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            How To Talk To Robots: A Girls' Guide to a Future Dominated by Ai
             

            How To Talk To Robots: A Girls' Guide to a Future Dominated by Ai (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Goldstaub, Tabitha

            • RRP: $32.99
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            • Pub Date
              6 Jan 21

            How To Talk to Robots is the essential guide for women designed to demystify the daunting and male-dominated world of AI. Tabitha Goldstaub brilliantly breaks down these barriers, offering a simple and straight-forward introduction into AI and the enormous benefits of understandi...ng it to navigate towards a successful future.
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            ISBN 9780008328207
            Released NZ 6 Jan 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Targeted: My Inside Story of Cambridge Analytica and How Trump, Brexit and Facebook Broke Democracy

            Targeted: My Inside Story of Cambridge Analytica and How Trump, Brexit and Facebook Broke Democracy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kaiser, Brittany

            • RRP: $36.99
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            In this explosive memoir, a political consultant and technology whistleblower reveals the disturbing truth about the multi-billion-dollar data industry, revealing to the public how companies are getting richer using our personal information and exposing how Cambridge Analytica ex...ploited weaknesses in privacy laws to help elect Donald Trump.
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            ISBN 9780008363901
            Released NZ 23 Oct 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Girl Decoded: My Quest to Make Technology Emotionally Intelligent - and Change the Way We Interact Forever

            Girl Decoded: My Quest to Make Technology Emotionally Intelligent - and Change the Way We Interact Forever (Hardback)

            By el Kaliouby, Rana

            • RRP: $48.00
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            We are entering an empathy crisis. So much of our communication is conveyed through non-verbal cues - facial expressions, tone of voice, body language - nuances that are completely lost when we interact through our smartphones and other technology. The result is a digital univers...e that's emotion-blind - a society lacking in empathy. Rana al Kaloubi discovered this when she left Cairo, a newly-married, Muslim woman, to take up her place at Cambridge University to study computer science. Many thousands of miles from home, she began to develop systems to help her better connect with her family. She started to pioneer the new field of Emotional Intelligence (EI). She now runs her company, Affectiva (the industry-leader in this emerging field) that builds EI into our technology and develops systems that understand humans the way we understand one another. In a captivating memoir, Girl Decoded chronicles el Kaliouby's mission to humanise technology and what she learns about humanity along the way.
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            ISBN 9780241451564
            Released NZ 23 Apr 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Microsoft Office 2019 Step by Step

            Microsoft Office 2019 Step by Step (Paperback)

            By Lambert, Joan; Frye, Curtis

            • RRP: $61.99
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            This is learning made easy. Get more done quickly with Office 2019. Jump in wherever you need answers - brisk lessons and colorful screenshots show you exactly what to do, step by step. Covers Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook Format Word documents for maximum visual impact Bui...ld powerful, reliable Excel workbooks for analysis and reporting Prepare highly effective PowerPoint presentations Use Outlook to organize your email, calendar, and contacts Includes downloadable practice files
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            ISBN 9781509307685
            Released NZ 7 Dec 2018
            Publisher Edify Limited
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            Series Step by Step
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            User Friendly: How the Hidden Rules of Design are Changing the Way We Live, Work & Play
             

            User Friendly: How the Hidden Rules of Design are Changing the Way We Live, Work & Play (Paperback)

            By Kuang, Cliff; Fabricant, Robert

            • RRP: $26.00
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            • Pub Date
              17 Nov 20

            In this entertaining and beautiful book, Cliff Kuang -- a writer at Wired -- and Robert Fabricant -- a brilliant design mind -- guide readers through the myriad ways that designers are reshaping our behaviour, with fascinating stories ranging from healthcare and banking to dating... and voting.
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            ISBN 9780753556658
            Released NZ 17 Nov 2020
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
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            Calling Bullshit: The Art of Scepticism in a Data-Driven World
             

            Calling Bullshit: The Art of Scepticism in a Data-Driven World (Hardback)

            By West, Jevin D.; Bergstrom, Carl T.

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            • Pub Date
              20 Oct 20

            The world is awash in bullshit, and we're drowning in it. Politicians are unconstrained by facts. Science is conducted by press release. Startup culture elevates bullshit to high art. These days, calling bullshit is a noble act. Based on their popular, eponymous, course at the Un...iversity of Washington, professors Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West catalogue bullshit in its many forms, explaining where bullshit arose in our evolutionary past and why it is ubiquitous today. Calling Bullshit offers readers the tools to see through the obfuscations, deliberate and careless, that dominate every realm of our lives. In this lively guide Bergstrom, a computational biologist, and West, a statistician, teach us that calling bullshit is crucial to a properly functioning social group, whether it be a circle of friends, a community of academics, or the citizenry of a nation. Bergstrom and West will help you recognize bullshit whenever and wherever you encounter it -- even within yourself -- and explain it to your crystal-loving aunt or casually racist grandfather. Calling Bullshit is a modern handbook to the art of scepticism.
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            ISBN 9780241327234
            Released NZ 20 Oct 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Permanent Record

            Permanent Record (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Snowden, Edward

            • RRP: $37.99
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            Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government's system of mass surveillance, reveals for the first time the story of his life, including how he helped to build that system and what motivated him to try to bring it down.

            ISBN 9781529035667
            Released NZ 18 Sep 2019
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy
             

            Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Vaidhyanathan, Siva

            • RRP: $32.89
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            If you wanted to build a machine that would distribute propaganda to millions of people, distract them from important issues, energize hatred and bigotry, erode social trust, undermine respectable journalism, foster doubts about science, and engage in massive surveillance all at ...once, you would make something a lot like Facebook. Of course, none of that was part of the plan. In this fully updated paperback edition of Antisocial Media, Siva Vaidhyanathan explains how Facebook devolved from an innocent social site hacked together by Harvard students into a force that, while it may make personal life just a little more pleasurable, makes democracy a lot more challenging. It's an account of the hubris of good intentions, a missionary spirit, and an ideology that sees computer code as the universal solvent for all human problems. And it's an indictment of how social media has fostered the deterioration of democratic culture around the world, from facilitating Russian meddling in support of Trump's election to the exploitation of the platform by murderous authoritarians in Burma and the Philippines. Both authoritative and trenchant, Antisocial Media shows how Facebook's mission went so wrong.
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            ISBN 9780190056544
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Learning Blender
             

            Learning Blender (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 3rd edition)

            By Villar, Oliver

            • RRP: $123.50
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            As with the previous two editions, Learning Blender, 3/e will cover the creation of a full project - an animated character composed in a real live video. The approach will be the following: Part 1: Introduction to Blender. Learning the basics, the interface, controls, interacting... with and editing objects, take a look to the main areas of the Software. Basically understand how it works with simple exercises, so in next chapters there is no need to go back to the basics again (that won't interrupt advanced users who come from other software and don't need to be reminded about the basics). Part 2: This is the central part of the book, and it will go through the whole project. Each chapter will have two parts: a) Introduction: easy exercise to show what's needed for completing the chapter and why it is done that way or the technology behind it. b) Exercise: the complete part of the project that will be done in this chapter. This way, people new to 3D will be able to understand what's going on and why they need to do what they'll do, while experienced people can jump to the exercise itself, as they already probably know the basics from other software.
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            ISBN 9780136411758
            Released NZ 25 Jul 2020
            Publisher Pearson Education (US)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Learning
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            Permanent Record
             

            Permanent Record (Paperback)

            By Snowden, Edward

            • RRP: $24.99
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            • Pub Date
              29 Sep 20

            Permanent Record is the essential and courageous memoir of Edward Snowden - the man who risked everything to expose the shocking mass surveillance used by governments across the world to spy on their own citizens.

            ISBN 9781529035698
            Released NZ 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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