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   Understand, manage, and prevent algorithmic bias: a guide for business users and data scientists
Baer T.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2019. 260 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484248-84-3)

This is one of the most enlightening books about the hidden risks of applying machine learning techniques, and particularly algorithms, in decision making. The book unveils the many potential sources of algorithmic bias, raising serious questions ...

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   The physics of quantum information: quantum cryptography, quantum teleportation, quantum computation
Bouwmeester D., Ekert A., Zeilinger A.  Springer-Verlag, London, UK, 2000. Type: Divisible Book

A century ago, the discovery of quantum mechanics initiated a revolution in physics that challenged many deeply-held intuitions. Within the last 20 years, the application of quantum mechanics to computation has opened the door to a similar revolu...

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  Artificial intelligence and inclusive education: speculative futures and emerging practices
Knox J., Wang Y., Gallagher M.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2019. 206 pp. Type: Book

The recent foray of artificial intelligence (AI) applications into the domain of education has generated both excitement and concern among experts. Artificial intelligence and inclusive education, edited by Jeremy Knox, Yuchen Wang, and Mic...

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  Security, privacy and trust in the IoT environment
Mahmood Z.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2019. 293 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030180-74-4)

I was pleased to review this book, edited by Zaigham Mahmood. The book is divided into two parts. The first part elaborates on different technologies and frameworks for security and privacy in the Internet of Things (IoT), whereas the second part ...

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  Dynamic profiles for voting advice applications: an implementation for the 2017 Ecuador national elections
Terán L.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2019. 167 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030240-89-9)

As democracies and social networks grow, there is an ever-increasing demand for polling, sentiment analysis on social networks, and voting advice applications (VAAs). A few folks, like the author of this book, hypothesize that politicians want the...

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  Quantum computing: survey and analysis
Savchuk M., Fesenko A.  Cybernetics and Systems Analysis 55(1): 10-21, 2019. Type: Article

With quantum supremacy allegedly having been achieved by Google, the need for short, correct, and accessible introductions into the quantum computing (QC) realm certainly is going to rise. Regrettably, this paper is an egregious failure in that re...

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   The effects of mixing machine learning and human judgment
Vaccaro M., Waldo J.  Communications of the ACM 62(11): 104-110, 2019. Type: Article

Automated risk assessment systems are often used in situations that require human judgment. One motivation for doing this is to remove human bias. Even when the automated system has been shown to be more accurate than human assessments, a team com...

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  Cybercryptography: applicable cryptography for cyberspace security
Yan S.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2019. 436 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319725-34-5), Reviews: (2 of 2)

Cybersecurity is a major challenge today, as computing systems and networks play an increasingly important role in modern society. Cryptography addresses this problem based on mathematical theory, trying to ensure secure communication over insecur...

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  Deviance in social media and social cyber forensics: uncovering hidden relations using open source information (OSINF)
Al-khateeb S., Agarwal N.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2019. 124 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030136-89-5)

This short treatise is part of the “SpringerBriefs in Cybersecurity” series. The briefs in this series are either topic focused, like this book, or country focused. As the title suggests, the book focuses on deviant behavior across num...

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  The blockchain developer: a practical guide for designing, implementing, publishing, testing, and securing distributed blockchain-based projects
Elrom E.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2019. 532 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484248-46-1)

“Blockchain” and “cryptocurrency” are now common terms in news headlines. They promise a huge revolution--not only in the finance sector, but also in other activities--by removing intermediaries. This book gives a...

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