A fascinating look at Artificial Intelligence, from its humble Cold War beginnings to the dazzling future that is just around the corner. When most of us think about Artificial Intelligence, our minds go straight to cyborgs, robots, and sci-fi thrillers where machines take over the world. But the truth is that Artificial Intelligence is already among us. It exists in our smartphones, fitness trackers, and refrigerators that tell us when the milk will expire. In some ways, the future people dreamed of at the World's Fair in the 1960s is already here. We're teaching our machines how to think like humans, and they're learning at an incredible rate. In Thinking Machines, technology journalist Luke Dormehl takes you through the history of AI and how it makes up the foundations of the machines that think for us today. Furthermore, Dormehl speculates on the incredible--and possibly terrifying--future that's much closer than many would imagine. This remarkable book will invite you to marvel at what now seems commonplace and to dream about a future in which the scope of humanity may need to widen to include intelligent machines. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Documentary is one of the most fascinating areas of filmmaking. Documentaries have broken down societal taboos, changed legislation, strengthened and rocked entire governments, freed wrongly-convicted prisoners, and taught us more about the world in which we live. A Journey Through Documentary offers an overview of documentary history and looks in-depth at over 60 documentaries from around the world. It takes readers from the early 'actualities' of pioneering non-fiction filmmakers such as Robert J. Flaherty and John Grierson, to the documentaries of Michael Moore, Errol Morris, Werner Herzog, and the directors dominating the field (and box office) today. Each analysis includes an introductory synopsis, as well as detailed notes on the film's production history, filmmaker, unique innovations, construction, and key themes and issues. An essential resource for film students, documentary buffs, filmmakers and anyone interested in non-fiction film.
On 26 May, 2010 Apple Inc. passed Microsoft in valuation as the world's largest technology company. Its consumer electronic products - ranging from computers to mobile phones to portable media devices, not to mention its iTunes, iBook and App Store - have influenced nearly every facet of our lives, and it shows no sign of slowing down. But how did Apple - a company set up in the back room of a house by two friends, and one that always marketed itself as the underdog - become the marketplace leader (and the world's second largest company overall), and is it a good thing to have one company hold so much power? In The Apple Revolution Luke Dormehl shares the inside story of how Apple Inc. came to be; from the formation of the company's philosophies and user-friendly ethos, to the "iPod moment" and global domination, leaving you with a deep understanding of how it was created, why it has flourished, and where it might be going next.
What if everything in life could be reduced to a simple formula? What if numbers were able to tell us which partners we were best matched with – not just in terms of attractiveness, but for a long-term committed marriage? Or if they could say which films would be the biggest hits at the box office, and what changes could be made to those films to make them even more successful? Or even who out of us is likely to commit certain crimes, and when? This may sound like the world of science-fiction, but in fact it is just the tip of the iceberg in a world that is increasingly ruled by complex algorithms and neural networks. In The Formula, Luke Dormehl takes you inside the world of numbers, asking how we came to believe in the all-conquering power of algorithms; introducing the mathematicians, artificial intelligence experts and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who are shaping this brave new world, and ultimately asking how we survive in an era where numbers can sometimes seem to create as many problems as they solve.
Foreword by Frances Hardinge The annual, bestselling guide to all aspects of the media and how to write and illustrate for children and young adults. Acknowledged by the media industries and authors as the essential guide to how to get published. The 70+ articles are updated and added to each year. Together they provide invaluable guidance on subjects such as series fiction, writing historical or funny books, preparing an illustration portfolio, managing your finances, interpreting publishers' contracts, self-publishing your work. NEW articles for the 2017 edition included on: - Wanting to be a writer by Simon Mason - Finding new readers and markets by Tom Palmer - News and trends in children's publishing 2015-16 by Caroline Horn - Series fiction: writing as a part of a team by Lucy Courtenay - Creating a children's comic by Tom Fickling All of the 2,000 listings of who to contact across the media have been reviewed and updated. The essential guide for any writer for children.
Sir Jonathan "Jony" Ive é o designer industrial mais famoso do mundo — e o mais secreto. Pouco se sabe sobre o inglês que é o cérebro por trás de duas décadas de produtos Apple, incluindo o iMac, o iPod, o iPhone e o iPad. Leander Kahney, autor do best-seller A cabeça de Steve Jobs, desvenda, pela primeira vez, os métodos criativos do homem que até hoje desenha os eletrônicos mais desejados do mundo. Em 1997, Steve Jobs voltou à Apple com a missão nada invejável de virar pelo avesso a empresa que havia fundado em 1976. Certa noite, Jobs descobriu na sede da Apple um designer britânico de apenas trinta anos se matando de trabalhar, cercado por centenas de projetos, esboços e ...
Et si finalement, le seul et véritable génie de chez Apple était... Jonathan Ive, le légendaire designer des iMac, iPod, iPhone et iPad. Celui que Steve Jobs aimait appeler "Jony". Jonathan Ive est Anglais. Il est designer industriel et travaille chez Apple depuis 1996. Il a réalisé avec un immense succès le design des iMac, iPod, iPhone, iPad. Devenu Vice-président chargé du design industriel, il a imposé, en compagnie de Steve Jobs, le design comme une priorité pour la firme. Anobli par la reine du Royaume-Uni en 2012, il reste cependant quelqu'un de discret. Steve Jobs l'appelait "Jony". Voici enfin l'histoire de Jony Ive, le légendaire designer d'Apple. Ce livre retrace sa ca...