The Master Algorithm

The Master Algorithm

Algorithms increasingly run our lives. They find books, movies, jobs, and dates for us, manage our investments, and discover new drugs. More and more, these algorithms work by learning from the trails of data we leave in our newly digital world. Like curious children, they observe us, imitate,…

Group Search Optimization for Applications in Structural Design

Group Search Optimization for Applications in Structural Design

Civil engineering structures such as buildings, bridges, stadiums, and offshore structures play an import role in our daily life. However, constructing these structures requires lots of budget. Thus, how to cost-efficiently design structures satisfying all required design constraints is an important factor to structural engineers. Traditionally, mathematical gradient-based…

Ultra Low Bit-Rate Speech Coding

Ultra Low Bit-Rate Speech Coding

“Ultra Low Bit-Rate Speech Coding” focuses on the specialized topic of speech coding at very low bit-rates of 1 Kbits/sec and less, particularly at the lower ends of this range, down to 100 bps. The authors set forth the fundamental results and trends that form the basis for…

Making Friends on the Fly: Advances in Ad Hoc Teamwork

Making Friends on the Fly: Advances in Ad Hoc Teamwork

his book is devoted to the encounter and interaction of agents such as robots with other agents and describes how they cooperate with their previously unknown teammates, forming an Ad Hoc team. It presents a new algorithm, PLASTIC, that allows agents to quickly adapt to new teammates by…

Intelligent Systems

Intelligent Systems: Approximation by Artificial Neural Networks

This brief monograph is the first one to deal exclusively with the quantitative approximation by artificial neural networks to the identity-unit operator. Here we study with rates the approximation properties of the “right” sigmoidal and hyperbolic tangent artificial neural network positive linear operators. In particular we study the…

Intelligent Systems

Intelligent Systems: A Modern Approach

Computational intelligence is a well-established paradigm, where new theories with a sound biological understanding have been evolving. The current experimental systems have many of the characteristics of biological computers (brains in other words) and are beginning to be built to perform a variety of tasks that are difficult…

Seeking Chances

Seeking Chances

One of the most distinguishing abilities that human beings display is the ability of turning almost everything into a clue to make a problem affordable in relation to what one knows and, most of all, to what one does not know. That is what characterizes humans as chance…

Microsoft Dynamics AX Implementation Guide

Microsoft Dynamics AX Implementation Guide

Microsoft Dynamics AX is Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software that supports multi-site operations across various countries, providing international processing within the company. It is an ERP solution with a lot of features and functionality, and it provides support across the fields of financial, distribution, supply chain, project, customer…

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Make: Getting Started with littleBits

littleBits are electronic building blocks with over 60 modules and trillions of combinations. With littleBits, anyone can harness the power of electronics, microcontrollers, and the cloud–regardless of age, gender, technical ability, or educational background. You can combine these simple, snap-together, magnetic bricks to make simple electronic circuits, or…

Scene Vision: Making Sense of What We See

Scene Vision: Making Sense of What We See

For many years, researchers have studied visual recognition with objects — single, clean, clear, and isolated objects, presented to subjects at the center of the screen. In our real environment, however, objects do not appear so neatly. Our visual world is a stimulating scenery mess; fragments, colors, occlusions,…