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    Artificial Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)



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    The applications of Artificial Intelligence lie all around us; in our homes, schools and offices, in our cinemas, in art galleries and - not least - on the Internet. The results of Artificial Intelligence have been invaluable to biologists, psychologists, and linguists in helping to understand the processes of memory, learning, and language from a fresh angle.

    As a concept, Artificial Intelligence has fuelled and sharpened the philosophical debates concerning the nature of the mind, intelligence, and the uniqueness of human beings. In this Very Short Introduction , Margaret A. Boden reviews the philosophical and technological challenges raised by Artificial Intelligence, considering whether programs could ever be really intelligent, creative or even conscious, and shows how the pursuit of Artificial Intelligence has helped us to appreciate
    how human and animal minds are possible.

    ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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    Darknet



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    From the million-copy bestselling author of CyberStorm comes a frighteningly realistic new thriller, an adrenaline-fueled mystery with a noir/tech edge that will delight fans of Baldacci, Child, and Cussler.


    A GLOBAL CORPORATION HIDES A DARK SECRET…

    A TERRIFYING NEW ADVANCE IN TECHNOLOGY…

    WILL BE REVEALED.


    Follow one man’s journey through a shadowy underworld that threatens the security of humanity.

    In a world where corporations have the same rights as human beings…
    Profit is everything and psychopathic executives call the shots…
    Anything is possible.

    FROM THE BACK COVER - DARKNET

    Jake O'Connell leaves a life of crime and swears he'll never return, but his new life as a stock broker in New York is ripped away when his childhood friend Sean Womack is murdered.

    Thousands of miles away in Hong Kong, scientist Jin Huang finds a list of wealthy dead people in a massive banking conspiracy. Problem is, some of the people don't stay dead. As Jin begins her investigation, she's petrified to discover her own name on the growing list of dead-but-alive.

    On the run, Jake O'Connell and Jin Huang race across continents to uncover a dark secret spreading like a cancer into the world. Why was Sean killed, and how is the list of wealthy dead connected? Are some of them really coming back to life? But all this becomes irrelevant when Jake's family is attacked...


    About the Author

    Translated into 18 languages, published in 23 countries, with multiple TV and movie contracts including 20th Century Fox developing his second novel, CyberStorm, for a major film release, Matthew Mather's books are worldwide bestsellers. He began his career at the McGill Center for Intelligent Machines researching artificial intelligence before starting high-tech ventures in everything from computational nanotechnology to electronic health records to weather prediction systems. He now works as a full-time author of speculative fiction.

    Darknet has ranked as a top best seller in Amazon’s techno thriller, conspiracy, and science fiction categories, and if you enjoy A.G. Riddle, Hugh Howey, and Michael Crichton, then you'll love this new thriller based in the world of bitcoin and cryptocurrency the New York Times called "the inspiration for Utopian dreams".

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    Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again



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    One of America's top doctors reveals how AI will empower physicians and revolutionize patient care
    Medicine has become inhuman, to disastrous effect. The doctor-patient relationship--the heart of medicine--is broken: doctors are too distracted and overwhelmed to truly connect with their patients, and medical errors and misdiagnoses abound. In Deep Medicine, leading physician Eric Topol reveals how artificial intelligence can help. AI has the potential to transform everything doctors do, from notetaking and medical scans to diagnosis and treatment, greatly cutting down the cost of medicine and reducing human mortality. By freeing physicians from the tasks that interfere with human connection, AI will create space for the real healing that takes place between a doctor who can listen and a patient who needs to be heard.
    Innovative, provocative, and hopeful, Deep Medicine shows us how the awesome power of AI can make medicine better, for all the humans involved.

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    Prototype D (Prototype D Series Book 1)



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    A hundred years after the world is decimated by nuclear wars, humanity has been reduced to a surviving city of people called the Mainlanders. They have food, water, and a wall that separates them from their enemies—the Outlanders.

    Branded as savages, the Outlanders have grown in number and their attacks against the city have become more brutal. They threaten to overtake the city, bringing with them the doom and destruction that has plagued mankind for over a century. What the Mainlanders need is a weapon.

    Des is the first robot created with a full range of human emotions. His reasoning skills and thought processes will make it so no human will ever have to step foot on the battlefield again. But when Des realizes his true purpose—to help destroy the Outlanders—he suspects that the real enemies might not be the people he was built to destroy, but those who created him.

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