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            Computer Psychotherapy Systems: Theory and Research Foundations
             

            Computer Psychotherapy Systems: Theory and Research Foundations (Paperback)

            By Wagman, Morton

            • RRP: $58.99
            • $58.99
            • Pub Date
              11 May 20

            Originally published in 1988, this was the first book to examine the development, application and evaluation of computer counselling and psychotherapy. Integrating concepts of artificial intelligence and psychotherapy, this book provided extensive research data that compared the ...human therapist to the computer therapist at the time. This title was intended for researchers, professionals, and students of psychotherapy and artificial intelligence. By exploring the automation of therapy and the design of empathetic software this book challenges counsellors and computer scientists to look at what may have been the most fascinating topic to arise in their fields for years to come.
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            ISBN 9781138480421
            Released AU 11 May 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Library Editions: Artificial Intelligence
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            The Question of Artificial Intelligence: Philosophical and Sociological Perspectives
             

            The Question of Artificial Intelligence: Philosophical and Sociological Perspectives (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Bloomfield, Brian P.

            • RRP: $62.99
            • $62.99
            • Pub Date
              11 May 20

            Originally published in 1987 when Artificial Intelligence (AI) was one of the most hotly debated subjects of the moment; there was widespread feeling that it was a field whose 'time had come', that intelligent machines lay 'just around the corner'. Moreover, with the onset of the... revolution in information technology and the proclamation from all corners that we were moving into an 'information society', developments in AI and advanced computing were seen in many countries as having both strategic and economic importance. Yet, aside from the glare of publicity that tends to surround new scientific ideas or technologies, it must be remembered that AI was a relative newcomer among the sciences; that it had often been the subject of bitter controversy; and that though it had been promising to create intelligent machines for some 40 years prior to publication, many believe that it had actually displayed very little substantive progress. With this background in mind, the aim of this collection of essays was to take a novel look at AI. Rather than following the path of old well-trodden arguments about definitions of intelligence or the status of computer chess programs, the objective was to bring new perspectives to the subject in order to present it in a different light. Indeed, instead of simply adding to the endless wrangling 'for' and 'against' AI, the source of such divisions is made a topic for analysis in its own right. Drawing on ideas from the philosophy and sociology of scientific knowledge, this collection therefore broke new ground. Moreover, although a great deal had been written about the social and cultural impact of AI, little had been said of the culture of AI scientists themselves - including their discourse and style of thought, as well as the choices, judgements, negotiations and competitive struggles for resources that had shaped the genesis and development of the paradigmatic structure of their discipline at the time. Yet, sociologists of science have
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            ISBN 9781138585348
            Released AU 11 May 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Library Editions: Artificial Intelligence
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            The Artificial Life Route to Artificial Intelligence: Building Embodied, Situated Agents
             

            The Artificial Life Route to Artificial Intelligence: Building Embodied, Situated Agents (Paperback)

            Edited by Steels, Luc; Brooks, Rodney

            • RRP: $58.99
            • $58.99
            • Pub Date
              11 May 20

            Originally published in 1995, this volume is the direct result of a conference in which a number of leading researchers from the fields of artificial intelligence and biology gathered to examine whether there was any ground to assume that a new AI paradigm was forming itself and ...what the essential ingredients of this new paradigm were. A great deal of scepsis is justified when researchers, particularly in the cognitive sciences, talk about a new paradigm. Shifts in paradigm mean not only new ideas but also shifts in what constitutes good problems, what counts as a result, the experimental practice to validate results, and the technological tools needed to do research. Due to the complexity of the subject matter, paradigms abound in the cognitive sciences -- connectionism being the most prominent newcomer in the mid-1980s. This workshop group was brought together in order to clarify the common ground, see what had been achieved so far, and examine in which way the research could move further. This volume is a reflection of this important meeting. It contains contributions which were distributed before the workshop but then substantially broadened and revised to reflect the workshop discussions and more recent technical work. Written in polemic form, sometimes criticizing the work done thus far within the new paradigm, this collection includes research program descriptions, technical contributions, and position papers.
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            ISBN 9781138545854
            Released AU 11 May 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Library Editions: Artificial Intelligence
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            The Digital Campfire: Fundamentals of Interactive Storytelling
             

            The Digital Campfire: Fundamentals of Interactive Storytelling (Hardback)

            By Smed, Jouni; Suovuo, Tomi; Skult, Natasha; Skult, Petter

            • RRP: $204.99
            • $204.99
            • Pub Date
              9 Jul 21
            ISBN 9781119688136
            Released AU 9 Jul 2021
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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            Short Sims: A Game Changer
             

            Short Sims: A Game Changer (Hardback)

            By Aldrich, Clark

            • RRP: $242.00
            • $242.00
            • Pub Date
              14 Apr 20

            Short Sims: A Game Changer is the definitive guide to creating simple, highly efficient educational simulations for the next generation of learners. Interactivity is the key to effective educational media in schools, corporations, the military, and government. And through this Sh...ort Sims methodology, interactive content is now no harder to produce than traditional linear content. This essential book guides anyone through the steps of quickly creating highly engaging and responsive content. The process combines Aldrich's decades of research and implementations with leading organizations (including Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Harvard Business School Publishing, Visa, Microsoft, Education Testing Services, Center for Army Leadership, Department of State) with new tools that have just emerged. And the same Short Sim methodology can be applied to assessment, virtual reality, journalism, and complex educational simulations, and help in the planning of computer games. Key Features Provides numerous code examples to illustrate how to put the techniques into practice Includes never-before published foundational theories and practices around interactivity in education, including developing competence and conviction in learners, replayability, and new forms of assessment. Includes expanded introductions to mathematics fundamental to computer graphics and game development Progresses from simple examples to open approaches only bound by the limits of the designers' imagination.
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            ISBN 9780367860660
            Released AU 14 Apr 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Practical Audio Electronics
             

            Practical Audio Electronics (Hardback)

            By Robinson, Kevin

            • RRP: $252.00
            • $252.00
            • Pub Date
              26 Feb 20

            Practical Audio Electronics is a comprehensive introduction to basic audio electronics and the fundamentals of sound circuit building, providing the reader with the necessary knowledge and skills to undertake projects from scratch. Imparting a thorough foundation of theory alongs...ide the practical skills needed to understand, build, modify, and test audio circuits, this book equips the reader with the tools to explore the sonic possibilities that emerge when electronics technology is applied innovatively to the making of music. Suitable for all levels of technical proficiency, this book encourages a deeper understanding through highlighted sections of advanced material and example projects including circuits to make, alter, and amplify audio, providing a snapshot of the wide range of possibilities of practical audio electronics. An ideal resource for students, hobbyists, musicians, audio professionals, and those interested in exploring the possibilities of hardware-based sound and music creation.
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            ISBN 9780367359867
            Released AU 26 Feb 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Graphic Novels and Visual Cultures in South Asia
             

            Graphic Novels and Visual Cultures in South Asia (Hardback)

            Edited by Varughese, E. Dawson; Dudrah, Rajinder

            • RRP: $252.00
            • $252.00
            • Pub Date
              11 Mar 20

            Graphic Novels and Visual Cultures in South Asia explores the shifting landscapes of the graphic narratives and related visual cultures scene in South Asia today. This exciting volume explores the ever-developing scene of graphic novels, graphic narratives and related visual cult...ures in South Asia. Covering topics such as Tamil comics, material memory, the politics of graphic adaptation, the fandom of Ms Marvel as well as watching Pakistani social lives on Indian TV, this collection of essays are testament to how visual cultures across South Asia are responding to a new world order. The collection of work explores how certain visual cultures in South Asia are attempting to re-shape previous modes of visuality by unpacking what it means to be living in South Asia today. Through its inclusion of articles, visual essays and in-conversation pieces, this collection offers insight into the ways in which this narrative is unfolding, the kind of stories which are being told and how, in telling these stories, South Asian society is called upon to engage and crucially, to react to what we see, how and why we see it. This book was originally published as a special issue of the South Asian Popular Culture journal.
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            ISBN 9780367437114
            Released AU 11 Mar 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Artificial Intelligence: Its Philosophy and Neural Context
             

            Artificial Intelligence: Its Philosophy and Neural Context (Paperback)

            By George, F. H.

            • RRP: $58.99
            • $58.99
            • Pub Date
              11 May 20

            Originally published in 1986, in order to probe, dispute and analyse the role of artificial intelligence in cybernetic thought and information science, the author pursues this topic within its philosophical, behavioral and neurophysiological contexts, while drawing attention to c...ognitive issues. By elucidating the problems and potential associated with knowledge-based systems, the book emphasized the need to examine artificial intelligence in its own right.
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            ISBN 9780815363415
            Released AU 11 May 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Nanobrain: The Making of an Artificial Brain from a Time Crystal
             

            Nanobrain: The Making of an Artificial Brain from a Time Crystal (Hardback)

            By Bandyopadhyay, Anirban

            • RRP: $599.00
            • $599.00
            • Pub Date
              2 Apr 20

            Making an artificial brain is not a part of artificial intelligence. It will be a revolutionary journey of mankind exploring a science where one cannot write an equation, a material will vibrate like geometric shape, those shapes will change to make decisions. Geometry of silence... play like a musical instrument to mimic a human brain, our thought, imagination, everything would be a 3D shape playing as music, composing music would be the brain's singular job. For a century Turing machine ruled human civilization, it was believed that irrespective of complexity all events add up linearly. This book is a thesis to explore the science of decision making where events are 3D geometric shapes, -events grow within and above, never side by side. We document here inventions and discoveries in neuroscience, computer science, materials science, mathematics and chemistry that explored the possibility of brain or universe as time crystal. The philosophy of Turing, the philosophy of membrane based neuroscience and the philosophy of linear, sequential thought process are challenged here by considering that a nested time crystal encompasses the entire conscious universe. Instead of algorithm the pattern of maximum free will is generated mathematically and that very pattern is encoded in materials such that its natural vibration integrates random events exactly similar to the way nature does it in every remote corner of our universe. Find, how an artificial brain avoids any necessity for algorithm or programming using the pattern of free will.
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            ISBN 9781138302921
            Released AU 2 Apr 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Short Sims: A Game Changer
             

            Short Sims: A Game Changer (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Aldrich, Clark

            • RRP: $112.00
            • $112.00
            • Pub Date
              14 Apr 20

            Short Sims: A Game Changer is the definitive guide to creating simple, highly efficient educational simulations for the next generation of learners. Interactivity is the key to effective educational media in schools, corporations, the military, and government. And through this Sh...ort Sims methodology, interactive content is now no harder to produce than traditional linear content. This essential book guides anyone through the steps of quickly creating highly engaging and responsive content. The process combines Aldrich's decades of research and implementations with leading organizations (including Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Harvard Business School Publishing, Visa, Microsoft, Education Testing Services, Center for Army Leadership, Department of State) with new tools that have just emerged. And the same Short Sim methodology can be applied to assessment, virtual reality, journalism, and complex educational simulations, and help in the planning of computer games. Key Features Provides numerous code examples to illustrate how to put the techniques into practice Includes never-before published foundational theories and practices around interactivity in education, including developing competence and conviction in learners, replayability, and new forms of assessment. Includes expanded introductions to mathematics fundamental to computer graphics and game development Progresses from simple examples to open approaches only bound by the limits of the designers' imagination.
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            ISBN 9780367857424
            Released AU 14 Apr 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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