Life by Algorithms

Life by Algorithms


  • Author : Catherine Besteman
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2019-05-23
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780226627564


Life by Algorithms Book Description :

Computerized processes are everywhere in our society. They are the automated phone messaging systems that businesses use to screen calls; the link between student standardized test scores and public schools’ access to resources; the algorithms that regulate patient diagnoses and reimbursements to doctors. The storage, sorting, and analysis of massive amounts of information have enabled the automation of decision-making at an unprecedented level. Meanwhile, computers have offered a model of cognition that increasingly shapes our approach to the world. The proliferation of “roboprocesses” is the result, as editors Catherine Besteman and Hugh Gusterson observe in this rich and wide-ranging volume, which features contributions from a distinguished ...

The Power of Algorithms

The Power of Algorithms


  • Author : Giorgio Ausiello
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-11-08
  • Genre: Education
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  • ISBN 10 : 9783642396526


The Power of Algorithms Book Description :

To examine, analyze, and manipulate a problem to the point of designing an algorithm for solving it is an exercise of fundamental value in many fields. With so many everyday activities governed by algorithmic principles, the power, precision, reliability and speed of execution demanded by users have transformed the design and construction of algorithms from a creative, artisanal activity into a full-fledged science in its own right. This book is aimed at all those who exploit the results of this new science, as designers and as consumers. The first chapter is an overview of the related history, demonstrating the long development of ideas such as recursion and more recent formalizations such as computability. The second chapter shows how the design of...

Algorithms to Live By
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Algorithms to Live By


  • Author : Brian Christian
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-04-26
  • Genre: Psychology
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780143196471


Algorithms to Live By Book Description :

A fascinating exploration of how computer algorithms can be applied to our everyday lives, helping to solve common decision-making problems and illuminate the workings of the human mind All our lives are constrained by limited space and time, limits that give rise to a particular set of problems. What should we do, or leave undone, in a day or a lifetime? How much messiness should we accept? What balance of new activities and familiar favourites is the most fulfilling? These may seem like uniquely human quandaries, but they are not: computers, too, face the same constraints, so computer scientists have been grappling with their version of such problems for decades. And the solutions they've found have much to teach us. In a dazzlingly interdisciplina...

Algorithms of Life and Window of Hope

Algorithms of Life and Window of Hope


  • Author : Purnendu Ghosh
  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Release Date : 2020-07-22
  • Genre: Philosophy
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781649199027


Algorithms of Life and Window of Hope Book Description :

Hope, mind and the spirit of man work when nothing works. When one doesn’t know what to do with his time, one does many things. One thinks of having an unknown companion. An unknown companion doesn’t flood you with what he knows. But you have the freedom to flood him with whatever you deem fit. You can write to him on ‘whenever-whatever’ basis. You can write to him in the true spirit of writing. You can write to him in a gloomy night to bring you moonlight. The author presents to the readers his occasional writings. It contains a few algorithms of life, and that includes the spirit of man, faith and health, psychological yoga, the wisdom of the third age. It is about the COVID time. It’s about an unvanquished mind. The seemingly delinked wr...

Algorithms from and for Nature and Life

Algorithms from and for Nature and Life


  • Author : Berthold Lausen
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-08-28
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319000350


Algorithms from and for Nature and Life Book Description :

This volume provides approaches and solutions to challenges occurring at the interface of research fields such as, e.g., data analysis, data mining and knowledge discovery, computer science, operations research, and statistics. In addition to theory-oriented contributions various application areas are included. Moreover, traditional classification research directions concerning network data, graphs, and social relationships as well as statistical musicology describe examples for current interest fields tackled by the authors. The book comprises a total of 55 selected papers presented at the Joint Conference of the German Classification Society (GfKl), the German Association for Pattern Recognition (DAGM), and the Symposium of the International Federa...

The Everyday Life of an Algorithm

The Everyday Life of an Algorithm


  • Author : Daniel Neyland
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-12-17
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030005788


The Everyday Life of an Algorithm Book Description :

This open access book begins with an algorithm–a set of IF...THEN rules used in the development of a new, ethical, video surveillance architecture for transport hubs. Readers are invited to follow the algorithm over three years, charting its everyday life. Questions of ethics, transparency, accountability and market value must be grasped by the algorithm in a series of ever more demanding forms of experimentation. Here the algorithm must prove its ability to get a grip on everyday life if it is to become an ordinary feature of the settings where it is being put to work. Through investigating the everyday life of the algorithm, the book opens a conversation with existing social science research that tends to focus on the power and opacity of algorit...

If    Then

If Then


  • Author : Taina Bucher
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190493028


If Then Book Description :

We live in a world in which Google's search algorithms determine how we access information, Facebook's News Feed algorithms shape how we socialize, and Netflix collaborative filtering algorithms choose the media products we consume. As such, we live algorithmic lives. Life, however, is not blindly controlled or determined by algorithms. Nor are we simply victims of an ever-expanding artificial intelligence. Rather than looking at how technologies shape or are shaped by political institutions, this book is concerned with the ways in which informational infrastructure may be considered political in its capacity to shape social and cultural life. It looks specifically at the conditions of algorithmic life -- how algorithms work, both materially and disc...

Real Life Applications of Soft Computing

Real Life Applications of Soft Computing


  • Author : Anupam Shukla
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2010-05-21
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1439822891


Real Life Applications of Soft Computing Book Description :

Rapid advancements in the application of soft computing tools and techniques have proven valuable in the development of highly scalable systems and resulted in brilliant applications, including those in biometric identification, interactive voice response systems, and data mining. Although many resources on the subject adequately cover the theoretic concepts, few provide clear insight into practical application. Filling this need, Real Life Applications of Soft Computing explains such applications, including the underlying technology and its implementation. While these systems initially seem complex, the authors clearly demonstrate how they can be modeled, designed, and implemented. Written in a manner that makes it accessible to novices, the book be...

Applied Evolutionary Algorithms in Java

Applied Evolutionary Algorithms in Java


  • Author : Robert Ghanea-Hercock
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2003-04-30
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0387955682


Applied Evolutionary Algorithms in Java Book Description :

Genetic algorithms provide a powerful range of methods for solving complex engineering search and optimization algorithms. Their power can also lead to difficulty for new researchers and students who wish to apply such evolution-based methods. "Applied Evolutionary Algorithms in Java" offers a practical, hands-on guide to applying such algorithms to engineering and scientific problems. The concepts are illustrated through clear examples, ranging from simple to more complex problems domains; all based on real-world industrial problems. Examples are taken from image processing, fuzzy-logic control systems, mobile robots, and telecommunication network optimization problems. The Java-based toolkit provides an easy-to-use and essential visual interface, w...

Self organization and Emergence in Life Sciences

Self organization and Emergence in Life Sciences


  • Author : Bernard Feltz
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2006-01-13
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1402039166


Self organization and Emergence in Life Sciences Book Description :

Self-organization constitutes one of the most important theoretical debates in contemporary life sciences. The present book explores the relevance of the concept of self-organization and its impact on such scientific fields as: immunology, neurosciences, ecology and theories of evolution. Historical aspects of the issue are also broached. Intuitions relative to self-organization can be found in the works of such key western philosophical figures as Aristotle, Leibniz and Kant. Interacting with more recent authors and cybernetics, self-organization represents a notion in keeping with the modern world's discovery of radical complexity. The themes of teleology and emergence are analyzed by philosophers of sciences with regards to the issues of modelizat...