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   Foundations of deep reinforcement learning: theory and practice in Python
Graesser L., Loon Keng W.,  Pearson, Boston, MA, 2019. 416 pp. Type: Book (978-0-135172-38-4)

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 t...

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  Analysis of COVID-19 tracking tool in India: case study of Aarogya Setu mobile application
Gupta R., Bedi M., Goyal P., Wadhera S., Verma V.  Digital Government: Research and Practice 1(4): 1-8, 2020. Type: Article, Reviews: (1 of 2)

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 Aarogya Setu mobile application provided by the governmen...

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   Statistics for data scientists: an introduction to probability, statistics, and data analysis
Kaptein M., van den Heuvel E.,  Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, 2022. 348 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030105-30-3)

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 general statistics course, oft...

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   Essential discrete mathematics for computer science
Lewis H., Zax R.,  PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS, Princeton, NJ, 2019. 388 pp. Type: Book (978-0-691179-29-2)

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 undergradu...

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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)

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 year in the movie...

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  Discrete mathematics and graph theory: a concise study companion and guide
Erciyes K.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2021. 352 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030611-14-9)

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 approach, quite rightfully, to write this refere...

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  The long road ahead to transition to post-quantum cryptography
LaMacchia B.  Communications of the ACM 65(1): 28-30, 2022. Type: Article

In this article, the author asserts the following:...

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  Analysis of COVID-19 tracking tool in India: case study of Aarogya Setu mobile application
Gupta R., Bedi M., Goyal P., Wadhera S., Verma V.  Digital Government: Research and Practice 1(4): 1-8, 2020. Type: Article, Reviews: (2 of 2)

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 tools for tracking and preventing the spread of COVID-19,...

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   Cloud computing basics: a non-technical introduction
Lisdorf A.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2021. 208 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484269-20-6)

I was expecting to learn about cloud technologies like Xen/Citrix/VMware virtualization, Kubernetes clusters, and how to use Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)/Simple Storage Service (S3) compute/storage services. What I got instead was a set ...

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  Here we go again: Why is it difficult for developers to learn another programming language?
Shrestha N., Botta C., Barik T., Parmin C.  Communications of the ACM 65(3): 91-99, 2022. Type: Article

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, along with the ups and downs involved.<...

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