth. Based on the English-language Companion to the Papers of Donald Knuth, also published by CSLI Publications, this book bri...
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£23,00
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Automation and Utopia Human Flourishing in a World without Work
ISBN: HB: 9780674984240, Harvard University Press, September 2019
288 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm, 13 illus., 2 tables
Human obsolescence is imminent. The factories of the future will be dark, staffed by armies of tireless robots. The hospitals of the future will have fewer doctors, depending instead on cloud-based AI to diagnose patients and recommend treatments. Th...
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Blockchain and the Law The Rule of Code
ISBN: PB: 9780674241596, ISBN: HB: 9780674976429, Harvard University Press, September 2019
312 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm, 5 illus.
Since Bitcoin appeared in 2009, the digital currency has been hailed as an Internet marvel and decried as the preferred transaction vehicle for all manner of criminals. It has left nearly everyone without a computer science degree confused: Just how...
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