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New light through old windows: exploring contemporary science through 12 classic science fiction tales
Webb S., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2019. 320 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030031-94-7)
Science fiction has often been prophetic--sometimes wrongly so, sometimes very much on point....
Guidelines for human-AI interaction
Amershi S., Weld D., Vorvoreanu M., Fourney A., Nushi B., Collisson P., Suh J., Iqbal S., Bennett P., Inkpen K., Teevan J., Kikin-Gil R., Horvitz E. CHI 2019 (Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Glasgow, UK, May 4-9, 2019) 1-13, 2019. Type: Proceedings
From a human-computer interaction (HCI) perspective, the arrival of virtual assistants (for example, Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant, and Bixby) has led to a shift in interaction mode from visual to speech-based: instead of manipulating objects disp...
Understanding image representations by measuring their equivariance and equivalence
Lenc K., Vedaldi A. International Journal of Computer Vision 127(5): 456-476, 2019. Type: Article
As the number of artificial intelligence (AI)-based systems that support key aspects of our life, including health and security, increases exponentially, the demand for explainable AI has reached a peak in recent years. In the field of computer vi...
Building your online store with WordPress and WooCommerce: learn to leverage the critical role e-commerce plays in today’s competitive marketplace
Sims L., Apress, New York, NY, 2018. 200 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484238-45-5)
This is a how-to book on using WordPress and WooCommerce--WooCommerce is a plugin for WordPress, creating an e-commerce store. The text goes through the steps required to configure the software, with comments, after two short chapters about e...
NV-clustering: normally-off computing using non-volatile datapaths
Roohi A., DeMara R. IEEE Transactions on Computers 67(7): 949-959, 2018. Type: Article
The much-needed downscaling of different core system architectures is significantly challenged by static power dissipation. The authors present a solution via middleware-transparent intermittent computing, utilizing a newly developed non-volatile ...
Declarative logic programming: theory, systems, and applications
Kifer M., Liu Y. Association for Computing Machinery and Morgan & Claypool, New York, NY, 2018. Type: Divisible Book
What is declarative logic programming and why is it relevant? These are just two of the many questions answered in
Declarative logic programming
, edited by Michael Kifer and Yanhong Annie Liu. The compiled chapters aim to fill in any gaps i...
Essential engineering thermodynamics: a student’s guide
Zhang Y., Morgan&Claypool Publishers, San Rafael, CA, 2018. 79 pp. Type: Book (978-1-681734-23-1)
The relationship between computer science and physics is many-faceted, from the quantum mechanics principles that make semiconductors hum, to the concept of entropy that is the foundation of information theory. Entropy is a key concept of thermody...
The physics of quantum information: quantum cryptography, quantum teleportation, quantum computation
Bouwmeester D., Ekert A., Zeilinger A. Springer-Verlag, London, UK, 2000. Type: Divisible Book
A century ago, the discovery of quantum mechanics initiated a revolution in physics that challenged many deeply-held intuitions. Within the last 20 years, the application of quantum mechanics to computation has opened the door to a similar revolu...
Millions, billions, zillions: defending yourself in a world of too many numbers
Kernighan B., PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS, Princeton, NJ, 2018. 176 pp. Type: Book (978-0-691182-77-3)
This book is simultaneously entertaining, instructive (one might say educational), and worrying. After an (important) opening chapter, the author analyzes a statement from
that the US should tap into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve...
Comprehensive healthcare simulation: neurosurgery
Alaraj A., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 350 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319755-82-3)
There have been many changes in the ways in which surgeons gain early experience. These include a worldwide reduction in working hours and a migration from hands-on apprenticeship-type training. There have also been changes in patient expectations...
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