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Close To The Machine

Author : Ellen Ullman
ISBN : 9781250024589
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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With a New Introduction by Jaron Lanier A Salon Best Book of the Year In 1997, the computer was still a relatively new tool---a sleek and unforgiving machine that was beyond the grasp of most users. With intimate and unflinching detail, software engineer Ellen Ullman examines the strange ecstasy of being at the forefront of the predominantly male technological revolution, and the difficulty of translating the inherent messiness of human life into artful and efficient code. Close to the Machine is an elegant and revelatory mediation on the dawn of the digital era.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Life In Code

Author : Ellen Ullman
ISBN : 9780374711412
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The never-more-necessary return of one of our most vital and eloquent voices on technology and culture, the author of the seminal Close to the Machine The last twenty years have brought us the rise of the internet, the development of artificial intelligence, the ubiquity of once unimaginably powerful computers, and the thorough transformation of our economy and society. Through it all, Ellen Ullman lived and worked inside that rising culture of technology, and in Life in Code she tells the continuing story of the changes it wrought with a unique, expert perspective. When Ellen Ullman moved to San Francisco in the early 1970s and went on to become a computer programmer, she was joining a small, idealistic, and almost exclusively male cadre that aspired to genuinely change the world. In 1997 Ullman wrote Close to the Machine, the now classic and still definitive account of life as a coder at the birth of what would be a sweeping technological, cultural, and financial revolution. Twenty years later, the story Ullman recounts is neither one of unbridled triumph nor a nostalgic denial of progress. It is necessarily the story of digital technology’s loss of innocence as it entered the cultural mainstream, and it is a personal reckoning with all that has changed, and so much that hasn’t. Life in Code is an essential text toward our understanding of the last twenty years—and the next twenty.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Machine Learning Solutions

Author : Jalaj Thanaki
ISBN : 9781788398893
Genre : Computers
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Practical, hands-on solutions in Python to overcome any problem in Machine Learning Key Features Master the advanced concepts, methodologies, and use cases of machine learning Build ML applications for analytics, NLP and computer vision domains Solve the most common problems in building machine learning models Book Description Machine learning (ML) helps you find hidden insights from your data without the need for explicit programming. This book is your key to solving any kind of ML problem you might come across in your job. You’ll encounter a set of simple to complex problems while building ML models, and you'll not only resolve these problems, but you’ll also learn how to build projects based on each problem, with a practical approach and easy-to-follow examples. The book includes a wide range of applications: from analytics and NLP, to computer vision domains. Some of the applications you will be working on include stock price prediction, a recommendation engine, building a chat-bot, a facial expression recognition system, and many more. The problem examples we cover include identifying the right algorithm for your dataset and use cases, creating and labeling datasets, getting enough clean data to carry out processing, identifying outliers, overftting datasets, hyperparameter tuning, and more. Here, you'll also learn to make more timely and accurate predictions. In addition, you'll deal with more advanced use cases, such as building a gaming bot, building an extractive summarization tool for medical documents, and you'll also tackle the problems faced while building an ML model. By the end of this book, you'll be able to fine-tune your models as per your needs to deliver maximum productivity. What you will learn Select the right algorithm to derive the best solution in ML domains Perform predictive analysis effciently using ML algorithms Predict stock prices using the stock index value Perform customer analytics for an e-commerce platform Build recommendation engines for various domains Build NLP applications for the health domain Build language generation applications using different NLP techniques Build computer vision applications such as facial emotion recognition Who this book is for This book is for the intermediate users such as machine learning engineers, data engineers, data scientists, and more, who want to solve simple to complex machine learning problems in their day-to-day work and build powerful and efficient machine learning models. A basic understanding of the machine learning concepts and some experience with Python programming is all you need to get started with this book.
Category: Computers

Machine Dreams

Author : Philip Mirowski
ISBN : 0521775264
Genre : Business & Economics
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Machine Dreams recounts how the computer has transformed the content of American economics.
Category: Business & Economics

Programming For The Java Virtual Machine

Author : Joshua Engel
ISBN : 0201309726
Genre : Computers
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A Java expert shows programmers how to write programs for the Java Virtual Machine, creating more efficient, faster running and more secure Java applications. Readers will learn how to write JVM programs directly without use of a compiler.
Category: Computers

Human Machine Interaction Using Hybrid Biological Signals Next Step Of Powered Wheelchair Controller

Author : Pankaj Kadam
ISBN : 9783954891436
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 38.6 MB
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In the last decade, digital revolution has improved the living standard of people in cities and urban areas. The project is part of the effort to improve the quality of life for the elderly, quadriplegic, and individuals with muscle degeneration condition. The author has tried to merge robotic techniques with powered wheelchair systems that can assist them in their daily life and provide mobility. This project tries to merge man with the machine in a minimalistic way, and to provide safer control at the same time. In this book, the author describes the software, hardware, and the challenge faced during the implementation of the project.
Category: Business & Economics

The Vision Machine

Author : Paul Virilio
ISBN : 0253209013
Genre : Fiction
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A challenging survey of the technologies of perception, production and dissemination of images throughout history by one of France's leading contemporary intellectuals, Paul Virilio. Surveying art history as well as the technologies of war and urban planning, Virilio provides us with an introduction to a new "logistics of the image". From the era of painting, engraving and architecture culminating in the 18th century, the history of "regimes of the visual" shifted with the intervention of the photogram (photography and cinematography) in the 19th century. The latest era starts with videography, holography and infographics, turning the dissolution of modernity into a generalised logic of public representations. Virilio's book offers the most provocative account of the history of "seeing" to date and could revolutionise the way we periodise not only art history but 'social existence' itself [Publisher description].
Category: Fiction

Heavy Equipment Up Close

Author : Andra Serlin Abramson
ISBN : 1402747993
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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An introduction to some of the heavy machinery used in construction, mining, logging, and other industries.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction