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9780627024344

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Rekenaars & Internet / Computing & IT

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Rekenaars & Internet / Computing & IT
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This innovative guide will assist a computer user to understand basic terms and parts of a computer. It incorporates pictures and/or diagrams with every description to enable a person to see what the item being described looks like and where it is found in the computer system. This timely publication for our multilingual and multicultural society is published in English, Afrikaans, isiZulu and Sepedi.
Publikasiedatum: 1999-01-02
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9781529019001

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Rekenaars & Internet / Computing & IT
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Facebook's algorithms shaping the news. Uber's cars flocking the streets. Revolution on Twitter and romance on Tinder. We live in a world constructed of computer code. Coders - software programmers - are the people who built it for us. And yet their worlds and minds are little known to outsiders.

In Coders, Wired columnist Clive Thompson presents a brilliantly original anthropological reckoning with the most influential tribe in today's world, interrogating who they are, how they think, what they value, what qualifies as greatness in their world, and what should give us pause.

One of the most prominent journalists writing on technology today, Clive Thompson takes us into the minds of coders, the most quietly influential people on the planet, in a journey into the heart of the machine - and the men and women who made it.
Publikasiedatum: 2020-05-04
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9781928201069

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Rekenaars & Internet / Computing & IT

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Rekenaars & Internet / Computing & IT
R 85
R 77Jy spaar R 8
Keyboard shortcuts are a secret weapon that will save you lots of time and effort.

Studies show that they can help you work up to 10 times faster than using the mouse only.

Many shortcuts can be applied across several programs and even when programs are upgraded, many shortcuts stay the same. So, familiarise yourself with the terminology, then follow the step by step instructions to get to know more shortcuts than you ever knew existed.

Choose to use at least one new shortcut every week, increase productivity and avoid repetitive strain.
Publikasiedatum: 2013-04-01
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9781847948069

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R 288Jy spaar R 32
The gripping inside story of the race to build conversationally capable computers Chat with the author: ask your Alexa device to `open the voice computing book'
The next great technological disruption is coming. The titans of Silicon Valley are racing to build the last, best computer that the world will ever need. They know that whoever successfully creates it will revolutionise our relationship with technology - and make billions of dollars in the process. They call it conversational AI. Computers that can speak and think like humans do may seem like the stuff of science fiction, but they are rapidly moving towards reality. In Talk to Me, veteran tech journalist James Vlahos meets the researchers at Google, Amazon and Apple who are leading the way to a voice computing revolution. 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. And he even tries to understand the significance of the revolution firsthand - by building a chatbot version of his terminally ill father. Vlahos's research leads him to one fundamental question: What happens when our computers become as articulate, compassionate, and creative as we are?
Publikasiedatum: 2019-05-10
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9781472142917

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Rekenaars & Internet / Computing & IT
R 355
R 320Jy spaar R 35
What robot and AI systems are being built and imagined right now? What do they say about us, their creators? Will they usher in a fantastic new future, or destroy us? What do some of our greatest thinkers, from physicist Brian Greene and futurist Kevin Kelly to inventor Dean Kamen, geneticist George Church, and filmmaker Tiffany Shlain, anticipate for our human-robot future? For even as robots and AI intrigue us and make us anxious about the future, our fascination with robots has always been about more than the potential of the technology - it's also about what robots tell us about being human. From present-day Facebook and Amazon bots to near-future 'intimacy' bots and 'the robot that stole my job' bots, bestselling American popular science writer David Ewing Duncan's Talking to Robots is a wonderfully entertaining and insightful guide to possible future scenarios about robots, both real and imagined. These scenarios are informed by interviews with actual engineers, scientists, artists, philosophers, futurists and others, who share with us their ideas, hopes and fears about robots. In the future, we will all remember when the robots truly arrived. Perhaps a robot surgeon saved your child's life, or maybe your inaugural robot moment will be more banal, when you realised with relief that the machines had taken over all the tasks you used to hate - taking out the rubbish, changing nappies, paying bills . . . Perhaps your recollection will be less benign, a memory of when a robot turned against you: the robot that threatened to seize your assets over a tax dispute. You might also remember when the robots began campaigning for equal rights with humans, and for an end to robot slavery, abuse and exploitation. Or when robots became so smart that they became our benign overlords, treating us like cute and not very bright pets. Or when the robots grew tired of us and decided to destroy us, turning our own robo-powered weapons of mass destruction against us. Further into the future we will remember when robots became organic, created in a lab from living tissue to look and be just like us, only better and more resilient. Even further in the future, we will recall when we first had the option of becoming robots ourselves, by downloading our minds into organic-engineered beings that could theoretically live forever. And yet . . . will we feel that something is missing as the millennia pass? Will we grow weary of being robots, invulnerable and immortal? Mostly we love our technology as it whisks us across and over continents and oceans at 35,000 feet, or summons us rides in someone else's Prius or connects us online to long-lost friends. Yet deep down, many of us fear that a robo-Apocalypse is all too possible. We seem obsessed with robots, as we embrace contrasting visions of robo-utopia and robo-dystopia that titillate, bring hope and scare the hell out of us.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-08-15

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