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The starkly different ways that American and French online news companies respond to audience analytics and what this means for the future of news When the news moved online, journalists suddenly learned what their audiences actually liked, through algorithmic technologies that scrutinize web traffic and activity. Has this advent of ...
Metrics at Work: Journalism and the Contested Meaning of Algorithms
The starkly different ways that American and French online news companies respond to audience analytics and what this means for the future of news When the news moved online, journalists suddenly learned what their audiences actually liked, through algorithmic technologies that scrutinize web traffic and activity. Has this advent of audience metrics changed journalists' work practices and professional identities? In Metrics at Work, Angele Christin documents the ways that journalists grapple with audience data in the form of clicks, and analyzes how new forms of clickbait journalism travel across national borders. Drawing on four years of fieldwork in web newsrooms in the United States and France, including more than one hundred interviews with journalists, Christin reveals many similarities among the media groups examined-their editorial goals, technological tools, and even office furniture. Yet she uncovers crucial and paradoxical differences in how American and French journalists understand audience analytics and how these affect the news produced in each country. American journalists routinely disregard traffic numbers and primarily rely on the opinion of their peers to define journalistic quality. Meanwhile, French journalists fixate on internet traffic and view these numbers as a sign of their resonance in the public sphere. Christin offers cultural and historical explanations for these disparities, arguing that distinct journalistic traditions structure how journalists make sense of digital measurements in the two countries. Contrary to the popular belief that analytics and algorithms are globally homogenizing forces, Metrics at Work shows that computational technologies can have surprisingly divergent ramifications for work and organizations worldwide.
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31.450000 USD

Metrics at Work: Journalism and the Contested Meaning of Algorithms

by Angele Christin
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Originally published in 1988, this was the first book to examine the development, application and evaluation of computer counselling and psychotherapy. Integrating concepts of artificial intelligence and psychotherapy, this book provided extensive research data that compared the human therapist to the computer therapist at the time. This title was intended ...
Computer Psychotherapy Systems: Theory and Research Foundations
Originally published in 1988, this was the first book to examine the development, application and evaluation of computer counselling and psychotherapy. Integrating concepts of artificial intelligence and psychotherapy, this book provided extensive research data that compared the human therapist to the computer therapist at the time. This title was intended for researchers, professionals, and students of psychotherapy and artificial intelligence. By exploring the automation of therapy and the design of empathetic software this book challenges counsellors and computer scientists to look at what may have been the most fascinating topic to arise in their fields for years to come.
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42.000000 USD

Computer Psychotherapy Systems: Theory and Research Foundations

by Morton Wagman
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The purpose of this book, originally published in 1987, was to contribute to the advance of artificial intelligence (AI) by clarifying and removing the major sources of philosophical confusion at the time which continued to preoccupy scientists and thereby impede research. Unlike the vast majority of philosophical critiques of AI, ...
Artificial Intelligence: The Case Against
The purpose of this book, originally published in 1987, was to contribute to the advance of artificial intelligence (AI) by clarifying and removing the major sources of philosophical confusion at the time which continued to preoccupy scientists and thereby impede research. Unlike the vast majority of philosophical critiques of AI, however, each of the authors in this volume has made a serious attempt to come to terms with the scientific theories that have been developed, rather than attacking superficial 'straw men' which bear scant resemblance to the complex theories that have been developed. For each is convinced that the philosopher's responsibility is to contribute from his own special intellectual point of view to the progress of such an important field, rather than sitting in lofty judgement dismissing the efforts of their scientific peers. The aim of this book is thus to correct some of the common misunderstandings of its subject. The technical term Artificial Intelligence has created considerable unnecessary confusion because of the ordinary meanings associated with it, and for that very reason, the term is endlessly misused and abused. The essays collected here all aim to expound the true nature of AI, and to remove the ill-conceived philosophical discussions which seek answers to the wrong questions in the wrong ways. Philosophical discussions and decisions about the proper use of AI need to be based on a proper understanding of the manner in which AI-scientists achieve their results; in particular, in their dependence on the initial planning input of human beings. The collection combines the Anglo-Saxon school of analytical philosophy with scientific and psychological methods of investigation. The distinguished authors in this volume represent a cross-section of philosophers, psychologists, and computer scientists from all over the world. The result is a fascinating study in the nature and future of AI, written in a style which is certain to appeal and inform laymen and specialists alike.
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42.000000 USD

Artificial Intelligence: The Case Against

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Constructing cybersecurity adopts a constructivist approach to cybersecurity and problematises the state of contemporary knowledge within this field. Setting out by providing a concise overview of such knowledge this book subsequently adopts Foucauldian positions on power and security to highlight assumptions and limitations found herein. What follows is a detailed ...
Constructing Cybersecurity: Power, Expertise and the Internet Security Industry
Constructing cybersecurity adopts a constructivist approach to cybersecurity and problematises the state of contemporary knowledge within this field. Setting out by providing a concise overview of such knowledge this book subsequently adopts Foucauldian positions on power and security to highlight assumptions and limitations found herein. What follows is a detailed analysis of the discourse produced by various internet security companies demonstrating the important role that these security professionals play constituting and entrenching this knowledge by virtue of their specific epistemic authority. As a relatively new source within a broader security dispositif these security professionals have created relationships of mutual recognition and benefit with traditional political and security professionals. -- .
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148.77 USD

Constructing Cybersecurity: Power, Expertise and the Internet Security Industry

by Andrew Whiting
Hardback
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Why does one smoker die of lung cancer but another live to 100? The answer is 'The Hidden Half' - those random, unknowable variables that mess up our attempts to comprehend the world. We humans are very clever creatures - but we're idiots about how clever we really are. In ...
The Hidden Half: How the World Conceals its Secrets
Why does one smoker die of lung cancer but another live to 100? The answer is 'The Hidden Half' - those random, unknowable variables that mess up our attempts to comprehend the world. We humans are very clever creatures - but we're idiots about how clever we really are. In this entertaining and ingenious book, Blastland reveals how in our quest to make the world more understandable, we lose sight of how unexplainable it often is. The result - from GDP figures to medicine - is that experts know a lot less than they think. Filled with compelling stories from economics, genetics, business, and science, The Hidden Half is a warning that an explanation which works in one arena may not work in another. Entertaining and provocative, it will change how you view the world.
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18.57 USD

The Hidden Half: How the World Conceals its Secrets

by Michael Blastland
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The role of robots in society keeps expanding and diversifying, bringing with it a host of issues surrounding the relationship between robots and humans. This introduction to human-robot interaction (HRI), written by leading researchers in this developing field, is the first to provide a broad overview of the multidisciplinary topics ...
Human-Robot Interaction: An Introduction
The role of robots in society keeps expanding and diversifying, bringing with it a host of issues surrounding the relationship between robots and humans. This introduction to human-robot interaction (HRI), written by leading researchers in this developing field, is the first to provide a broad overview of the multidisciplinary topics central to modern HRI research. Students and researchers from robotics, artificial intelligence, psychology, sociology, and design will find it a concise and accessible guide to the current state of the field. Written for students from diverse backgrounds, it presents relevant background concepts, describing how robots work, how to design them, and how to evaluate their performance. Self-contained chapters discuss a wide range of topics, including the different communication modalities such as speech and language, non-verbal communication and the processing of emotions, as well as ethical issues around the application of robots today and in the context of our future society.
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62.990000 USD

Human-Robot Interaction: An Introduction

by Selma Sabanovic, Merel Keijsers, Takayuki Kanda, Friederike Eyssel, Tony Belpaeme, Christoph Bartneck
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You want to go freelance. You want to make your career work for you, on your terms and determined by your own definition of success. You want autonomy, flexibility and variety. But where do you start? In The Freelance Bible, award-winning entrepreneur and freelancer, Alison Grade, guides you through absolutely ...
The Freelance Bible: Everything You Need to Go Solo in Any Industry
You want to go freelance. You want to make your career work for you, on your terms and determined by your own definition of success. You want autonomy, flexibility and variety. But where do you start? In The Freelance Bible, award-winning entrepreneur and freelancer, Alison Grade, guides you through absolutely everything that you need to know to start your successful self-employed life. Starting from day one, she will help you develop your personal brand, pick up the financial essentials, grow your client base, manage your work - life balance, negotiate deals and value your time as you become more established. The Freelance Bible is your complete guide to turning your talent into a fulfilling and sustainable career.
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27.88 USD

The Freelance Bible: Everything You Need to Go Solo in Any Industry

by Alison Grade
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Everyone knows that social media is free, millennials are all adept social media experts, that businesses always have to be available 24/7 and ultimately none of it really matters, as the digital space is full of fake news and online messaging is seen as inauthentic. Don't they? The use of ...
Myths of Social Media: Dismiss the misconceptions, side-step the slip-ups and use social media effectively in business
Everyone knows that social media is free, millennials are all adept social media experts, that businesses always have to be available 24/7 and ultimately none of it really matters, as the digital space is full of fake news and online messaging is seen as inauthentic. Don't they? The use of social media as a business tool is dominated by falsehoods, fictions and fabrications. In Myths of Social Media, digital consultant Michelle Carvill and workplace psychologist Ian MacRae dismiss many of the most keenly-held misconceptions and instead, present the reality of social media best practice. Using helpful and instructive, sometimes entertaining and occasionally eye-watering examples of what you should and should not do, Myths of Social Media debunks the most commonly held myths and shows you how to use social media effectively for work and at work.
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63.000000 USD

Myths of Social Media: Dismiss the misconceptions, side-step the slip-ups and use social media effectively in business

by Ian MacRae, Michelle Carvill
Hardback
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Everyone knows that social media is free, millennials are all adept social media experts, that businesses always have to be available 24/7 and ultimately none of it really matters, as the digital space is full of fake news and online messaging is seen as inauthentic. Don't they? The use of ...
Myths of Social Media: Dismiss the misconceptions, side-step the slip-ups and use social media effectively in business
Everyone knows that social media is free, millennials are all adept social media experts, that businesses always have to be available 24/7 and ultimately none of it really matters, as the digital space is full of fake news and online messaging is seen as inauthentic. Don't they? The use of social media as a business tool is dominated by falsehoods, fictions and fabrications. In Myths of Social Media, digital consultant Michelle Carvill and workplace psychologist Ian MacRae dismiss many of the most keenly-held misconceptions and instead, present the reality of social media best practice. Using helpful and instructive, sometimes entertaining and occasionally eye-watering examples of what you should and should not do, Myths of Social Media debunks the most commonly held myths and shows you how to use social media effectively for work and at work.
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27.88 USD

Myths of Social Media: Dismiss the misconceptions, side-step the slip-ups and use social media effectively in business

by Ian MacRae, Michelle Carvill
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The fundamental mathematical tools needed to understand machine learning include linear algebra, analytic geometry, matrix decompositions, vector calculus, optimization, probability and statistics. These topics are traditionally taught in disparate courses, making it hard for data science or computer science students, or professionals, to efficiently learn the mathematics. This self-contained textbook ...
Mathematics for Machine Learning
The fundamental mathematical tools needed to understand machine learning include linear algebra, analytic geometry, matrix decompositions, vector calculus, optimization, probability and statistics. These topics are traditionally taught in disparate courses, making it hard for data science or computer science students, or professionals, to efficiently learn the mathematics. This self-contained textbook bridges the gap between mathematical and machine learning texts, introducing the mathematical concepts with a minimum of prerequisites. It uses these concepts to derive four central machine learning methods: linear regression, principal component analysis, Gaussian mixture models and support vector machines. For students and others with a mathematical background, these derivations provide a starting point to machine learning texts. For those learning the mathematics for the first time, the methods help build intuition and practical experience with applying mathematical concepts. Every chapter includes worked examples and exercises to test understanding. Programming tutorials are offered on the book's web site.
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49.340000 USD

Mathematics for Machine Learning

by Cheng Soon Ong, A. Aldo Faisal, Marc Peter Deisenroth
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The fundamental mathematical tools needed to understand machine learning include linear algebra, analytic geometry, matrix decompositions, vector calculus, optimization, probability and statistics. These topics are traditionally taught in disparate courses, making it hard for data science or computer science students, or professionals, to efficiently learn the mathematics. This self-contained textbook ...
Mathematics for Machine Learning
The fundamental mathematical tools needed to understand machine learning include linear algebra, analytic geometry, matrix decompositions, vector calculus, optimization, probability and statistics. These topics are traditionally taught in disparate courses, making it hard for data science or computer science students, or professionals, to efficiently learn the mathematics. This self-contained textbook bridges the gap between mathematical and machine learning texts, introducing the mathematical concepts with a minimum of prerequisites. It uses these concepts to derive four central machine learning methods: linear regression, principal component analysis, Gaussian mixture models and support vector machines. For students and others with a mathematical background, these derivations provide a starting point to machine learning texts. For those learning the mathematics for the first time, the methods help build intuition and practical experience with applying mathematical concepts. Every chapter includes worked examples and exercises to test understanding. Programming tutorials are offered on the book's web site.
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104.990000 USD

Mathematics for Machine Learning

by Cheng Soon Ong, A. Aldo Faisal, Marc Peter Deisenroth
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Analog and hybrid computing recently have gained much interest as analog computers can outperform classical stored-program digital computers in some areas by orders of magnitude. This book gives a thorough introduction to analog and hybrid computer programming by means numerous worked examples from various areas. It is based on a ...
Analog and Hybrid Computer Programming
Analog and hybrid computing recently have gained much interest as analog computers can outperform classical stored-program digital computers in some areas by orders of magnitude. This book gives a thorough introduction to analog and hybrid computer programming by means numerous worked examples from various areas. It is based on a number of introductory and advanced lectures on this topic delivered by the author at several universities.
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48.290000 USD

Analog and Hybrid Computer Programming

by Bernd Ulmann
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Learn the principles of MIS as you explore the latest developments and industry trends with MIS 10. This practically focused approach helps you master foundational MIS concepts that will guide your career. You examine the latest topics, such as cloud computing, AR/VR, quantum computing and blockchain, with the most current ...
MIS
Learn the principles of MIS as you explore the latest developments and industry trends with MIS 10. This practically focused approach helps you master foundational MIS concepts that will guide your career. You examine the latest topics, such as cloud computing, AR/VR, quantum computing and blockchain, with the most current MIS title on the market. Have you ever wondered what you would have done as a company leader in a critical moment? With this edition's MindTap digital experience, you can strengthen your decision-making skills with YouDecide -- new interactive case studies that bridge technology and business strategy and position you as the decision maker. You can also examine possible career paths with new career connection videos. Delve deeper into key course concepts with new concept videos and foundational case studies. In addition, MindTap's RSS feeds alert you to the latest advancements and trends for a stronger focus on today's real business world.
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104.950000 USD

MIS

by Hossein Bidgoli
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How craigslist champions openness, democracy, and other vanishing principles of the early web Begun by Craig Newmark as an e-mail to some friends about cool events happening around San Francisco, craigslist is now the leading classifieds service on the planet. It is also a throwback to the early internet. The ...
An Internet for the People: The Politics and Promise of craigslist
How craigslist champions openness, democracy, and other vanishing principles of the early web Begun by Craig Newmark as an e-mail to some friends about cool events happening around San Francisco, craigslist is now the leading classifieds service on the planet. It is also a throwback to the early internet. The website has barely seen an upgrade since it launched in 1996. There are no banner ads. The company doesn't profit off your data. An Internet for the People explores how people use craigslist to buy and sell, find work, and find love-and reveals why craigslist is becoming a lonely outpost in an increasingly corporatized web. Drawing on interviews with craigslist insiders and ordinary users, Jessa Lingel looks at the site's history and values, showing how it has mostly stayed the same while the web around it has become more commercial and far less open. She examines craigslist's legal history, describing the company's courtroom battles over issues of freedom of expression and data privacy, and explains the importance of locality in the social relationships fostered by the site. More than an online garage sale, job board, or dating site, craigslist holds vital lessons for the rest of the web. It is a website that values user privacy over profits, ease of use over slick design, and an ethos of the early web that might just hold the key to a more open, transparent, and democratic internet.
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31.450000 USD

An Internet for the People: The Politics and Promise of craigslist

by Professor Jessa Lingel
Hardback
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Written by leading authorities in database and Web technologies, this book is essential reading for students and practitioners alike. The popularity of the Web and Internet commerce provides many extremely large datasets from which information can be gleaned by data mining. This book focuses on practical algorithms that have been ...
Mining of Massive Datasets
Written by leading authorities in database and Web technologies, this book is essential reading for students and practitioners alike. The popularity of the Web and Internet commerce provides many extremely large datasets from which information can be gleaned by data mining. This book focuses on practical algorithms that have been used to solve key problems in data mining and can be applied successfully to even the largest datasets. It begins with a discussion of the MapReduce framework, an important tool for parallelizing algorithms automatically. The authors explain the tricks of locality-sensitive hashing and stream-processing algorithms for mining data that arrives too fast for exhaustive processing. Other chapters cover the PageRank idea and related tricks for organizing the Web, the problems of finding frequent itemsets, and clustering. This third edition includes new and extended coverage on decision trees, deep learning, and mining social-network graphs.
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78.740000 USD

Mining of Massive Datasets

by Jeffrey David Ullman, Anand Rajaraman, Jure Leskovec
Hardback
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This book aims to shed light on the use of various modelling tools and simulation techniques in the domains of tourism and hospitality. It offers an essential introduction to the most popular methods used for modelling and simulating systems and phenomena of interest, and an overview of these techniques and ...
Modelling and Simulations for Tourism and Hospitality: An Introduction
This book aims to shed light on the use of various modelling tools and simulation techniques in the domains of tourism and hospitality. It offers an essential introduction to the most popular methods used for modelling and simulating systems and phenomena of interest, and an overview of these techniques and methods. The main concept of each technique and method is examined and case studies and links to free online tutorials and other helpful resources are provided. The volume aims to encourage students, researchers and practitioners in tourism and hospitality to enhance and enrich their toolbox in order to achieve a better and more profound knowledge of their field.
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136.450000 USD

Modelling and Simulations for Tourism and Hospitality: An Introduction

by Rodolfo Baggio, Jacopo A. Baggio
Hardback
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This book aims to shed light on the use of various modelling tools and simulation techniques in the domains of tourism and hospitality. It offers an essential introduction to the most popular methods used for modelling and simulating systems and phenomena of interest, and an overview of these techniques and ...
Modelling and Simulations for Tourism and Hospitality: An Introduction
This book aims to shed light on the use of various modelling tools and simulation techniques in the domains of tourism and hospitality. It offers an essential introduction to the most popular methods used for modelling and simulating systems and phenomena of interest, and an overview of these techniques and methods. The main concept of each technique and method is examined and case studies and links to free online tutorials and other helpful resources are provided. The volume aims to encourage students, researchers and practitioners in tourism and hospitality to enhance and enrich their toolbox in order to achieve a better and more profound knowledge of their field.
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46.40 USD

Modelling and Simulations for Tourism and Hospitality: An Introduction

by Rodolfo Baggio, Jacopo A. Baggio
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This book presents the theory and computation of open channel flows, using detailed analytical, numerical and experimental results. The fundamental equations of open channel flows are derived by means of a rigorous vertical integration of the RANS equations for turbulent flow. In turn, the hydrostatic pressure hypothesis, which forms the ...
Shallow Water Hydraulics
This book presents the theory and computation of open channel flows, using detailed analytical, numerical and experimental results. The fundamental equations of open channel flows are derived by means of a rigorous vertical integration of the RANS equations for turbulent flow. In turn, the hydrostatic pressure hypothesis, which forms the core of many shallow water hydraulic models, is scrutinized by analyzing its underlying assumptions. The book's main focus is on one-dimensional models, including detailed treatments of unsteady and steady flows. The use of modern shock capturing finite difference and finite volume methods is described in detail, and the quality of solutions is carefully assessed on the basis of analytical and experimental results. The book's unique features include: * Rigorous derivation of the hydrostatic-based shallow water hydraulic models * Detailed treatment of steady open channel flows, including the computation of transcritical flow profiles * General analysis of gate maneuvers as the solution of a Riemann problem * Presents modern shock capturing finite volume methods for the computation of unsteady free surface flows * Introduces readers to movable bed and sediment transport in shallow water models* Includes numerical solutions of shallow water hydraulic models for non-hydrostatic steady and unsteady free surface flows This book is suitable for both undergraduate and graduate level students, given that the theory and numerical methods are progressively introduced starting with the basics. As supporting material, a collection of source codes written in Visual Basic and inserted as macros in Microsoft Excel (R) is available. The theory is implemented step-by-step in the codes, and the resulting programs are used throughout the book to produce the respective solutions.
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157.490000 USD

Shallow Water Hydraulics

by Willi H Hager, Oscar Castro-Orgaz
Hardback
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From mechanical looms to combustion engines to early computers, new technologies have always provoked panic about workers being replaced by machines. In the past, such fears have been misplaced, and many economists maintain that they remain so today. Yet in A World Without Work, Daniel Susskind shows why this time ...
A World Without Work: Technology, Automation and How We Should Respond
From mechanical looms to combustion engines to early computers, new technologies have always provoked panic about workers being replaced by machines. In the past, such fears have been misplaced, and many economists maintain that they remain so today. Yet in A World Without Work, Daniel Susskind shows why this time really is different. Advances in artificial intelligence mean that all kinds of jobs are increasingly at risk. Drawing on almost a decade of research in the field, Susskind argues that machines no longer need to think or reason like us in order to outperform us, as was once widely believed. As a result, more and more tasks that used to be far beyond the capability of computers - from diagnosing illnesses to drafting legal contracts - are now within their reach. The threat of technological unemployment is real. So how can we all thrive in a world with less work? Susskind reminds us that technological progress could bring about unprecedented prosperity, solving one of mankind's oldest problems: making sure that everyone has enough to live on. The challenge will be to distribute this prosperity fairly, constrain the burgeoning power of Big Tech, and provide meaning in a world where work is no longer the centre of our lives. In this visionary, pragmatic and ultimately hopeful book, Susskind shows us the way.
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31.47 USD

A World Without Work: Technology, Automation and How We Should Respond

by Daniel Susskind
Hardback
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The United States census provides researchers, students, and the public with some of the richest and broadest information available about the American people. Exploring the U.S. Census by Frank Donnelly gives social science students and researchers alike the tools to understand, extract, process, and analyze data from the decennial census, ...
Exploring the U.S. Census: Your Guide to America's Data
The United States census provides researchers, students, and the public with some of the richest and broadest information available about the American people. Exploring the U.S. Census by Frank Donnelly gives social science students and researchers alike the tools to understand, extract, process, and analyze data from the decennial census, the American Community Survey, and other data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau. More than just a data collection exercise performed every ten years, the census is a series of datasets updated on an ongoing basis. With all that data comes opportunities and challenges: opportunities to teach students the value of census data for studying communities and answering research questions, and the challenges of navigating and comprehending such a massive data source and transforming it into usable information that students and researchers can analyze with basic skills and software. Just as important as showing what the census can tell social researchers is showing how to ask good questions of census data. Exploring the U.S. Census provides a thorough background on the data collection methods, structures, and potential pitfalls of the census for unfamiliar researchers, collecting information previously available only in widely disparate sources into one handy guide. Hands-on, applied exercises at the end of the chapters help readers dive into the data. The first chapter of the book places the census into context, discussing the history and the role of the census in society as well as in the larger universe of government, open, and big data. The book then moves onto the essentials of the data structure including the variety of sources and searching mechanisms, geography from nation down to zip code, and the fundamental subject categories (social, economic, and geographic) that are used for summarizing data in all of the various datasets. The next section delves into the individual datasets, discussing the purpose and structure of each, with separate chapters devoted to the decennial census, ACS, Population Estimates Program, and business datasets. A final chapter for this section pulls everything together, with a focus on writing and presenting your research on the data. The final section covers advanced topics and applications including mapping, geographic information systems, creating new variables and measures from census data, historical census data, and microdata. Along the way, the author shows how best to analyze census data with open-source software and tools, such as QGIS geographic information system, LibreOffice (R) Calc, and the DB Browser for SQLite (R). Readers can freely evaluate the data on their own computers, in keeping with the free and open data provided by the Census Bureau. By placing the census in the context of the open data movement, this text makes the history and practice of the census relevant so readers can understand what a crucial resource the United States census is for research and knowledge.
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66.93 USD

Exploring the U.S. Census: Your Guide to America's Data

by Francis P Donnelly
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'Makes it easy for the average business executive to understand blockchain' -- Chris Larsen, founder and chairman, Ripple 'An essential tool for those looking to distinguish information from noise' -- Eva Kaili, MEP and Chair of The Committee for the Future of Science and Technology A revolution is under way ...
Basic Blockchain: What It Is and How It Will Transform the Way We Work and Live
'Makes it easy for the average business executive to understand blockchain' -- Chris Larsen, founder and chairman, Ripple 'An essential tool for those looking to distinguish information from noise' -- Eva Kaili, MEP and Chair of The Committee for the Future of Science and Technology A revolution is under way across the globe, yet very few people understand it. Basic Blockchain will explain everything you need to know to understand the technology that will soon disrupt and revolutionise everything from financial and health services to the property market and how we vote. Born of an obscure body of research on game theory developed by NASA, originally championed by drug dealers seeking to launder ill-gotten gains, accelerated by entrepreneurs seeking to improve financial access for the poor, funded by giant corporate interests attracted to the potential for billions of dollars of cost savings, blockchain heralds a new era of financial inclusion, legal inclusion for the dispossessed and lower prices for consumers. In short, it will enact radical change on our lives. In this book, David L. Shrier, one of MIT and Oxford University's leading futurists, explains for the general reader: - The history of blockchain, its apocryphal progenitor Satoshi Nakamoto and the socioeconomic context of its origins in the 2008 financial crisis. - How blockchain works, including the core technologies that drive it such as cryptographic hashes and network theory, all described in simple, understandable terms. - The potential of blockchain, including its impact on our jobs, industry and society as a whole. Blockchain will disrupt and transform our world in profound ways. This accessible book, written by a global authority on blockchain, is the essential introduction to the next technological revolution.
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23.46 USD

Basic Blockchain: What It Is and How It Will Transform the Way We Work and Live

by David Shrier
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Finance professionals, it's time to simplify your day-to-day. This book walks through your financial accounting tasks, whether you're using SAP GUI transactions or SAP Fiori apps in your SAP S/4HANA system. For each of your core FI business processes-general ledger accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and fixed asset accounting-learn how ...
Financial Accounting with SAP S/4HANA: Financial Accounting with SAP S/4HANA
Finance professionals, it's time to simplify your day-to-day. This book walks through your financial accounting tasks, whether you're using SAP GUI transactions or SAP Fiori apps in your SAP S/4HANA system. For each of your core FI business processes-general ledger accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and fixed asset accounting-learn how to complete key tasks, click by click. Complete your FI operations smoothly and efficiently. In this book, you'll learn about: A. Financial Accounting Basics - See your finance workflows from end to end, and discover how key SAP S/4HANA simplifications impact financial accounting. Walk through standard processes such as orderto cash and purchase-to-pay, the organizational structure, and how FI integrates with controlling. B. Tasks and Transactions - Follow step-by-step instructions to complete your daily FI tasks in SAP S/4HANA, including period-end close and reporting. Learn to perform event-based revenue recognition for project accounting in SAP S/4HANA Cloud. c. SAP GUI and SAP Fiori See your tasks illustrated with detailed screenshots for both the traditional SAP GUI interface and the corresponding SAP Fiori applications. Tap in to new functionality and an improved user experience!
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83.950000 USD

Financial Accounting with SAP S/4HANA: Financial Accounting with SAP S/4HANA

by Nertila Mucka, Reinhard Rupp, Stefan Walz, Jonas Tritschler
Hardback
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Unpack your API toolkit with this guide to SAP API Management. Learn how to use the API Designer to create enterprise APIs and discover how to manage their lifecycle. Walk through key processes that optimize your APIs and keep them running smoothly: traffic management, mediation, security, and monetization. Get expert ...
SAP API Management
Unpack your API toolkit with this guide to SAP API Management. Learn how to use the API Designer to create enterprise APIs and discover how to manage their lifecycle. Walk through key processes that optimize your APIs and keep them running smoothly: traffic management, mediation, security, and monetization. Get expert guidance on building applications, generating integration flows, and running analytics. Master API management from end to end. In this book, you'll learn about: a. API Lifecycle - Walk through API management from end to end: design, management, consumption, and more. Understand how components such as the Developer Portal and API Gateway support the API lifecycle. b. Key Processes - Make the most of your APIs. See how to monitor traffic; perform message transformation, parsing, and validation; handle API security threats; and monetize API products. c. Consumption and Analytics - Get your APIs working for you. Learn how to consume APIs in SAP Fiori apps, mobile apps built with SAP Mobile Services, and more. Then, analyze API consumption to gain insight into usage trends and performance.
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83.950000 USD

SAP API Management

by Shilpa Vij, Mary Divya, Harsh Jegadeesan, Carsten Bonnen
Hardback
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Step into ABAP with this beginner's guide. First understand ABAP syntax and find out how to add data and logic to your applications. Then delve into backend programming: learn to work with the ABAP data dictionary, create database objects, and process and store data. Round out your skill set by ...
ABAP: An Introduction
Step into ABAP with this beginner's guide. First understand ABAP syntax and find out how to add data and logic to your applications. Then delve into backend programming: learn to work with the ABAP data dictionary, create database objects, and process and store data. Round out your skill set by practicing error handling, modularization, string manipulation, and more. With guided examples, step-by-step instructions, and detailed code you'll become an ABAP developer in no time. In this book, you'll learn about: A. ABAP Language Basics - Learn the ABAP language, from formatting code to using variables and constants. Understand how to add binary logic to applications, create simple user interfaces, and more. B: Working with Data - Create data dictionary objects and program ABAP applications to process and read data from a database. Use working memory to store retrieved data and display it to users. C: Manipulating Programs - Modularize ABAP programs, handle errors, and work with strings, texts, dates, times, and currencies. D: Preparing for an ABAP Career - Understand the SAP system landscape, prepare your development environment, and explore the official ABAP development guidelines.
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73.450000 USD

ABAP: An Introduction

by Jelena Perfiljeva, Brian O'Neill
Hardback
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Whether you're upgrading an existing billing system or moving to a subscription or consumption-based model, SAP BRIM is ready-and here's is your guide. From subscription order management and charging to invoicing and contract accounting, get step-by-step instructions for each piece of the billing puzzle. For setup, execution, or analytics, follow ...
SAP Billing and Revenue Innovation Management: Functionality and Configuration
Whether you're upgrading an existing billing system or moving to a subscription or consumption-based model, SAP BRIM is ready-and here's is your guide. From subscription order management and charging to invoicing and contract accounting, get step-by-step instructions for each piece of the billing puzzle. For setup, execution, or analytics, follow a continuous case study through each billing process. With this book, join the future of billing. In this book, you'll learn about: A. End-to-End Billing - Learn the what and the why of SAP BRIM, and then master the how! Charging, invoicing, contract accounts receivable and payable, and subscription order management-see how to streamline billing with the SAP BRIM solutions. B: Configuration and Functionality - Set up and use SAP BRIM tools: Subscription Order Management, SAP Convergent Charging, SAP Convergent Invoicing, FI-CA, and more. Implement them individually or as part of an integrated landscape. C: SAP BRIM in Action - Meet Martex Corp., a fictional telecommunications case study and your guide through the SAP BRIM suite. Follow its path to subscription-based billing and learn from billing industry best practices.
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94.450000 USD

SAP Billing and Revenue Innovation Management: Functionality and Configuration

by Andreas Tan, Clement Sanjivi, Chun Wei Ooi, Sheikna Kulam, Chaitanaya Desai
Hardback
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In this multidisciplinary book, experts from around the globe examine how data-driven political campaigning works, what challenges it poses for personal privacy and democracy, and how emerging practices should be regulated. The rise of big data analytics in the political process has triggered official investigations in many countries around the ...
Big Data, Political Campaigning and the Law: Democracy and Privacy in the Age of Micro-Targeting
In this multidisciplinary book, experts from around the globe examine how data-driven political campaigning works, what challenges it poses for personal privacy and democracy, and how emerging practices should be regulated. The rise of big data analytics in the political process has triggered official investigations in many countries around the world, and become the subject of broad and intense debate. Political parties increasingly rely on data analytics to profile the electorate and to target specific voter groups with individualised messages based on their demographic attributes. Political micro-targeting has become a major factor in modern campaigning, because of its potential to influence opinions, to mobilise supporters and to get out votes. The book explores the legal, philosophical and political dimensions of big data analytics in the electoral process. It demonstrates that the unregulated use of big personal data for political purposes not only infringes voters' privacy rights, but also has the potential to jeopardise the future of the democratic process, and proposes reforms to address the key regulatory and ethical questions arising from the mining, use and storage of massive amounts of voter data. Providing an interdisciplinary assessment of the use and regulation of big data in the political process, this book will appeal to scholars from law, political science, political philosophy, and media studies, policy makers and anyone who cares about democracy in the age of data-driven political campaigning.
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213.86 USD

Big Data, Political Campaigning and the Law: Democracy and Privacy in the Age of Micro-Targeting

Hardback
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This volume, Intelligent Systems: Advances in Biometric Systems, Soft Computing, Image Processing, and Data Analytics, helps to fill the gap between data analytics, image processing, and soft computing practices. Soft computing methods are used to focus on data analytics and image processing approaches to develop good intelligent systems. To this ...
Intelligent Systems: Advances in Biometric Systems, Soft Computing, Image Processing, and Data Analytics
This volume, Intelligent Systems: Advances in Biometric Systems, Soft Computing, Image Processing, and Data Analytics, helps to fill the gap between data analytics, image processing, and soft computing practices. Soft computing methods are used to focus on data analytics and image processing approaches to develop good intelligent systems. To this end, readers will find quality research that presents the current trends, advanced techniques, and hybridized techniques relating to data analytics and intelligence systems. The book also features case studies related to medical diagnosis with the use of image processing or soft computing algorithms in a particular models. Topics include some of the most important challenges and discoveries in intelligent systems today, such as computer vision concepts and image identification, data analysis and computational paradigms, deep learning techniques, face and speaker recognition systems, and more.
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178.450000 USD
Hardback
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The authors use their depth of experience designing and updating Dedoose (R), as well as their published research, to give readers practical strategies for using the program from a wide range of research studies. Case study contributions by outside researchers provide readers with rich examples of how to use Dedoose ...
Qualitative and Mixed Methods Data Analysis Using Dedoose: A Practical Approach for Research Across the Social Sciences
The authors use their depth of experience designing and updating Dedoose (R), as well as their published research, to give readers practical strategies for using the program from a wide range of research studies. Case study contributions by outside researchers provide readers with rich examples of how to use Dedoose (R) in practical, applied social science, and health settings.
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47.250000 USD

Qualitative and Mixed Methods Data Analysis Using Dedoose: A Practical Approach for Research Across the Social Sciences

by Dan Kaczynski, Eli Lieber, Michelle Salmona
Paperback / softback
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Many of today's most commercially successful videogames, from Call of Duty to Company of Heroes, are war-themed titles that play out in what are framed as authentic real-world settings inspired by recent news headlines or drawn from history. While such games are marketed as authentic representations of war, they often ...
War Games: Memory, Militarism and the Subject of Play
Many of today's most commercially successful videogames, from Call of Duty to Company of Heroes, are war-themed titles that play out in what are framed as authentic real-world settings inspired by recent news headlines or drawn from history. While such games are marketed as authentic representations of war, they often provide a selective form of realism that eschews problematic, yet salient aspects of war. In addition, changes in the way Western states wage and frame actual wars makes contemporary conflicts increasingly resemble videogames when perceived from the vantage point of Western audiences. This interdisciplinary volume brings together scholars from games studies, media and cultural studies, politics and international relations, and related fields to examine the complex relationships between military-themed videogames and real-world conflict, and to consider how videogames might deal with history, memory, and conflict in alternative ways. It asks: What is the role of videogames in the formation and negotiation of cultural memory of past wars? How do game narratives and designs position the gaming subject in relation to history, war and militarism? And how far do critical, anti-war/peace games offer an alternative or challenge to mainstream commercial titles?
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167.37 USD

War Games: Memory, Militarism and the Subject of Play

Hardback
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A firsthand look at efforts to improve diversity in software and hackerspace communities Hacking, as a mode of technical and cultural production, is commonly celebrated for its extraordinary freedoms of creation and circulation. Yet surprisingly few women participate in it: rates of involvement by technologically skilled women are drastically lower ...
Hacking Diversity: The Politics of Inclusion in Open Technology Cultures
A firsthand look at efforts to improve diversity in software and hackerspace communities Hacking, as a mode of technical and cultural production, is commonly celebrated for its extraordinary freedoms of creation and circulation. Yet surprisingly few women participate in it: rates of involvement by technologically skilled women are drastically lower in hacking communities than in industry and academia. Hacking Diversity investigates the activists engaged in free and open-source software to understand why, despite their efforts, they fail to achieve the diversity that their ideals support. Christina Dunbar-Hester shows that within this well-meaning volunteer world, beyond the sway of human resource departments and equal opportunity legislation, members of underrepresented groups face unique challenges. She brings together more than five years of firsthand research: attending software conferences and training events, working on message boards and listservs, and frequenting North American hackerspaces. She explores who participates in voluntaristic technology cultures, to what ends, and with what consequences. Digging deep into the fundamental assumptions underpinning STEM-oriented societies, Dunbar-Hester demonstrates that while the preferred solutions of tech enthusiasts-their hacks of projects and cultures-can ameliorate some of the bugs within their own communities, these methods come up short for issues of unequal social and economic power. Distributing diversity in technical production is not equal to generating justice. Hacking Diversity reframes questions of diversity advocacy to consider what interventions might appropriately broaden inclusion and participation in the hacking world and beyond.
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89.250000 USD

Hacking Diversity: The Politics of Inclusion in Open Technology Cultures

by Christina Dunbar-Hester
Hardback
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