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Heart Of The Machine

Author : Richard Yonck
ISBN : 9781628727340
Genre : Computers
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“A fascinating, and sometimes disturbing” examination of our relationship with artificial intelligence in the tradition of Ray Kurzweil and Michio Kaku (Martin Ford, New York Times–bestselling author of Rise of the Robots). Imagine a robotic stuffed animal that can respond to a child’s emotional state, a commercial that can change based on a customer’s facial expression, or even a company that can create feelings as though a person were experiencing them naturally. Heart of the Machine explores the next giant step in the relationship between humans and technology: computers that can recognize, respond to, and even replicate emotions. Futurist Richard Yonck argues that emotions—the first, most basic, and most natural form of communication—are how we will soon work with and use computers. And that instilling emotions into computers is the next leap in our centuries-old obsession with creating machines that replicate humans. But with every step forward, there are pitfalls. Technology that can manipulate our feelings could open. Doors to unprecedented levels of mass control. And there is still our deep-seated anxiety about what might happen if machines could actually feel—only to break free from our control. A fascinating exploration of the evolving relationship between mankind and technology, Heart of the Machine is “a compelling and thorough history of the interaction between our emotional lives and our technology” (Ray Kurzweil).
Category: Computers

Heart Of The Machine

Author : Don DeBon
ISBN : 9781948819008
Genre : Fiction
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The Nexus is BACK! The artificial intelligence created to serve mankind, yet turned to fulfill a darker purpose has returned against all odds. But is the return a blessing or the curse everyone suspects?
Category: Fiction

The Machines Of Leonardo Da Vinci And Franz Reuleaux

Author : Francis C. Moon
ISBN : 9781402055997
Genre : Science
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This fascinating book will be of as much interest to engineers as to art historians, examining as it does the evolution of machine design methodology from the Renaissance to the Age of Machines in the 19th century. It provides detailed analysis, comparing design concepts of engineers of the 15th century Renaissance and the 19th century age of machines from a workshop tradition to the rational scientific discipline used today.
Category: Science

Machines In Our Hearts

Author : Kirk Jeffrey
ISBN : 0801865794
Genre : History
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"An important book that provides valuable insight into the origins and growth of one of the world's most successful biomedical industries." -- JAMA
Category: History

The Demon In The Machine

Author : Paul Davies
ISBN : 9780241309605
Genre : Science
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'A gripping new drama in science ... if you want to understand how the concept of life is changing, read this' Professor Andrew Briggs, University of Oxford When Darwin set out to explain the origin of species, he made no attempt to answer the deeper question: what is life? For generations, scientists have struggled to make sense of this fundamental question. Life really does look like magic: even a humble bacterium accomplishes things so dazzling that no human engineer can match it. And yet, huge advances in molecular biology over the past few decades have served only to deepen the mystery. So can life be explained by known physics and chemistry, or do we need something fundamentally new? In this penetrating and wide-ranging new analysis, world-renowned physicist and science communicator Paul Davies searches for answers in a field so new and fast-moving that it lacks a name, a domain where computing, chemistry, quantum physics and nanotechnology intersect. At the heart of these diverse fields, Davies explains, is the concept of information: a quantity with the power to unify biology with physics, transform technology and medicine, and even to illuminate the age-old question of whether we are alone in the universe. From life's murky origins to the microscopic engines that run the cells of our bodies, The Demon in the Machine is a breath-taking journey across the landscape of physics, biology, logic and computing. Weaving together cancer and consciousness, two-headed worms and bird navigation, Davies reveals how biological organisms garner and process information to conjure order out of chaos, opening a window on the secret of life itself.
Category: Science

America S Great Healthcare

Author : Maury Coffee
ISBN : 9781477150320
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Historical Firsts and Innovations in the Development of Healthcare are Presented. An Honest Review and Evaluation of our President's Healthcare Reform is set forth. "America's Hospital of the Future" is Presented, Featuring a Green "Healing" Environment Through the Use of Light, Space and Technology. The Huge Growth in the Number of Patients Expected and the Alarming Shortages of Doctors and Nurses are Reviewed and Necessary Expansion of Education Proposed. The Important role and Growth of Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners is Highlighted. The Importance of National Tort Reform Along With the Huge Advantages it offers Physicians, Patients, Healthcare and States are underscored. The Outlandish Executive Salaries, Huge Profits and Repeated Fines for Illegal Business Practices and Patient Abuses by Heath Insurance Payers, documented by National News Media and National Organizations Concerned with Healthcare in America are addressed. Alternative Options For Total Healthcare Reform are Proposed, Fulfilling all of our President's Goals at Less Than Half the $1.083 Trillion Budgeted, While Including the Essential Education and Cost of an additional 91,500 Doctors and 712,000 Nurses by 2020, all with a Less Costly Payer System.
Category: Health & Fitness

Shadow Of The War Machine

Author : Kristin Bailey
ISBN : 9781442468078
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Meg finally finds the answers she’s been searching for in the thrilling and action-packed conclusion to the Second Order trilogy, set in steampunk Victorian London. Meg has come a long way from her days as a lowly housemaid, driven to learn the truth behind her parents’ murder. She’s since discovered that they were part of the Secret Order of Modern Amusementists—an underground society of inventors. Determined to reclaim her heritage, she joined the Amusementists as an apprentice, but that hasn’t brought her closer to the man responsible for the loss of her family: the man in the clockwork mask. Now the man in the clockwork mask is coming for her. But Meg is tired of being hunted and she intends to become the hunter. The truth about her family is out there, and she will find it. With Will, the boy who holds her heart, Meg embarks on an adventure that takes them far from the cold London winter and into the heart of France. But the City of Light is filled with dark shadows. There’s a plot afoot that could turn the tides of a terrible war, and cost the lives of millions—that is, if it doesn’t take the lives of everyone Meg holds dear, including her own.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Lives Of Machines

Author : Tamara Siroone Ketabgian
ISBN : 9780472051403
Genre : History
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Today we commonly describe ourselves as machines that "let off steam" or feel "under pressure." The Lives of Machines investigates how Victorian technoculture came to shape this language of human emotion so pervasively and irrevocably and argues that nothing is more intensely human and affecting than the nonhuman. Tamara Ketabgian explores the emergence of a modern and more mechanical view of human nature in Victorian literature and culture. Treating British literature from the 1830s to the 1870s, this study examines forms of feeling and community that combine the vital and the mechanical, the human and the nonhuman, in surprisingly hybrid and productive alliances. Challenging accounts of industrial alienation that still persist, the author defines mechanical character and feeling not as erasures or negations of self, but as robust and nuanced entities in their own right. The Lives of Machines thus offers an alternate cultural history that traces sympathies between humans, animals, and machines in novels and nonfiction about factory work as well as in other unexpected literary sites and genres, whether domestic, scientific, musical, or philosophical. Ketabgian historicizes a model of affect and community that continues to inform recent theories of technology, psychology, and the posthuman. The Lives of Machines will be of interest to students of British literature and history, history of science and of technology, novel studies, psychoanalysis, and postmodern cultural studies.
Category: History