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The diversity bonus: how great teams pay off in the knowledge economy
Page S., PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS, Princeton, NJ, 2017. 328 pp. Type: Book (978-0-691176-88-8)
Diversity, perhaps appropriately, means different things to different people. To some it is a quasi-religious norm and a central motivation in political discussions and policy debates. To others, such as cognitive scientists and experts in machine...
Oct 15 2018
Making machine learning robust against adversarial inputs
Goodfellow I., McDaniel P., Papernot N. Communications of the ACM 61(7): 56-66, 2018. Type: Article
Machine learning (ML) has become ubiquitous in recent times. It is used in numerous (important) applications and its use will seemingly only increase. The current ML state of the art can be attributed to “nearly 50 years of research and deve...
Oct 15 2018
Microservices and containers
Kocher P., Addison-Wesley Professional, Boston, MA, 2018. 304 pp. Type: Book (978-0-134598-38-3)
Microservices and containers
is an interesting book, albeit a flawed one. It addresses two important topics, but only loosely justifies putting the two topics in the same work. It is divided into three sections: the first addresses microser...
Oct 12 2018
Reinforcement learning: with OpenAI, TensorFlow and Keras using Python
Nandy A., Biswas M., Apress, New York, NY, 2018. 167 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484232-84-2)
The success of reinforcement learning (RL) in everything from AlphaGo to intelligent decision making for services in everyday life has made RL a hot topic. The concept has been around since the birth of artificial intelligence (AI) via Turing̵...
Oct 11 2018
What can (and can’t) we do with sparse polynomials?
Roche D. ISSAC 2018 (Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation, New York, NY, Jul 16-19, 2018) 25-30, 2018. Type: Proceedings
This is the paper version of Roche’s ISSAC 2018 tutorial, which serves as an update to my work . It is an excellent tutorial, written in a clear and accessible style. ISSAC is to be commended for these tutorials, and I wish more were publ...
Oct 10 2018
Software systems engineering programmes a capability approach
Landwehr C., Ludewig J., Meersman R., Parnas D., Shoval P., Wand Y., Weiss D., Weyuker E. Journal of Systems and Software 125(C): 354-364, 2017. Type: Article
This excellent paper “focuses on things that a software developer must be able to do when developing and maintaining a product” and proposes a body of fundamental capabilities that were needed when the software engineering profession w...
Oct 9 2018
A formal theory of commonsense psychology: how people think people think
Gordon A., Hobbs J., Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2017. 584 pp. Type: Book (978-1-107151-00-0)
In introducing commonsense psychology, this book motivates readers to consider computational psychology. It describes the foundational building blocks of such computations. It provides not only purely mathematical predicates, but also those based ...
Oct 5 2018
Smart cities: foundations, principles, and applications
Song H., Srinivasan R., Sookoor T., Jeschke S., Wiley Publishing, Hoboken, NJ, 2017. 912 pp. Type: Book (978-1-119226-39-0)
Smart cities are gaining more attention from city planners and managers. It is becoming a top research topic due to its prominence. Many people are living today in large cities, thus large cities and even megacities grow day by day with individual...
Oct 4 2018
Autonomy and artificial intelligence: a threat or savior?
Lawless W., Mittu R., Sofge D., Russell S., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 318 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319597-18-8)
The volume collects works from two symposia, held at Stanford University, in 2015 and 2016. The central question is the relationship between autonomous systems and artificial intelligence (AI), as well as research opportunities for integrating aut...
Oct 3 2018
A systematic approach to learning robot programming with ROS
Newman W., Chapman&Hall/CRC, Boca Raton, FL, 2018. 530 pp. Type: Book (978-1-498777-82-7)
Robots are based on very complex systems that require expertise in many areas. In recent years, robot operating system (ROS) has become the standard for controlling robots. ROS offers a complete set of tools and a basic architecture that allow dev...
Sep 28 2018
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