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A future-oriented approach to the selection of artificial intelligence technologies for knowledge platforms
Skulimowski A., Köhler T. The Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST) 74905-922, 2023.  Type: Article

The idea of taking a future-oriented approach to selecting artificial intelligence (AI) technologies for knowledge platforms is an important one. It recognizes that the field of AI is rapidly evolving, and decisions made today can have a significa...

Dec 4 2023
The stuff games are made of
Barr P., MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2023. 184 pp.  Type: Book (0262546116)

What do we consider the “stuff” that makes up a video game? Is it interesting gameplay? Compelling graphics? Lifelike effects and fast-paced first-person shooter (FPS)? Deep strategy? Engaging mechanics that don’t let you go, tha...

Nov 27 2023
Ethics of artificial intelligence: case studies and options for addressing ethical challenges
Stahl B., Schroeder D., Rodrigues R., Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, 2023. 116 pp.  Type: Book (9783031170393)

The ethical challenges presented by artificial intelligence (AI) are not entirely new; rather, they are an extension and amplification of existing ethical and societal issues. Subjects like surveillance, manipulation, and inequality have long been...

Nov 20 2023
Neurosymbolic AI
Monroe D. Communications of the ACM 65(10): 11-13, 2022.  Type: Article

Can deep learning and machine learning systems based on neural nets do anything? Deep learning systems are capable of writing, translating, and analyzing texts; driving autonomous vehicles; and even writing sophisticated computer programs. Do we n...

Nov 13 2023
From net neutrality to ICT neutrality
Maillé P., Tuffin B., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2022. 179 pp.  Type: Book (9783031062704)

The Internet has become the backbone of modern life, sometimes nicknamed “digital society,” where activities (including banking, commerce, accounting, social interactions, advertising, referencing, and entertainment) are conducted over...

Nov 6 2023
The consciousness revolutions: from amoeba awareness to human emancipation
Edelman S., Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, 2023. 236 pp.  Type: Book (978-3-031-24012-6)

2001: A Space Odyssey celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018. In Stanley Kubrick’s groundbreaking movie, HAL, a computer, is the psychologically flawed tragic figure that drives the action. HAL was designed to be a fully conscious be...

Oct 30 2023
On architecting fully homomorphic encryption-based computing systems
Agrawal R., Joshi A., Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, 2023. 87 pp.  Type: Book (303131753X)

This book must be considered a game changer in the field of data security and privacy. It is a true testament to the boundless potential of technology when put in the hands of brilliant minds....

Oct 23 2023
Data science and analytics for SMEs: consulting, tools, practical use cases
Tolulope A., Apress, New York, NY, 2022. 352 pp.  Type: Book (9781484286692)

This book aims to minimize barriers to data collection and analysis for smaller businesses, both those that may not have the resources for a dedicated data science department as well as those that would benefit from the services of a large analyti...

Oct 16 2023
Eight reasons to prioritize brain-computer interface cybersecurity
López Bernal S., Huertas Celdrán A., Martínez Pérez G. Communications of the ACM 66(4): 68-78, 2023.  Type: Article

In this thought-provoking article, the authors astutely highlight the significance of prioritizing brain-computer interface (BCI) cybersecurity. Their comprehensive work sheds light on the emerging field of BCI and the critical need to protect the...

Oct 9 2023
Zero trust architecture
Green-Ortiz C., Fowler B., Houck D., Hensel H., Lloyd P., McDonald A., Frazier J., Cisco Press, Indianapolis, IN, 2023. 336 pp.  Type: Book (137899734)

“Don’t trust anyone” is common advice in many spy novels and movies. Good advice as well for modern Internet-connected network infrastructures, where there are no longer demarcations between internal-only and external access poin...

Oct 2 2023
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