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Girl Decoded

Girl Decoded

Author: Rana el Kaliouby Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/04/2020

'Rana el Kaliouby's vision for how technology should work in parallel with empathy is bold, inspired and hopeful' Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global 'This lucid and captivating book by a renowned pioneer of emotion-AI tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: How can we ensure a future where this technology empowers rather than surveils and manipulates us?' Max Tegmark, professor of physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and author of Life 3.0 We are entering an empathy crisis. Most 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 universe that's emotion-blind - a society lacking in empathy. Rana el Kaliouby 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.

Girl Decoded

Girl Decoded

Author: Rana el Kaliouby Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/04/2020

'Rana el Kaliouby's vision for how technology should work in parallel with empathy is bold, inspired and hopeful' Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global 'This lucid and captivating book by a renowned pioneer of emotion-AI tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: How can we ensure a future where this technology empowers rather than surveils and manipulates us?' Max Tegmark, professor of physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and author of Life 3.0 We are entering an empathy crisis. Most 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 universe that's emotion-blind - a society lacking in empathy. Rana el Kaliouby 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.

Hymn Of Modernity

Hymn Of Modernity

Author: San Satoshi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/04/2020

ITIL(R) Foundation Essentials ITIL 4 Edition

ITIL(R) Foundation Essentials ITIL 4 Edition

Author: Claire Agutter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/04/2020

A Review of Personality in Human-Robot Interactions

A Review of Personality in Human-Robot Interactions

Author: Lionel P., Jr Robert, Rasha Alahmad, Connor Esterwood, Sangmi Kim Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/04/2020

A Review of Personality in Human-Robot Interactions reviews the literature on personality and embodied physical action (EPA) robots. This monograph investigates the current state of human-robot personality research, discusses the unique role of personality in human-robot research, and offers guidance for future research. A Review of Personality in Human-Robot Interactions offers several contributions to the literature. First, it presents a conceptual integrated model of the literature on personality in human-robot literature. Second, it highlights four thrust areas in the literature. These areas include: (1) Human Personality and HRI, (2) Robot Personality and HRI, (3) Robot Personality and HRI, and (4) Factors Impacting Robot Personality. Third, it derives and presents major insights from the literature. Finally, it identifies gaps in the literature that need to be addressed. After the introduction, Section 2 presents the relevant literature including the inclusion and exclusion criteria for articles. Section 3 presents and discusses Thrust Area 1: Human Personality and HRI. In sections 4, 5, and 6, a similar discussion takes place for Thrust Area 2: Robot Personality and HRI, Thrust Area 3: Robot Personality and HRI, and Thrust Area 4: Factors Impacting Robot Personality, respectively. Section 7 follows with a discussion on the way forward, focusing on the opportunities for personality research in human-robot interaction.

Silicon Valley Stories

Silicon Valley Stories

Author: Adam Beguelin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/04/2020

Fintech for Asian SMEs

Fintech for Asian SMEs

Author: Naoko Nemoto Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/2020

SMEs play a vital role in the Asian economy and comprise about 70% of the workforce and GDP in the region. To enhance productivity and ensure sustainable growth in Asia, it is vital to provide smooth financing to SMEs. Traditionally, commercial banks in Asia have regarded loans to SMEs as too risky relative to high transaction costs. However, new technologies including distributed ledger technology, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence are becoming a means of offering faster and more convenient and cost-effective financial services. The digital innovation could help SMEs to have easy access to finance in various routes.This book identifies and develops ideas on how to utilize new technologies to promote SME finance. It could encourage financial institutions and investors to develop new credit risk analysis tools, increase credit supply, and encourage sustainable growth for SME sectors. In addition, the book explores the ways policy makers and market participants could maximize the benefits while mitigating potential risks arising from the new digital era. The messages are important for the public and private sectors in Asia.

The SAM Leader Survival Guide

The SAM Leader Survival Guide

Author: Jim C Hussey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/03/2020

Reprogramming the American Dream

Reprogramming the American Dream

Author: Kevin Scott, Greg Shaw, J. D. Vance Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/03/2020

** #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller ** In this essential book written by a rural native and Silicon Valley veteran, Microsoft's Chief technology officer tackles one of the most critical issues facing society today: the future of artificial intelligence and how it can be realistically used to promote growth, even in a shifting employment landscape. There are two prevailing stories about AI: for heartland low- and middle-skill workers, a dystopian tale of steadily increasing job destruction; for urban knowledge workers and the professional class, a utopian tale of enhanced productivity and convenience. But there is a third way to look at this technology that will revolutionize the workplace and ultimately the world. Kevin Scott argues that AI has the potential to create abundance and opportunity for everyone and help solve some of our most vexing problems. As the chief technology officer at Microsoft, he is deeply involved in the development of AI applications, yet mindful of their potential impact on workers-knowledge he gained firsthand growing up in rural Virginia. Yes, the AI Revolution will radically disrupt economics and employment for everyone for generations to come. But what if leaders prioritized the programming of both future technology and public policy to work together to find solutions ahead of the coming AI epoch? Like public health, the space program, climate change and public education, we need international understanding and collaboration on the future of AI and work. For Scott, the crucial question facing all of us is this: How do we work to ensure that the continued development of AI allows us to keep the American Dream alive? In this thoughtful, informed guide, he offers a clear roadmap to find the answer.

Ethical Space Vol.17 Issue 1

Ethical Space Vol.17 Issue 1

Author: Richard Lance Keeble Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/03/2020

Future Ready

Future Ready

Author: Nick Davis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/03/2020