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            FORTNITE Official: How to Draw

            FORTNITE Official: How to Draw (Paperback)

            By Games, Epic

            • RRP: $19.99
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            The OFFICIAL How to Draw guide from Epic Games, creators of FORTNITE, the biggest gaming brand in the world. Includes over 30 Outfits, vehicles, weapons and more!

            ISBN 9781472265289
            Released AU 9 Jul 2019
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Official Fortnite Books
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            Game On! 2019

            Game On! 2019 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Scholastic

            • RRP: $19.99
            • $15.99
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            Learn all about the hottest games like Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite and Spider-Man, how they were developed, and how to beat them in this annual gaming guide.

            ISBN 9781338283563
            Released AU 1 Dec 2018
            Publisher Scholastic US
            Interest Age 9-11 years
            Series Game On!
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            Beginner's Step-by-Step Coding Course: Learn Computer Programming the Easy Way
              

            Beginner's Step-by-Step Coding Course: Learn Computer Programming the Easy Way (Hardback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $39.99
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            • Pub Date
              7 Jan 20

            Learning to code has never been easier than with this innovative visual guide to computer programming for beginners. Coding skills are in high demand and the need for programmers is still growing. However, taking the first steps in learning more about this complex subject may see...m daunting and many of us feel left behind by the coding revolution. By using a graphic method to break code into small chunks, this book brings essential skills within reach. Terms such as algorithm, variable, string, function, and loop are all explained. The book also looks at the main coding languages that are out there, outlining the main applications of each language, so you can choose the right language for you. Individual chapters explore different languages, with practical programming projects to show you how programming works. You'll learn to think like a programmer by breaking a problem down into parts, before turning those parts into lines of code. Short, easy-to-follow steps then show you, piece by piece, how to build a complete program. There are challenges for you to tackle to build your confidence before moving on. Written by a team of expert coders and coding teachers, the Beginner's Step-by-Step Coding Course is the ideal way to get to grips with coding.
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            ISBN 9780241358733
            Released AU 7 Jan 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Scratch Programming in easy steps
             

            Scratch Programming in easy steps (Paperback, 2nd edition)

            By McManus, Sean

            • RRP: $24.99
            • $24.99
            • Pub Date
              29 Nov 19

            Scratch Programming in easy steps, 2nd edition introduces readers to Scratch, a programming language that is widely used on the Raspberry Pi and in schools and begins with a foreword by Mitchel Resnick, Professor of Learning Research at the MIT Media Lab, which created Scratch. S...cratch makes it easy to create your own games, animations, music, art or applications. It's the perfect way to learn programming because it takes away a lot of the complexity. That means you can focus on having great ideas and bringing them to life. With this book as your companion, you'll learn how to: Design, build and share your own programs Create addictive arcade games, quizzes and word games Make computer-generated art Play your favourite music and compose your own tunes Use variables, lists, loops, broadcasts and operators to create sophisticated software Avoid common programming pitfalls and bugs Interact with webcam video and the sensors on a PicoBoard Scratch Programming in easy steps, 2nd edition is fully updated for Scratch 3.0, the latest version of Scratch. Includes examples of using the micro: bit to control Scratch projects and using text-to-speech to speak aloud - new features in Scratch 3.0.
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            ISBN 9781840788594
            Released AU 29 Nov 2019
            Publisher In Easy Steps Limited
            Interest Age 9-11 years
            Series In Easy Steps
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            A World Without Work: Technology, Automation and How We Should Respond
             

            A World Without Work: Technology, Automation and How We Should Respond (Hardback)

            By Susskind, Daniel

            • RRP: $45.00
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            • Pub Date
              21 Jan 20

            From the spinning jenny to the combustion engine to the first computer, new technologies have always led workers to panic about being replaced by machines, and yet these fears have always been misplaced. In the past, new technology has always complemented the work of humans. In A... World Without Work, award-winning economist Daniel Susskind shows why this time, with the rise of artificial intelligence, it will be different. The threat is real, but we haven't been asking the right questions about exactly what is at stake. Drawing on almost a decade of research into this topic, Susskind argues that a realistic vision of the future is not one in which machines do everything, but rather in which they do more. As they slowly, but relentlessly, take on more and more tasks, human beings will be forced to retreat to the shrinking set of activities that machines cannot do. And, as we move through the 21st century, the demand for the work of humans is likely to wither away. Yet Susskind reminds us that this technological progress will solve one of mankind's oldest problems - how to make the economic pie large enough for everyone to live on. The challenge now is to properly share out this new economic prosperity, constrain the burgeoning political power of Big Tech, and provide meaning in a world with less work. A World Without Work is an innovative, authoritative and optimistic guide to how we can rise to the challenge of automation. The task ahead, Susskind shows us, is to build a world where everyone can flourish.
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            ISBN 9780241321096
            Released AU 21 Jan 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Learn To Program With App Inventor
             

            Learn To Program With App Inventor (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Logan, Lyra

            • RRP: $42.99
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            • Pub Date
              26 Nov 19

            Learn to build mobile apps for Android/iOS devices with MIT App Inventor, a visual drag-and-drop programming language like Scratch. App Inventor is a free, open-source visual blocks-based programming language that's perfect for beginners who want to learn important coding concept...s; first created by Google, it's now maintained by MIT researchers. Each chapter shows you how to make cool apps like Hi, Mom that lets you text people using voice recognition. You'll also make games like Frogger and Tic Tac Toe, as well as interactive video apps and more!
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            ISBN 9781593279684
            Released AU 26 Nov 2019
            Publisher No Starch Press,US
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Cybersecurity For Dummies
             

            Cybersecurity For Dummies (Paperback)

            By Steinberg, Joseph

            • RRP: $38.99
            • $38.99
            • Internationally sourced

            Protect your business and family against cyber attacks Cybersecurity is the protection against the unauthorized or criminal use of electronic data and the practice of ensuring the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of information. Being "cyber-secure" means that a pers...on or organization has both protected itself against attacks by cyber criminals and other online scoundrels, and ensured that it has the ability to recover if it is attacked. If keeping your business or your family safe from cybersecurity threats is on your to-do list, Cybersecurity For Dummies will introduce you to the basics of becoming cyber-secure! You'll learn what threats exist, and how to identify, protect against, detect, and respond to these threats, as well as how to recover if you have been breached! The who and why of cybersecurity threats Basic cybersecurity concepts What to do to be cyber-secure Cybersecurity careers What to think about to stay cybersecure in the future Now is the time to identify vulnerabilities that may make you a victim of cyber-crime - and to defend yourself before it is too late.
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            ISBN 9781119560326
            Released AU 18 Oct 2019
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Road to Conscious Machines: The Story of AI
             

            The Road to Conscious Machines: The Story of AI (Hardback)

            By Wooldridge, Michael

            • RRP: $35.00
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            • Pub Date
              17 Mar 20

            The long-held dream of artificial intelligence researchers is to build machines that are conscious and self-aware - the dream of creating life itself. While this remains a remote prospect, the AI floodgates have opened, and they are changing our world fundamentally. Yet the publi...c debate and media hype is still largely centred on elusive prospects such as sentient machines and dystopian robot takeovers. In this lively and clear-headed guide, Michael Wooldridge changes the narrative on AI, revealing how these anxieties distract us from the more realistic risks that this transformative technology poses, from algorithmic bias to fake news. He also shows us how they overlook the true life-changing potential of the field he loves. Instead, The Road to Conscious Machines gives us the real story of AI, through all its booms and busts, elucidating the discoveries of its greatest pioneers from Alan Turing to Demis Hassabis. It shows us what today's AI researchers actually think and do, and how they are ushering in a new era of real-time spoken word language translation, augmented reality tools, healthcare innovations and much more.
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            ISBN 9780241396742
            Released AU 17 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Pelican books
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            The Technology Trap: Capital, Labor, and Power in the Age of Automation

            The Technology Trap: Capital, Labor, and Power in the Age of Automation (Hardback)

            By Frey, Carl Benedikt

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            How the history of technological revolutions can help us better understand economic and political polarization in the age of automation From the Industrial Revolution to the age of artificial intelligence, The Technology Trap takes a sweeping look at the history of technological ...progress and how it has radically shifted the distribution of economic and political power among society's members. As Carl Benedikt Frey shows, the Industrial Revolution created unprecedented wealth and prosperity over the long run, but the immediate consequences of mechanization were devastating for large swaths of the population. Middle-income jobs withered, wages stagnated, the labor share of income fell, profits surged, and economic inequality skyrocketed. These trends, Frey documents, broadly mirror those in our current age of automation, which began with the Computer Revolution. Just as the Industrial Revolution eventually brought about extraordinary benefits for society, artificial intelligence systems have the potential to do the same. But Frey argues that this depends on how the short term is managed. In the nineteenth century, workers violently expressed their concerns over machines taking their jobs. The Luddite uprisings joined a long wave of machinery riots that swept across Europe and China. Today's despairing middle class has not resorted to physical force, but their frustration has led to rising populism and the increasing fragmentation of society. As middle-class jobs continue to come under pressure, there's no assurance that positive attitudes to technology will persist. The Industrial Revolution was a defining moment in history, but few grasped its enormous consequences at the time. The Technology Trap demonstrates that in the midst of another technological revolution, the lessons of the past can help us to more effectively face the present.
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            ISBN 9780691172798
            Released AU 15 May 2019
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
            Interest Age General Audience
            Language (English)
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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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