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Automation and autonomy: labour, capital and machines in the artificial intelligence industry
The three foundational components of Marxist philosophies of economics and politics are listed in the title of this book: labor, capital, and machines. They are all affected by the growth of artificial intelligence (AI) and, especially, machine learning. Marxism is neither a historical curiosity... more
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Computers and the Internet, like all technologies, are a double-edged sword: whether they improve or degrade the human condition depends on who controls... more
- John Walker (2003)
Articles
Can AI learn to forget?: Communications of the ACM

Nowadays, we can assume readers of Computing Reviews are familiar with the ideas behind machine learning, where neural networks are trained with large training sets so that they “learn” to recognize patterns within said dataset; some of those patterns are... more

Legal Aspects of Computing (K.5) | Aug 8 22

What every engineer and computer scientist should know: the biggest contributor to happiness: Communications of the ACM

Obviously, people in this world go through periods of happiness and unhappiness. But do computer engineers and scientists really understand the factors that... more

Psychology (J.4...) | Jul 25 22

Analysis of COVID-19 tracking tool in India: case study of Aarogya Setu mobile application: Digital Government: Research and Practice

Coronavirus, like cold and flu viruses, will perhaps remain prevalent in societies around the world, even with the available vaccinations and drug treatments. Despite the existing high-tech... more

Medical Information Systems (J.3...) | Jul 19 22

The long road ahead to transition to post-quantum cryptography: Communications of the ACM

In this article, the author asserts the following: (1) Cryptographic algorithms are widely used to maintain the safety and privacy of communications. Many modern technologies, including mobile telephones, would... more

Cryptographic Controls (D.4.6...) | Jul 14 22

Analysis of COVID-19 tracking tool in India: case study of Aarogya Setu mobile application: Digital Government: Research and Practice

Gupta et al. focus on the development of tests, methods, and reference data, and the reliability of information used in proximity sensing for health and safety-related software, such as the... more

Medical Information Systems (J.3...) | Jul 11 22

Fifty years of P vs. NP and the possibility of the impossible: Communications of the ACM

The P versus NP problem is one of the most fundamental and well-known unresolved questions in computer science. In comparison with the 2009 Communications article by the same... more

Algorithms (B.2.4...) | Jun 27 22

A survey on end-edge-cloud orchestrated network computing paradigms: ACM Computing Surveys

Recognizing the limits of (distant) cloud computing, modern Internet of things (IoT) architectures recognize the so-called edge continuum between cloud applications and IoT devices and machines... more

Human Factors (H.1.2...) | Jun 17 22

Here we go again: Why is it difficult for developers to learn another programming language?: Communications of the ACM

It is common for programmers to switch programming languages--quite often, new work happens to involve a new programming language and the programmer has to just dive into it. Many have experienced this... more

General (D.3.0) | Jun 7 22

Website visual design qualities: a threefold framework: ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems

This work contributes to the literature on information systems by studying a theoretical perspective “that integrates three [major] dimensions of artifact visual design quality”: the aesthetic, functional, and... more

Human Factors (H.1.2...) | May 19 22

Question answering in knowledge bases: a verification assisted model with iterative training: ACM Transactions on Information Systems

Zhang et. al., in their paper, present a novel approach to increase the accuracy and efficiency in question-answering systems over a knowledge base. As they explain, “[mapping] a... more

General (H.0) | May 10 22

Books
Cyber-physical systems: a model-based approach

Cyber-physical systems: a model-based approach is for anyone interested in becoming a cyber-physical system designer or innovator of, for example, machines, manufactured products, processes, or the combination of such things. The authors illustrate the... more
Linear Systems (G.1.3...) | Aug 4 22

Automation and autonomy: labour, capital and machines in the artificial intelligence industry

The three foundational components of Marxist philosophies of economics and politics are listed in the title of this book: labor, capital, and machines. They are all affected by the growth of artificial intelligence... more
Economics (J.4...) | Aug 1 22

Radical solutions for education in a crisis context

Enhancing learning in a period of crisis such as COVID-19 has emerged as an opportunity for global learning. However, it comes at the cost of transitioning from face-to-face learning interactions to online learning interfaces. This book highlights some of these... more
Education (J.1...) | Jul 28 22

Market engineering: insights from two decades of research on markets and information

This special book is mostly devoted to honoring one person, who, thanks to his activity and outstanding ideas, was able to influence many people involved in widely understood information engineering, marketing engineering... more
Economics (J.4...) | Jul 27 22

Predictive models for decision support in the COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic is not the first pandemic to have occurred in the history of humanity, but it is the first one where it is possible to use a vast array of mathematical tools to describe, analyze, and even attempt to forecast possible outcomes in... more
Health (J.3...) | Jul 26 22

Artificial intelligence and its discontents: critiques from the social sciences and humanities

Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey opened in 1968, during a time when a general artificial intelligence (AI), embodied in the film’s HAL 9000 computer, was thought to be possible, if not achievable, by the... more
Social & Behavioral Sciences (J.4) | Jul 20 22

Essential discrete mathematics for computer science

The authors have brilliantly and solidly achieved their aim “to teach reasoning as well as concepts and skills,” with a breadth that characterizes the scope of today’s computing science. Although the target audience is undergraduates with knowledge of precalculus... more
Discrete Mathematics (G.2) | Jul 18 22

Foundations of deep reinforcement learning: theory and practice in Python

Even for specialists well acquainted with more classical topics in machine learning, for example, plain supervised or unsupervised tasks (regression, classification, clustering, and the like), reinforcement learning (RL) can be quite challenging to comprehend at the beginning... more
Python (D.3.2...) | Jul 13 22

Discrete mathematics and graph theory: a concise study companion and guide

For today’s students of computer science (CS), engineering, and mathematics, discrete mathematics is considered a fundamental course demanding in-depth study. The author employs an algorithmic... more
Discrete Mathematics (G.2) | Jul 12 22

Statistics for data scientists: an introduction to probability, statistics, and data analysis

One would hope that professionals calling themselves data scientists would have extensive training in both statistical theory and practice. Yet current data analytics curricula, while naturally including at least one... more
Probability & Statistics (G.3) | Jul 7 22


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