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The discrete charm of the machine: why the world became digital
Steiglitz K.,  PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS, Princeton, NJ, 2019. 256 pp. Type: Book (978-0-691179-43-8)

Digital computers have found their way into every aspect of modern life. They are now essential for work and ubiquitous in leisure, and used from childhood to retirement age, through every stage of adult life. Although the number of digital comput...

May 20 2019
The human infrastructure of El Paquete, Cuba’s offline Internet
Dye M., Nemer D., Mangiameli J., Bruckman A., Kumar N.  interactions 26(1): 58-62, 2019. Type: Article

Cubans do not have online access to the Internet, nor instantaneous communication with people outside of Cuba. Even cellphone technology inside Cuba is limited. Responding to that void, an informal network of information workers has cobbled togeth...

May 13 2019
A game theoretic model for the formation of navigable small-world networks--the tradeoff between distance and reciprocity
Yang Z., Chen W.  ACM Transactions on Internet Technology 18(4): 1-38, 2018. Type: Article

The concept of small-world networks has been developed to help explain how real whole-world social networks manage to be “navigable.” By navigable I mean the ease with which any two people can be connected with seemingly few intermedia...

May 6 2019
Newman M.,  Oxford University Press, Inc., New York, NY, 2018. 800 pp. Type: Book (978-0-198805-09-0)

In this revised and expanded edition of his 2010 seminal work [1,2], Newman updates the content to reflect developments in the field. The book is very comprehensive and consists of 18 chapters. It is divided into four distinct parts: “The Em...

Apr 29 2019
Dense 3D-convolutional neural network for person re-identification in videos
Liu J., Zha Z., Chen X., Wang Z., Zhang Y.  ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications 15(1s): 1-19, 2019. Type: Article

It is well known that the current types of neural networks perform quite well in identifying faces in (still) images. But what about re-identifying moving pedestrians in non-overlapping video sequences taken from different cameras?...

Apr 22 2019
Software development from A to Z: a deep dive into all the roles involved in the creation of software
Filipova O., Vilão R.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2018. 308 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484239-44-5)

Initially I didn’t much like this book. Here’s why:...

Apr 15 2019
Survey on fog computing
Hu P., Dhelim S., Ning H., Qiu T.  Journal of Network and Computer Applications 98(C): 27-42, 2017. Type: Article

In the Internet of things (IoT), is there a difference between edge and fog computing?...

Apr 8 2019
The future
Montfort N.,  The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2017. 192 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262534-81-9)

We hear a lot of dire predictions these days: the economy is going to crash, leaving retirees penniless; artificial intelligence (AI) is going to leave 30 to 40 percent of the workforce unemployed; climate change is going to render the planet unin...

Apr 1 2019
New solutions for cybersecurity
Shrobe H., Shrier D., Pentland A.,  MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2017. 504 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262535-37-3)

There is a growing recognition that “humans are now [deeply] embedded in three interconnected systems”--social, environmental, and cyber--and the sustainable development of this planet “rest[s] not only on the sustainab...

Mar 25 2019
Deep learning for computer vision with Python
Rosebrock A.,, 2018.Type: Book

Internet resources for learning artificial intelligence (AI), especially regarding the subtopic of machine learning (ML), are expanding rapidly. Two resources, presented as online books, are the subject of this review. Both resources overlap in co...

Mar 18 2019
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