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Guidelines for human-AI interaction
Amershi S., Weld D., Vorvoreanu M., Fourney A., Nushi B., Collisson P., Suh J., Iqbal S., Bennett P., Inkpen K., Teevan J., Kikin-Gil R., Horvitz E. CHI 2019 (Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Glasgow, UK, May 4-9, 2019) 1-13, 2019. Type: Proceedings
From a human-computer interaction (HCI) perspective, the arrival of virtual assistants (for example, Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant, and Bixby) has led to a shift in interaction mode from visual to speech-based: instead of manipulating objects disp...
Jun 20 2019
Understanding image representations by measuring their equivariance and equivalence
Lenc K., Vedaldi A. International Journal of Computer Vision 127(5): 456-476, 2019. Type: Article
As the number of artificial intelligence (AI)-based systems that support key aspects of our life, including health and security, increases exponentially, the demand for explainable AI has reached a peak in recent years. In the field of computer vi...
Jun 17 2019
Managing cyber risk in the financial sector: lessons from Asia, Europe and the USA
Taplin R., Routledge, New York, NY, 2017. 194 pp. Type: Book (978-1-138477-17-9)
I would classify this book as a buffet of articles, studies, research, and references spanning the spectrum of cyber risk domains across various economies around the world. Just like a buffet, there is a lot of very valuable information packed in ...
Jun 7 2019
Kirkpatrick K. Communications of the ACM 62(2): 14-16, 2019. Type: Article, Reviews: (2 of 2)
New technologies continue to revolutionize agricultural business processes. Today, farmers use technologies such as drones, robots, and sensors to cautiously and resourcefully track and manage agricultural assets and operative factors. But what is...
Jun 6 2019
Mobile big data: a roadmap from models to technologies
Skourletopoulos G., Mastorakis G., Mavromoustakis C., Dobre C., Pallis E., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 347 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319679-24-2)
Part of Springer’s “Lecture Notes on Data Engineering and Communications Technologies” series, this edited book is divided into four parts. The editors have chosen 13 different topics (chapters) related to big data.
May 31 2019
Human-centered VR design: five essentials every engineer needs to know
Jerald J. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications 38(2): 15-21, 2018. Type: Article
When virtual reality (VR) is not pleasing to see and/or hear, users will remove their headsets or glasses. One main reason is that engineers don’t consider all human aspects of the VR experience when developing VR systems and applications. T...
May 29 2019
Building blockchain projects
Prusty N., Packt Publishing, Birmingham, UK, 2017. 404 pp. Type: Book (978-1-787122-14-7)
Readers will get a first look at how to access the Ethereum blockchain and working code, as well as how to “do” something with this technology. Unlike Bitcoin, the preceding cryptocurrency, Ethereum can execute arbitrary programs on it...
May 28 2019
Machine learning with TensorFlow
Shukla N., Manning Publications Co., Greenwich, CT, 2018. 272 pp. Type: Book (978-1-617293-87-0)
Machine learning with TensorFlow
is a short book laid out in three parts. The first part (about 50 pages) gets the reader up to speed with today’s artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning community. It also covers TensorFlow ...
May 23 2019
The evolution of an IT service desk
Swan R. SIGUCCS 2018 (Proceedings of the 2018 ACM SIGUCCS Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, Oct 7-10, 2018) 115-117, 2018. Type: Proceedings
With the objective of “evolving” an information technology (IT) service desk after 35 years under the same management, Ryan Swan sets out to elaborate on the current status of the service desk and the deficiencies, in his view, that ne...
May 23 2019
Universal quantum computing: supervening decoherence -- surmounting uncertainty
Amoroso R., World Scientific Publishing Co, Inc., Hackensack, NJ, 2017. 632 pp. Type: Book
Quantum computing is one of the hottest research fields right now, although the theory behind it had its start in the early 1980s, when Richard Feynman asked in a lecture why simulating quantum effects with classical (non-quantum) computers is so ...
May 22 2019
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