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Leading computer science expert Professor Peter J. Bentley breaks down the fast-moving world of computers in the time of automata into ten pivotal lessons. In Ten Short Lessons in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, leading expert Professor Peter J. Bentley breaks down the fast-moving world of computers in the time of automata into ten pivotal lessons, presenting the reader with the essential information they need to get to grips with our most powerful technology and its remarkable implications for our species. From the origins and motivation behind the birth of AI and robotics, to using smart algorithms that allow us to build good robots, to the technologies that enable computers to understand a huge range of sensory information, including language and communication, to the challenges of emotional intelligence, unpredictable environments and imagination in artificial intelligence, this is a cutting-edge, expert-led guide for curious minds. About the series: The Pocket Einstein series is a collection of essential pocket-sized guides for anyone looking to understand a little more about some of the most relevant science that affects us all in the twenty-first century. Broken down into ten simple lessons and written by leading experts in their field, discover the ten most important takeaways from those areas of science we should all know more about.Show more
In an era of rapidly developing technology and renewed ambition, the twenty-first century has ushered in an exciting new age of space flight. But what has brought us to this point in our exploration of the universe? And what does the future of space travel hold? From the amazing technology that has enabled us to look beyond the clouds to the possibilities of space tourism, 10 Short Lessons in Space Travel takes a timely look at the essential lessons learned from our voyages into outer space. "Extremely authoritative. The best book on space travel since Arthur C. Clarke's classic, The Promise of Space." MARCUS CHOWNShow more
... And What Do You Do? is a hard-hitting analysis of the royal family, exposing its extravagant use of public money and the dubious behaviour of some among its ranks. In this book, former government minister Norman Baker argues that the British public deserves better than this puerile diet. ... And What Do You Do? is a hard-hitting analysis of the royal family, exposing its extravagant use of public money and the highly dubious behaviour of some among its ranks, whilst being critical of the knee-jerk sycophancy shown by the press and politicians. Baker also considers the wider role the royals play in society, including the link with House of Lords reform, and the constitutional position of the monarch, which is important given Prince Charles's present and intended approach. ... And What Do You Do? asks important questions about the future of the world's most famous royal family. "With our democracy in turmoil, it's right to be asking questions about constitutional reform. Norman Baker tackles the subject with his trademark energy and in forensic detail looking at the facts beyond the headlines." -CAROLINE LUCASShow more