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            Photography: History. Art. Technique

            Photography: History. Art. Technique (Hardback)

            By Ang, Tom

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            Introducing you to the art, history, and culture of photography, this fascinating all-in-one guide shows you how to take better pictures. A comprehensive guide to all things photographic, Photography opens with a gallery of more than 30 of the key figures in photography, from 19t...h-century pioneers to famous photographers working today. The gallery provides fascinating contrasts between such diverse genres as art photography, reportage, portrait, and wildlife photography. The book then tells the story of photography, from its garden shed beginnings to the rise of the selfie today. The second half of the book introduces cameras, accessories, and software, explaining what they can do and how to use them, then shows how to take better photographs by mastering the technical aspects of your camera; experimenting with composition, colour and light; and digitally enhancing your photos. Inspirational masterclasses covering all genres of photography - landscape, portraits, wildlife, architecture, art - also provide you with an opportunity to apply your newfound skills in a clear and practical way.
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            ISBN 9780241363607
            Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            How We Learn: The New Science of Education and the Brain

            How We Learn: The New Science of Education and the Brain (Paperback)

            By Dehaene, Stanislas

            • RRP: $26.00
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            'Absorbing, mind-enlarging, studded with insights ... This could have significant real-world results' Sunday Times Humanity's greatest feat is our incredible ability to learn. Even in their first year, infants acquire language, visual and social knowledge at a rate that surpasses... the best supercomputers. But how, exactly, do our brains learn? In How We Learn, leading neuroscientist Stanislas Dehaene delves into the psychological, neuronal, synaptic and molecular mechanisms of learning. Drawing on case studies of children who learned despite huge difficulty and trauma, he explains why youth is such a sensitive period, during which brain plasticity is maximal, but also assures us that our abilities continue into adulthood. We can all enhance our learning and memory at any age and 'learn to learn' by taking maximal advantage of the four pillars of the brain's learning algorithm: attention, active engagement, error feedback and consolidation. The human brain is an extraordinary machine. Its ability to process information and adapt to circumstances by reprogramming itself is unparalleled, and it remains the best source of inspiration for recent developments in artificial intelligence. How We Learn finds the boundary of computer science, neurobiology, cognitive psychology and education to explain how learning really works and how to make the best use of the brain's learning algorithms - and even improve them - in our schools and universities as well as in everyday life.
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            ISBN 9780141989303
            Released NZ 4 May 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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            Artificial Intelligence (WIRED guides): How Machine Learning Will Shape the Next Decade

            Artificial Intelligence (WIRED guides): How Machine Learning Will Shape the Next Decade (Paperback)

            By Burgess, Matthew; WIRED

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            The past decade has witnessed extraordinary advances in artificial intelligence. He looks at the ways in which it has already brought us everything from voice recognition software to self-driving cars, and explores its potential for further revolutionary change in almost every ar...ea of our daily lives.
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            ISBN 9781847943231
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
            Publisher Cornerstone
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Peter 2.0: The Human Cyborg

            Peter 2.0: The Human Cyborg (Hardback)

            By Scott-Morgan, Peter

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            Pre-order the incredible book behind the primetime Channel 4 documentary, Peter: The Human Cyborg. __________ Peter, a brilliant scientist, is told that he will lose everything he loves. His husband. His family. His friends. His ability to travel the world. All will be gone. But ...Peter will not give up. He vows that this will not be the end and instead seeks a completely new beginning . . . Peter has Motor Neurone Disease, a condition universally considered by doctors to be terminal. It will destroy his nerve cells and he is told that within an average of two years, it will take his life too. But, face-to-face with death, he decides there is another way. Using his background in science and technology, he navigates a new path, one that will enable him not just to survive, but to thrive. This is the astonishing true story behind the primetime Channel 4 documentary, about Peter Scott-Morgan the first person to combine his very humanity with artificial intelligence and robotics to become a full Cyborg. His discovery means that his terminal diagnosis is negotiable, something that will rewrite the future. And change the world. By embracing love, life and hope rather than fear, tragedy and despair he will become Peter 2.0. __________ 'What's striking is Peter's constant optimism, bravery and his ability to find radical answers to problems that have confounded Britain's brightest minds' The Daily Telegraph 'A remarkable story . . . you're left desperate to take nothing for granted' Radio Times
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            ISBN 9780241447093
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Alignment Problem: How Can Machines Learn Human Values?

            The Alignment Problem: How Can Machines Learn Human Values? (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

            By Christian, Brian

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            How do we prevent AI working against us?

            ISBN 9781786494313
            Released NZ 17 Nov 2020
            Publisher Atlantic Books
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Futureproof: 9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation

            Futureproof: 9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation (Hardback)

            By Roose, Kevin

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            A New York Times bestselling author and tech columnist's counter-intuitive guide to staying relevant - and employable - in the machine age by becoming irreplaceably human.

            ISBN 9781529304732
            Released NZ 9 Mar 2021
            Publisher John Murray Press
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Metadata for Information Management and Retrieval: Understanding metadata and its use
             

            Metadata for Information Management and Retrieval: Understanding metadata and its use (Paperback, 2nd edition)

            By Haynes, David

            • RRP: $130.00
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            This new and updated second edition of a classic text provides a thought-provoking introduction to metadata for all library and information students and professionals.

            ISBN 9781856048248
            Released NZ 15 Dec 2017
            Publisher Facet Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Rage Inside the Machine: The Prejudice of Algorithms, and How to Stop the Internet Making Bigots of Us All

            Rage Inside the Machine: The Prejudice of Algorithms, and How to Stop the Internet Making Bigots of Us All (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Smith, Robert Elliott

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            We live in a world increasingly ruled by technology; we seem as governed by technology as we do by laws and regulations. Frighteningly often, the influence of technology in and on our lives goes completely unchallenged by citizens and governments. We comfort ourselves with the so...othing refrain that technology has no morals and can display no prejudice, and it's only the users of technology who distort certain aspects of it. But is this statement actually true? Dr Robert Smith thinks it is dangerously untrue in the modern era. Having worked in the field of artificial intelligence for over 30 years, Smith reveals the mounting evidence that the mechanical actors in our lives do indeed have, or at least express, morals: they're just not the morals of the progressive modern society that we imagined we were moving towards. Instead, as we are just beginning to see - in the US elections and Brexit to name but a few - there are increasing incidences of machine bigotry, greed and the crass manipulation of our basest instincts. It is easy to assume that these are the result of programmer prejudices or the product of dark forces manipulating the masses through the network of the Internet. But what if there is something more fundamental and explicitly mechanical at play, something inherent within technology itself? This book demonstrates how non-scientific ideas have been encoded deep into our technological infrastructure. Offering a rigorous, fresh perspective on how technology has brought us to this place, Rage Inside the Machine challenges the long-held assumption that technology is an apolitical and amoral force. Shedding light on little-known historical stories and investigating the complex connections between scientific philosophy, institutional prejudice and new technology, this book offers a new, honest and more truly scientific vision of ourselves.
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            ISBN 9781472970633
            Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Codebreaking: A Practical Guide

            Codebreaking: A Practical Guide (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dunin, Elonka; Schmeh, Klaus

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            A practical guide by two world experts to solving encrypted messages from today and the past, of which there are tens of thousands, many of which remain unsolved. The guide is complemented by success stories and details of unsolved encryption mysteries.

            ISBN 9781472144218
            Released NZ 30 Mar 2021
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Human Compatible: AI and the Problem of Control

            Human Compatible: AI and the Problem of Control (Paperback)

            By Russell, Stuart

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            Creating superior intelligence would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, according to the world's pre-eminent AI expert, it could also be the last. In this groundbreaking book, Stuart Russell explains why he has come to consider his own discipline an existential... threat to his own species, and lays out how we can change course before it's too late. There is no one better placed to assess the promise and perils of the dominant technology of the future than Russell, who has spent decades at the forefront of AI research. Through brilliant analogies and crisp, lucid prose, he explains how AI actually works, how it has an enormous capacity to improve our lives - but why we must ensure that we never lose control of machines more powerful than we are. Here Russell shows how we can avert the worst threats by reshaping the foundations of AI to guarantee that machines pursue our objectives, not theirs. Profound, urgent and visionary, Human Compatible is the one book everyone needs to read to understand a future that is coming sooner than we think.
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            ISBN 9780141987507
            Released NZ 21 Jul 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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