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  Artificial intelligence and its discontents: critiques from the social sciences and humanities
Hanemaayer A., Palgrave Macmillan, New York, NY, 2022. 290 pp.  Type: Book (978-3-030886-14-1), Reviews: (2 of 2)

Artificial intelligence (AI) is an ambiguous term that spans a broad range of topics, from narrow-focused neural nets that recognize patterns over a limited scope to the idea of a human-level, or higher, thinking capability. This computing field b...

Oct 19 2022  
   Digital health: scaling healthcare to the world
Rivas H., Wac K., Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, 2018. 370 pp.  Type: Book (978-3-319614-45-8)

Digital health generally refers to the application of computer technology to healthcare. This takes several forms, for example, storing electronic health records (EHRs), mobile device applications that provide guidance or reminders, an...

Mar 9 2021  
  Building consistent transactions with inconsistent replication
Zhang I., Sharma N., Szekeres A., Krishnamurthy A., Ports D. ACM Transactions on Computer Systems 35(4): 1-37, 2018.  Type: Article

Large-scale transaction processing systems must balance the need for minimal response times with maintaining the integrity of the data being processed. In theory, transactions are processed sequentially in the order received. Very larg...

Aug 18 2020  
  User-centric distributed spectrum sharing in dynamic network architectures
Shafigh A., Glisic S., Hossain E., Lorenzo B., DaSilva L. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking 27(1): 15-28, 2019.  Type: Article

In modern mobile networks with multiple network operators, distributed access points, and many users, the efficient utilization of available bandwidth merits consideration. A game theory approach is used here. It envisions a three-laye...

Jan 30 2020  
  Predicting information retrieval performance
Losee R., Morgan&Claypool Publishers, San Rafael, CA, 2019. 79 pp.  Type: Book (978-1-681734-72-9)

As any Internet user knows, searching is a major activity. Given the size of the total data content available, it is amazing how quickly various search engines are able to provide results. Search providers want to understand the perfor...

Apr 10 2019  
   Carl von Clausewitz, the fog-of-war, and the AI revolution: the real world is not a game of Go
Wallace R., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 102 pp.  Type: Book (978-3-319746-32-6)

As artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly used in many areas, including fully automated vehicle control and military applications, there are concerns about how effectively such systems deal with extreme conditions. Carl von Claus...

Jan 14 2019  
   Personal assistants: emerging computational technologies
Costa A., Julian V., Novais P., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 220 pp.  Type: Book (978-3-319625-29-4)

For those of us who have reached a certain age, the term “personal assistant” brings up images of a PalmPilot or something similar. Today, we might think of Cortana or Siri. On the other hand, an increasing concern ...

Aug 30 2018  
   Artificial intelligence and economic theory: Skynet in the market
Marwala T., Hurwitz E., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 204 pp.  Type: Book (978-3-319661-03-2)

Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly used in many areas, including language translation, medical diagnosis, and so on. Of interest here are AI applications in stock market activities. Most investors are aware of programmed trad...

Jul 19 2018  
   The technological singularity: managing the journey
Callaghan V., Miller J., Yampolskiy R., Armstrong S., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 261 pp.  Type: Book (978-3-662540-31-2)

Research progresses toward the goal of developing an artificial general intelligence (AGI), the realization of which is referred to as “the singularity.” That term carries the implication that AGI will cause fundame...

May 17 2018  
   The virtual mind: designing the logic to approximate human thinking
Hageback N., Chapman & Hall/CRC, Boca Raton, FL, 2017. 172 pp.  Type: Book (978-1-138054-02-8)

A theoretical goal of artificial intelligence (AI) is to reproduce in some fashion the thinking process of the human mind. I say “in some fashion” because the actual processes of the human brain are only partially k...

Mar 27 2018  
 
 
 
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