Social Machines

Social Machines

Will your next doctor be a human being―or a machine? Will you have a choice? If you do, what should you know before making it? This book introduces the reader to the pitfalls and promises of artificial intelligence (AI) in its modern incarnation and the growing trend of…

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Microinteractions

It’s the little things that turn a good digital product into a great one. With this practical book, you’ll learn how to design effective microinteractions: the small details that exist inside and around features. How can users change a setting? How do they turn on mute, or know…

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Collective Intelligence in Action

There’s a great deal of wisdom in a crowd, but how do you listen to a thousand people talking at once? Identifying the wants, needs, and knowledge of internet users can be like listening to a mob. In the Web 2.0 era, leveraging the collective power of user…

A Practical Introduction to Computer Vision with OpenCV

A Practical Introduction to Computer Vision with OpenCV

Explains the theory behind basic computer vision and provides a bridge from the theory to practical implementation using the industry standard OpenCV libraries Computer Vision is a rapidly expanding area and it is becoming progressively easier for developers to make use of this field due to the ready…

PRINCE2 For Dummies

PRINCE2 For Dummies

Whatever your project – no matter how big or small – PRINCE2 For Dummies, 2009 Edition is the perfect guide to using this project management method to help ensure its success. Fully updated with the 2009 practice guidelines, this book will take you through every step of a…

The Vienna LTE-Advanced Simulators

The Vienna LTE-Advanced Simulators

This book introduces the Vienna Simulator Suite for 3rd-Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)-compatible Long Term Evolution-Advanced (LTE-A) simulators and presents applications to demonstrate their uses for describing, designing, and optimizing wireless cellular LTE-A networks. Part One addresses LTE and LTE-A link level techniques. As there has been high demand…

Machine Learning For Dummies

Machine Learning For Dummies

Your no-nonsense guide to making sense of machine learning Machine learning can be a mind-boggling concept for the masses, but those who are in the trenches of computer programming know just how invaluable it is. Without machine learning, fraud detection, web search results, real-time ads on web pages,…

Bitcoin For Dummies

Bitcoin For Dummies

Learn the ins and outs of Bitcoin so you can get started today Bitcoin For Dummies is the fast, easy way to start trading crypto currency, with clear explanations and expert advice for breaking into this exciting new market. Understanding the mechanisms and risk behind Bitcoin can be…

Introduction to Scientific Computing and Data Analysis

Introduction to Scientific Computing and Data Analysis

This textbook provides and introduction to numerical computing and its applications in science and engineering.  The topics covered include those usually found in an introductory course, as well as those that arise in data analysis.  This includes optimization and regression based methods using a singular value decomposition.  The…

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Accessible EPUB 3

Although the digital revolution has made content available to more people than print books ever could, ebooks are still only as accessible as the foundation they’re built on—and all too often the foundation is weak. But that’s changing. With the introduction of EPUB 3, publishers now have the…