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Cognitive design for artificial minds
Lieto A., Routledge, New York, NY, 2021. 136 pp. Type: Book (978-1-138207-92-9)
How does the human mind work? And how can we build artificial systems that display intelligent behavior? These two questions lie at the core of cognitive science and artificial intelligence (AI), respectively. While they have been treated independ...
Jul 26 2021
Remote sensing image classification in R
Kamusoko C., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2019. 189 pp. Type: Book
Today, artificial intelligence (AI) benefits many scientific fields, including Earth observation (EO). This is not new--machine learning met remote sensing in the early 70s. Since then, supervised classification has been extensively used to p...
Jul 19 2021
Understanding programming languages
Jones C., Springer, Cham, Switzerland, 2020. 240 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030592-56-1)
This well-written textbook focuses on a precise description of programming language semantics in a relatively easily understood manner, utilizing a notation derived from a subset of the Vienna development method (VDM). The author motivates the nee...
Jul 12 2021
Blown to bits: your life, liberty, and happiness after the digital explosion (2nd ed.)
Abelson H., Ledeen K., Lewis H., Seltzer W., Pearson, Boston, MA, 2020. 336 pp. Type: Book (978-1-348500-17-9)
Technology has generated cultural anxiety throughout history . Digital technologies are no exception. Digitalization anxiety greatly relates to high levels of uncertainty regarding the implications brought by “the integration of [digital]...
Jul 5 2021
High-utility pattern mining: theory, algorithms and applications
Fournier-Viger P., Lin J., Nkambou R., Vo B., Tseng V., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2019. 337 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030049-20-1)
Finding frequently occurring patterns of transactions in transactional databases, such as products that customers often purchase together, can be extremely useful in identifying bestselling products and co-promoting products. However, “frequ...
Jun 28 2021
Modern Fortran explained: incorporating Fortran 2018
Metcalf M., Reid J., Cohen M., Oxford University Press, New York, NY, 2018. 522 pp. Type: Book (978-0-198811-88-6)
First introduced in 1957, FORTRAN was designed to be easier than an assembler language for writing algebraic equations on a computer. In this, FORTRAN was spectacularly successful....
Jun 21 2021
Toward effective robot-child tutoring: internal motivation, behavioral intervention, and learning outcomes
Ramachandran A., Huang C., Scassellati B. ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems 9(1): 1-23, 2019. Type: Article
Are robots effective learning tools for children? This paper hopes to answer this question. However, the study seems to raise more questions than it answers due to its short time frame (two weeks) and limited participation (29 students), as well a...
Jun 14 2021
Sandworm: a new era of cyberwar and the hunt for the Kremlin’s most dangerous hackers
Greenberg A., Doubleday, New York, NY, 2019. 368 pp. Type: Book (978-0-385544-40-5)
“Digital security” has been a buzzword of the past decades. The vulnerabilities grow as fast as the digital networks and systems, or rather faster--all new technologies add to the long list of possible means and/or targets for hac...
Jun 7 2021
The agile leader: leveraging the power of influence
Šochová Z., Pearson, Boston, MA, 2020. 368 pp. Type: Book (978-1-366604-28-6)
The author states that
The agile leader
allows the reader to “sample the various concepts and principles of agile leadership.” Some familiarity with Scrum and agility would be helpful beforehand. Agility basically means being wi...
May 31 2021
Demystifying smart cities: practical perspectives on how cities can leverage the potential of new technologies
Lisdorf A., Apress, New York, NY, 2020. 232 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484253-76-2)
How do cities work and evolve? How can technology improve the services provided by a city government to its citizens? What technologies can providers utilize, develop, and integrate to enable cities to do so? This book answers these questions and ...
May 24 2021
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