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Automate This

Author : Christopher Steiner
ISBN : 9781101572153
Genre : Computers
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The rousing story of the last gasp of human agency and how today’s best and brightest minds are endeavoring to put an end to it. It used to be that to diagnose an illness, interpret legal documents, analyze foreign policy, or write a newspaper article you needed a human being with specific skills—and maybe an advanced degree or two. These days, high-level tasks are increasingly being handled by algorithms that can do precise work not only with speed but also with nuance. These “bots” started with human programming and logic, but now their reach extends beyond what their creators ever expected. In this fascinating, frightening book, Christopher Steiner tells the story of how algorithms took over—and shows why the “bot revolution” is about to spill into every aspect of our lives, often silently, without our knowledge. The May 2010 “Flash Crash” exposed Wall Street’s reliance on trading bots to the tune of a 998-point market drop and $1 trillion in vanished market value. But that was just the beginning. In Automate This, we meet bots that are driving cars, penning haiku, and writing music mistaken for Bach’s. They listen in on our customer service calls and figure out what Iran would do in the event of a nuclear standoff. There are algorithms that can pick out the most cohesive crew of astronauts for a space mission or identify the next Jeremy Lin. Some can even ingest statistics from baseball games and spit out pitch-perfect sports journalism indistinguishable from that produced by humans. The interaction of man and machine can make our lives easier. But what will the world look like when algorithms control our hospitals, our roads, our culture, and our national security? What hap­pens to businesses when we automate judgment and eliminate human instinct? And what role will be left for doctors, lawyers, writers, truck drivers, and many others? Who knows—maybe there’s a bot learning to do your job this minute.

Automate This

Author : Deloitte
ISBN : OCLC:1105220619
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Different means to the same endProcess automation is nothing new—organizations have always looked for waysto achieve greater operating efficienciesand support growth. Process automationat scale arguably began more than twocenturies ago in the textiles industry,when factory machines began to be usedfor labor-intensive tasks such as weaving,stitching, and spinning cotton. Physical tasksof this nature are now widely automatedacross manufacturing and other industries,and developments in the field of roboticcontinue to lower the cost of automationwhile expanding the capabilities.

The New Manufacturing

Author : American Council on Education. Business-Higher Education Forum
ISBN : OCLC:16780965
Genre : Automation
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Systematic Software Testing

Author : Rick David Craig
ISBN : 1580537928
Genre : Computers
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Gain an in-depth understanding of software testing management and process issues that are critical for delivering high-quality software on time and within budget. Written by leading experts in the field, this book offers those involved in building and maintaining complex, mission-critical software systems a flexible, risk-based process to improve their software testing capabilities. Whether your organization currently has a well-defined testing process or almost no process, Systematic Software Testing provides unique insights into better ways to test your software.This book describes how to use a preventive method of testing, which parallels the software development lifecycle, and explains how to create and subsequently use test plans, test design, and test metrics. Detailed instructions are presented to help you decide what to test, how to prioritize tests, and when testing is complete. Learn how to conduct risk analysis and measure test effectiveness to maximize the efficiency of your testing efforts. Because organizational structure, the right people, and management are keys to better software testing, Systematic Software Testing explains these issues with the insight of the authorsOCO more than 25 years of experience."

Automated Deduction Cade 19

Author : Franz Baader
ISBN : 9783540450856
Genre : Computers
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The refereed proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Automated Deduction, CADE 2003, held in Miami Beach, FL, USA in July 2003. The 29 revised full papers and 7 system description papers presented together with an invited paper and 3 abstracts of invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 83 submissions. All current aspects of automated deduction are discussed, ranging from theoretical and methodological issues to the presentation of new theorem provers and systems.

Automated Data Collection With R

Author : Simon Munzert
ISBN : 9781118834800
Genre : Computers
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A hands on guide to web scraping and text mining for bothbeginners and experienced users of R Introduces fundamental concepts of the main architecture of theweb and databases and covers HTTP, HTML, XML, JSON, SQL. Provides basic techniques to query web documents and data sets(XPath and regular expressions). An extensive set of exercises are presented to guide thereader through each technique. Explores both supervised and unsupervised techniques as well asadvanced techniques such as data scraping and text management. Case studies are featured throughout along with examples foreach technique presented. R code and solutions to exercises featured in thebook are provided on a supporting website.

Artificial Intelligence Automated Reasoning And Symbolic Computation

Author : France) Calculemus (2002 Marseille
ISBN : 9783540438656
Genre : Computers
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the joint International Conferences on Artificial Intelligence and Symbolic Computation, AISC 2002, and Calculemus 2002 held in Marseille, France, in July 2002. The 24 revised full papers presented together with 2 system descriptions were carefully reviewed and selected from 52 submissions. Among the topics covered are automated theorem proving, logical reasoning, mathematical modeling, algebraic computations, computational mathematics, and applications in engineering and industrial practice.

Joomla Programming

Author : Mark Dexter
ISBN : 9780132780834
Genre : Computers
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When you master Joomla! programming, you can customize websites in ways that simply aren’t possible by tweaking parameters or installing someone else’s extensions. Now, there’s an authoritative, “soup-to-nuts” programming guide for every Joomla! user: from beginners with no Joomla! development experience to long-time coders seeking a quick start with Joomla!’s powerful new versions, 1.6, 1.7, and 2.5. Joomla!™ Programming presents proven best practices for getting the job done right. Written by Mark Dexter and Joomla! design architect Louis Landry (who wrote much of the new Joomla! framework), the text is packed with detailed examples and sample code, in-depth reference-style explanations available nowhere else, and fascinating sidebars revealing why Joomla! works the way it does. Both a tutorial and reference, this title brings together step-by-step instructions for everything from simple tasks (such as template overrides) to cutting-edge techniques involving components, MVC, and the Joomla! framework. You’ll learn how to View Joomla! from a programmer’s perspective Extend Joomla! with layout overrides, plugins, and modules Take full advantage of Joomla!’s improved new MVC implementation Build front-end and back-end components, from start to finish Secure your websites with Joomla!’s powerful, flexible new Access Control Lists Work with databases and use the new JDatabaseQuery to write complex queries Program Joomla! with JavaScript via the lightweight MooTools framework Develop custom category structures for your own websites and extensions Enable one-click updates for your own custom extensions Use the Joomla! platform as an application framework All example code, updates, and more information on Joomla! programming are available at the companion website,

Internet Programming With Visual Basic

Author : Budi Kurniawan
ISBN : 9781430211440
Genre : Computers
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This book covers what Visual Basic developers need to know in order to combine Visual Basic with Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS). Veteran author Budi Kurniawan shows developers everything they need to know to successfully design and implement a Web application without over-simplifying the process or leaving out a single step. He provides a thorough treatment of Webclasses, which, though poorly documented elsewhere, are the key to connecting VB and IIS, while teaching developers how to build a successful VB based IIS application from start to finish.

Algorithms And Computation

Author : Kyung-Yong Chwa
ISBN : 9783540653851
Genre : Computers
File Size : 58. 15 MB
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Algorithms and Computation, ISAAC'98, held in Taejon, Korea, in December 1998. The 47 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 102 submissions. The book is divided in topical sections on computational geometry, complexity, graph drawing, online algorithms and scheduling, CAD/CAM and graphics, graph algorithms, randomized algorithms, combinatorial problems, computational biology, approximation algorithms, and parallel and distributed algorithms.

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