Unique prospective on the big data analytics phenomenon for both business and IT professionals.The availability of big data, low-cost commodity hardware, and new information management and analytics software has produced a unique moment in the history of business. The convergence of these trends means that we have the capabilities required to analyze astonishing data sets quickly and cost-effectively for the first time in history. These capabilities are neither theoretical nor trivial. They represent a genuine leap forward and a clear opportunity to realize enormous gains in terms of efficiency, productivity, revenue and profitability. The age of big data is here, and these are truly revolutionary times. This timely book looks at cutting-edge companies supporting an exciting new generation of business analytics.Learn more about the trends in big data and how they are impacting the business world (risk, marketing, healthcare, financial services, etc.).Explains this new technology and how companies can use them effectively to gather the data that they need and glean critical insights.Explores relevant topics such as data privacy, data visualization, unstructured data, crowd sourcing data scientists, cloud computing for big data, and much more.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ryan Burke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/003011/bk_gdan_003011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
People often get confused by words like machine learning, artificial intelligence, or deep learning. Raise your hand if you are among them. I’m sure that you heard several times people talking about machine learning but you only have a vague idea of what it is or isn´t. Don’t worry, you are not the only one. This book is here to help those listeners who want to understand machine learning in simple language.By listening to Machine Learning for Beginners you will probably not become a pro in this field but you will no longer be a novice and that’s for sure! With Machine Learning for Beginners you will discover: The basics of machine learning in detail with daily life examples;The different algorithm models and computing software platforms used in machine learning and their practical applications;How machine learning applications affect in the real-world and in different fields Interesting notes on artificial intelligence and deep learning to better understand these new crucial technologies If you have no technical background but you are willing to get familiar with machine learning basics, scroll up and push the buy button. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Micah M. Howery. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/161052/bk_acx0_161052_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The robots are coming - but they probably don’t look anything like you expected…Artificial Intelligence (AI) is going to revolutionize your life. Will it cost you your job, or give you a new career? Will it isolate or liberate you? Will it lead us all into a new type of war, or save us all from sickness?The truth is that nobody knows, yet. But the AI revolution is fast approaching, and the world has little time to prepare. But prepare we must, because, as James Adams and Richard Kletter explain in Artificial Intelligence: Confronting the Revolution, what mankind has set in motion cannot now be undone - and it’s going to change everything.In this ground-breaking work, Adams and Kletter clearly explain the potential and likely ramifications of AI. They show how ill-prepared we are for the forthcoming ´´fourth industrial revolution´´ and look at how human beings might fare as it unfolds. Meticulously researched and extensively referenced, this audiobook to the brave new world is created by two highly credible authors, who use all of their experience, insight, and contacts to give listeners a privileged look into that which is to come. This is surely a ‘must read’ for anybody who takes an interest in current affairs and social history, as well as those with an interest in technology.James Adams is a former Sunday Times journalist and entrepreneur and a former Board Member of the National Security Agency who has worked with the CIA and the White House on issues including cyber security, warfare (including cyber warfare), espionage, and terrorism.Richard Kletter has been a Research Associate at Stanford focused on new communications technology, an adjunct professor at USC where he consults for the DOD lab, The Institute For Creative Technology. He co-holds mobile software patents and ran a web content company funded by leading tech companies. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Adams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/139934/bk_acx0_139934_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are one area of life that will continue to interest and surprise us with new topics, products, innovations, and new ideas. What was considered at a certain time as dumb machines have become smarter to the point where people can communicate with them on a human level.Two audiobooks in one:Machine Learning and Artificial IntelligenceSo, what will you learn from this audiobook? The key topics that we are going to cover in the following chapters are:What machine learning and artificial intelligence are.How to use artificial intelligence to improve business processes and the bottom line.Types of machine learningThe concept of neural networksMachine learning modelsMachine learning and roboticsAlgorithmsUsing the probability and statistics to help with machine learningThe building blocks needed for machine learningMachine learning and the internet of thingsBusiness processes with artificial intelligenceRobots and Artificial intelligenceThe world of computing and artificial intelligenceSelf-driving carsArtificial intelligence and the job marketReasons why industry experts are warning us about Artificial intelligenceArtificial intelligence in trading and financial investingReinforcement learningOur daily lives with Artificial intelligenceArtificial intelligence and decision making machineArtificial intelligence and creativityHow advanced forms of machine learning are applied to drive artificial intelligence applications such as object recognition and language translation.The current limitations of machine learning and artificial intelligence.This is not the end of AI; there is still more to learn from AI. Who knows what AI can perform for us in the future? Maybe it will be a 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Reece. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/148781/bk_acx0_148781_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The capabilities of artificial intelligence have fascinated human beings for decades. Advancements in the years following the Second World War provided fodder for science fiction writers, as well as computer scientists as they examined what a world filled with artificially intelligent machines might look like. Early imaginings in this area were often strange and exaggerated because the minds that imagined them came from a world were machines were little more than extensions of the human beings that controlled them. In Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, the listener will see that as computer technology advanced, artificial intelligence and human beings seemed to evolve together, creating a world in which both occupied a special place. In fact, artificial intelligence is already part of all of our lives. In Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, the listener will understand artificial intelligence well enough to recognize all the ways in which they already utilize artificial intelligence. Though many men and women in the world today use AI technology like Siri and Alexa, some do not make active use of this type of technology, and they see AI as something far removed from their lives. As the listener comes to understand AI better, they will see how facial recognition software, language processing software, and self-driving and maneuvering technology all represent applications of AI that are already a part of their life. What is artificial intelligence? Artificial intelligence can be described as the intelligence capabilities demonstrated by machines, but it also represents areas like machine learning and deep learning that involve capabilities that are basically human, but which can become super-human when applied to machines that make use of computer technology. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Craig Kerce. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/156798/bk_acx0_156798_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The history of computing could be told as the story of hardware and software or the story of the Internet or the story of ´´smart´´ handheld devices, with subplots involving IBM, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, and Twitter. In this concise and accessible account of the invention and development of digital technology, computer historian Paul Ceruzzi offers a broader and more useful perspective. He identifies four major threads that run throughout all of computing´s technological development: digitization - the coding of information, computation, and control in binary form, ones and zeros; the convergence of multiple streams of techniques, devices, and machines, yielding more than the sum of their parts; the steady advance of electronic technology, as characterized famously by ´´Moore´s Law´´; and the human-machine interface. Ceruzzi guides us through computing history, telling how a Bell Labs mathematician coined the word digital in 1942 (to describe a high-speed method of calculating used in antiaircraft devices) and recounting the development of the punch card (for use in the 1890 US Census). He describes the ENIAC, built for scientific and military applications; the UNIVAC, the first general purpose computer; and ARPANET, the Internet´s precursor. Ceruzzi´s account traces the world-changing evolution of the computer from a room-size ensemble of machinery to a ´´minicomputer´´ to a desktop computer to a pocket-sized smartphone. He describes the development of the silicon chip, which could store ever-increasing amounts of data and enabled ever-decreasing device size. He visits that hotbed of innovation, Silicon Valley, and brings the story up to the present with the Internet, the World Wide Web, and social networking. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Andres Pabon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001762/bk_gdan_001762_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Most of the information available on cloud computing is either highly technical, with details that are irrelevant to nontechnologists, or pure marketing hype, in which the cloud is simply a selling point. This book, however, explains the cloud from the user´s viewpoint - the business user´s in particular. Nayan Ruparelia explains what the cloud is, when to use it (and when not to), how to select a cloud service, how to integrate it with other technologies, and what the best practices are for using cloud computing. Cutting through the hype, Ruparelia cites the simple and basic definition of cloud computing from the National Institute of Science and Technology: a model enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources. Thus with cloud computing, businesses can harness information technology resources usually available only to large enterprises. And this, Ruparelia demonstrates, represents a paradigm shift for business. It will ease funding for start-ups, alter business plans, and allow big businesses greater agility. Ruparelia discusses the key issues for any organization considering cloud computing: service level agreements, business service delivery and consumption, finance, legal jurisdiction, security, and social responsibility. He introduces novel concepts made possible by cloud computing: cloud cells, or specialist clouds for specific uses; the personal cloud; the cloud of things; and cloud service exchanges. He examines use case patterns in terms of infrastructure and platform, software information, and business process; and he explains how to transition to a cloud service. Current and future users will find this book an indispensable guide to the cloud. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Walter Dixon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001873/bk_gdan_001873_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Protect your computer and your valuable information and photos without breaking your budget or hiring an expert. What if a few new habits could dramatically reduce the chances of your system being infected with a virus or attacked by a hacker? Imagine surfing the web without worrying about the terrors of credit card fraud or identity theft. What if you could keep the bad guys away with a few simple applications? Security expert and computer executive Richard Lowe presents the simple steps you can take to protect your computer, photos, and information from evildoers and viruses. Using easy-to-understand examples and simple explanations, Lowe explains why hackers want your system, what they do with your information, and what you can do to keep them at bay. Lowe answers the question: How do you keep yourself safe in the wild, wild west of the Internet? What will you learn by listening to this book? What the heck are the hackers trying to do with your computer and your data? How to protect your computer from viruses. The best way to keep your online accounts safe from evil hackers. How to keep your data and photos safe from computer crashes and disasters. How to prevent intruders from using your wireless to break in to your computer. How to protect yourself on the coffee shop Wi-Fi. How to safely use a hotel or public computer. How to build a firewall around your computer to keep evildoers out. How to protect your computer from viruses using antivirus software. How to secure your home network. And many, many other tips and techniques to keep your data, your credit, and your life safe. Buy this book now before it´s too late! Protect your computer, photos, information, and identity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sheila Stasack. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055845/bk_acx0_055845_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Artificial intelligence is everywhere. This book goes beyond merely a definition of artificial intelligence, delving into a discussion of strategies, tools, vendors, and trends to ensure, as a consultant and/or business leader, you are competitive in 2019 and beyond. Artificial Intelligence: Foundations for Business Leaders & Consultants illustrates how to successfully embed artificial intelligence in yours or your client´s organization through a simple view of a complex topic to enabling listeners to leverage AI for competitive advantage. The goal of AI shouldn´t be to replace human interaction but to improve human interaction and take human capabilities to the next level. The best way organizations can equip themselves for the accelerating onslaught of AI and machine learning systems is to learn to partner with them. And that´s what Artificial Intelligence: Foundations for Business Leaders & Consultants teaches.As an executive in a top 10 North American financial institution, I witnessed the evolution of artificial intelligence within a large corporate environment. In our case, we were addressing the ever-increasing challenge of cybercrime through the analysis of big data, machine learning, and fraud identification techniques. Each of these is a component of the artificial intelligence world. From the first approaches to artificial intelligence by Alan Turing and contemporaries in the 1950s, through a series of so-called ´´AI winters´´, to today´s world of robotics, availability of data, efficient algorithms, adequate computing power, and availability of funding, company leaders have watched the evolution; today businesses of all sizes can take advantage of artificial intelligence. The challenge today for organizations is not simply awareness of technology changes including AI; it´s that the pace of the change is accelerating exponentially. Artificial Intelligence: Foundations for Business Leaders & Consultants will direct your effo 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Thomas Lenahan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/156095/bk_acx0_156095_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.