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An Introduction to Statistical Learning: with Applications in R (Springer Texts in Statistics)
Gareth James, Daniela Witten, ...

Springer, 2013

An Introduction to Statistical Learning provides an accessible overview of the field of statistical learning, an essential toolset for making sense of the vast and complex data sets that have emerged in fields ranging from biology to finance to marketing to astrophysics in the past twenty years. This book presents some of the most important modeling and prediction techniques, along with relevant applications. Topics include linear regression, ...
  
  











  



  
Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning (Information Science and Statistics)
Christopher M. Bishop

Springer, 2007

This is the first textbook on pattern recognition to present the Bayesian viewpoint. The book presents approximate inference algorithms that permit fast approximate answers in situations where exact answers are not feasible. It uses graphical models to describe probability distributions when no other books apply graphical models to machine learning. No previous knowledge of pattern recognition or machine learning concepts is assumed. Familiarity ...
  
  











  



  
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Philip K. Dick

Del Rey, 1996

"The most consistently brilliant science fiction writer in the world." --John Brunner THE INSPIRATION FOR BLADERUNNER . . . Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? was published in 1968. Grim and foreboding, even today it is a masterpiece ahead of its time. By 2021, the World War had killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remained coveted any living creature, and for people who ...
  
  











  



  
The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind
Michio Kaku

Doubleday, 2014

NOW A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Compelling….Kaku thinks with great breadth, and the vistas he presents us are worth the trip” —The New York Times Book Review The New York Times best-selling author of PHYSICS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE, PHYSICS OF THE FUTURE and HYPERSPACE tackles the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe:  the human brain.          For the first time in history, the secrets of the ...
  
  











  



  
Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
Douglas R. Hofstadter

Basic Books, 1999

Douglas Hofstadter’s book is concerned directly with the nature of “maps” or links between formal systems. However, according to Hofstadter, the formal system that underlies all mental activity transcends the system that supports it. If life can grow out of the formal chemical substrate of the cell, if consciousness can emerge out of a formal system of firing neurons, then so too will computers attain human intelligence. Gödel Escher and ...
  
  











  



  
Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies
Nick Bostrom

Oxford University Press, 2014

A New York Times bestseller Superintelligence asks the questions: What happens when machines surpass humans in general intelligence? Will artificial agents save or destroy us? Nick Bostrom lays the foundation for understanding the future of humanity and intelligent life. The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. If ...
  
  











  



  
The Elements of Statistical Learning: Data Mining, Inference, and Prediction, Second Edition (Springer Series ...
Trevor Hastie, Robert Tibshirani, ...

Springer, 2011

During the past decade there has been an explosion in computation and information technology. With it have come vast amounts of data in a variety of fields such as medicine, biology, finance, and marketing. The challenge of understanding these data has led to the development of new tools in the field of statistics, and spawned new areas such as data mining, machine learning, and bioinformatics. Many of these tools have common underpinnings but ...
  
  











  



  
Data Smart: Using Data Science to Transform Information into Insight
John W. Foreman

Wiley, 2013

Data Science gets thrown around in the press like it's magic. Major retailers are predicting everything from when their customers are pregnant to when they want a new pair of Chuck Taylors. It's a brave new world where seemingly meaningless data can be transformed into valuable insight to drive smart business decisions. But how does one exactly do data science? Do you have to hire one of these priests of the dark arts, the "data scientist," to ...
  
  











  



  
Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die
Eric Siegel

Wiley, 2013

"The Freakonomics of big data." — Stein Kretsinger , founding executive of Advertising.com; former lead analyst at Capital One This book is easily understood by all readers. Rather than a "how to" for hands-on techies, the book entices lay-readers and experts alike by covering new case studies and the latest state-of-the-art techniques. You have been predicted — by companies, governments, law enforcement, hospitals, and universities. ...
  
  











  



  
Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach (3rd Edition)
Stuart Russell, Peter Norvig

Prentice Hall, 2009

Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, 3e offers the most comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to the theory and practice of artificial intelligence. Number one in its field, this textbook is ideal for one or two-semester, undergraduate or graduate-level courses in Artificial Intelligence. Dr. Peter Norvig, contributing Artificial Intelligence author and Professor Sebastian Thrun, a Pearson author are offering a free online course ...
  
  











  



  
Backyard Winter Gardening: Vegetables Fresh and Simple, in Any Climate Without Artificial Heat or Electricity ...
Caleb Warnock

Cedar Fort, Inc., 2013

Without fresh, all-natural winter gardening in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries people would have starved to death. The good news is that feeding your family fresh food from your own backyard garden all winter long is far easier and less time-consuming than you might imagine. And you won't find better-tasting food at any price!
  
  











  



  
An Introduction to Information Theory: Symbols, Signals and Noise (Dover Books on Mathematics)
John R. Pierce

Dover Publications, 1980

Behind the familiar surfaces of the telephone, radio, and television lies a sophisticated and intriguing body of knowledge known as information theory. This is the theory that has permeated the rapid development of all sorts of communication, from color television to the clear transmission of photographs from the vicinity of Jupiter. Even more revolutionary progress is expected in the future. To give a solid introduction to this burgeoning ...
  
  











  



  
Basic Course in American Sign Language
Tom Humphries, Carol Padden, ...

Terrance J., 1994

There are obvious problems with writing a text for a visual gestural language. This text attempts to alleviate some of these problems by using illustrations and scripts for signed sequences. The text is composed of 22 lessons each of which contains two to four basic explanations of the language structures to be learned. As a resource for the student, a drill or exercises follows. Spaced at intervals throughout the text are several short ...
  
  











  



  
Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era
James Barrat

Thomas Dunne Books, 2013

A Huffington Post Definitive Tech Book of 2013 Artificial Intelligence helps choose what books you buy, what movies you see, and even who you date. It puts the “smart” in your smartphone and soon it will drive your car. It makes most of the trades on Wall Street, and controls vital energy, water, and transportation infrastructure. But Artificial Intelligence can also threaten our existence. In as little as a decade, AI could match and ...
  
  











  



  
Winter's Tail: How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again
Craig Hatkoff, Juliana Hatkoff, ...

Scholastic Paperbacks, 2011

The story that inspired the new MAJOR MOTION PICTURE! When Winter was a baby, she was rescued from a crab trap, her tail seriously damaged, and rushed to Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Winter survived, but eventually her tail fell off. Then Winter received a prosthetic tail. It was very challenging but now Winter is thriving and using her new tail with great command. Every year, thousands of visitors travel to visit Winter who has become an ...
  
  











  



  
Plate to Pixel: Digital Food Photography & Styling
Helene Dujardin

Wiley, 2011

Tips and techniques for making food look good—before it tastes good! Food photography is on the rise, with the millions of food bloggers around the word as well as foodies who document their meals or small business owners who are interested in cutting costs by styling and photographing their own menu items, and this book should serve as your first course in food photography. Discover how the food stylist exercises unique techniques to ...
  
  











  



  
Probabilistic Robotics (Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Agents series)
Sebastian Thrun, Wolfram Burgard, ...

The MIT Press, 2005

Probabilistic robotics is a new and growing area in robotics, concerned with perception and control in the face of uncertainty. Building on the field of mathematical statistics, probabilistic robotics endows robots with a new level of robustness in real-world situations. This book introduces the reader to a wealth of techniques and algorithms in the field. All algorithms are based ...
  
  











  



  
Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos)
Dan Simmons

Spectra, 1990

On the world called Hyperion, beyond the law of the Hegemony of Man, there waits the creature called the Shrike.  There are those who worship it.  There are those who fear it.  And there are those who have vowed to destroy it.  In the Valley of the Time Tombs, where huge, brooding structures move backward through time, the Shrike waits for them all.  On the eve of Armageddon, with the entire galaxy at war, seven pilgrims set forth on a ...
  
  











  



  
How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed
Ray Kurzweil

Penguin Books, 2013

The bestselling author of The Singularity Is Near explores the limitless potential of reverse-engineering the human brain Ray Kurzweil is arguably today’s most influential futurist. In How to Create a Mind , he presents a provocative exploration of the most important project in the human-machine civilization: reverse-engineering the brain to understand precisely how it functions and using that knowledge to create even more intelligent ...
  
  











  



  
Visualize This: The FlowingData Guide to Design, Visualization, and Statistics
Nathan Yau

Wiley, 2011

Practical data design tips from a data visualization expert of the modern age Data doesn?t decrease; it is ever-increasing and can be overwhelming to organize in a way that makes sense to its intended audience. Wouldn?t it be wonderful if we could actually visualize data in such a way that we could maximize its potential and tell a story in a clear, concise manner? Thanks to the creative genius of Nathan Yau, we can. With this full-color book, ...
  
  











  








   



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