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   Practical natural language processing with Python: with case studies from industries using text data at scale
Sri M.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2021. 272 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484262-45-0)

Understanding spoken and written communication can be difficult, even for humans. Creating linguistic processes and algorithms for computers is extremely challenging. Natural language processing (NLP) technology is more common than most people rea...

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  DevOps in Python: infrastructure as Python
Zadka M.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2019. 188 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484244-32-6)

DevOps is a hot topic in software engineering these days, and Python is one of the most popular programming languages in the world. What could be better than a pithy book combining the two? Well, that is exactly what Moshe Zadka, a long-time op...

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  Trustworthy AI
Wing J.  Communications of the ACM 10(64): 64-71, 2021. Type: Article

Artificial intelligence (AI) techniques are useful in creating effective computing tools for diverse applications in areas such as transportation, agriculture, medicine, and justice systems. Yet the credibility of AI is still an interesting subjec...

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   Religion and the technological future: an introduction to biohacking, artificial intelligence, and transhumanism
Mercer C., Trothen T.,  Palgrave Macmillan, Switzerland, 2021. 283 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030623-58-6)

When a professor of religion in North Carolina and a professor of ethics in Canada walk into a bar--oops, make that a classroom--what do they talk about? Apparently, they are interested in the power of “biohacking,” defined a...

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   Programming for computations - Python (2nd ed.)
Linge S., Langtangen H.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2020. 232 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319324-27-2)

True story: many years ago, while studying applied mathematics, a young man took a one credit hour course in programming. This consisted of an introduction to FORTRAN II and a single assignment: write a program to triangularize a matrix. Now, havi...

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  Artificial intelligence for a better future: an ecosystem perspective on the ethics of AI and emerging digital technologies
Stahl B.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2021. 124 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030699-77-2)

Ethics may save us from the possibly negative effects of artificial intelligence (AI). The author, Stahl, leads the SHERPA consortium, whose work is the basis of this book. Project Sherpa (https://www.project-sherpa.eu) stands for ”shaping t...

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  Data-driven anomaly detection with timing features for embedded systems
Lu S., Lysecky R.  ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems 24(3): 1-27, 2019. Type: Article

The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to usher in the joys of connecting several house appliances and electronic devices via wired and wireless networks. But how should the rooted systems that support IoT provide security and privacy for online u...

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   My robot gets me: how social design can make new products more human
Diana C.,  Harvard Business Review Press, Boston, MA, 2021. 304 pp. Type: Book (978-1-633694-42-2)

The subtitle--how social design can make new products more human--is accurate. Most running exemplars are robots, but Alexa and the Roomba robot vacuum and others also show up. We are living in a time when technology can support a...

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  Competitive programming in Python: 128 algorithms to develop your coding skills
Dürr C., Vie J.,  Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2021. 264 pp. Type: Book (978-1-108716-82-6)

Programming contests typically ask teams of programmers to develop solutions to several posed problems in a limited amount of time. Knowledge of algorithms and the techniques for implementing those algorithms efficiently are critical for success, ...

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  A brief history of computing (3rd ed.)
O’Regan G.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2021. 384 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030665-98-2)

The first four chapters of A brief history of computing are similar to what is usually described in the history section of an introductory computer science (CS) textbook: everything from ancient civilizations like Egypt to Turing and the ...

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