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AI and Machine Learning for Coders: A Programmer's Guide To Artificial Intelligence

by Laurence Moroney

If you're looking to make a career move from programmer to AI specialist, this is the ideal place to start. Based on Laurence Moroney's extremely successful AI courses, this introductory book provides a hands-on, code-first approach to help you build confidence while you learn key topics.You'll understand how to implement the most common scenarios in machine learning, such as computer vision, natural language processing (NLP), and sequence modeling for web, mobile, cloud, and embedded runtimes. Most books on machine learning begin with a daunting amount of advanced math. This guide is built on practical lessons that let you work directly with the code.You'll learn:How to build models with TensorFlow using skills that employers desireThe basics of machine learning by working with code samplesHow to implement computer vision, including feature detection in imagesHow to use NLP to tokenize and sequence words and sentencesMethods for embedding models in Android and iOSHow to serve models over the web and in the cloud with TensorFlow Serving

Al Smith and the Presidential Election of 1928

by Matthew Avery Sutton

This collection brings together documents from Al Smith’s supporters and detractors in months leading up to the election of 1928. After completing the unit, students should be able to construct an argument that addresses the central question: How does Al Smith’s failed presidential bid illuminate the controversies raging in the United States at the time over questions of race, immigration, religion, urbanization, politics, and the consumption of alcohol? Students are guided in their analyses of the documents by a learning objective, central question, historical background, source headnotes, source questions, project questions, and suggestions for further research. Through their work with these documents, they will gain a deeper awareness of the diversity of the American experience, a more complete understanding of the present in an historically-based context, an enhanced ability to read, interpret, assess, and contextualize primary sources, and practice explaining historical change over time.

Algorithmic Governance and Governance of Algorithms: Legal and Ethical Challenges (Data Science, Machine Intelligence, and Law #1)

by Marta Cantero Gamito Martin Ebers

Algorithms are now widely employed to make decisions that have increasingly far-reaching impacts on individuals and society as a whole (“algorithmic governance”), which could potentially lead to manipulation, biases, censorship, social discrimination, violations of privacy, property rights, and more. This has sparked a global debate on how to regulate AI and robotics (“governance of algorithms”). This book discusses both of these key aspects: the impact of algorithms, and the possibilities for future regulation.

All Along Bob Dylan: America and the World (Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature)

by J. Roger Kurtz

All Along Bob Dylan: America and the World offers an important contribution to thinking about the artist and his work. Adding European and non-English speaking contexts to the vibrant field of Dylan studies, the volume covers a wide range of topics and methodologies while dealing with the inherently complex and varied material produced or associated with the iconic artist. The chapters, organized around three broad thematic sections (Geographies, Receptions and Perspectives), address the notions of audience, performance and identity, allowing to map out the structure of feeling and authenticity, both, in the case of the artist and his audience. Taking its cue from the collapse of the so-called high-/ low culture split following from the Nobel Prize, the book explores the argument that Dylan (and all popular music) can be interpreted as literature and offers discussions in the context of literary traditions, or visual culture and music. This contributes to a nuanced and complex portrayal of the seminal cultural phenomenon called Bob Dylan.

American Democracy in Peril: Eight Challenges to America's Future (Studies In Political Thinking)

by William E. Hudson

American Democracy in Peril encapsulates the tumultuous state of American politics. By introducing the history of democratic theory in terms of four &“models&” of democracy, Hudson provides readers with a set of criteria against which to evaluate the challenges discussed later. This provocative book offers a structured yet critical examination of the American political system, designed to stimulate students to consider how the facts they learn about American politics relate to democratic ideals. This new edition incorporates the Trump Presidency and the polarization that has accompanied his leadership.

American Democracy in Peril: Eight Challenges to America's Future (Studies In Political Thinking)

by William E. Hudson

American Democracy in Peril encapsulates the tumultuous state of American politics. By introducing the history of democratic theory in terms of four &“models&” of democracy, Hudson provides readers with a set of criteria against which to evaluate the challenges discussed later. This provocative book offers a structured yet critical examination of the American political system, designed to stimulate students to consider how the facts they learn about American politics relate to democratic ideals. This new edition incorporates the Trump Presidency and the polarization that has accompanied his leadership.

America's State Governments: A Critical Look at Disconnected Democracies

by Benjamin Ginsberg Jennifer Bachner

This timely and important new work takes a critical look at government in the American states and illustrates the disconnect between state government institutions and their constituents. The text illuminates three basic political problems of state governments: weak constitutional and institutional foundations; a lack of civic engagement; and long histories of unchecked public corruption. In addition, the book explains why some states did and others did not respond promptly to the COVID-19 pandemic and examines America's long-standing problem of police and prosecutorial misconduct–providing a context for understanding the demonstrations and protests that rocked American cities in the summer of 2020. For students and citizens of state politics, the book concludes with a proposal aimed at civic literacy and action

Analog Communications: Problems and Solutions

by Kasturi Vasudevan

This textbook covers the fundamental concepts of analog communications with a Q&A approach. It is a comprehensive compilation of numerical problems and solutions covering all the topics in analog communications. Richly illustrated with figures, this book covers the important topics of signals and systems, random variables and random processes, amplitude modulation, frequency modulation, pulse code modulation and noise in analog modulation. It has numerical questions and their solutions clearing the concepts of Fourier transform, Hilbert transform, modulation, synchronization, signal-to-noise ratio analysis and many more. All the solutions have step-by-step approach for easy understanding. This book will be of great interest to the students of electronics and electrical communications engineering.

The Ancient Andean States: Political Landscapes in Pre-Hispanic Peru

by Henry Tantaleán

The Ancient Andean States combines modern social theory, recent archaeological literature and the experience of the author to examine politics and power in the great Andean prehispanic societies.

Animal Suffering and the Darwinian Problem of Evil

by John R. Schneider

John R. Schneider explores the problem that animal suffering, caused by the inherent nature of Darwinian evolution, poses to belief in theism. Examining the aesthetic aspects of this moral problem, Schneider focuses on the three prevailing approaches to it: that the Fall caused animal suffering in nature (Lapsarian Theodicy), that Darwinian evolution was the only way for God to create an acceptably good and valuable world (Only-Way Theodicy), and that evolution is the source of major, God-justifying beauty (Aesthetic Theodicy). He also uses canonical texts and doctrines from Judaism and Christianity - notably the book of Job, and the doctrines of the incarnation, atonement, and resurrection - to build on insights taken from the non-lapsarian alternative approaches. Schneider thus constructs an original, God-justifying account of God and the evolutionary suffering of animals. His book enables readers to see that the Darwinian configuration of animal suffering unveiled by scientists is not as implausible on Christian theism as commonly supposed.

Animals and Their Children in Victorian Culture (Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture)

by Brenda Ayres Sarah Elizabeth Maier

Whether a secularized morality, biblical worldview, or unstated set of mores, the Victorian period can and always will be distinguished from those before and after for its pervasive sense of the "proper way" of thinking, speaking, doing, and acting. Animals in literature taught Victorian children how to be behave. If you are a postmodern posthumanist, you might argue, "But the animals in literature did not write their own accounts." Animal characters may be the creations of writers’ imagination, but animals did and do exist in their own right, as did and do humans. The original essays in Animals and Their Children in Victorian explore the representation of animals in children’s literature by resisting an anthropomorphized perception of them. Instead of focusing on the domestication of animals, this book analyzes how animals in literature "civilize" children, teaching them how to get along with fellow creatures—both human and nonhuman.

Anthropology: A Global Perspective

by Raymond Urban Scupin Christopher Raymond DeCorse

Now with SAGE Publishing! Using state-of-the-art research, Anthropology: A Global Perspective introduces students to the four core subfields of anthropology and applied anthropology. Integrating material from each subfield, this comprehensive text is founded on four essential themes: the diversity of human societies; the similarities that tie all humans together; the interconnections between the sciences and humanities; and a new theme addressing psychological essentialism. Authors Raymond Scupin and Christopher R. DeCorse demonstrate how anthropologists use research techniques and methods to help solve practical problems and show readers how anthropology is relevant to improving human societies.

Anthropology: A Global Perspective

by Raymond Urban Scupin Christopher Raymond DeCorse

Now with SAGE Publishing! Using state-of-the-art research, Anthropology: A Global Perspective introduces students to the four core subfields of anthropology and applied anthropology. Integrating material from each subfield, this comprehensive text is founded on four essential themes: the diversity of human societies; the similarities that tie all humans together; the interconnections between the sciences and humanities; and a new theme addressing psychological essentialism. Authors Raymond Scupin and Christopher R. DeCorse demonstrate how anthropologists use research techniques and methods to help solve practical problems and show readers how anthropology is relevant to improving human societies.

Applied Statistics I: Basic Bivariate Techniques

by Rebecca M. Warner

Rebecca M. Warner&’s bestselling Applied Statistics: From Bivariate Through Multivariate Techniques has been split into two volumes for ease of use over a two-course sequence. Applied Statistics I: Basic Bivariate Techniques, Third Edition is an introductory statistics text based on chapters from the first half of the original book. The author's contemporary approach reflects current thinking in the field, with its coverage of the "new statistics" and reproducibility in research. Her in-depth presentation of introductory statistics follows a consistent chapter format, includes some simple hand-calculations along with detailed instructions for SPSS, and helps students understand statistics in the context of real-world research through interesting examples. Datasets are provided on an accompanying website.

Applying Phonetics: Speech Science in Everyday Life (Linguistics in the World)

by Murray J. Munro

A unique and accessible introduction to the field of phonetics through real-life applications and practical examples The dynamic field of phonetics, the science of the structure and function of human speech, has seen exciting technological innovations and new applications in recent years. Applying Phonetics introduces students to the field through a unique exploratory approach that highlights practical applications and focuses on the diverse ways in which the speech sciences influence daily life. Requiring no prior knowledge of linguistics, this accessible, student-friendly textbook introduces the key concepts in phonetics and explains their relevance to contemporary applications. Even students who have completed introductory linguistics courses will discover plenty of new material in this volume. Rather than immediately delving into complex theoretical information, the text presents a brief overview of basic concepts and then uses applications—speech synthesis, forensic speech science, language teaching—to explain the details. This unique approach increases student interest and comprehension, clearly demonstrating how speech science is beneficial to society. Engaging, easily-relatable topics include speech anatomy and physiology, the nature of normal and disordered speech development, the origins of speech, and speech applications in forensics, music, drama, film, and business. Written by a respected expert with over 25 years’ experience teaching linguistics and phonetics, this textbook Explores the wide-ranging applications of phonetics areas such as accessibility, computer speech, education, the fine arts, and business Demonstrates how practical problems have been addressed through phonetics, such as the use of speech analysis for forensic purposes Presents real-life case studies that illustrate fundamental phonetics concepts Includes exercises and activities, discussion questions, an extensive glossary, further readings, and a companion website Applying Phonetics: Speech Science in Everyday Life is an ideal text for undergraduate students with no prior knowledge of linguistics, as well as those needing to expand their knowledge of phonetic principles. It will appeal to students in education, computer science, cognitive science, biology, psychology, business, and music.

AQA Psychology A Level Paper Three: Forensic Psychology (Extending Knowledge and Skills)

by Phil Gorman

The Extending Knowledge and Skills series is a fresh approach to A Level Psychology, designed for greater demands of the new AQA specification and assessment, and especially written to stretch and challenge students aiming for higher grades. Dealing with the AQA's Paper 3: Forensic Psychology, this book is deliberately laid out with the assessment objectives in mind, from AO1: Knowledge and understanding material, followed by AO2: Application material, to AO3: Evaluation and analysis material. Providing the most in-depth, accessible coverage available of individual topics in Paper 3, the text is packed full of pedagogical features, including: Question Time features to ensure that the reader is consistently challenged throughout the book. New research sections clearly distinguished within each chapter to ensure readers have access to the most cutting-edge material. A clear focus on the assessment objectives for the Paper topic to ensure readers know when and where to apply knowledge. The use of example answers with examiner style comments to provide greater insight into how to/how not to answer exam questions. An engaging, relevant and challenging text which broadens student understanding beyond that of the average textbook, this is the essential companion for any student taking the AQA A Level Paper 3 in Psychology.

AQA Psychology A Level Paper Three: Schizophrenia (Extending Knowledge and Skills)

by Phil Gorman

The Extending Knowledge and Skills series is a fresh approach to A Level Psychology, designed for greater demands of the new AQA specification and assessment, and especially written to stretch and challenge students aiming for higher grades. Dealing with the optional topic of AQA’s Paper 3: Schizophrenia, this book is deliberately laid out with the assessment objectives in mind, from AO1: Knowledge and understanding material, followed by AO2: Application material, to AO3: Evaluation and analysis material. Providing the most in-depth, accessible coverage available of individual topics in Paper 3, the text is packed full of pedagogical features, including: Question Time features to ensure that the reader is consistently challenged throughout the book. New research sections clearly distinct within each chapter to ensure readers have access to the most cutting-edge material. A clear focus on the assessment objectives for the paper topic to ensure readers know when and where to apply knowledge. The use of example answers with examiner style comments to provide greater insight into how to/how not to answer exam questions. An engaging, relevant and challenging text that broadens student understanding beyond that of the average textbook, this is the essential companion for any student taking the AQA A Level Paper 3 in Psychology.

Aquatic Plants: Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Applications

by Namrita Lall

Aquatic Plants: Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Applications provides a concise description of popular aquatic plants found across the globe. The chapters in this beautifully illustrated, full-color book focus on the aquatic species native to specific continents. Written by a global team of experts, this book explains the distribution, ethnobotanical uses, genome sequencing, chemical compounds, and biological activity of these plants and addresses the cultivation and sustainable production of aquatic and wetland plants. Features: Describes the biological activity of a large collection of aquatic plants. Color photographs highlight each plant’s ethnobotanical characteristics, and structural formulae show their chemical constituents. Contributions come from leading scientists from countries including the United States, India, Mauritius, South Africa, and Cyprus. Aquatic Plants: Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Applications is a valuable resource for academics conducting research on aquatic plants and for professionals in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries who are involved with the therapeutic applications of these plants and their sustainable usage.

Arms in Academia: The Political Economy of the Modern UK Defence Industry

by Elliot Murphy

This book studies how the arms trade has continued to receive generous state subsidies, along with less direct forms of financial and intellectual support from academia in the UK. It examines the ways in which arms dealing has contributed to the violation of human rights in the Middle East, North Africa, South America, Indochina and other regions of intense conflict, and in doing so, reveals how the industry sells a particular image of itself to the public. The volume: Extensively covers the arms trade and its impact across the world. Shows how the UK arms trade has developed research, investment and consultancy links with universities, museums and other public institutions. Discusses the future of the arms trade and explores alternatives in terms of job opportunities, economic growth and academic research criteria. A major intervention in international politics, this volume will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of military and strategic studies, international relations, human rights and the social sciences in general. It will also be of interest to policy analysts and defence professionals.

The Art of Action Research in the Classroom

by Christine MacIntyre

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Artificial Intelligence in Finance: A Python-based Guide

by Yves Hilpisch

The widespread adoption of AI and machine learning is revolutionizing many industries today. Once these technologies are combined with the programmatic availability of historical and real-time financial data, the financial industry will also change fundamentally. With this practical book, you'll learn how to use AI and machine learning to discover statistical inefficiencies in financial markets and exploit them through algorithmic trading.Author Yves Hilpisch shows practitioners, students, and academics in both finance and data science practical ways to apply machine learning and deep learning algorithms to finance. Thanks to lots of self-contained Python examples, you'll be able to replicate all results and figures presented in the book.In five parts, this guide helps you:Learn central notions and algorithms from AI, including recent breakthroughs on the way to artificial general intelligence (AGI) and superintelligence (SI)Understand why data-driven finance, AI, and machine learning will have a lasting impact on financial theory and practiceApply neural networks and reinforcement learning to discover statistical inefficiencies in financial marketsIdentify and exploit economic inefficiencies through backtesting and algorithmic trading--the automated execution of trading strategiesUnderstand how AI will influence the competitive dynamics in the financial industry and what the potential emergence of a financial singularity might bring about

Artificial Intelligence Trends for Data Analytics Using Machine Learning and Deep Learning Approaches (Artificial Intelligence (AI): Elementary to Advanced Practices)

by K. Gayathri Devi Mamata Rath Nguyen Thi Dieu Linh

Artificial Intelligence (AI), when incorporated with machine learning and deep learning algorithms, has a wide variety of applications today. This book focuses on the implementation of various elementary and advanced approaches in AI that can be used in various domains to solve real-time decision-making problems. The book focuses on concepts and techniques used to run tasks in an automated manner. It discusses computational intelligence in the detection and diagnosis of clinical and biomedical images, covers the automation of a system through machine learning and deep learning approaches, presents data analytics and mining for decision-support applications, and includes case-based reasoning, natural language processing, computer vision, and AI approaches in real-time applications. Academic scientists, researchers, and students in the various domains of computer science engineering, electronics and communication engineering, and information technology, as well as industrial engineers, biomedical engineers, and management, will find this book useful. By the end of this book, you will understand the fundamentals of AI. Various case studies will develop your adaptive thinking to solve real-time AI problems. Features Includes AI-based decision-making approaches Discusses computational intelligence in the detection and diagnosis of clinical and biomedical images Covers automation of systems through machine learning and deep learning approaches and its implications to the real world Presents data analytics and mining for decision-support applications Offers case-based reasoning

Asian Philosophies and the Idea of Religion: Beyond Faith and Reason (Routledge Studies in Religion)

by Sonia Sikka Ashwani Kumar Peetush

With a focus on Asian traditions, this book examines varieties of thought and self-transformative practice that do not fit neatly on one side or another of the standard Western division between philosophy and religion. It contains chapters by experts on Buddhist, Confucian, Taoist, Hindu and Jain philosophies, as well as ancient Greek philosophy and recent contemplative and spiritual movements. The volume also problematizes the notion of a Western philosophical canon distinguished by rationality in contrast to a religious Eastern "other". These original essays creatively lay the groundwork needed to rethink dominant historical and conceptual categories from a wider perspective to arrive at a deeper, more plural and global understanding of the diverse nature of both philosophy and religion. The volume will be of keen interest to scholars and students in the Philosophy of Religion, Asian and Comparative Philosophy and Religious Studies.

Assessing and Managing Problematic Sexual Interests: A Practitioner's Guide

by Geraldine Akerman

Assessing and Managing Problematic Sexual Interests: A Practitioner’s Guide provides a thorough review of atypical sexual interests and offers various ways through which they can be measured and controlled, including compassion-focused and psychoanalytic approaches. This unique guide presents a detailed analysis of deviant sexual interest. Part I, 'Assessment,' overviews the range of sexual interests and fantasies in men and women. Part II, 'Management,' investigates the cutting-edge tools, approaches, interventions, and treatment advances used in a variety of settings to control deviant sexual interest. In Part III, 'Approaches to assessment and management', the authors consider how females with sexual convictions can be assessed and how offence paralelling behaviour can be used for assessment and treatment. Throughout, Assessing and Managing Problematic Sexual Interests offers necessary perspectives and emerging research from international experts at the forefront of this field. With a thorough assessment of current research and a critical overview of treatment advances for problematic sexual interests, Assessing and Managing Problematic Sexual Interests is an essential resource for clinical and forensic psychologists, probation officers, academics, students working in the field, and members of allied professional fields.

Asymmetry, Multinationalism and Constitutional Law: Managing Legitimacy and Stability in Federalist States (Comparative Constitutional Change)

by Maja Sahadžić

This book examines the link between constitutional asymmetry and multinationalism and the effects asymmetry produces on legitimacy and stability in federal and quasi-federal systems. This is done through a structured and exhaustive comparative analysis, covering states in Africa, America, Asia, and Europe. Contrary to traditional federal theory, contemporary scholars have linked constitutional asymmetry with multinational federal systems, by presenting asymmetry as a mechanism for diversity management. This book offers insights on whether and how constitutional asymmetry is linked with multinationalism and looks into the socio-economic, cultural-ideological, historical, and separatist factors that support the emergence of asymmetries. The work also provides a legal analysis of whether constitutional asymmetry is a condition or a threat to legitimacy and stability in federal systems. The book will be essential reading for academics, researchers, and policy-makers in law and political science interested in the fields of constitutional law, federal theory, multinationalism, and minorities.

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