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            Build Your Own Gaming PC: The step-by-step manual to building the ultimate computer

            Build Your Own Gaming PC: The step-by-step manual to building the ultimate computer (Hardback)

            Other primary creator Haynes

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            Whether they want the cutting-edge technology or are interested in streaming videos playing the latest hit games, this gives readers the guidance to make their perfect PC a reality.

            ISBN 9781785216688
            Released AU 21 Oct 2019
            Publisher Haynes Publishing Group
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            Human Compatible: AI and the Problem of Control

            Human Compatible: AI and the Problem of Control (Hardback)

            By Russell, Stuart

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            Creating superior intelligence would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, according to the world's pre-eminent AI expert, it could also be the last. In this groundbreaking book on the biggest question facing humanity, Stuart Russell explains why he has come to co...nsider his own discipline an existential threat to his own species, and lays out how we can change course before it's too late. There is no one better placed to assess the promise and perils of the dominant technology of the future than Russell, who has spent decades at the forefront of AI research. Through brilliant analogies and crisp, lucid prose, he explains how AI actually works, how it has an enormous capacity to improve our lives - but why we must ensure that we never lose control of machines more powerful than we are. Here Russell shows how we can avert the worst threats by reshaping the foundations of AI to guarantee that machines pursue our objectives, not theirs. Profound, urgent and visionary, Human Compatible is the one book everyone needs to read to understand a future that is coming sooner than we think.
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            ISBN 9780241335208
            Released AU 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            How to Speak Machine: Laws of Design for a Digital Age

            How to Speak Machine: Laws of Design for a Digital Age (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Maeda, John

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            John Maeda is one of the world's preeminent thinkers on technology and design, and in How to Speak Machine, he offers a set of simple laws that govern not only the computers of today, but the unimaginable machines of the future. Machines are already more powerful than we can comp...rehend, and getting more powerful at an exponential pace. Once set in motion, algorithms never tire. And when a program's size, speed and endlessness combine with its ability to learn and transform itself, the outcome can be unpredictable and dangerous. Take the seemingly instant transformation of Microsoft's chatbot into a hate-spewing racist, or how crime-predicting algorithms reinforce racial bias. How To Speak Machine provides a coherent framework for today's product designers, business leaders and policymakers to grasp this brave new world. Drawing on his wide-ranging experience from engineering to computer science to design, Maeda shows how businesses and individuals can identify opportunities afforded by technology to make world-changing and inclusive products while avoiding the pitfalls inherent to the medium.
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            ISBN 9780241976630
            Released AU 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Mindf*ck: Inside Cambridge Analytica's Plot to Break the World

            Mindf*ck: Inside Cambridge Analytica's Plot to Break the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

            By Wylie, Christopher

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            An upcoming book to be published by Profile Books.

            ISBN 9781788165068
            Released AU 4 Oct 2019
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Influence: How Social Media Influencers are Shaping Our Digital Future

            Influence: How Social Media Influencers are Shaping Our Digital Future (Paperback)

            By McCorquodale, Sara

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            Digital influencing is one of the most exciting and disruptive new media industries, forecast to be worth over GBP10bn by 2020. Influencers now dominate the digital world and, when it comes to growth, they are consistently outperforming traditional media and brand advertising.Des...pite their prominence, digital influencers continue to be misunderstood and undervalued by many people, as those charged with incorporating the influencer space into their digital strategy rarely comprehend how this extremely powerful industry works. As one of the leading authorities on the influencer space, Sara McCorquodale demystifies exactly how it operates, as she interrogates the phenomenon, analyses its problems and forecasts its future. Influence draws upon first-hand interviews with world-renowned influencers, providing an invaluable insight into the inner-workings of digital culture and how it can best be used as an effective marketing and branding platform. This compelling guide on how to effectively identify and utilise the power of influencers is a must-read for anyone who wants their business to succeed and prosper online.
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            ISBN 9781472978219
            Released AU 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Likewar: The Weaponization of Social Media
             

            Likewar: The Weaponization of Social Media (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Singer, P. W.; Brooking, Emerson T.

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            Two defense experts investigate the present and future of conflict in a world where the front lines are only a click away.

            ISBN 9780358108474
            Released AU 8 Oct 2019
            Publisher Mariner Books
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            Because Internet: Understanding how language is changing

            Because Internet: Understanding how language is changing (Hardback)

            By McCulloch, Gretchen

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            THE ACCLAIMED NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. Because Internet is for anyone who's ever puzzled over how to punctuate a text message or wondered where memes come from. It's the perfect book for understanding how the internet is changing the English language, why that's a good thing, a...nd what our online interactions reveal about who we are. Language is humanity's most spectacular open-source project, and the internet is making our language change faster and in more interesting ways than ever before. Internet conversations are structured by the shape of our apps and platforms, from the grammar of status updates to the protocols of comments and @replies. Linguistically inventive online communities spread new slang and jargon with dizzying speed. What's more, social media is a vast laboratory of unedited, unfiltered words where we can watch language evolve in real time. Even the most absurd-looking slang has genuine patterns behind it. Internet linguist Gretchen McCulloch explores the deep forces that shape human language and influence the way we communicate with one another. She explains how your first social internet experience influences whether you prefer 'LOL' or 'lol', why -sparkly tildes- succeeded where centuries of proposals for irony punctuation had failed, what emoji have in common with physical gestures, and how the artfully disarrayed language of animal memes like lolcats and doggo made them more likely to spread. 'McCulloch is such a disarming writer - lucid, friendly, unequivocally excited about her subject - that I began to marvel at the flexibility of the online language she describes, with its numerous shades of subtlety.' New York Times
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            ISBN 9781787302310
            Released AU 3 Oct 2019
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Targeted: My Inside Story of Cambridge Analytica and How Trump, Brexit and Facebook Broke Democracy

            Targeted: My Inside Story of Cambridge Analytica and How Trump, Brexit and Facebook Broke Democracy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kaiser, Brittany

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            In this explosive memoir, a political consultant and technology whistleblower reveals the disturbing truth about the multi-billion-dollar data industry, revealing to the public how companies are getting richer using our personal information and exposing how Cambridge Analytica ex...ploited weaknesses in privacy laws to help elect Donald Trump.
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            ISBN 9780008363901
            Released AU 23 Oct 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            25 Scratch 3 Games For Kids

            25 Scratch 3 Games For Kids (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wainewright, Max

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            An introduction to the basics of programming with Scratch. Provides instructions to create 25 different games that teach core coding fundamentals such as loops, variables, and functions, as well as open-ended exercises --

            ISBN 9781593279905
            Released AU 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher No Starch Press,US
            Interest Age Children
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            Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans

            Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans (Hardback)

            By Mitchell, Melanie

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            No recent scientific enterprise has been so alluring, terrifying, and filled with extravagant promise and frustrating setbacks as artificial intelligence. How intelligent are the best of today's AI programs? To what extent can we entrust them with decisions that affect our lives?... How human-like do we expect them to become, and how soon do we need to worry about them surpassing us in most, if not all, human endeavours? From leading AI researcher and award-winning author Melanie Mitchell comes a knowledgeable and captivating account of modern-day artificial intelligence. Flavoured with personal stories and a twist of humor, Artificial Intelligence illuminates the workings of machines that mimic human learning, perception, language, creativity, and common sense. Weaving together advances in AI with cognitive science and philosophy, Mitchell probes the extent to which today's smart machines can actually think or understand, and whether AI requires such elusive human qualities in order to be reliable, trustworthy, and beneficial. Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans provides readers with an accessible, entertaining, and clear-eyed view of the AI landscape, what the field has actually accomplished, how much further it has to go, and what it means for all of our futures.
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            ISBN 9780241404829
            Released AU 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Pelican books
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