Pax Technica: How the Internet of Things May Set Us Free or Lock Us Up

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Yale University Press #ad - In this original and provocative book, Philip N. Howard cautions, however, that privacy threats are enormous, as is the potential for social control and political manipulation. Howard calls this new era a Pax Technica. Howard envisions a new world order emerging from this great transformation in the technologies around us.

Will it be like the internet of surveillance and censorship we have now, or will it be something better? Should we fear or welcome the internet’s evolution? The “internet of things” is the rapidly growing network of everyday objects—eyeglasses, cars, thermostats—made smart with sensors and internet addresses.

Pax Technica: How the Internet of Things May Set Us Free or Lock Us Up #ad - He looks to a future of global stability built upon device networks with immense potential for empowering citizens, making government transparent, and broadening information access. A foremost digital expert looks at the most powerful political tool ever created—the internet of things. Yet he also demonstrates that if we actively engage with the governments and businesses building the internet of things, we have a chance to build a new kind of internet—and a more open society.

Drawing on evidence from around the world, he illustrates how the internet of things can be used to repress and control people. Soon we will live in a pervasive yet invisible network of everyday objects that communicate with one another.

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The Future of Power

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PublicAffairs #ad - The internet has literally put power at the fingertips of nonstate agents, allowing them to launch cyberattacks from their homes. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, unsurpassed in military strength and ownership of world resources, the United States was indisputably the most powerful nation in the world.

He shows how power resources are adapting to the digital age and how smart power strategies must include more than a country's military strength. To remain at the pinnacle of world power, the United States must adopt a strategy that designed for a global information age. Information once reserved for the government is now available for mass consumption.

The Future of Power #ad - The cyberage has created a new power frontier among states, ripe with opportunity for developing countries. Nye, Jr. Delivers a new power narrative that considers the shifts, a longtime analyst of power and a hands-on practitioner in government, innovations, bold technologies, and new relationships that are defining the twenty-first century.

Joseph S. Today, russia, india, China, and others are increasing their share of world power resources. The future of power examines what it means to be forceful and effective in a world in which the traditional ideas of state power have been upended by technology, and rogue actors.

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What Good Is Grand Strategy?: Power and Purpose in American Statecraft from Harry S. Truman to George W. Bush

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Cornell University Press #ad - In this important book, hal brands explains why grand strategy is a concept that is so alluring―and so elusive―to those who make American statecraft. Brands concludes by offering valuable suggestions for how American leaders might approach the challenges of grand strategy in the years to come. He explores what grand strategy is, why it is so essential, and why it is so hard to get right amid the turbulence of global affairs and the chaos of domestic politics.

Foreign policy. As examples ranging from the early cold war to the Reagan years to the War on Terror demonstrate, grand strategy can be an immensely rewarding undertaking―but also one that is full of potential pitfalls on the long road between conception and implementation. At a time when "grand strategy" is very much in vogue, Brands critically appraises just how feasible that endeavor really is.

What Good Is Grand Strategy?: Power and Purpose in American Statecraft from Harry S. Truman to George W. Bush #ad - Brands takes a historical approach to this subject, examining how four presidential administrations, from that of Harry S. Grand strategy is one of the most widely used and abused concepts in the foreign policy lexicon. Bush, sought to "do" grand strategy at key inflection points in the history of modern U.

S. Truman to that of George W.

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Engineering Design: A Project-Based Introduction

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Wiley #ad - Dym, little and orwin's engineering design: A Project-Based Introduction, 4th Edition gets students actively involved with conceptual design methods and project management tools. John Wiley Sons. The book helps students acquire design skills as they experience the activity of design by doing design projects.

It is equally suitable for use in project-based first-year courses, formal engineering design courses, and capstone project courses.

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Possible Minds: Twenty-Five Ways of Looking at AI

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Penguin Press #ad - The hour is very late, and the choice of good and evil knocks at our door. In the wake of advances in unsupervised, self-improving machine learning, a small but influential community of thinkers is considering Wiener's words again. In possible minds, john Brockman gathers their disparate visions of where AI might be taking us.

The fruit of the long history of brockman's profound engagement with the most important scientific minds who have been thinking about AI--from Alison Gopnik and David Deutsch to Frank Wilczek and Stephen Wolfram--Possible Minds is an ideal introduction to the landscape of crucial issues AI presents. Serious, searching and authoritative, Possible Minds lays out the intellectual landscape of one of the most important topics of our time.

The collision between opposing perspectives is salutary and exhilarating; some of these figures, while others, including the existential one, and bestselling author Steven Pinker, such as computer scientist Stuart Russell, notably robotics entrepreneur Rodney Brooks, are deeply concerned with the threat of AI, Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn, philosopher Daniel Dennett, and physicist Max Tegmark, have a very different view.

Possible Minds: Twenty-Five Ways of Looking at AI #ad - Science world luminary john brockman assembles twenty-five of the most important scientific minds, for an unparalleled round-table examination about mind, people who have been thinking about the field artificial intelligence for most of their careers, thinking, intelligence and what it means to be human.

Artificial intelligence is today's story--the story behind all other stories. It is the second coming and the Apocalypse at the same time: Good AI versus evil AI. John brockmanmore than sixty years ago, mathematician-philosopher Norbert Wiener published a book on the place of machines in society that ended with a warning: "we shall never receive the right answers to our questions unless we ask the right questions.

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New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future

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Verso #ad - New dark age is among the most unsettling and illuminating books I’ve read about the Internet, which is to say that it is among the most unsettling and illuminating books I’ve read about contemporary life. New yorkeras the world around us increases in technological complexity, our understanding of it diminishes.

Despite the apparent accessibility of information, we’re living in a new Dark Age. John Wiley Sons. The media is filled with unverifiable speculation, much of it generated by anonymous software, while companies dominate their employees through surveillance and the threat of automation. In his brilliant new work, technology, and information systems, leading artist and writer James Bridle surveys the history of art, and reveals the dark clouds that gather over our dreams of the digital sublime.

New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future #ad - Underlying this trend is a single idea: the belief that our existence is understandable through computation, and more data is enough to help us build a better world. In reality, increasingly divided by fundamentalism, we are lost in a sea of information, simplistic narratives, conspiracy theories, and post-factual politics.

From rogue financial systems to shopping algorithms, from artificial intelligence to state secrecy, we no longer understand how our world is governed or presented to us. Meanwhile, those in power use our lack of understanding to further their own interests.

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The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age

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Crown #ad - In 2015, russian hackers tunneled deep into the computer systems of the Democratic National Committee, and the subsequent leaks of the emails they stole may have changed the course of American democracy. Two presidents—bush and obama—drew first blood with operation olympic games, during President Trump’s first year, which used malicious code to blow up Iran’s nuclear centrifuges, and yet America proved remarkably unprepared when its own weapons were stolen from its arsenal and, turned back on the US and its allies.

John Wiley Sons. This was the culmination of a decade of escalating digital sabotage among the world’s powers, Iran, in which Americans became the collateral damage as China, North Korea, and Russia battled in cyberspace to undercut one another in daily just-short-of-war conflict. The perfect weapon is the startling inside story of how the rise of cyberweapons transformed geopolitics like nothing since the invention of the atomic bomb.

The perfect weapon is the dramatic story of how great and small powers alike slipped into a new era of constant sabotage, and fear, misinformation, in which everyone is a target. Cheap to acquire, easy to deny, dictators, and usable for a variety of malicious purposes—from crippling infrastructure to sowing discord and doubt—cyber is now the weapon of choice for democracies, and terrorists.

The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age #ad - . The government was often paralyzed, unable to threaten the use of cyberweapons because America was so vulnerable to crippling attacks on its own networks of banks, utilities, and government agencies. Moving from the white house situation room to the dens of chinese government hackers to the boardrooms of Silicon Valley, New York Times national security correspondent David Sanger—who broke the story of Olympic Games in his previous book—reveals a world coming face-to-face with the perils of technological revolution.

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The Big Nine: How the Tech Titans and Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity

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PublicAffairs #ad - The big nine corporations may be inadvertently building and enabling vast arrays of intelligent systems that don't share our motivations, desires, or hopes for the future of humanity. Much more than a passionate, human-centered call-to-arms, this book delivers a strategy for changing course, and provides a path for liberating us from algorithmic decision-makers and powerful corporations.

A call-to-arms about the broken nature of artificial intelligence, and the powerful corporations that are turning the human-machine relationship on its head. We like to think that we are in control of the future of "artificial" intelligence. The reality, though, is that we--the everyday people whose data powers AI--aren't actually in control of anything.

The Big Nine: How the Tech Titans and Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity #ad - The big nine corporations--amazon, tencent, alibaba, baidu, Facebook, Microsoft, Google, IBM and Apple--are the new gods of AI and are short-changing our futures to reap immediate financial gain. When, for example, we speak with alexa, we contribute that data to a system we can't see and have no input into--one largely free from regulation or oversight.

. In this book, their motivations, invisible ways in which the foundations of AI--the people working on the system, Amy Webb reveals the pervasive, the technology itself--is broken. John Wiley Sons. Within our lifetimes, begin to behave unpredictably, AI will, by design, thinking and acting in ways which defy human logic.

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Design of Machine Elements 8th Edition

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Pearson #ad - Now considered a classic in its field, this book provides a comprehensive survey of machine elements and analytical design methods. John Wiley Sons. For professionals in the field of Machine Design who need a comprehensive reference on the subject. This book covers the tools and techniques necessary to facilitate design calculations for the most frequently encountered mechanical elements.

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The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power

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PublicAffairs #ad - Vast wealth and power are accumulated in ominous new "behavioral futures markets, " where predictions about our behavior are bought and sold, and the production of goods and services is subordinated to a new "means of behavioral modification. The threat has shifted from a totalitarian Big Brother state to a ubiquitous digital architecture: a "Big Other" operating in the interests of surveillance capital.

The stakes could not be higher: a global architecture of behavior modification threatens human nature in the twenty-first century just as industrial capitalism disfigured the natural world in the twentieth. Zuboff vividly brings to life the consequences as surveillance capitalism advances from Silicon Valley into every economic sector.

Here is the crucible of an unprecedented form of power marked by extreme concentrations of knowledge and free from democratic oversight. The challenges to humanity posed by the digital future, the first detailed examination of the unprecedented form of power called "surveillance capitalism, " and the quest by powerful corporations to predict and control our behavior.

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power #ad - In this masterwork of original thinking and research, Shoshana Zuboff provides startling insights into the phenomenon that she has named surveillance capitalism. John Wiley Sons. Zuboff's comprehensive and moving analysis lays bare the threats to twenty-first century society: a controlled "hive" of total connection that seduces with promises of total certainty for maximum profit--at the expense of democracy, freedom, and our human future.

With little resistance from law or society, surveillance capitalism is on the verge of dominating the social order and shaping the digital future--if we let it.

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Architects of Intelligence: The truth about AI from the people building it

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Packt Publishing #ad - This ai book collects the opinions of the luminaries of the ai business, demis hassabis chess prodigy and mind behind AlphaGo, Rodney Brooks a leader in AI robotics, such as Stuart Russell coauthor of the leading AI textbook, and Yoshua Bengio leader in deep learning to complete your AI education and give you an AI advantage in 2019 and the future.

Of oxford, david ferrucci elemental cognition, rana el kaliouby affectiva, gary marcus nyu, judea pearl ucla, Daniela Rus MIT, James Manyika McKinsey, Barbara Grosz Harvard, Cynthia Breazeal MIT, Oren Etzioni Allen Institute for AI, Josh Tenenbaum MIT, Jeff Dean Google, and Bryan Johnson Kernel. Martin ford is a prominent futurist, and author of Financial Times Business Book of the Year, Rise of the Robots.

Of toronto and google, yann lecun facebook, Rodney Brooks Rethink Robotics, Fei-Fei Li Stanford and Google, Yoshua Bengio Univ. Read james manyika's thoughts on ai analytics, Geoffrey Hinton's breakthroughs in AI programming and development, and Rana el Kaliouby's insights into AI marketing. Of montreal, daphne koller stanford, stuart Russell UC Berkeley, Andrew Ng AI Fund, Nick Bostrom Univ.

Architects of Intelligence: The truth about AI from the people building it #ad - He speaks at conferences and companies around the world on what AI and automation might mean for the future. Meet the minds behind the AI superpowers as they discuss the science, business and ethics of modern artificial intelligence. Financial times best books of the year 2018techrepublic top books every techie should readbook descriptionhow will ai evolve and what major innovations are on the horizon? What will its impact be on the job market, Martin Ford, one-to-one interviews where New York Times bestselling author, economy, and society? What is the path toward human-level machine intelligence? What should we be concerned about as artificial intelligence advances?Architects of Intelligence contains a series of in-depth, uncovers the truth behind these questions from some of the brightest minds in the Artificial Intelligence community.

Martin has wide-ranging conversations with twenty-three of the world's foremost researchers and entrepreneurs working in AI and robotics: Demis Hassabis DeepMind, Ray Kurzweil Google, Geoffrey Hinton Univ.

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