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Deep learning
Goodfellow I., Bengio Y., Courville A.,  The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2016. 800 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262035-61-3), Reviews: (3 of 4)

Deep learning is currently the most popular (and maybe hyped) discipline within artificial intelligence (AI). It is a key component of current speech recognition systems and it has allowed computers to reach human-level performance in many tasks t...

Aug 14 2017
Twenty lectures on algorithmic game theory
Roughgarden T.,  Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2016. 352 pp. Type: Book (978-1-316624-79-1)

I often find myself deliberately avoiding books that are based on university courses. In my experience, such books tend to feel rushed and thrown together rather than carefully planned out. So it was with some trepidation that I sat down to read T...

Aug 7 2017
Blockchain applications: a hands-on approach
Bahga A., Madisetti V.,  Arshdeep Bahga & Vijay Madisetti, 2017.Type: Book (9780996025560)

Blockchain is known from its first generation implementing cryptocurrency bitcoins. This book casts a much wider net and surveys a mixed sample of applications using the technology. The book covers blockchain conceptually, but also includes a numb...

Jul 31 2017
Windows 10 troubleshooting
Halsey M.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2016. 493 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484209-26-4)

Nothing ever goes wrong with a personal computer (PC), right? After the nervous laughter subsides, we recognize the need for guides to troubleshooting the inevitable problems that we know will arise. In this book, Mike Halsey, a Microsoft MVP (mos...

Jul 24 2017
Connected gaming: what making video games can teach us about learning and literacy
Kafai Y., Burke Q.,  The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2016. 224 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262035-37-8)

For over a decade, educational theorists have been promoting the idea of using video games for education under research headings such as “serious games” or “edutainment.” After all, if kids are going to spend endless hours ...

Jul 17 2017
3D printers as sociable technologies: taking appropriation infrastructures to the Internet of Things
Ludwig T., Boden A., Pipek V.  ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction 24(2): 1-28, 2017. Type: Article

Three-dimensional (3D) printing is often considered as an instance of disruptive technology that promises to change the way people think about materializing products for consumption. A study has been undertaken to identify existing weaknesses in 3...

Jul 10 2017
Tied factors analysis for high-dimensional image feature extraction and recognition application
Liao H., Chen Y., Dai W., Ruan R.  Pattern Analysis & Applications 20(2): 587-600, 2017. Type: Article

Face recognition is one of those unstructured tasks that the human brain excels at, but that is difficult for computers to perform. But as it becomes crucial for many modern activities, it would be a great help for us humans if we could automate t...

Jul 3 2017
Stack frames: a look from inside
Di Cataldo G.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2016. 171 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484221-80-8)

Those of you who have written programs in C for Linux or Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) computers may well have wondered how your compiled programs are loaded into memory for execution, and perhaps why you might select options like position-...

Jun 26 2017
Mathematical analysis and the mathematics of computation
Römisch W., Zeugmann T.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 703 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319427-53-9), Reviews: (1 of 2)

Even though there are many deep connections between mathematical analysis and the mathematics of computation, these two fields are usually taught completely separately from each other. This traditional approach has the disadvantage that the concep...

Jun 19 2017
Introduction to coding theory (2nd ed.)
Bierbrauer J.,  Chapman & Hall/CRC, Boca Raton, FL, 2016. 538 pp. Type: Book (978-1-482299-80-9)

For the digital age, data encoding and decoding represents a primary request, without which computer science and information systems would not exist. As a main part of discrete mathematics and computer algebra, the theory of error-correcting codes...

Jun 12 2017
 
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