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            The Loop
              

            The Loop (Paperback)

            By Oliver, Ben

            • RRP: $17.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Sep 20

            Luka Kane has been inside hi-tech prison the Loop for over two years. A death sentence is hanging over his head but his day-to-day routine is mind-numbingly repetitive. Then everything changes. Soon, Luka has to face a new reality: breaking out of the Loop might be his only chanc...e to save himself - and the world ...
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            ISBN 9781912626557
            Released AU 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Chicken House Ltd
            Interest Age 13+ years
            Series The Loop
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            Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse: What You Urgently Need To Know
             

            Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse: What You Urgently Need To Know (Paperback)

            By Schick, Nina

            • RRP: $32.99
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            • Pub Date
              11 Aug 20

            The first book focusing on Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse and using the buzzwords in the title

            ISBN 9781913183523
            Released AU 11 Aug 2020
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Talk to Me

            Talk to Me (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Vlahos, James

            • RRP: $35.00
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            He explores how voice tech will transform every sector of society: handing untold new powers to businesses, upending traditional notions of privacy, revolutionising access to information, and fundamentally altering the way we understand human consciousness.

            ISBN 9781847948069
            Released AU 13 Apr 2019
            Publisher Cornerstone
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Precipice: 'A book that seems made for the present moment' New Yorker

            The Precipice: 'A book that seems made for the present moment' New Yorker (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ord, Toby

            • RRP: $29.99
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            We stand at a precipice - a point where the future is at stake. Humanity has come so far: ten thousand generations, each building on the work of their ancestors to reach the heights of culture and technology we see today. If we choose, we can continue this grand project, with eno...ugh time to end disease, poverty and injustice, and to fulfil our potential. But this future is at risk: for the first time, our power has grown so great that we have the ability to destroy ourselves. The Precipice is a clear-eyed look at the risks that we face, from the familiar, such as nuclear war and climate change, to the emerging, such as biotechnology and advanced artificial intelligence. It argues that ending these risks has become one of the most important moral issues of our time. What do we owe to the generations that follow us? This is an inspiring vision of human history, the legacy we will leave behind, and the steps we must take to work towards a brighter future.
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            ISBN 9781526600226
            Released AU 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Girl Decoded: My Quest to Make Technology Emotionally Intelligent - and Change the Way We Interact Forever

            Girl Decoded: My Quest to Make Technology Emotionally Intelligent - and Change the Way We Interact Forever (Hardback)

            By El Kaliouby, Rana

            • RRP: $39.99
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            We are entering an empathy crisis. So much of our communication is conveyed through non-verbal cues - facial expressions, tone of voice, body language - nuances that are completely lost when we interact through our smartphones and other technology. The result is a digital univers...e that's emotion-blind - a society lacking in empathy. Rana al Kaloubi discovered this when she left Cairo, a newly-married, Muslim woman, to take up her place at Cambridge University to study computer science. Many thousands of miles from home, she began to develop systems to help her better connect with her family. She started to pioneer the new field of Emotional Intelligence (EI). She now runs her company, Affectiva (the industry-leader in this emerging field) that builds EI into our technology and develops systems that understand humans the way we understand one another. In a captivating memoir, Girl Decoded chronicles el Kaliouby's mission to humanise technology and what she learns about humanity along the way.
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            ISBN 9780241451564
            Released AU 23 Apr 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Age of Algorithms

            The Age of Algorithms (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Abiteboul, Serge , Rocquencourt); Dowek, Gilles; Translated by Nelson, K-Rae

            • RRP: $27.99
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            Algorithms have transformed our society, upsetting the concepts of work, property, government, even humanity. We rejoice that they make life easier, but fear that they will enslave us. Going beyond visions of good vs evil, this book takes a new look at our time, the Age of Algori...thms. Algorithms will be what we want them to be: it's up to us.
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            ISBN 9781108745420
            Released AU 30 Jun 2020
            Publisher Cambridge University Press
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            The Precipice: 'A book that seems made for the present moment' New Yorker
             

            The Precipice: 'A book that seems made for the present moment' New Yorker (Hardback)

            By Ord, Toby

            • RRP: $72.50
            • $68.11
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            • Internationally sourced

            We stand at a precipice - a point where the future is at stake. Humanity has come so far: ten thousand generations, each building on the work of their ancestors to reach the heights of culture and technology we see today. If we choose, we can continue this grand project, with eno...ugh time to end disease, poverty and injustice, and to fulfil our potential. But this future is at risk: for the first time, our power has grown so great that we have the ability to destroy ourselves. The Precipice is a clear-eyed look at the risks that we face, from the familiar, such as nuclear war and climate change, to the emerging, such as biotechnology and advanced artificial intelligence. It argues that ending these risks has become one of the most important moral issues of our time. What do we owe to the generations that follow us? This is an inspiring vision of human history, the legacy we will leave behind, and the steps we must take to work towards a brighter future.
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            ISBN 9781526600219
            Released AU 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            To Be a Machine: Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers, and the Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of Death
             

            To Be a Machine: Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers, and the Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of Death (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By O'Connell, Mark

            • RRP: $38.99
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            This gonzo-journalistic exploration of the Silicon Valley techno-utopians' pursuit of escaping mortality is a breezy romp full of colorful characters. --New York Times Book Review (editor's choice) Transhumanism is a movement pushing the limits of our biology--of our senses, inte...lligence, and lifespans--with technology. Its supporters have reached a critical mass and now include some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley and beyond, among them Peter Thiel, Elon Musk, and Ray Kurzweil. In this provocative and eye-opening account, journalist Mark O'Connell explores the staggering (and terrifying) possibilities that present themselves when you think of your body as an outmoded device. He visits the world's foremost cryonics facility to witness how some have chosen to forestall death, discovers an underground collective of biohackers boosting their senses by implanting electronics under their skin, and meets with members of a team urgently investigating how to protect mankind from rogue artificial superintelligence. In investigating what it means to be a machine, O'Connell shines a light on our ancient desire to transcend the animal condition--and offers a surprising meditation on what it means to be human.
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            ISBN 9781101911594
            Released AU 16 Jan 2018
            Publisher Anchor Books
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            Made by Humans: The AI Condition

            Made by Humans: The AI Condition (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Broad, Ellen

            • RRP: $29.99
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            AI can be all too human: quick to judge, capable of error, vulnerable to bias. It's made by humans after all. Made by Humans explores our role in automation and the responsibilities we must take on. Roaming from Australia to the UK and the US, this is a personal, thought-provokin...g examination of humans as data and humans as the designers of systems that try to understand us.
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            ISBN 9780522873313
            Published AU 30 Jul 2018
            Publisher Melbourne University Press
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            It's Alive!: Artificial Intelligence from the Logic Piano to Killer Robots

            It's Alive!: Artificial Intelligence from the Logic Piano to Killer Robots (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Walsh, Toby

            • RRP: $34.99
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            The development of thinking machines is an adventure as bold and ambitious as any that humans have attempted. And the truth is that Artificial Intelligence is already an indispensable part of our daily lives. Without it, Google wouldn't find out whatever you need to know. Your sm...artphone would be ...just a phone. In countless ways AI has made the world what it is today. But where will AI technologies take us in the future? We know they will continue to change society, but how? Will AI destroy our jobs? Could it even pose an existential threat? What should we be doing now to prepare for the future? In this new book, Toby Walsh provides a fascinating survey of Artificial Intelligence for the general reader- where it came from, the state of the art today, and where it will take us tomorrow. His ten predictions of what AI will have achieved by 2050 will surprise you! Walsh discusses how AI will transform our societies, our economies and even ourselves, and what we can do about this.
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            ISBN 9781863959438
            Published AU 31 Jul 2017
            Publisher Black Inc
            Interest Age General Audience
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