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Machine Man

Machine Man [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307743225
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Machine Man by , Book Resume:

Scientist Charles Neumann loses a leg in an industrial accident. It's not a tragedy. It's an opportunity. Charlie always thought his body could be better. He begins to explore a few ideas. To build parts. Better parts. Prosthetist Lola Shanks loves a good artificial limb. In Charlie, she sees a man on his way to becoming artificial everything. But others see a madman. Or a product. Or a weapon. A story for the age of pervasive technology, Machine Man is a gruesomely funny unraveling of one man's quest for ultimate self-improvement.

Machine Man by Kirby & Ditko

Machine Man by Kirby & Ditko [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1302489267
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Machine Man by Kirby & Ditko by Various Book Resume:

A military machine with a soul, a thinking computer in the form of a man, X-51 is the Machine Man! Abel Stack gave a government-created robot a human face, nurturing the man inside the machine and calling him son. But Stack's death left that son, Aaron, alone and running for his life. The military wants to strip him apart, mankind doesn't understand him - but in exploits crafted by two of the medium's greatest talents, he'll still redefine humanity. Few comic books were lucky enough to be graced by the work of Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. COLLECTING: MACHINE MAN (1978) #1-19; INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #235-237.

Machine Man

Machine Man [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307743225
Author: Max Barry
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Machine Man by Max Barry Book Resume:

Scientist Charles Neumann loses a leg in an industrial accident. It's not a tragedy. It's an opportunity. Charlie always thought his body could be better. He begins to explore a few ideas. To build parts. Better parts. Prosthetist Lola Shanks loves a good artificial limb. In Charlie, she sees a man on his way to becoming artificial everything. But others see a madman. Or a product. Or a weapon. A story for the age of pervasive technology, Machine Man is a gruesomely funny unraveling of one man's quest for ultimate self-improvement.

Machine Man by Kirby & Ditko

Machine Man by Kirby & Ditko [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1302489267
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Machine Man by Kirby & Ditko by Various Book Resume:

A military machine with a soul, a thinking computer in the form of a man, X-51 is the Machine Man! Abel Stack gave a government-created robot a human face, nurturing the man inside the machine and calling him son. But Stack's death left that son, Aaron, alone and running for his life. The military wants to strip him apart, mankind doesn't understand him - but in exploits crafted by two of the medium's greatest talents, he'll still redefine humanity. Few comic books were lucky enough to be graced by the work of Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. COLLECTING: MACHINE MAN (1978) #1-19; INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #235-237.

The Man on the Washing Machine

The Man on the Washing Machine [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1466872799
Author: Susan Cox
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When former party girl and society photographer Theophania Bogart flees to San Francisco to escape a high-profile family tragedy, a series of murders drags her unwillingly out of hiding. In no time at all she discovers she's been providing cover for a sophisticated smuggling operation, she starts to fall for an untrustworthy stranger, and she's knocked out, tied up and imprisoned. The police are sure she's lying. The smugglers are sure she knows too much. Her friends? They aren't sure what to believe. The body count is rising and Theo struggles to find the killer before she's the next victim or her new life is exposed as an elaborate fraud. But the more deeply entangled she becomes, the more her investigation is complicated by her best friend, who is one of her prime suspects; her young protégé, who may or may not have a juvie record; her stern and unyielding grandfather, who exposes an unexpected soft center; and the man on her washing machine, who isn't quite what he appears, either. Susan Cox's Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award-winning novel is a charming debut with wacky, colorful characters and a delightfully twisted mystery.

Inventing Iron Man

Inventing Iron Man [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1421404885
Author: E. Paul Zehr
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Tony Stark has been battling bad guys and protecting innocent civilians since he first donned his mechanized armor in the 1963 debut of Iron Man in Marvel Comics. Over the years, Stark’s suit has allowed him to smash through walls, fly through the air like a human jet, control a bewildering array of weaponry by thought alone, and perform an uncountable number of other fantastic feats. The man who showed us all what it would take to become Batman probes whether science—and humankind—is up to the task of inventing a real-life Iron Man. E. Paul Zehr physically deconstructs Iron Man to find out how we could use modern-day technology to create a suit of armor similar to the one Stark made. Applying scientific principles and an incredibly creative mind to the question, Zehr looks at how Iron Man’s suit allows Stark to become a superhero. He discusses the mind-boggling and body-straining feats Iron Man performed to defeat villains like Crimson Dynamo, Iron Monger, and Whiplash and how such acts would play out in the real world. Zehr finds that science is nearing the point where a suit like Iron Man’s could be made. But superherodom is not just about technology. Zehr also discusses our own physical limitations and asks whether an extremely well-conditioned person could use Iron Man’s armor and do what he does. A scientifically sound look at brain-machine interfaces and the outer limits where neuroscience and neural plasticity meet, Inventing Iron Man is a fun comparison between comic book science fiction and modern science. If you’ve ever wondered whether you have what it takes to be the ultimate human-machine hero, then this book is for you.

Man-Machine Dialogue

Man-Machine Dialogue [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1118578775
Author: Frederic Landragin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Man-Machine Dialogue by Frederic Landragin Book Resume:

This book summarizes the main problems posed by the design of aman–machine dialogue system and offers ideas on how tocontinue along the path towards efficient, realistic and fluidcommunication between humans and machines. A culmination of ten years of research, it is based on theauthor’s development, investigation and experimentationcovering a multitude of fields, including artificial intelligence,automated language processing, man–machine interfaces andnotably multimodal or multimedia interfaces. Contents Part 1. Historical and Methodological Landmarks 1. An Assessment of the Evolution of Research and Systems. 2. Man–Machine Dialogue Fields. 3. The Development Stages of a Dialogue System. 4. Reusable System Architectures. Part 2. Inputs Processing 5. Semantic Analyses and Representations. 6. Reference Resolution. 7. Dialogue Acts Recognition. Part 3. System Behavior and Evaluation 8. A Few Dialogue Strategies. 9. Multimodal Output Management. 10. Multimodal Dialogue System Assessment. About the Authors Frédéric Landragin is a computer science engineer andhas a PhD from the University of Lorraine, France. He is currentlyin charge of linguistics research for the French National Centerfor Scientific Research (CNRS). His studies focus on the analysisand modeling of language interpretation. Man–machine dialogueis one of the applications of this research.

Man vs. Machine

Man vs. Machine [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1941270972
Author: Karsten Müller,Jonathan Schaeffer
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Man vs. Machine by Karsten Müller,Jonathan Schaeffer Book Resume:

Man vs. Machine Technology continues to advance at a rapid pace. It may sound quaint today, but not so long ago, computers battled humans for supremacy at the game of chess. The challenge of building a computer program capable of defeating the best of human-kind at chess was one of the original grand challenges of the fledgling field of artificial intelligence. On one side were dedicated scientists and hobbyists who invested decades of effort developing the software and hardware technology; on the other side were incredibly talented humans with only their determination and preparation to withstand the onslaught of technology. The man versus machine battle in chess is a landmark in the history of technology. There are numerous books that document the technical aspects of this epic story. The human side is not often told. Few chess players are inclined to write about their man-machine encounters, other than annotating the games played. This book brings the two sides together. It tells the stories of many of the key scientists and chess players that participated in a 50-year research project to advance the understanding of computing technology. “Grandmaster Karsten Müller and Professor Jonathan Schaeffer have managed to describe the fascinating history of the unequal fight of man against machine in an entertaining and instructive way. It evoked pleasant and not so pleasant memories of my own fights against the monsters. I hope that their work gives you as much pleasure as it has given me.” – From the Foreword by Vladimir Kramnik, 14th World Chess Champion

Man-Machine Interactions 2

Man-Machine Interactions 2 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3642231691
Author: Tadeusz Czachorski,Stanislaw Kozielski,Urszula Stanczyk
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Man-Machine Interactions 2 by Tadeusz Czachorski,Stanislaw Kozielski,Urszula Stanczyk Book Resume:

Man-machine interaction is the interdisciplinary field, focused on a human and a machine in conjunction. It is the intersection of computer science, behavioural sciences, social psychology, ergonomics, security. It encompasses study, design, implementation, and evaluation of small- and large-scale, interacting, computing, hardware and software systems dedicated for human use. Man-machine interaction builds on supportive knowledge from both sides, the machine side providing techniques, methods and technologies relevant for computer graphics, visualisation, programming environments, the human side bringing elements of communication theory, linguistics, social sciences, models of behaviour. The discipline aims to improve ways in which machines and their users interact, making hardware and software systems better adapted to user's needs, more usable, more receptive, and optimised for desired properties. This monograph is the second edition in the series, providing the reader with a selection of high-quality papers dedicated to current progress, new developments and research trends in man-machine interactions area. In particular, the topical subdivisions of this volume include human-computer interfaces, robot control and navigation systems, bio-data analysis and mining, pattern recognition for medical applications, sound, text and image processing, design and decision support, rough and fuzzy systems, crisp and fuzzy clustering, prediction and regression, algorithms and optimisation, and data management systems.

Machine Man: Genesis

Machine Man: Genesis [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1477178953
Author: W.L. Smith
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Machine Man: Genesis by W.L. Smith Book Resume:

Imagine . . . a new lease on life? New York City , the near future: John Smith is a simple, 46-year-old artist who is lives a semi-reclusive existence in NYC. Stricken with cancer, Smiths undergoes a dramatic change when he falls prey to a covert, cutting-edge government project. Now, with his body suddenly cancer-free but his mind in chaos, John Smith sets out to find the answers to the questions about his new life. But when he falls in love with a beautiful young woman, his search for the truth takes an unusual twist. Suddenly willing to accept things as they are, Smith tries to put his past behind him and live a simple and normal existence. On his trail, however, is an evil, sadistic U.S. government whose sights are set on global domination, and those plans require the involvement of Smith as well as his new found extraordinary abilities. The greatest sci-fi novels in existence are actually blunt social commentaries in sleek clothing, and W.L. Smiths debut novel is no different. In a stunning debut offering, W.L. Smith pens a tale that mirrors the qualities of the greatest sci-fi novels in existence: an intricate storyline laden with compelling characters, brisk momentum, and a scathing commentary on human society. A powerful fable about human societys dark future, and the essence of human life, MACHINE MAN: GENESIS, is one explosive, thought-provoking thriller; one that could soon find its way to the movie theaters in the near future. You can order a copy of MACHINE MAN: GENESIS at this online bookstore: Xlibris.com ISBN13 (TP) : 978-1-4257-9758-4 ISBN13 (HB) : 978-1-4257-9768-3

Analysis, Design & Evaluation of Man-Machine Systems

Analysis, Design & Evaluation of Man-Machine Systems [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1483298094
Author: G. Mancini,L. Martensson,G. Johannsen
Publisher: Elsevier
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Analysis, Design & Evaluation of Man-Machine Systems by G. Mancini,L. Martensson,G. Johannsen Book Resume:

Provides a valuable overview of human-machine interaction in technological systems, with particular emphasis on recent advances in theory, experimental and analytical research, and applications related to man-machine systems. Topics covered include: Automation and Operator - task analysis, decision support, task allocation, management decision support, supervisory control, artificial intelligence, training and teaching, expert knowledge; System Concept and Design - software ergonomics, fault diagnosis, safety, design concepts; Man-machine Interface - interface design, graphics and vision, user adaptive interfaces; Systems Operation - process industry, electric power, aircraft, surface transport, prostheses and manual control. Contains 53 papers and three discussion sessions.

Man Vs Machine

Man Vs Machine [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1101043830
Author: Martin H. Greenberg,John Helfers
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Man Vs Machine by Martin H. Greenberg,John Helfers Book Resume:

Fifteen original tales envision ever-more sophisticated technology-and the repercussions on humankind... As our world and daily lives become more and more involved with and dependent on complex technology, concern over what the future holds increases. If computers develop genuine Artificial Intelligence will they still willingly serve humankind? If the machines rebel, can we shut them down? And what kind of world would we be left with if we did? These are just a few of the questions explored in fifteen brand-new stories by some of science fiction's most visionary minds-inventive and cautionary tales about some of the futures we may be building for ourselves right now.

Chess Skill in Man and Machine

Chess Skill in Man and Machine [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1461255155
Author: P. W. Frey
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Chess Skill in Man and Machine by P. W. Frey Book Resume:

Ten years of intensive effort on computer chess have produced notable progress. Although the background information and technical details that were written in 1975 for the first edition of this book are still valid in most essential points, hardware and software refinements have had a major impact on the effectiveness of these ideas. The current crop of chess machines are performing at unexpectedly high levels. The approach epitomized by the series of programs developed by David Slate and Larry Atkin at Northwestern in the middle 1970s (i. e. , a sophisticated search algorithm using very little chess knowledge) was expected to reach an asymptbtic level of performance no higher than that of a class A player (USCF rating between 1800 and 2000). This perspective was argued quite vigorously by Eliot Hearst in Chapter 8 of the first edition and was held at that time by many chess experts. Subsequent events have clearly demonstrated that the asymptotic performance level for this type of pro gram it at least as high as the master level (USCF rating between 2200 and 2400). Current discussions now focus upon whether the earlier reser vations were wrong in principle or simply underestimated the asymptote. If there is a real barrier which will prevent this type of program from attaining a world championship level of performance, it is not evident from the steady progress which has been observed during the last decade.

Iron Man Epic Collection: War Machine

Iron Man Epic Collection: War Machine [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 130252027X
Author: Len Kaminski,Roy Thomas,Danny Fingeroth
Publisher: Marvel Entertainment
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Iron Man Epic Collection: War Machine by Len Kaminski,Roy Thomas,Danny Fingeroth Book Resume:

Collects Iron Man (1968) #278-289, Iron Man Annual (1970) #12-13; material from Darkhawk Annual (1992) #1, Avengers West Coast Annual (1989) #7, Marvel Holiday Special (1991) #2. The gunmetal-gray Avenger! Tony Stark’s health takes a turn for the worse thanks to the intergalactic Operation: Galactic Storm! Back home, the Masters of Silence are waiting - and to defeat them, Tony needs to build a new armor unlike any other! But with Justin Hammer gunning for him, will he live long enough to get used to it? Or will the suit be a better fit for James Rhodes? When Tony’s health finally gives out for good, Rhodey must face his destiny - as a War Machine! But which is worse: filling Iron Man’s boots or running Stark Enterprises? Guest-starring Darkhawk, the West Coast Avengers and a lineup of classic villains from Blizzard to Blacklash!

The Philosophical Foundations of Modern Medicine

The Philosophical Foundations of Modern Medicine [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0230353258
Author: K. Lee
Publisher: Springer
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The Philosophical Foundations of Modern Medicine by K. Lee Book Resume:

An exploration of the philosophical foundation of modern medicine which explains why such a medicine possesses the characteristics it does and where precisely its strengths as well as its weaknesses lie. Written in plain English, it should be accessible to anyone who is intellectually curious, lay persons and medical professionals alike.

Machines Like Me

Machines Like Me [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0735278202
Author: Ian McEwan
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan Book Resume:

The new novel from the master storyteller is his best in years. Brilliantly McEwan, richly entertaining, a moving love story and a mystery--yet for all its gripping plotline one of the most morally layered novels written for our times, as it carries us into a provocatively real alternative history and the profound challenges of Artificial Intelligence. Set in 1980s London, the story revolves around Charlie: young and reckless, and in love with his upstairs neighbour, the enchanting Miranda whose hidden, murky past hangs between them. He has spent his inheritance on the acquisition of one of twenty-five highly developed new robotic humans--named Adam or Eve, each one beautiful, strong and clever--developed by Alan Turing after his success on the legendary WW2 Enigma codebreaking machine. As London is consumed by the huge protests over England and Argentina's Falklands War and Margaret Thatcher's jingoistic ambitions, Charlie courts Miranda, and his Adam finds himself, inevitably, central to their affair. Great novelist that he is, McEwan pulls us into the question of what it means to love, what makes us human in our fast-changing times, what might follow if a machine understands too well the human heart, and how precarious a construct is the world we live in and think we know.

Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Man-Machine-Environment System Engineering

Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Man-Machine-Environment System Engineering [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3662440679
Author: Shengzhao Long,Balbir S. Dhillon
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Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Man-Machine-Environment System Engineering by Shengzhao Long,Balbir S. Dhillon Book Resume:

The integrated and advanced science research topic man-machine-environment system engineering (MMESE) was first established in China by Professor Shengzhao Long in 1981, with direct support from one of the greatest modern Chinese scientists, Xuesen Qian. In a letter to Shengzhao Long from October 22nd, 1993, Xuesen Qian wrote: “You have created a very important modern science and technology in China!” MMESE primarily focuses on the relationship between man, machines and the environment, studying the optimum combination of man-machine-environment systems. In this system, “man” refers to people in the workplace (e.g. operators, decision-makers); “ machine” is the general name for any object controlled by man (including tools, machinery, computers, systems and technologies), and “environment” describes the specific working conditions under which man and machine interact (e.g. temperature, noise, vibration, hazardous gases etc.). The three goals of optimization of man-machine-environment systems are to ensure safety, efficiency and economy. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Man-Machine-Environment System Engineering are an academic showcase of the best papers selected from more than 400 submissions, introducing readers to the top research topics and the latest developmental trends in the theory and application of MMESE. These proceedings are interdisciplinary studies on the concepts and methods of physiology, psychology, system engineering, computer science, environment science, management, education, and other related disciplines. Researchers and professionals working in these interdisciplinary fields and researchers on MMESE related topics will benefit from these proceedings.

Fiber Optics Weekly Update

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Publisher: Information Gatekeepers Inc
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Man and Machine

Man and Machine [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1599216795
Author: Stephan Wilkinson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Man and Machine by Stephan Wilkinson Book Resume:

"They sit on a spur of test track outside General Electric's locomotive factory in Erie, Pennsylvania, panting and grumbling like two old lions half asleep. The ominous, muttering rumble is the idle of 8,800 horsepower--24 cylinders with pistons big as buckets, turbochargers the size of washing machines, two V12 engines driving alternators five feet in diameter. For here are two units of the most advanced diesel-electric locomotives in the world: a pair of GE Evolutions."--Excerpt from "Do the Locomotion" in Man and Machine Stephan Wilkinson--a longtime expert on the ways men entertain themselves when no one is telling them what to do--takes readers into the high-speed, high-risk world of restored jets, fast boats, and Formula 1 cars. Wilkinson visits a factory where Amish men build custom ambulances, flies an airliner from the glory days of air travel, meets a bird that is a killing machine, and has a hot date with a handgun. In another chapter, Wilkinson relates the hazards of flying purely on instruments, and why being able to do so can make the difference between life and death. He draws from his own misadventures in flight and explains exactly why the high-end Beech Bonanza is known as “the doctor killer.” And dissecting the finely tuned instrument that is the Formula 1 car, Wilkinson relates how the engine's connecting rods actually stretch at 19,000 rpm, even though they're made of titanium, and what can happen when a racecar brakes at 6Gs. Always entertaining, Wilkinson takes men, and maybe even a few women, where they love to go--under the hood, over the mechanic's shoulder, and behind the wheel.

Only Humans Need Apply

Only Humans Need Apply [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0062438603
Author: Thomas H. Davenport,Julia Kirby
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Only Humans Need Apply by Thomas H. Davenport,Julia Kirby Book Resume:

An invigorating, thought-provoking, and positive look at the rise of automation that explores how professionals across industries can find sustainable careers in the near future. Nearly half of all working Americans could risk losing their jobs because of technology. It’s not only blue-collar jobs at stake. Millions of educated knowledge workers—writers, paralegals, assistants, medical technicians—are threatened by accelerating advances in artificial intelligence. The industrial revolution shifted workers from farms to factories. In the first era of automation, machines relieved humans of manually exhausting work. Today, Era Two of automation continues to wash across the entire services-based economy that has replaced jobs in agriculture and manufacturing. Era Three, and the rise of AI, is dawning. Smart computers are demonstrating they are capable of making better decisions than humans. Brilliant technologies can now decide, learn, predict, and even comprehend much faster and more accurately than the human brain, and their progress is accelerating. Where will this leave lawyers, nurses, teachers, and editors? In Only Humans Need Apply, Thomas Hayes Davenport and Julia Kirby reframe the conversation about automation, arguing that the future of increased productivity and business success isn’t either human or machine. It’s both. The key is augmentation, utilizing technology to help humans work better, smarter, and faster. Instead of viewing these machines as competitive interlopers, we can see them as partners and collaborators in creative problem solving as we move into the next era. The choice is ours.