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Systems Analysis and Design (Hardcover, 11th Edition): Scott Tilley, Harry J. Rosenblatt Systems Analysis and Design (Hardcover, 11th Edition)
Scott Tilley, Harry J. Rosenblatt
R759 R636 Discovery Miles 6 360 Save R123 (16%) In stock

Discover a practical, streamlined, updated approach to information systems development that covers both traditional and emerging technologies and approaches to systems analysis and design. SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN, 11E offers a well-organized, streamlined approach. Chapter objectives are keyed directly to chapter headings, making content easy to comprehend and convenient to study. Numerous real-world examples and screenshots ensure content is current and relevant. In addition, key terms at the end of the chapter now include definitions so you don't have to flip back and forth to a glossary. Exercises throughout this edition emphasize critical thinking and IT skills in a dynamic, business-related environment. This new edition offers everything you need to prepare for success in today's intensely competitive and rapidly changing business world.

Principles Of Business Information Systems (Paperback, 3rd Edition): Ralph Stair, George Reynolds, Thomas Chesney Principles Of Business Information Systems (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
Ralph Stair, George Reynolds, Thomas Chesney 3
R746 R636 Discovery Miles 6 360 Save R110 (15%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Now in its third edition, Principles of Business Information Systems has been fully updated with new cases, new questions and assignments and the latest technologies, whilst also retaining its comprehensive coverage of Information Systems issues.

This new international edition also boasts a wealth of real world examples from a broad range of countries and updated coverage of IT and technological issues, making it perfect for courses that prepare students for the modern corporate world.

Database Systems - Design, Implementation, & Management (Hardcover, 12th edition): Steven Morris, Carlos Coronel Database Systems - Design, Implementation, & Management (Hardcover, 12th edition)
Steven Morris, Carlos Coronel 2
R856 R737 Discovery Miles 7 370 Save R119 (14%) In stock

Gain a solid foundation in database design and implementation with the practical and easy-to-understand approach in DATABASE SYSTEMS: DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION, AND MANAGEMENT, 12E. Filled with diagrams, illustrations, and tables, this market-leading text provides in-depth coverage of database design. You learn the key to successful database implementation: proper design of databases to fit within a larger strategic view of the data environment. Renowned for its clear, straightforward writing style, this text provides an outstanding balance of theory and practice. You gain the hands-on skills to make you attractive to employers. Updates include the latest coverage of cloud data services and a new chapter on Big Data Analytics and NoSQL, including related Hadoop technologies. In addition, new review questions, problem sets, and cases offer multiple opportunities to test your understanding and develop useful design skills.

A Guide To SQL (Paperback, 9th edition): Philip Pratt, Mary Z Last A Guide To SQL (Paperback, 9th edition)
Philip Pratt, Mary Z Last
R770 R652 Discovery Miles 6 520 Save R118 (15%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

A GUIDE TO SQL, Ninth Edition, provides an effective introduction to SQL programming using straightforward instruction, extensive hands-on exercises, and a strong foundation in real-world business applications. The Ninth Edition builds on the longstanding success of this proven text by presenting basic SQL commands in the context of a running case, in which a business uses SQL to manage orders, items, customers, and sales reps. The authors emphasize that fundamental principles and practices apply regardless of the database environment chosen, and they include examples from the latest versions of Oracle (R) and Microsoft (R) Access (R), and SQL Server throughout the text.

Discovering Computers  (c)2017 (Paperback, Enhanced Edition): Jennifer Campbell, Steven Freund, Mark Frydenberg, Misty Vermaat,... Discovering Computers (c)2017 (Paperback, Enhanced Edition)
Jennifer Campbell, Steven Freund, Mark Frydenberg, Misty Vermaat, Susan L. Sebok 3
R842 R718 Discovery Miles 7 180 Save R124 (15%) In stock

Teach students to maximize the use of mobile devices, make the most of online tools for collaboration and communications, and fully utilize today's Internet capabilities with the latest edition DISCOVERING COMPUTERS ENHANCED. Introductory computing students see how technology skills assist in employment and advancing careers. This edition highlights the most recent developments in computer tools and technology with new emphasis on Web Development, creating a strong web presence, and the latest Windows 10 information. To keep content as current as possible, online coverage of contemporary technology developments builds on the book's discussions.

The authors emphasize actionable content with a proven learning structure and practice to reinforce key skills. Self-assessments open each chapter, enabling learners to target study and learn more in less time. DISCOVERING COMPUTERS ENHANCED presents the content students need to succeed in a way that ensures understanding.

Data Structures Using C++ (Paperback, 2nd edition): D. Malik Data Structures Using C++ (Paperback, 2nd edition)
D. Malik
R894 R762 Discovery Miles 7 620 Save R132 (15%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Now in its second edition, D.S. Malik brings his proven approach to C++ programming to the CS2 course. Clearly written with the student in mind, this text focuses on Data Structures and includes advanced topics in C++ such as Linked Lists and the Standard Template Library (STL). The text features abundant visual diagrams, examples, and extended Programming Examples, all of which serve to illuminate difficult concepts. Complete programming code and clear display of syntax, explanation, and example are used throughout the text, and each chapter concludes with a robust exercise set.

Foundations of Computer Science (Paperback, 4th edition): Behrouz A. Forouzan Foundations of Computer Science (Paperback, 4th edition)
Behrouz A. Forouzan
R803 R684 Discovery Miles 6 840 Save R119 (15%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Based on the Association for Computing Imagery model curriculum guidelines, Foundations of Computer Science gives students a bird's eye view of Computer Science. This easy-to-read and easy-to-navigate text covers all the fundamentals of computer science required for first year undergraduates embarking on a computing degree. Updated to cover the latest technologies and changes to course requirements, this fourth edition features new chapters, including new coverage on social media and ethical issues.

Database Systems - Design, Implementation, & Management (Hardcover, 13th edition): Carlos Coronel, Steven Morris Database Systems - Design, Implementation, & Management (Hardcover, 13th edition)
Carlos Coronel, Steven Morris
R854 R735 Discovery Miles 7 350 Save R119 (14%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Database skills are among the most in-demand IT skills today. Now you can gain a solid foundation in database design and implementation with the practical, easy-to-understand approach in the market-leading DATABASE SYSTEMS: DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION, AND MANAGEMENT, 13E. Diagrams, illustrations, and tables clarify in-depth coverage of database design. You learn the key to successful database implementation as you study how to properly design databases to fit within the larger strategic data environment. Clear, straightforward writing supports an outstanding balance of theory and practice with hands-on skills today's employers want. Revised SQL coverage offers more SQL examples and simpler explanations that focus on the areas most important for a database career. More coverage of Big Data Analytics and NoSQL, including related Hadoop technologies, now provides a stronger hands-on approach.

Database Principles - Fundamentals of Design, Implementations and Management (with CourseMate and eBook Access Card)... Database Principles - Fundamentals of Design, Implementations and Management (with CourseMate and eBook Access Card) (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Keeley Crockett, Peter Rob, Steven Morris, Carlos Coronel
R690 R580 Discovery Miles 5 800 Save R110 (16%) In stock

The second edition of Database Systems maintains its engaging writing style and brevity; its unique balance between theory and practice and its wealth of examples throughout the text; inspiring student-friendly learning at its best. The international edition provides a solid and practical foundation for the design, implementation and management of database systems. This foundation is built on the notion that, while databases are very practical things, their successful creation depends on understanding the important concepts that define them. The new edition has been updated with all the latest developments and technologies and incorporates a generous number of localised and motivating business vignettes that tie the concepts to real-life situations. This edition is suitable for a first course in databases at undergraduate level and will also provide essential material for conversion postgraduate courses. Providing comprehensive and practical coverage of core database concepts, it is an ideal text not only for those studying database management systems in the context of computer science, but also those on courses in the areas of information systems and business information technology. This textbook also comes packaged with a fully tailored CourseMate and an Instructor's website will also be available to adopters.

Discovering Computers  (c)2018: Digital Technology, Data, and Devices (Paperback, New edition): Mark Frydenberg, Jennifer... Discovering Computers (c)2018: Digital Technology, Data, and Devices (Paperback, New edition)
Mark Frydenberg, Jennifer Campbell, Misty Vermaat, Steven Freund
R831 R708 Discovery Miles 7 080 Save R123 (15%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Learn to maximize the use of mobile devices, make the most of online tools for collaboration and communication, and fully utilize the web and cloud with the latest edition of DISCOVERING COMPUTERS 2018. Clearly see how technology skills can assist you both in gaining employment and advancing your career. This edition highlights web development, how to create a strong web presence, and take full advantage of the latest Windows 10. To keep your instruction as current as possible, online coverage of contemporary technology developments builds on the book's timely discussions. The authors provide helpful suggestions within a proven learning structure and emphasize meaningful practice to reinforce your skills. Self-assessments open each module and enable you to focus your study and learn more in less time. DISCOVERING COMPUTERS presents the key content you need to succeed, using an approach that ensures understanding.

Database Principles - Fundamentals of Design, Implementation, and Management, International Edition (with Essential Resources... Database Principles - Fundamentals of Design, Implementation, and Management, International Edition (with Essential Resources Site Printed Access Card) (Paperback, 10th edition)
Stephen Morris, Peter Rob, Carlos Coronel
R877 R749 Discovery Miles 7 490 Save R128 (15%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Practical and easy to understand Database Principles: Fundamentals of Design, Implementation, and Management, 10/e, International Edition gives readers a solid foundation in database design and implementation. Filled with visual aids such as diagrams, illustrations, and tables, this market-leading book provides in-depth coverage of database design, demonstrating that the key to successful database implementation is in proper design of databases to fit within a larger strategic view of the data environment. Renowned for its clear, straightforward writing style, the tenth edition has been thoroughly updated to include hot topics such as green computing/sustainability for modern data centers, the role of redundant relationships, and examples of web-database connectivity and code security. In addition, new review questions, problem sets, and cases have been added throughout the book so that readers have multiple opportunities to test their understanding and develop real and useful design skills.

Introduction to Computer Theory (Paperback, 2Rev ed): Daniel I. A. Cohen Introduction to Computer Theory (Paperback, 2Rev ed)
Daniel I. A. Cohen 4
R4,653 Discovery Miles 46 530 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This text strikes a good balance between rigor and an intuitive approach to computer theory. Covers all the topics needed by computer scientists with a sometimes humorous approach that reviewers found "refreshing". It is easy to read and the coverage of mathematics is fairly simple so readers do not have to worry about proving theorems.

Guide to Network Defense and Countermeasures, International Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition): Randy Weaver, Dean Farwood, Dawn... Guide to Network Defense and Countermeasures, International Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Randy Weaver, Dean Farwood, Dawn Weaver
R1,076 R903 Discovery Miles 9 030 Save R173 (16%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

GUIDE TO NETWORK DEFENSE AND COUNTERMEASURES provides a thorough guide to perimeter defense fundamentals, including intrusion detection and firewalls. This trusted text also covers more advanced topics such as security policies, network address translation (NAT), packet filtering and analysis, proxy servers, virtual private networks (VPN), and network traffic signatures. Thoroughly updated, the new third edition reflects the latest technology, trends, and techniques including virtualization, VMware, IPv6, and ICMPv6 structure, making it easier for current and aspiring professionals to stay on the cutting edge and one step ahead of potential security threats. A clear writing style and numerous screenshots and illustrations make even complex technical material easier to understand, while tips, activities, and projects throughout the text allow you to hone your skills by applying what you learn. Perfect for students and professionals alike in this high-demand, fast-growing field, GUIDE TO NETWORK DEFENSE AND COUNTERMEASURES, Third Edition, is a must-have resource for success as a network security professional.

Canon PowerShot G10 / G11 (Paperback): Jeff Carlson Canon PowerShot G10 / G11 (Paperback)
Jeff Carlson 1
R355 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Save R57 (16%) In stock

Now that you've bought the amazing Canon PowerShot G10 or G11, you need a book that goes beyond a tour of the camera's features to show you exactly how to use your camera to take great pictures. With "Canon PowerShot G10/G11: From Snapshots to Great Shots, " you get the perfect blend of photography instruction and camera reference that will take your images to the next level Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos from the author and the Flickr community, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up the camera.
Follow along with your friendly and knowledgeable guide, Jeff Carlson, and you will:

  • Learn the top ten things you need to know about shooting with the G10 or G11
  • Use the camera's Automatic modes to get better shots right away
  • Move on to the Creative modes, where you have full control over the look and feel of your images
  • Master the photographic basics of composition, focus, depth of field, and much more
  • Learn all the best tricks and techniques for getting great action shots, landscapes, and portraits
  • Find out how to get great shots in low light
  • Fully grasp all the concepts and techniques as you go, with assignments at the end of every chapter

With "Canon PowerShot G10/G11: From Snapshots to Great Shots, " you'll learn not only what makes a great shot work-you'll learn how to get that shot using your G10 or G11.
And once you've got the shot, show it off Join the book's Flickr group, share your photos, and discuss how you use your camera to get great shots at flickr.com/groups/canon_g10g11_from_snapshots_ to_greatshots.
The Best Of The Digital Photography Book (Paperback): Scott Kelby The Best Of The Digital Photography Book (Paperback)
Scott Kelby
R481 R381 Discovery Miles 3 810 Save R100 (21%) 17 working days

What could top the #1 best-selling photography book of all time? We're talking about the award-winning, worldwide smash hit, written by Scott Kelby, that's been translated into dozens of different languages, because it's the one book that really shows you how to take professional-quality shots using the same tricks today's top digital pros use. Well, what if you took that book, created four more just like it but with even more tips, plucked out only the best tips from all five of THOSE books, updated the images, referenced all-new gear, and added a completely new chapter on how to make the transition from shooting photos with your phone to making photographs with your new DSLR?

In The Best of The Digital Photography Book, you'll find all of Scott's favorite tips and techniques curated and updated from The Digital Photography Book, Parts 1-5, along with a brand new chapter on transitioning from your phone to a full-fledged DSLR. You'll find everything that made the first five titles a success: Scott answering questions, giving out advice, and sharing the secrets he's learned just like he would with a friend-without all the technical explanations and techie photo speak.

This book will help you shoot dramatically better-looking, sharper, more colorful, more professional-looking photos every time.

Program Construction - Calculating Implementations from Specifications (Paperback): Roland Backhouse Program Construction - Calculating Implementations from Specifications (Paperback)
Roland Backhouse
R1,053 R962 Discovery Miles 9 620 Save R91 (9%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The ever-increasing dependence of our lives and livelihoods on the correct functioning of computer software means that logic and program correctness are core elements of all good computer science degrees. This book presents both these topics in one self-contained text.

The focus of the book is on "correct-by-construction" program design -- the discipline of calculating programs from their specifications. Modern, calculational logic is introduced in combination with key program construction principles, such as the assignment axiom, loop invariants and bound functions. This material is intertwined with motivational discussion, programming examples and challenging problem-solving exercises, bringing the book alive for its intended audience, undergraduates in computer science and mathematics, as well as professional programmers wishing to further develop their programming skills.

The book covers the elements of logic and program correctness that form the foundations of further study --- the logical connectives and their algebraic properties, induction, quantifiers and program construction rules. Substantial examples of program construction are included. Many exercises are provided, all with detailed solutions.

Discovering Computers, Essentials  (c)2018: Digital Technology, Data, and Devices (Paperback, New edition): Jennifer Campbell,... Discovering Computers, Essentials (c)2018: Digital Technology, Data, and Devices (Paperback, New edition)
Jennifer Campbell, Steven Freund, Mark Frydenberg, Misty Vermaat
R667 R562 Discovery Miles 5 620 Save R105 (16%) In stock

Learn to maximize the use of mobile devices, make the most of online tools for collaboration and communication, and fully utilize the web and cloud with the latest edition of DISCOVERING COMPUTERS 2018. Clearly see how technology skills can assist you both in gaining employment and advancing your career. This edition highlights web development, how to create a strong web presence, and take full advantage of the latest Windows 10. To keep your instruction as current as possible, online coverage of contemporary technology developments builds on the book's timely discussions. The authors provide helpful suggestions within a proven learning structure and emphasize meaningful practice to reinforce your skills. Self-assessments open each module and enable you to focus your study and learn more in less time. DISCOVERING COMPUTERS presents the key content you need to succeed, using an approach that ensures understanding.

Canon EOS Rebel T4i / 650D (Paperback): Jeff Revell Canon EOS Rebel T4i / 650D (Paperback)
Jeff Revell
R355 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Save R57 (16%) Shipped within 14 - 19 working days

Now that you've bought the amazing Canon EOS Rebel T4i/650D, you need a book that goes beyond a tour of the camera's features to show you exactly how to use the camera to take great pictures. With Canon EOS Rebel T4i/650D: From Snapshots to Great Shots, you get the perfect blend of photography instruction and camera reference that will take your images to the next level! Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up the camera. Follow along with your friendly and knowledgeable guide, photographer and author Jeff Revell, and you will: Learn the top ten things you need to know about shooting with the Rebel Use the Rebel's automatic modes to get better shots right away Move on to the Creative zone, where you have full control over the look and feel of your images Master the photographic basics of composition, focus, depth of field, and much more Learn all the best tricks and techniques for getting great action shots, landscapes, and portraits Find out how to get great shots in low light Fully grasp all the concepts and techniques as you go, with assignments at the end of every chapter And once you've got the shot, show it off! Join the book's Flickr group, share your photos, and discuss how you use your Rebel to get great shots at flickr.com/groups/canonrebelt4i650dfromsnapshotstogreatshots.

The Precipice - Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity (Hardcover): Toby Ord The Precipice - Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity (Hardcover)
Toby Ord 1
R628 R504 Discovery Miles 5 040 Save R124 (20%) 17 working days

The Precipice is a landmark book that provides a new way of thinking about our time. 'Humanity has never been more vulnerable - there's now a one-in-six chance that civilisation won't make it to the end of the century, argues a highly influential philosopher . . . Ord's analysis of the science is exemplary . . . Thrillingly written' Sunday Times We live during the most important era of human history. In the twentieth century, we developed the means to destroy ourselves - without developing the moral framework to ensure we won't. This is the Precipice, and how we respond to it will be the most crucial decision of our time. Oxford moral philosopher Toby Ord explores the risks to humanity's future, from the familiar man-made threats of climate change and nuclear war, to the potentially greater, more unfamiliar threats from engineered pandemics and advanced artificial intelligence. With clear and rigorous thinking, Ord calculates the various risk levels, and shows how our own time fits within the larger story of human history. Can we protect the legacy of the hundred billion who have come before us, and secure a future for the trillions that could follow? What can we do, in our present moment, to face the risks head on? A major work that brings together the disciplines of physics, biology, earth and computer science, history, anthropology, statistics, international relations, political science and moral philosophy, The Precipice is a call for a new understanding of our age: a major reorientation in the way we see the world, our history, and the role we play in it. 'Many people have recently found that they want to read books offering the grandest perspectives possible on human existence, such as Sapiens . . . Toby Ord's new book is a startling and rigorous contribution to this genre that deserves to be just as widely read' Evening Standard 'Splendid . . . The Precipice is a powerful book, written with a philosopher's eye . . . Ord's love for humanity and hope for its future is infectious' Spectator *A Guardian Pick for 2020*

Neural Approximations for Optimal Control and Decision (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Riccardo Zoppoli, Marcello Sanguineti,... Neural Approximations for Optimal Control and Decision (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Riccardo Zoppoli, Marcello Sanguineti, Giorgio Gnecco, Thomas Parisini
R4,351 Discovery Miles 43 510 17 working days

Neural Approximations for Optimal Control and Decision provides a comprehensive methodology for the approximate solution of functional optimization problems using neural networks and other nonlinear approximators where the use of traditional optimal control tools is prohibited by complicating factors like non-Gaussian noise, strong nonlinearities, large dimension of state and control vectors, etc. Features of the text include: * a general functional optimization framework; * thorough illustration of recent theoretical insights into the approximate solutions of complex functional optimization problems; * comparison of classical and neural-network based methods of approximate solution; * bounds to the errors of approximate solutions; * solution algorithms for optimal control and decision in deterministic or stochastic environments with perfect or imperfect state measurements over a finite or infinite time horizon and with one decision maker or several; * applications of current interest: routing in communications networks, traffic control, water resource management, etc.; and * numerous, numerically detailed examples. The authors' diverse backgrounds in systems and control theory, approximation theory, machine learning, and operations research lend the book a range of expertise and subject matter appealing to academics and graduate students in any of those disciplines together with computer science and other areas of engineering.

Outside Insight - Navigating a World Drowning in Data (Hardcover): Jorn Lyseggen Outside Insight - Navigating a World Drowning in Data (Hardcover)
Jorn Lyseggen 1
R490 R336 Discovery Miles 3 360 Save R154 (31%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Is your business looking out? The world today is drowning in data. There is a treasure trove of valuable and underutilized insights that can be gleaned from information companies and people leave behind on the internet - our 'digital breadcrumbs' - from job postings, to online news, social media, online ad spend, patent applications and more. As a result, we're at the cusp of a major shift in the way businesses are managed and governed - moving from a focus solely on lagging, internal data, toward analyses that also encompass industry-wide, external data to paint a more complete picture of a brand's opportunities and threats and uncover forward-looking insights, in real time. Tomorrow's most successful brands are already embracing Outside Insight, benefitting from an information advantage while their competition is left behind. Drawing on practical examples of transformative, data-led decisions made by brands like Apple, Facebook, Barack Obama and many more, in Outside Insight, Meltwater CEO Jorn Lyseggen illustrates the future of corporate decision-making and offers a detailed plan for business leaders to implement Outside Insight thinking into their company mindset and processes.

Life 3.0 - Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (Paperback): Max Tegmark Life 3.0 - Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (Paperback)
Max Tegmark 1
R215 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R46 (21%) In stock

'This is the most important conversation of our time, and Tegmark's thought-provoking book will help you join it' Stephen Hawking THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER. DAILY TELEGRAPH AND THE TIMES BOOKS OF THE YEAR SELECTED AS ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVOURITE BOOKS OF 2018 AI is the future - but what will that future look like? Will superhuman intelligence be our slave, or become our god? Taking us to the heart of the latest thinking about AI, Max Tegmark, the MIT professor whose work has helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial, separates myths from reality, utopias from dystopias, to explore the next phase of our existence. How can we grow our prosperity through automation, without leaving people lacking income or purpose? How can we ensure that future AI systems do what we want without crashing, malfunctioning or getting hacked? Should we fear an arms race in lethal autonomous weapons? Will AI help life flourish as never before, or will machines eventually outsmart us at all tasks, and even, perhaps, replace us altogether? 'This is a rich and visionary book and everyone should read it' The Times

The Truth Machine - The Blockchain and the Future of Everything (Paperback, Epub Edition): Michael J. Casey, Paul Vigna The Truth Machine - The Blockchain and the Future of Everything (Paperback, Epub Edition)
Michael J. Casey, Paul Vigna 1
R371 R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Save R102 (27%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

From the authors of the fascinating The Age of Cryptocurrency, comes the definitive work on the Internet's next big thing: the blockchain. Many of the `legacy systems' once designed to make our lives easier and our economy more efficient are no longer up to the task; big banks have grown more entrenched, privacy exists only until the next hack, and credit card fraud has become a fact of life. However, there is a way past all this-a new kind of operating system with the potential to revolutionise our economy: the blockchain. In The Truth Machine, Michael J. Casey and Paul Vigna demystify the blockchain and explain why it can restore personal control over our data, assets, and identities; grant billions of excluded people access to the global economy; and shift the balance of power to revive society's faith in itself. They reveal the empowerment possible when self-interested middlemen give way to the transparency of the blockchain, while highlighting the job losses, assertion of special interests, and threat to social cohesion that will accompany this shift. With a balanced perspective, Casey and Vigna show why we all must care about the path that blockchain technology takes-moving humanity forward, not backward.

The Creativity Code - How Ai is Learning to Write, Paint and Think (Paperback): Marcus du Sautoy The Creativity Code - How Ai is Learning to Write, Paint and Think (Paperback)
Marcus du Sautoy 1
R245 R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Save R41 (17%) 17 working days

'Du Sautoy's discussion of computer creativity is fascinating' Observer CAN MACHINES BE CREATIVE? In The Creativity Code, Marcus du Sautoy examines the nature of creativity, asking how much of our emotional response to art is a product of our brains reacting to pattern and structure, and exactly what it is to be creative in mathematics, art, language and music. Exploring how long it might be before machines compose a symphony or paint a masterpiece, and whether they might jolt us into being more imaginative in turn, The Creativity Code is a fascinating and very different exploration into the essence of what it means to be human.

Autonomy - The Quest to Build the Driverless Car and How it Will Reshape Our World (Paperback): Lawrence D. Burns Autonomy - The Quest to Build the Driverless Car and How it Will Reshape Our World (Paperback)
Lawrence D. Burns; As told to Christopher Shulgan 1
R240 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R51 (21%) Shipped within 14 - 18 working days

'A fascinating hybrid. Part freewheeling history of the rise of the modern autonomous vehicle, part intimate memoir from an insider who was on the front lines for much of that history, Autonomy will more than bring readers up to speed on one of today's most closely watched technologies' Brian Merchant, author of The One Device From the ultimate insider - a former General Motors executive and current advisor to the Google Self-Driving Car project - comes the definitive story of the race between Google, Tesla and Uber to create the driverless car. We stand on the brink of a technological revolution. In the near future, most of us will not own automobiles, but will travel instead in driverless electric vehicles summoned at the touch of an app. We will be liberated from driving, so that the time we spend in cars can be put to more productive use. We will prevent more than 90 percent of car crashes, provide freedom of mobility to the elderly and disabled and decrease our dependence on fossil fuels. Autonomy tells the story of the maverick engineers and computer experts who triggered the revolution. Lawrence Burns - long-time adviser to the Google self-driving car project (now Waymo) and former corporate vice president of research, development and planning at General Motors - provides the perfectly timed history of how we arrived at this point, in a character-driven and vivid account of the unlikely thinkers who accomplished what billion-dollar automakers never dared. Beginning at a 2004 off-road robot race across the Mojave Desert with a million-dollar purse and continuing up to the current stampede to develop driverless technology, Autonomy is a page-turning chronicle of the past, a diagnosis of the present and a prediction of the future - the ultimate guide to understanding the driverless car and to navigating the revolution it has sparked.

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