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Artificial intelligence and Its discontents: critiques from the social sciences and humanities
Hanemaayer A., Palgrave Macmillan, New York, NY, 2022. 290 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030886-14-1)
2001: A Space Odyssey
opened in 1968, during a time when a general artificial intelligence (AI), embodied in the film’s HAL 9000 computer, was thought to be possible, if not achievable, by the year in the movie...
Analysis of COVID-19 tracking tool in India: case study of Aarogya Setu mobile application
Gupta R., Bedi M., Goyal P., Wadhera S., Verma V. Digital Government: Research and Practice 1(4): 1-8, 2020. Type: Article, Reviews: (2 of 2)
Coronavirus, like cold and flu viruses, will perhaps remain prevalent in societies around the world, even with the available vaccinations and drug treatments. Despite the existing high-tech tools for tracking and preventing the spread of COVID-19,...
Foundations of deep reinforcement learning: theory and practice in Python
Graesser L., Loon Keng W., Pearson, Boston, MA, 2019. 416 pp. Type: Book (978-0-135172-38-4)
Even for specialists well acquainted with more classical topics in machine learning, for example, plain supervised or unsupervised tasks (regression, classification, clustering, and the like), reinforcement learning (RL) can be quite challenging t...
Automation and autonomy: labour, capital and machines in the artificial intelligence industry
Steinhoff J., Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, Switzerland, 2021. 221 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030716-88-2), Reviews: (2 of 2)
The three foundational components of Marxist philosophies of economics and politics are listed in the title of this book: labor, capital, and machines. They are all affected by the growth of artificial intelligence (AI) and, especially, machine le...
Essential discrete mathematics for computer science
Lewis H., Zax R., PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS, Princeton, NJ, 2019. 388 pp. Type: Book (978-0-691179-29-2)
The authors have brilliantly and solidly achieved their aim “to teach reasoning as well as concepts and skills,” with a breadth that characterizes the scope of today’s computing science. Although the target audience is undergradu...
Market engineering: insights from two decades of research on markets and information
Gimpel H., Neumann D., Seifert S., Veit D., Krämer J., Pfeiffer J., Teubner T., Weidlich A., Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, 2021. 253 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030666-60-6)
This special book is mostly devoted to honoring one person, who, thanks to his activity and outstanding ideas, was able to influence many people involved in widely understood information engineering, marketing engineering, market design, and servi...
Radical solutions for education in a crisis context
Burgos D., Tlili A., Tabacco A., Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, 2020. 337 pp. Type: Book (978-9-811578-68-7)
Enhancing learning in a period of crisis such as COVID-19 has emerged as an opportunity for global learning. However, it comes at the cost of transitioning from face-to-face learning interactions to online learning interfaces. This book highlights...
What every engineer and computer scientist should know: the biggest contributor to happiness
Picard R. Communications of the ACM 64(12): 40-42, 2021. Type: Article
Obviously, people in this world go through periods of happiness and unhappiness. But do computer engineers and scientists really understand the factors that account for true happiness in daily life? Perhaps there are useful features for incorporat...
Fifty years of P vs. NP and the possibility of the impossible
Fortnow L. Communications of the ACM 65(1): 76-85, 2022. Type: Article
The P versus NP problem is one of the most fundamental and well-known unresolved questions in computer science. In comparison with the 2009
article by the same author , the current survey is less about progress toward a so...
Predictive models for decision support in the COVID-19 crisis
Marques J., Gois F., Xavier-Neto J., Fong S., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2021. 208 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030619-12-1)
The COVID-19 pandemic is not the first pandemic to have occurred in the history of humanity, but it is the first one where it is possible to use a vast array of mathematical tools to describe, analyze, and even attempt to forecast possible outcome...
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