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Smart Machines

Author : John Kelly III
ISBN : 9780231168564
Genre : Computers
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We are crossing a new frontier in the evolution of computing and entering the era of cognitive systems. The victory of IBMÕs Watson on the television quiz show Jeopardy! revealed how scientists and engineers at IBM and elsewhere are pushing the boundaries of science and technology to create machines that sense, learn, reason, and interact with people in new ways to provide insight and advice. In Smart Machines, John E. Kelly III, director of IBM Research, and Steve Hamm, a writer at IBM and a former business and technology journalist, introduce the fascinating world of Òcognitive systemsÓ to general audiences and provide a window into the future of computing. Cognitive systems promise to penetrate complexity and assist people and organizations in better decision making. They can help doctors evaluate and treat patients, augment the ways we see, anticipate major weather events, and contribute to smarter urban planning. Kelly and HammÕs comprehensive perspective describes this technology inside and out and explains how it will help us conquer the harnessing and understanding of Òbig data,Ó one of the major computing challenges facing businesses and governments in the coming decades. Absorbing and impassioned, their book will inspire governments, academics, and the global tech industry to work together to power this exciting wave in innovation.
Category: Computers

How Smart Machines Think

Author : Sean Gerrish
ISBN : 9780262038409
Genre : Computers
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Everything you've always wanted to know about self-driving cars, Netflix recommendations, IBM's Watson, and video game-playing computer programs. The future is here: Self-driving cars are on the streets, an algorithm gives you movie and TV recommendations, IBM's Watson triumphed on Jeopardy over puny human brains, computer programs can be trained to play Atari games. But how do all these things work? In this book, Sean Gerrish offers an engaging and accessible overview of the breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and machine learning that have made today's machines so smart. Gerrish outlines some of the key ideas that enable intelligent machines to perceive and interact with the world. He describes the software architecture that allows self-driving cars to stay on the road and to navigate crowded urban environments; the million-dollar Netflix competition for a better recommendation engine (which had an unexpected ending); and how programmers trained computers to perform certain behaviors by offering them treats, as if they were training a dog. He explains how artificial neural networks enable computers to perceive the world—and to play Atari video games better than humans. He explains Watson's famous victory on Jeopardy, and he looks at how computers play games, describing AlphaGo and Deep Blue, which beat reigning world champions at the strategy games of Go and chess. Computers have not yet mastered everything, however; Gerrish outlines the difficulties in creating intelligent agents that can successfully play video games like StarCraft that have evaded solution—at least for now. Gerrish weaves the stories behind these breakthroughs into the narrative, introducing readers to many of the researchers involved, and keeping technical details to a minimum. Science and technology buffs will find this book an essential guide to a future in which machines can outsmart people.
Category: Computers

Smart Machines And The Internet Of Things

Author : Ryan Nagelhout
ISBN : 9781499437805
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The interconnectivity of appliances, everyday objects, and people to the Web is called the “Internet of Things.” Electric cars are being made smart and fast with software updates that are pushed to them wirelessly. Electrical outlets can be tuned off from anywhere in the world, and people can even track the amount of energy the plugs are using by looking at a cell phone. This insightful volume describes some of these intriguing state-of-the-art devices, including tracking devices to monitor endangered animals or help find lost pets and sensors in water treatment facilities that can help control a city’s water supply.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Natural Computing Dna Quantum Bits And The Future Of Smart Machines

Author : Dennis E. Shasha
ISBN : 9780393336832
Genre : Computers
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Computer-scientist Dennish Shasha, perhaps best known for his work on the 'Puzzling Adventures' column in Scientific American, here teams up with journalist Cathy Lazere to explore the outer reaches of current computer science theory. After dozens of interviews, they realized that while researchers are working in a variety of disciplines in science, engineering, and even finance, they all share a common vision: the future of computing is a synthesis with nature. The stories that result defy belief. Instead of designing a high precision machine that handles every possibility, space engineers propose to design machines that will adapt to handle new possibilities. Other researchers are exploring wetware processing built on DNA or bacterial cells that promises nearly free and massively parallel computation. Another designer's 'extended analog computer,' a piece of foam attached to 25 wires, has turned computing completely on its head: instead of calculating an answer using ones and zeros and arithmetic as in a digital computer, his measures an answer. In lively, readable prose, Shasha and Lazere take readers on a tour of this bizarre and fascinating world.
Category: Computers

Smart Workers Smart Machines

Author : Kenan Patrick Jarboe
ISBN : CORNELL:31924071721884
Genre : Business & Economics
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Category: Business & Economics

The Digital Ape

Author : Nigel Shadbolt
ISBN : 9781925548747
Genre : Computers
File Size : 83.16 MB
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How smart machines are transforming us all — and what we should do about it. The smart machines revolution is re-shaping our lives and our societies. Here, Nigel Shadbolt (one of Britain’s leading authorities on artificial intelligence) and Roger Hampson dispel terror, confusion, and misconception. We are not about to be elbowed aside by a rebel army of super-intelligent robots of our own creation. We were using tools before we became Homo sapiens, and will continue to control them. How we exercise that control — in our private lives, in employment, in politics — and make the best of the wonderful opportunities, will determine our collective future well-being. Lucid, well-informed, and deeply human, The Digital Ape offers a unique approach. The authors prefer to add augmented wisdom to artificial intelligence.
Category: Computers

Smart Machines In Education

Author : Kenneth D. Forbus
ISBN : 0262561417
Genre : Business & Economics
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The emerging widespread use of artificial intelligence in education.
Category: Business & Economics

Artificial Intelligence

Author : Joe Greek
ISBN : 9781499438987
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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For ages, the idea of machines that think and act on their own has gripped scientists, thinkers, and the general public. This book explores the history of artificial intelligence (A.I.), and how science fiction is quickly becoming science fact. It examines the technologies involved in A.I. and its inevitable effects on work, life, health, and many other aspects of human society. Rooted in history and science, this book provides an inside look at a topic that captivates engineers, scientists, and dreamers, but also raises important ethical issues and challenges how we see ourselves and our mechanical and computer creations.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Humility Is The New Smart

Author : Edward D. Hess
ISBN : 9781626568778
Genre : Business & Economics
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Humility Is the New Smart Your job is at risk—if not now, then soon. We are on the leading edge of a Smart Machine Age led by artificial intelligence that will be as transformative for us as the Industrial Revolution was for our ancestors. Smart machines will take over millions of jobs in manufacturing, office work, the service sector, the professions, you name it. Not only can they know more data and analyze it faster than any mere human, say Edward Hess and Katherine Ludwig, but smart machines are free of the emotional, psychological, and cultural baggage that so often mars human thinking. So we can't beat 'em and we can't join 'em. To stay relevant, we have to play a different game. Hess and Ludwig offer us that game plan. We need to excel at critical, creative, and innovative thinking and at genuinely engaging with others—things machines can't do well. The key is to change our definition of what it means to be smart. Hess and Ludwig call it being NewSmart. In this extraordinarily timely book, they offer detailed guidance for developing NewSmart attitudes and four critical behaviors that will help us adapt to the new reality. The crucial mindset underlying NewSmart is humility—not self-effacement but an accurate self-appraisal: acknowledging you can't have all the answers, remaining open to new ideas, and committing yourself to lifelong learning. Drawing on extensive multidisciplinary research, Hess and Ludwig emphasize that the key to success in this new era is not to be more like the machines but to excel at the best of what makes us human.
Category: Business & Economics