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The Book
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 344

The Book

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-04-27
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  • Publisher: MIT Press

The book as object, as content, as idea, as interface. What is the book in a digital age? Is it a physical object containing pages encased in covers? Is it a portable device that gives us access to entire libraries? The codex, the book as bound paper sheets, emerged around 150 CE. It was preceded by clay tablets and papyrus scrolls. Are those books? In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, Amaranth Borsuk considers the history of the book, the future of the book, and the idea of the book. Tracing the interrelationship of form and content in the book's development, she bridges book history, book arts, and electronic literature to expand our definition of an object we though...

Robots
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

Robots

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-10-14
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  • Publisher: MIT Press

An accessible and engaging account of robots, covering the current state of the field, the fantasies of popular culture, and implications for life and work.

Deep Learning
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 800

Deep Learning

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-11-10
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  • Publisher: MIT Press

"Written by three experts in the field, Deep Learning is the only comprehensive book on the subject." -- Elon Musk, cochair of OpenAI; cofounder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX Deep learning is a form of machine learning that enables computers to learn from experience and understand the world in terms of a hierarchy of concepts. Because the computer gathers knowledge from experience, there is no need for a human computer operator to formally specify all the knowledge that the computer needs. The hierarchy of concepts allows the computer to learn complicated concepts by building them out of simpler ones; a graph of these hierarchies would be many layers deep. This book introduces a broad range of...

Minitel
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 240

Minitel

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-06-16
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  • Publisher: MIT Press

The first scholarly book in English on Minitel, the pioneering French computer network, offers a history of a technical system and a cultural phenomenon.

Opening Up Education
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 477

Opening Up Education

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2008
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  • Publisher: MIT Press

Experts discuss the potential for open education tools, resources, and knowledge to transform the economics and ecology of education.

The Csound Book
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 740

The Csound Book

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2000
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  • Publisher: MIT Press

This book/CD-ROM package covers both the basics of Csound, and the theoretical and musical concepts necessary to use the program effectively.

The Little Typer
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 424

The Little Typer

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-09-18
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  • Publisher: MIT Press

An introduction to dependent types, demonstrating the most beautiful aspects, one step at a time. A program's type describes its behavior. Dependent types are a first-class part of a language, and are much more powerful than other kinds of types; using just one language for types and programs allows program descriptions to be as powerful as the programs they describe. The Little Typer explains dependent types, beginning with a very small language that looks very much like Scheme and extending it to cover both programming with dependent types and using dependent types for mathematical reasoning. Readers should be familiar with the basics of a Lisp-like programming language, as presented in th...

Paradox
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 225

Paradox

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-02-14
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  • Publisher: MIT Press

An introduction to paradoxes showing that they are more than mere puzzles but can prompt new ways of thinking.

Democratizing Innovation
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 204

Democratizing Innovation

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2005
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  • Publisher: MIT Press

The process of user-centered innovation: how it can benefit both users and manufacturers and how its emergence will bring changes in business models and public policy.

The Deep Learning Revolution
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 352

The Deep Learning Revolution

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-10-23
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  • Publisher: MIT Press

How deep learning—from Google Translate to driverless cars to personal cognitive assistants—is changing our lives and transforming every sector of the economy. The deep learning revolution has brought us driverless cars, the greatly improved Google Translate, fluent conversations with Siri and Alexa, and enormous profits from automated trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Deep learning networks can play poker better than professional poker players and defeat a world champion at Go. In this book, Terry Sejnowski explains how deep learning went from being an arcane academic field to a disruptive technology in the information economy. Sejnowski played an important role in the founding of...