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Big data 2.0 processing systems (2nd ed.)
Sakr S., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2020. 164 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030441-86-9)
This is a slightly expanded new edition of Sakr’s book on the same topic, published in 2016. The first edition correctly assessed the trajectory of big data systems, including their initial success and future limits. This second edition adds...
Aug 12 2022
Beginning C++20: from novice to professional (6th ed.)
Horton I., Van Weert P., Apress, New York, NY, 2020. 853 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484258-83-5)
With more pages than there are words in this review, it would be excessive to list all the concepts, techniques, and lessons taught in
Beginning C++ 20
. This is a beginner text for the programming language. It does not assume any prior prog...
Aug 9 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 within said dataset;...
Aug 8 2022
Automation and autonomy: labour, capital and machines in the artificial intelligence industry
Steinhoff J., Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, Switzerland, 2021. 221 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030716-88-2), Reviews: (2 of 2)
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 le...
Aug 1 2022
Market engineering: insights from two decades of research on markets and information
Gimpel H., Neumann D., Seifert S., Veit D., Krämer J., Pfeiffer J., Teubner T., Weidlich A., Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, 2021. 253 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030666-60-6)
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, market design, and servi...
Jul 27 2022
Predictive models for decision support in the COVID-19 crisis
Marques J., Gois F., Xavier-Neto J., Fong S., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2021. 208 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030619-12-1)
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 outcome...
Jul 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 for incorporat...
Jul 25 2022
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)
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...
Jul 20 2022
System error: where big tech went wrong and how we can reboot
Reich R., Sahami M., Weinstein J., HarperCollins, New York, NY, 2021. 352 pp. Type: Book (978-0-063064-88-1)
Today’s massive technology companies are maximizing profit through optimization, efficiency, and, in the opinion of some, a dystopian obsession with algorithms, surveillance, and control. While some contemporary authors such as Talia  sim...
Jun 28 2022
A survey on end-edge-cloud orchestrated network computing paradigms: transparent computing, mobile edge computing, fog computing, and cloudlet
Ren J., Zhang D., He S., Zhang Y., Li T. ACM Computing Surveys 52(6): 1-36, 2019. Type: Article
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. “Continuum” implies that “edgeR...
Jun 17 2022
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