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Beyond Zero And One

Author : Andrew Smart
ISBN : 9781682190074
Genre : Computers
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Can we build a robot that trips on acid? This is not a frivolous question, according to neuroscientist Andrew Smart. If we can’t, he argues, we haven’t really created artificial intelligence. In an exposition reminiscent of crossover works such as Gödel, Escher, Bach and Fermat’s Last Theorem, Andrew Smart weaves together Mangarevan binary numbers, the discovery of LSD, Leibniz, computer programming, and much more to connect the vast but largely forgotten world of psychedelic research with the resurgent field of AI and the attempt to build conscious robots. A book that draws on the history of mathematics, philosophy, and digital technology, Beyond Zero and One challenges fundamental assumptions underlying artificial intelligence. Is the human brain based on computation? Can information alone explain human consciousness and intelligence? Smart convincingly makes the case that true intelligence, and artificial intelligence, requires an appreciation of what is beyond the computational.
Category: Computers

Beyond Zero Sum Leadership

Author : Gordon Peters
ISBN : 9781682891278
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 82.26 MB
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Why would you read yet another book on leadership? While writing this book I asked my long-time friend, the late Dr. George Steiner to critique it. After reading the first half of the book he said “This is really a fresh book”. So just maybe there is something in this book that makes it unlike any other leadership book you might have read before. I hope this book will encourage people to examine their assumptions (beliefs) about leadership and about people in general. Fair warning… this book is based on the hypothesis that people want to do well, make a contribution, and be a productive part of the organization. Doing something meaningful is more fun (and fulfilling) than clogging up the works, but it takes true leadership to pave the way. This book examines some of the roadblocks we (intentionally or otherwise) put in their way, it looks at the generational effect on decision making, and the weakness of reductive thinking… the “if I fix this one thing all will be well” fallacy. From some who have read it… Vijay Govindarajan Coxe Distinguished Professor at Tuck at Dartmouth & Marvin Bower Fellow at Harvard Business School Beyond Zero Sum Leadership is a refreshing and enlightening book. It is not just a book on leadership but a thoughtful and compelling read on how to navigate today’s continually changing economic climate. Gordon Peters has provided a masterpiece for not only developing leaders but also building businesses and preserving free enterprise. Chip R. Bell, author of Sprinkles: Creating Awesome Experiences Through Innovative Service. Great leadership is a never-ending journey of discovery, experience and insight. Gordon Peters has brought us amazing insights from his fascinating personal journey and rich professional experience. As a life-long learner with an astute sense of history and a keen eye for wisdom, his story is as instructive as it is inspirational. Beyond Zero Sum Leadership is more than a practical ‘what and how’ leadership book; it is a reflective ‘why’ leadership book. Ed Foreman, D.LIT, BSCE Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author U. S. Congressman (Rtd.) Texas and New Mexico CONGRATULATIONS! Your new book, Beyond Zero Sum Leadership, is undoubtedly the most profound, knowledgeable dissertation on developing leadership, building businesses, preserving free-enterprise, and saving America that has been written in years...perhaps, ever! You nailed it...crisp, clear, concise, documented, understandable and timely! Professor Iris Firstenberg, UCLA Anderson School Gordon Peters shares his insights on leadership from a unique vantage point in executive education. The Institute for Management Studies that he conceived, founded, and heads is an exemplary model of leadership done right. This book distills his decades of experience to help you shape your own opportunities to create value.
Category: Business & Economics

Zero To One

Author : Peter Thiel
ISBN : 9783593501604
Genre : Political Science
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Wir leben in einer technologischen Sackgasse. Zwar suggeriert die Globalisierung technischen Fortschritt, doch das vermeintlich Neue, sind vor allem Kopien des Bestehenden. Peter Thiel, Silicon-Valley-Insider und in der Wirtschaftscommunity bestens bekannter Innovationstreiber ist überzeugt: Globalisierung ist kein Fortschritt, Konkurrenz ist schädlich und nur Monopole sind nachhaltig erfolgreich. Er zeigt: Wahre Innovation entsteht nicht horizontal, sondern sprunghaft - from Zero to One. Um die Zukunft zu erobern, reicht es nicht, der Beste zu sein. Gründer müssen aus dem Wettkampf des Immergleichen heraustreten und völlig neue Märkte erobern. Wie man wirklich Neues erfindet, enthüllt seine beeindruckende Anleitung zum visionären Querdenken. Ein Appell für einen Startup der ganzen Gesellschaft.
Category: Political Science

Advanced Object Oriented Analysis And Design Using Uml

Author : James J. Odell
ISBN : 052164819X
Genre : Computers
File Size : 27.70 MB
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Composed of updated versions of James Odell's articles from The Journal of Object-Oriented Programming, ROAD , and Object Magazine, this book works to convey the essence of object-oriented programming and software building through the Unified Modeling Language (UML). The author provides concise but in-depth pieces on structural issues, dynamic issues, business rules, object complexity, object aggregation, design templates, and the process of objects.
Category: Computers

Physics Of Zero And One Dimensional Nanoscopic Systems

Author : Sachindra Nath Karmakar
ISBN : 9783540726326
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 33.67 MB
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Submicron and nanoscale systems have risen on the research agenda. Exploiting the technological potential offered by these exotic materials requires a fundamental understanding of basic physical phenomena on the mesoscopic and nanoscopic scales. This book, written by leading experts in the field, covers such topics as the Kondo effect, electron transport, disorder and quantum coherence with electron-electron interaction, persistent current and thermoelectric phenomena, in quantum dots, quantum wires, carbon nanotubes and more.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Data Quality Assessment

Author : Arkady Maydanchik
ISBN : 9781634620475
Genre : Computers
File Size : 34.93 MB
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Imagine a group of prehistoric hunters armed with stone-tipped spears. Their primitive weapons made hunting large animals, such as mammoths, dangerous work. Over time, however, a new breed of hunters developed. They would stretch the skin of a previously killed mammoth on the wall and throw their spears, while observing which spear, thrown from which angle and distance, penetrated the skin the best. The data gathered helped them make better spears and develop better hunting strategies. Quality data is the key to any advancement, whether it’s from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age. Or from the Information Age to whatever Age comes next. The success of corporations and government institutions largely depends on the efficiency with which they can collect, organize, and utilize data about products, customers, competitors, and employees. Fortunately, improving your data quality doesn’t have to be such a mammoth task. DATA QUALITY ASSESSMENT is a must read for anyone who needs to understand, correct, or prevent data quality issues in their organization. Skipping theory and focusing purely on what is practical and what works, this text contains a proven approach to identifying, warehousing, and analyzing data errors – the first step in any data quality program. Master techniques in: • Data profiling and gathering metadata • Identifying, designing, and implementing data quality rules • Organizing rule and error catalogues • Ensuring accuracy and completeness of the data quality assessment • Constructing the dimensional data quality scorecard • Executing a recurrent data quality assessment This is one of those books that marks a milestone in the evolution of a discipline. Arkady's insights and techniques fuel the transition of data quality management from art to science -- from crafting to engineering. From deep experience, with thoughtful structure, and with engaging style Arkady brings the discipline of data quality to practitioners. David Wells, Director of Education, Data Warehousing Institute
Category: Computers

Ethical Marxism

Author : Bill Martin
ISBN : 9780812698619
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 60.92 MB
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This book aims to reinvigorate the Marxist project and the role it might play in illuminating the way beyond capitalism. Though political economy and scientific investigation are needed for pure Marxism, Martin’s argument is that the extent to which these elements are needed cannot be determined within the conversations of political economy and other investigations into causal mechanisms. What has not been done, and what this book does, is to argue for the possibility of a rethought Marxism that takes ethics as its core, displacing political economy and "scientific" investigation.
Category: Philosophy

Microbiological Contamination Control In Pharmaceutical Clean Rooms

Author : Nigel Halls
ISBN : 1420025805
Genre : Medical
File Size : 23.51 MB
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Contamination control in pharmaceutical clean rooms has developed from a jumble of science and engineering, knowledge of what has worked well or badly in the past, dependent upon the technology available at the time the clean room was built and subsequent technological developments. Surrounding it all is a blanket of regulations. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, Microbiological Contamination Control for Pharmaceutical Clean Rooms neatly clarifies some of the perceived problems surrounding contamination control in pharmaceutical industry clean rooms. The book helps you satisfy domestic and international regulations and prevent your organization from suffering the consequences of non-compliance. It includes up-to-date information on microbiological contamination in sterile manufacturing, microbiological media fills, microbiological environmental monitoring, control in aqueous-based, non-sterile pharmaceuticals, rapid testing methods, and clean room contamination control. This valuable guide brings you up to date on the types of techniques available, the scientific principles that underpin them, and the practicalities and limitations of each.
Category: Medical