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            Space Machines in Action (An Augmented Reality Experience)
             

            Space Machines in Action (An Augmented Reality Experience) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hirsch, Rebecca E.

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            Explore outer space through interactive augmented reality experiences! Space is a dangerous place for humans. Robots and rovers can explore planets, moons, and comets that are off-limits to people. Learn about space machines and the jobs they do through this augmented reality rea...ding experience.
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            ISBN 9781541589452
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2020
            Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
            Interest Age 8-12 years
            Series Space in Action: Augmented Reality (Alternator Books (R) )
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            Robot: Meet the Machines of the Future

            Robot: Meet the Machines of the Future (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Rogers, Dr Lucy

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            From mechanical automata to modern-day androids and animal robots, this children's book for ages 9-11 covers artificial intelligence (AI) throughout history. Robotics is experiencing an explosion - with more than 45 million robots estimated to be in operation by 2019. Robotics an...d AI will increasingly become a part of daily life: from drones used in battle to robot helpers taking care of hospital patients, and from service robots packing food to rescue robots finding people after a disaster. Robot explains how robots work, how they are made, and shows what the cutting-edge of science, technology, mechanical engineering, and computing looks like. This kids' robot book showcases more than 100 robots, representing the latest and greatest innovations in AI through bright graphics and stunning photography. Tech panels present fascinating facts about each robot's design, production, and capability. The final chapter covers the future of robotics, and how kids of the not-too-distant future may have their very own android friends. Young readers will be riveted by the vibrant graphics, zesty colours, and mend-bending array of information that Robot provides.
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            ISBN 9780241346754
            Released NZ 3 Sep 2018
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Artificial Intelligence Revolution: How AI Will Change our Society, Economy, and Culture
             

            Artificial Intelligence Revolution: How AI Will Change our Society, Economy, and Culture (Hardback)

            By Li, Robin; Preface by Liu, Cixin

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              1 Jul 20

            The co-founder of Baidu explains how AI will transform human livelihood, from our economy and financial systems down to our daily lives.

            ISBN 9781510752993
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2020
            Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Hacker's Guide
             

            LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Hacker's Guide (Paperback)

            By Prochnow, Dave

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            A collection of Lego Mindstorms projects that enables you to build and program a working robot in 30 minutes.

            ISBN 9780071481472
            Released NZ 21 Nov 2006
            Publisher McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Electronics
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            How to Build a Robot Army: Tips on Defending Planet Earth Against Alien Invaders, Ninjas, and Zombies

            How to Build a Robot Army: Tips on Defending Planet Earth Against Alien Invaders, Ninjas, and Zombies (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

            By Wilson, Daniel H.

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            With the advice contained in this brilliantly illustrated book (How to Build a Robot Army: Tips on Defending Planet Earth Against Alien Invaders, Ninjas, and Zombies), readers can build their own robot army to fend off hordes of bloodthirsty foes. From common-sense injunctions to... tactical pointers, this book contains all the information on how to fend off the coming apocalypse.
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            ISBN 9781596912816
            Released NZ 1 Feb 2008
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            A World Without Work: Technology, Automation and How We Should Respond

            A World Without Work: Technology, Automation and How We Should Respond (Hardback)

            By Susskind, Daniel

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            From the spinning jenny to the combustion engine to the first computer, new technologies have always led workers to panic about being replaced by machines, and yet these fears have always been misplaced. In the past, new technology has always complemented the work of humans. In A... World Without Work, award-winning economist Daniel Susskind shows why this time, with the rise of artificial intelligence, it will be different. The threat is real, but we haven't been asking the right questions about exactly what is at stake. Drawing on almost a decade of research into this topic, Susskind argues that a realistic vision of the future is not one in which machines do everything, but rather in which they do more. As they slowly, but relentlessly, take on more and more tasks, human beings will be forced to retreat to the shrinking set of activities that machines cannot do. And, as we move through the 21st century, the demand for the work of humans is likely to wither away. Yet Susskind reminds us that this technological progress will solve one of mankind's oldest problems - how to make the economic pie large enough for everyone to live on. The challenge now is to properly share out this new economic prosperity, constrain the burgeoning political power of Big Tech, and provide meaning in a world with less work. A World Without Work is an innovative, authoritative and optimistic guide to how we can rise to the challenge of automation. The task ahead, Susskind shows us, is to build a world where everyone can flourish.
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            ISBN 9780241321096
            Released NZ 21 Jan 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            SAM: One Robot, a Dozen Engineers, and the Race to Revolutionize the Way We Build

            SAM: One Robot, a Dozen Engineers, and the Race to Revolutionize the Way We Build (Hardback)

            By Waldman, Jonathan

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            A true story of innovation, centered on a scrappy team of engineers--far from the Silicon Valley limelight--and their quest to achieve a surprisingly difficult technological feat: building a robot that can lay bricks. Humans have landed men on the moon, programmed cars to drive t...hemselves, and put the knowledge of our entire civilization in your back pocket. But no one--from MIT nerds to Army Corps engineers--has ever built a robot that can lay bricks as well as a mason. Unlike the controlled conditions of a factory line, where robots are now ubiquitous, no two construction sites are alike, and a day's work involves countless variables--bricks that range in size and quality, temperamental mortar mixes, uneven terrain, fickle weather, and moody foremen. Twenty-five years ago, on a challenging construction job in Syracuse, architect Nate Podkaminer had a vision of a future full of efficient, automated machines that freed men from the repetitive, toilsome burden of laying bricks. (Bricklayers lift the equivalent of a Ford truck every few days.) Offhandedly, he mentioned the idea to his daughter's boyfriend, and after some inspired scheming, the architect and engineer--soon to be in-laws--cofounded a humble startup called Construction Robotics. Working out of a small trailer, they recruited a boldly unconventional team of engineers to build the Semi-Automated Mason: SAM. In classic American tradition, a small, unlikely, and eccentric family-run startup sought to reimagine the behemoth $10 billion construction industry--the second biggest industry in America--in bootstrap fashion. In the tradition of Tracy Kidder's The Soul of a New Machine, SAM unfolds as an engineering drama, full of trials and setbacks, heated showdowns between meticulous scientists and brash bricklayers (and their even more opinionated union), and hard-earned milestone achievements. Jonathan Waldman, acclaimed author of Rust, brings readers inside the world of the renegade company revolutionizing the
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            ISBN 9781501140594
            Released NZ 1 Jan 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Possible Minds: Twenty-Five Ways of Looking at AI

            Possible Minds: Twenty-Five Ways of Looking at AI (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Brockman, John

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            Science world luminary John Brockman assembles twenty-five of the most important scientific minds, people who have been thinking about the field artificial intelligence for most of their careers, for an unparalleled round-table examination about mind, thinking, intelligence and w...hat it means to be human. Artificial intelligence is today's story--the story behind all other stories. It is the Second Coming and the Apocalypse at the same time: Good AI versus evil AI. --John Brockman More than sixty years ago, mathematician-philosopher Norbert Wiener published a book on the place of machines in society that ended with a warning: we shall never receive the right answers to our questions unless we ask the right questions.... The hour is very late, and the choice of good and evil knocks at our door. In the wake of advances in unsupervised, self-improving machine learning, a small but influential community of thinkers is considering Wiener's words again. In Possible Minds, John Brockman gathers their disparate visions of where AI might be taking us. The fruit of the long history of Brockman's profound engagement with the most important scientific minds who have been thinking about AI--from Alison Gopnik and David Deutsch to Frank Wilczek and Stephen Wolfram--Possible Minds is an ideal introduction to the landscape of crucial issues AI presents. The collision between opposing perspectives is salutary and exhilarating; some of these figures, such as computer scientist Stuart Russell, Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn, and physicist Max Tegmark, are deeply concerned with the threat of AI, including the existential one, while others, notably robotics entrepreneur Rodney Brooks, philosopher Daniel Dennett, and bestselling author Steven Pinker, have a very different view. Serious, searching and authoritative, Possible Minds lays out the intellectual landscape of one of the most important topics of our time.
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            ISBN 9780525558019
            Released NZ 26 Feb 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Monstrous Devices: THE TIMES CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE WEEK
              

            Monstrous Devices: THE TIMES CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE WEEK (EPUB ebook)

            By Love, Damien

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            A cinematic page-turner for fans of Indiana Jones and Alex Rider

            ISBN 9781786077530
            Available in EPUB
            Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
            Language en
            Released NZ 19 Mar 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Robot-Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

            Robot-Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Aoun, Joseph E.

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            How to educate the next generation of college students to invent, to create, and to discover--filling needs that even the most sophisticated robot cannot.

            ISBN 9780262535977
            Released NZ 15 Aug 2018
            Publisher MIT Press Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The MIT Press
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