Smart Machines: IBM's Watson and the Era of Cognitive Computing (Columbia Business School Publishing)

Titre : Smart Machines: IBM's Watson and the Era of Cognitive Computing (Columbia Business School Publishing)
Auteur : John Kelly III
Éditeur : Columbia University Press
ISBN-13 : 9780231168564
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We are crossing a new frontier in the evolution of computing and entering the era of cognitive systems. The victory of IBM's Watson on the television quiz show Jeopardy! revealed how scientists and engineers at IBM and elsewhere are pushing the boundaries of science and technology to create machines that sense, learn, reason, and interact with people in new ways to provide insight and advice.

In Smart Machines, John E. Kelly III, director of IBM Research, and Steve Hamm, a writer at IBM and a former business and technology journalist, introduce the fascinating world of "cognitive systems" to general audiences and provide a window into the future of computing. Cognitive systems promise to penetrate complexity and assist people and organizations in better decision making. They can help doctors evaluate and treat patients, augment the ways we see, anticipate major weather events, and contribute to smarter urban planning. Kelly and Hamm's comprehensive perspective describes this technology inside and out and explains how it will help us conquer the harnessing and understanding of "big data," one of the major computing challenges facing businesses and governments in the coming decades. Absorbing and impassioned, their book will inspire governments, academics, and the global tech industry to work together to power this exciting wave in innovation.

Humility Is the New Smart: Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age

Titre : Humility Is the New Smart: Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age
Auteur : Edward D. Hess
Éditeur : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN-13 : 9781626568754
Libération : 2017-01-16

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Humility Is the New Smart

Your job is at risk—if not now, then soon. We are on the leading edge of a Smart Machine Age led by artificial intelligence that will be as transformative for us as the Industrial Revolution was for our ancestors. Smart machines will take over millions of jobs in manufacturing, office work, the service sector, the professions, you name it. Not only can they know more data and analyze it faster than any mere human, say Edward Hess and Katherine Ludwig, but smart machines are free of the emotional, psychological, and cultural baggage that so often mars human thinking.

So we can't beat 'em and we can't join 'em. To stay relevant, we have to play a different game. Hess and Ludwig offer us that game plan. We need to excel at critical, creative, and innovative thinking and at genuinely engaging with others—things machines can't do well. The key is to change our definition of what it means to be smart. Hess and Ludwig call it being NewSmart. In this extraordinarily timely book, they offer detailed guidance for developing NewSmart attitudes and four critical behaviors that will help us adapt to the new reality.

The crucial mindset underlying NewSmart is humility—not self-effacement but an accurate self-appraisal: acknowledging you can't have all the answers, remaining open to new ideas, and committing yourself to lifelong learning. Drawing on extensive multidisciplinary research, Hess and Ludwig emphasize that the key to success in this new era is not to be more like the machines but to excel at the best of what makes us human.

Only Humans Need Apply: Winners and Losers in the Age of Smart Machines

Titre : Only Humans Need Apply: Winners and Losers in the Age of Smart Machines
Auteur : Thomas H. Davenport
Éditeur : HarperBusiness
ISBN-13 : 9780062438614
Libération : 2016-05-24

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An invigorating, thought-provoking, and positive look at the rise of automation that explores how professionals across industries can find sustainable careers in the near future.

Nearly half of all working Americans could risk losing their jobs because of technology. It’s not only blue-collar jobs at stake. Millions of educated knowledge workers—writers, paralegals, assistants, medical technicians—are threatened by accelerating advances in artificial intelligence.

The industrial revolution shifted workers from farms to factories. In the first era of automation, machines relieved humans of manually exhausting work. Today, Era Two of automation continues to wash across the entire services-based economy that has replaced jobs in agriculture and manufacturing. Era Three, and the rise of AI, is dawning. Smart computers are demonstrating they are capable of making better decisions than humans. Brilliant technologies can now decide, learn, predict, and even comprehend much faster and more accurately than the human brain, and their progress is accelerating. Where will this leave lawyers, nurses, teachers, and editors?

In Only Humans Need Apply, Thomas Hayes Davenport and Julia Kirby reframe the conversation about automation, arguing that the future of increased productivity and business success isn’t either human or machine. It’s both. The key is augmentation, utilizing technology to help humans work better, smarter, and faster. Instead of viewing these machines as competitive interlopers, we can see them as partners and collaborators in creative problem solving as we move into the next era. The choice is ours.


In The Age Of The Smart Machine: The Future Of Work And Power

Titre : In The Age Of The Smart Machine: The Future Of Work And Power
Auteur : Shoshana Zuboff
Éditeur : Basic Books
ISBN-13 : 9780465032112
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A noted Harvard social scientist documents the pitfalls and promises of computerized technology in business life.

Programming Collective Intelligence: Building Smart Web 2.0 Applications

Titre : Programming Collective Intelligence: Building Smart Web 2.0 Applications
Auteur : Toby Segaran
Éditeur : O'Reilly Media
ISBN-13 : 9780596529321
Libération : 2007-08-23

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Want to tap the power behind search rankings, product recommendations, social bookmarking, and online matchmaking? This fascinating book demonstrates how you can build Web 2.0 applications to mine the enormous amount of data created by people on the Internet. With the sophisticated algorithms in this book, you can write smart programs to access interesting datasets from other web sites, collect data from users of your own applications, and analyze and understand the data once you've found it. Programming Collective Intelligence takes you into the world of machine learning and statistics, and explains how to draw conclusions about user experience, marketing, personal tastes, and human behavior in general--all from information that you and others collect every day. Each algorithm is described clearly and concisely with code that can immediately be used on your web site, blog, Wiki, or specialized application. This book explains:
  • Collaborative filtering techniques that enable online retailers to recommend products or media
  • Methods of clustering to detect groups of similar items in a large dataset
  • Search engine features--crawlers, indexers, query engines, and the PageRank algorithm
  • Optimization algorithms that search millions of possible solutions to a problem and choose the best one
  • Bayesian filtering, used in spam filters for classifying documents based on word types and other features
  • Using decision trees not only to make predictions, but to model the way decisions are made
  • Predicting numerical values rather than classifications to build price models
  • Support vector machines to match people in online dating sites
  • Non-negative matrix factorization to find the independent features in adataset
  • Evolving intelligence for problem solving--how a computer develops its skill by improving its own code the more it plays a game 
Each chapter includes exercises for extending the algorithms to make them more powerful. Go beyond simple database-backed applications and put the wealth of Internet data to work for you.

"Bravo! I cannot think of a better way for a developer to first learn these algorithms and methods, nor can I think of a better way for me (an old AI dog) to reinvigorate my knowledge of the details."
-- Dan Russell, Google

"Toby's book does a great job of breaking down the complex subject matter of machine-learning algorithms into practical, easy-to-understand examples that can be directly applied to analysis of social interaction across the Web today. If I had this book two years ago, it would have saved precious time going down some fruitless paths."
-- Tim Wolters, CTO, Collective Intellect

Things That Make Us Smart: Defending Human Attributes In The Age Of The Machine (William Patrick Book)

Titre : Things That Make Us Smart: Defending Human Attributes In The Age Of The Machine (William Patrick Book)
Auteur : Donald A. Norman
Éditeur : Basic Books
ISBN-13 : 9780201626957
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In Things That Make Us Smart, Donald A. Norman explores the complex interaction between human thought and the technology it creates, arguing for the development of machines that fit our minds, rather than minds that must conform to the machine.Humans have always worked with objects to extend our cognitive powers, from counting on our fingers to designing massive supercomputers. But advanced technology does more than merely assist with thought and memory—the machines we create begin to shape how we think and, at times, even what we value. Norman, in exploring this complex relationship between humans and machines, gives us the first steps towards demanding a person-centered redesign of the machines that surround our lives.

Data Smart: Using Data Science to Transform Information into Insight

Titre : Data Smart: Using Data Science to Transform Information into Insight
Auteur : John W. Foreman
Éditeur : Wiley
ISBN-13 : 9781118661468
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Data Science gets thrown around in the press like it's magic. Major retailers are predicting everything from when their customers are pregnant to when they want a new pair of Chuck Taylors. It's a brave new world where seemingly meaningless data can be transformed into valuable insight to drive smart business decisions.

But how does one exactly do data science? Do you have to hire one of these priests of the dark arts, the "data scientist," to extract this gold from your data? Nope.

Data science is little more than using straight-forward steps to process raw data into actionable insight. And in Data Smart, author and data scientist John Foreman will show you how that's done within the familiar environment of a spreadsheet.

Smart Bread Machine Recipes: Healthy, Whole Grain & Delicious

Titre : Smart Bread Machine Recipes: Healthy, Whole Grain & Delicious
Auteur : Sandra Woodruff
Éditeur : Sterling
ISBN-13 : 9780806906904
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Fill the breads you eat with wholesome, fiber-rich, vitamin-packed grains, reduce the fat and the salt, and eliminate refined sugar--all with the push of a button. Over 130 recipes for both 1 and 1 1/2 pound machines introduce a new world of grains, from amaranth and barley to teff and triticale, plus two dozen different kinds of grain. 128 pages, 24 b/w illus., 6 x 9.

Smart Slot Strategies: A mathematical approach to winning slot machine strategies

Titre : Smart Slot Strategies: A mathematical approach to winning slot machine strategies
Auteur : John W. Crockett
Éditeur : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN-13 : 9781453609262
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This book includes easy-to-follow strategies developed by the author and tested in real-world casinos. He doesn't claim that these strategies are guaranteed to make you win (as many other authors do), but even if you don't follow any of the strategies or apply the rules laid out in this book, you will become a better-informed slot machine player and will have a good, basic understanding of how slot machines work and what to expect when you play slots. Several books on the market today make the claim that they teach techniques that will lead to better results when you play slot machines, and even claim that they guarantee that you will be a winner each and every time you apply their techniques, but can you really win at slot machines with any form of predictability or consistency? Is it really possible to predict what the slot machines will pay out, which slot machines you should play, and for how long? Many of these questions are answered in this book, with answered that aren't based on the author's own guesses and theories. The information contained here is based on a mathematical approach, which examines many of these age-old techniques and "secrets to winning at slot machines" and provides an assessment of their reliability and usability. Many of these commonly-held beliefs are fundamentally flawed and the author points out why you should or shouldn't use them. This book also contains a list of the author's cardinal rules for successful slot machine play in real-world casinos, including the author's own counting method, which he developed based on research conducted on thousands of plays in various slot machines. This counting method was created to provide players with the ability to pick looser slot machines with greater accuracy and avoid the casinos' tightest machines. The author also gives detailed advice on how you can practice your techniques and better prepare yourself before you enter the casino.

Machine Learning Made Easy with R: An Intuitive Step by Step Blueprint for Beginners

Titre : Machine Learning Made Easy with R: An Intuitive Step by Step Blueprint for Beginners
Auteur : Dr. N D Lewis
Éditeur : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN-13 : 9781546483755
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Finally, A Blueprint for Machine Learning with R!

Machine Learning Made Easy with R offers a practical tutorial that uses hands-on examples to step through real-world applications using clear and practical case studies. Through this process it takes you on a gentle, fun and unhurried journey to creating machine learning models with R. Whether you are new to data science or a veteran, this book offers a powerful set of tools for quickly and easily gaining insight from your data using R.

NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: This book uses plain language rather than a ton of equations; I’m assuming you never did like linear algebra, don’t want to see things derived, dislike complicated computer code, and you’re here because you want to try successful machine learning algorithms for yourself.

YOUR PERSONAL BLUE PRINT: Through a simple to follow intuitive step by step process, you will learn how to use the most popular machine learning algorithms using R. Once you have mastered the process, it will be easy for you to translate your knowledge to assess your own data.

THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU IF YOU WANT:
  • Focus on explanations rather than mathematical derivation
  • Practical illustrations that use real data.
  • Illustrations to deepen your understanding.
  • Worked examples in R you can easily follow and immediately implement.
  • Ideas you can actually use and try on your own data.


  • TAKE THE SHORTCUT: This guide was written for people just like you. Individuals who want to get up to speed as quickly as possible. to:

    YOU'LL LEARN HOW TO:
  • Unleash the power of Decision Trees.
  • Develop hands on skills using k-Nearest Neighbors.
  • Design successful applications with Naive Bayes.
  • Deploy Linear Discriminant Analysis.
  • Explore Support Vector Machines.
  • Master Linear and logistic regression.
  • Create solutions with Random Forests.
  • Solve complex problems with Boosting.
  • Gain deep insights via K-Means clustering.
  • Acquire tips to enhance model performance.


  • For each machine learning algorithm, every step in the process is detailed, from preparing the data for analysis, to evaluating the results. These steps will build the knowledge you need to apply them to your own data science tasks. Using plain language, this book offers a simple, intuitive, practical, non-mathematical, easy to follow guide to the most successful ideas, outstanding techniques and usable solutions available using R.

    Everything you need to get started is contained within this book. Machine Learning Made Easy with R is your very own hands on practical, tactical, easy to follow guide to mastery.

    Buy this book today and accelerate your progress!

    Smart Machines

    Titre : Smart Machines
    Auteur : John E. Kelly III
    Éditeur : Columbia University Press
    ISBN-13 : 9780231537278
    Libération : 2013-09-24

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    We are crossing a new frontier in the evolution of computing and entering the era of cognitive systems. The victory of IBM’s Watson on the television quiz show Jeopardy! revealed how scientists and engineers at IBM and elsewhere are pushing the boundaries of science and technology to create machines that sense, learn, reason, and interact with people in new ways to provide insight and advice. In Smart Machines, John E. Kelly III, director of IBM Research, and Steve Hamm, a writer at IBM and a former business and technology journalist, introduce the fascinating world of “cognitive systems” to general audiences and provide a window into the future of computing. Cognitive systems promise to penetrate complexity and assist people and organizations in better decision making. They can help doctors evaluate and treat patients, augment the ways we see, anticipate major weather events, and contribute to smarter urban planning. Kelly and Hamm’s comprehensive perspective describes this technology inside and out and explains how it will help us conquer the harnessing and understanding of “big data,” one of the major computing challenges facing businesses and governments in the coming decades. Absorbing and impassioned, their book will inspire governments, academics, and the global tech industry to work together to power this exciting wave in innovation.

    Smart Machines in Education

    Titre : Smart Machines in Education
    Auteur : Kenneth D. Forbus
    Éditeur : Aaai Press
    ISBN-13 : 0262561417
    Libération : 2001

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    The emerging widespread use of artificial intelligence in education.

    Natural Computing DNA Quantum Bits and the Future of Smart Machines

    Titre : Natural Computing DNA Quantum Bits and the Future of Smart Machines
    Auteur : Dennis E. Shasha
    Éditeur : W. W. Norton & Company
    ISBN-13 : 9780393077193
    Libération : 2010-05-17

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    Reports from the cutting edge, where physics and biology are changing the fundamental assumptions of computing. Computers built from DNA, bacteria, or foam. Robots that fix themselves on Mars. Bridges that report when they are aging. This is the bizarre and fascinating world of Natural Computing. Computer scientist and Scientific American’s “Puzzling Adventures” columnist Dennis Shasha here teams up with journalist Cathy Lazere to explore the outer reaches of computing. Drawing on interviews with fifteen leading scientists, the authors present an unexpected vision: the future of computing is a synthesis with nature. That vision will change not only computer science but also fields as disparate as finance, engineering, and medicine. Space engineers are at work designing machines that adapt to extreme weather and radiation. “Wetware” processing built on DNA or bacterial cells races closer to reality. One scientist’s “extended analog computer” measures answers instead of calculating them using ones and zeros. In lively, readable prose, Shasha and Lazere take readers on a tour of the future of smart machines.

    Humility Is the New Smart

    Titre : Humility Is the New Smart
    Auteur : Edward D. Hess
    Éditeur : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
    ISBN-13 : 9781626568761
    Libération : 2017-01-16

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    Humility Is the New Smart Your job is at risk—if not now, then soon. We are on the leading edge of a Smart Machine Age led by artificial intelligence that will be as transformative for us as the Industrial Revolution was for our ancestors. Smart machines will take over millions of jobs in manufacturing, office work, the service sector, the professions, you name it. Not only can they know more data and analyze it faster than any mere human, say Edward Hess and Katherine Ludwig, but smart machines are free of the emotional, psychological, and cultural baggage that so often mars human thinking. So we can't beat 'em and we can't join 'em. To stay relevant, we have to play a different game. Hess and Ludwig offer us that game plan. We need to excel at critical, creative, and innovative thinking and at genuinely engaging with others—things machines can't do well. The key is to change our definition of what it means to be smart. Hess and Ludwig call it being NewSmart. In this extraordinarily timely book, they offer detailed guidance for developing NewSmart attitudes and four critical behaviors that will help us adapt to the new reality. The crucial mindset underlying NewSmart is humility—not self-effacement but an accurate self-appraisal: acknowledging you can't have all the answers, remaining open to new ideas, and committing yourself to lifelong learning. Drawing on extensive multidisciplinary research, Hess and Ludwig emphasize that the key to success in this new era is not to be more like the machines but to excel at the best of what makes us human.

    Only Humans Need Apply

    Titre : Only Humans Need Apply
    Auteur : Thomas H. Davenport
    Éditeur : HarperCollins
    ISBN-13 : 9780062438607
    Libération : 2016-05-24

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    An invigorating, thought-provoking, and positive look at the rise of automation that explores how professionals across industries can find sustainable careers in the near future. Nearly half of all working Americans could risk losing their jobs because of technology. It’s not only blue-collar jobs at stake. Millions of educated knowledge workers—writers, paralegals, assistants, medical technicians—are threatened by accelerating advances in artificial intelligence. The industrial revolution shifted workers from farms to factories. In the first era of automation, machines relieved humans of manually exhausting work. Today, Era Two of automation continues to wash across the entire services-based economy that has replaced jobs in agriculture and manufacturing. Era Three, and the rise of AI, is dawning. Smart computers are demonstrating they are capable of making better decisions than humans. Brilliant technologies can now decide, learn, predict, and even comprehend much faster and more accurately than the human brain, and their progress is accelerating. Where will this leave lawyers, nurses, teachers, and editors? In Only Humans Need Apply, Thomas Hayes Davenport and Julia Kirby reframe the conversation about automation, arguing that the future of increased productivity and business success isn’t either human or machine. It’s both. The key is augmentation, utilizing technology to help humans work better, smarter, and faster. Instead of viewing these machines as competitive interlopers, we can see them as partners and collaborators in creative problem solving as we move into the next era. The choice is ours.

    Smart workers smart machines

    Titre : Smart workers smart machines
    Auteur : Kenan Patrick Jarboe
    Éditeur :
    ISBN-13 : CORNELL:31924071721884
    Libération : 1996

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    Kenan Patrick Jarboe A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Smart workers smart machines Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

    Smart Machines

    Titre : Smart Machines
    Auteur : BCC Research
    Éditeur :
    ISBN-13 : 1622962621
    Libération : 2016-03

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    BCC Research A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Smart Machines Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

    Manufacturing in Real Time

    Titre : Manufacturing in Real Time
    Auteur : Gian F. Frontini
    Éditeur : Butterworth-Heinemann
    ISBN-13 : 0750677228
    Libération : 2003

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    The development of self-operating machines is the foundation of modern manufacturing. The current manufacturing environment is based on automation and smart machines that have the ability tomake things with a level of accuracy and consistency that humans cannot match. In order to maximize efficiency, engineers and managers need to change their outlooks, processes and stragegies and as a result, adopt new mthods and management systems. This book presents a brief history of manufacturing and the changes in the current manufacturing environenment. Topics covered include supply chain management, product streams, the role of automation in the supply chain, the relationships between machines and people in automated product streams, variation and quality control, statistical process control, the flow of information in a supply chain and, how we are affected by new technologies. Examples are used throughout to demonstrate each idea and process. A CD with lectures, slides, tutorials and dynamic models is included.

    Smart Machines and the Internet of Things

    Titre : Smart Machines and the Internet of Things
    Auteur : Ryan Nagelhout
    Éditeur : Rosen Central
    ISBN-13 : 149943779X
    Libération : 2016-01-15

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    The interconnectivity of appliances, everyday objects, and people to the Web is called the "Internet of Things." Electric cars are being made smart and fast with software updates that are pushed to them wirelessly. Electrical outlets can be tuned off from anywhere in the world, and people can even track the amount of energy the plugs are using by looking at a cell phone. This insightful volume describes some of these intriguing state-of-the-art devices, including tracking devices to monitor endangered animals or help find lost pets and sensors in water treatment facilities that can help control a city's water supply.

    Donkeys in the age of smart machines

    Titre : Donkeys in the age of smart machines
    Auteur : Paul Edwards
    Éditeur :
    ISBN-13 : CORNELL:31924069068751
    Libération : 1995

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    Paul Edwards A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Donkeys in the age of smart machines Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.