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IT security controls: a guide to corporate standards and frameworks
Viegas V., Kuyucu O., Apress, New York, NY, 2022. 376 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484277-98-0)
As a consequence of the growth in criminal monetization of cybersecurity attacks and increased legislated compliance requirements, not to mention plain old business risk management, information and communications technology (ICT) systems security ...
Nov 21 2022
Social big data analytics: practices, techniques, and applications
Abu-Salih B., Wongthongtham P., Zhu D., Yan Chan K., Rudra A., Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, 2021. 228 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030686-50-5)
Thanks to the advances in wireless sensor communication, large-scale storage, and computing technologies, those who can afford to be in one or more of the available platforms--the Internet, WhatsApp, or Twitter, to name a few--are connec...
Nov 14 2022
Can AI learn to forget?
Greengard S. Communications of the ACM 65(4): 9-11, 2022. Type: Article
Nowadays, we can assume readers of
are familiar with the ideas behind machine learning, where neural networks are trained with large training sets so that they “learn” to recognize patterns ...
Nov 7 2022
Biases in AI systems
Srinivasan R., Chander A. Communications of the ACM 64(8): 44-49, 2021. Type: Article
As Srinivasan and Chander discuss, software packages and algorithms encounter many biases related to images on the web. This is then an article on computer application control, not human user control. Machine learning (ML) and artificial intellige...
Oct 31 2022
Deep transfer learning in human-robot interaction for cognitive and physical rehabilitation purposes
Aqdus Ilyas C., Rehm M., Nasrollahi K., Madadi Y., Moeslund T., Seydi V. Pattern Analysis & Applications 25(3): 653-677, 2022. Type: Article
Despite the huge number of publicly available images, emotion recognition for real applications suffers from a lack of relevant images. This challenge is considered here, where the task involves interpreting the facial expressions of patients with...
Oct 24 2022
Discovery of ill-known motifs in time series data
Deppe S., Springer International Publishing, Berlin, Germany, 2021. 220 pp. Type: Book (978-3-662642-14-6)
Today, as we are drowning in data, we desperately need bits of dry land where we can climb out of the information ocean and gain useful perspectives. The book under review provides one such vantage point, and anyone whose work involves finding pat...
Oct 17 2022
Augmented humanity: being and remaining agentic in a digitalized world
Bryant P., Palgrave Macmillan, New York, NY, 2021. 269 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030764-44-9)
Augmented humanity can be defined as “a human–computer integration technology that proposes to improve capacity and productivity by changing or increasing the normal ranges of human function through the restoration or extension of human phys...
Oct 10 2022
5G wireless: a comprehensive introduction
Stallings W., Pearson, Hoboken, NJ, 2021. 672 pp. Type: Book (978-1-367671-41-6)
The tremendous growth of mobile technology from first generation (1G) to fifth generation (5G) includes the development of mobile networks, user interfaces, and real-time implementation. The COVID-19 pandemic of the last couple years highlighted a...
Oct 3 2022
Clean craftsmanship: disciplines, standards, and ethics
Martin R., Pearson, Columbus, OH, 2021. 416 pp. Type: Book (978-0-136915-71-3), Reviews: (2 of 2)
At first, computer programming was reserved for highly skilled people. Over the decades, programming languages have become more and more user friendly, making them accessible to more people. Nowadays, several countries around the world are general...
Sep 26 2022
What every engineer and computer scientist should know: the biggest contributor to happiness
Picard R. Communications of the ACM 64(12): 40-42, 2021. Type: Article
Obviously, people in this world go through periods of happiness and unhappiness. But do computer engineers and scientists really understand the factors that account for true happiness in daily life? Perhaps there are useful features fo...
Sep 19 2022
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