Foundations of Probabilistic Logic Programming: Languages, Semantics, Inference and Learning (River Publishers Series in Software Engineering)


(as of Sep 21,2018 10:02:25 UTC – Details)

Probabilistic Logic Programming extends Logic Programming by enabling the representation of uncertain information by means of probability theory. Probabilistic Logic Programming is at the intersection of two wider research fields: the integration of logic and probability and Probabilistic Programming.

Logic enables the representation of complex relations among entities while probability theory is useful for model uncertainty over attributes and relations. Combining the two is a very active field of study. Probabilistic Programming extends programming languages with probabilistic primitives that can be used to write complex probabilistic models. Algorithms for the inference and learning tasks are then provided automatically by the system.

Probabilistic Logic Programming is at the same time a logic language, with its knowledge representation capabilities, and a Turing complete language, with its computation capabilities, thus providing the best of both worlds.

Since its birth, the field of Probabilistic Logic Programming has seen a steady increase of activity, with many proposals for languages and algorithms for inference and learning. Foundations of Probabilistic Logic Programming aims at providing an overview of the field with a special emphasis on languages under the Distribution Semantics, one of the most influential approaches. The book presents the main ideas for semantics, inference, and learning and highlights connections between the methods.

Many examples of the book include a link to a page of the web application where the code can be run online.

Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python, 4E

$29.95 - $18.95

(as of Sep 21,2018 08:18:26 UTC – Details)

Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python will teach you how to make computer games using the popular Python programming language—even if you’ve never programmed before!

Begin by building classic games like Hangman, Guess the Number, and Tic-Tac-Toe, and then work your way up to more advanced games, like a text-based treasure hunting game and an animated collision-dodging game with sound effects. Along the way, you’ll learn key programming and math concepts that will help you take your game programming to the next level.

Learn how to:
–Combine loops, variables, and flow control statements into real working programs
–Choose the right data structures for the job, such as lists, dictionaries, and tuples
–Add graphics and animation to your games with the pygame module
–Handle keyboard and mouse input
–Program simple artificial intelligence so you can play against the computer
–Use cryptography to convert text messages into secret code
–Debug your programs and find common errors

As you work through each game, you’ll build a solid foundation in Python and an understanding of computer science fundamentals.

What new game will you create with the power of Python?

The projects in this book are compatible with Python 3.No Starch Press

Artificial Intelligence By Example: Develop machine intelligence from scratch using real artificial intelligence use cases

$39.99 - $32.19

(as of Sep 21,2018 06:45:08 UTC – Details)

Be an adaptive thinker that leads the way to Artificial Intelligence

Key Features

  • AI-based examples to guide you in designing and implementing machine intelligence
  • Develop your own method for future AI solutions
  • Acquire advanced AI, machine learning, and deep learning design skills

Book Description

Artificial intelligence has the potential to replicate humans in every field. Artificial Intelligence By Example serves as a starting point for you to understand how AI is built, with the help of intriguing examples and case studies.

Artificial Intelligence By Example will make you an adaptive thinker and help you apply concepts to real-life scenarios. Using some of the most interesting AI examples, right from a simple chess engine to a cognitive chatbot, you will learn how to tackle the machine you are competing with. You will study some of the most advanced machine learning models, understand how to apply AI to blockchain and IoT, and develop emotional quotient in chatbots using neural networks.

You will move on to designing AI solutions in a simple manner rather than get confused by complex architectures and techniques. This comprehensive guide will be a starter kit for you to develop AI applications on your own.

By the end of this book, will have understood the fundamentals of AI and worked through a number of case studies that will help you develop your business vision.

What you will learn

  • Use adaptive thinking to solve real-life AI case studies
  • Rise beyond being a modern-day factory code worker
  • Acquire advanced AI, machine learning, and deep learning designing skills
  • Learn about cognitive NLP chatbots, quantum computing, and IoT and blockchain technology
  • Understand future AI solutions and adapt quickly to them
  • Develop out-of-the-box thinking to face any challenge the market presents

Who This Book Is For

Artificial Intelligence by Example is a simple, explanatory, and descriptive guide for junior developers, experienced developers, technology consultants, and those interested in AI who want to understand the fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence and implement it practically by devising smart solutions. Prior experience with Python and statistical knowledge is essential to make the most out of this book.

Table of Contents

  1. Become an Adaptive Thinker
  2. Think Like a Machine
  3. Apply Machine Thinking to a Human Problem
  4. Become an Unconventional Innovator
  5. Manage the Power of Machine Learning and Deep Learning
  6. Don’t Get Lost in Techniques – Focus on Optimizing Your Solutions
  7. When and How to Use Artificial Intelligence
  8. Revolutions Designed for Some Corporations and Disruptive Innovations for Small to Large Companies
  9. Getting Your Neurons to Work
  10. Applying Biomimicking to Artificial Intelligence
  11. Conceptual Representation Learning
  12. Automated Planning and Scheduling
  13. AI and the Internet of Things (IoT)
  14. Optimizing Blockchains with AI
  15. Cognitive NLP Chatbots
  16. Improve the Emotional Intelligence Deficiencies of Chatbots
  17. Quantum Computers That Think
  18. Appendix – Answers to the Questions

Machine Learning: Neural Networks Understand How Neural Networks Work, Deep Learning A Sensible Guide Presenting the Concepts (Machine Learning Series) (Volume 3)


(as of Sep 21,2018 05:13:17 UTC – Details)

This Book Includes: Neural Networks and Deep Learning!

Book 1)

Neural Networks: Step-by-Step | Understand How Neural Networks Work, Starting With Simple Ideas (Machine Learning Series Book 1)

Machines are observing your habits, learning your patterns and adjusting their behaviour accordingly. Understand the concepts behind this amazing technology, step-by-step.

Neural Networks are the key component

A machine capable of learning is already here, it is real and it is exciting. Many may not be aware of it but it already plays an important role in our lives in many ways. Ever wonder how all those lists of websites can come up so quickly when you do a Google search? What about how Amazon knows exactly what to recommend to you every time you visit their website? And what about how Netflix can choose a list of shows that suit your taste perfectly?

Understand how a machine learns

How these computers are capable of doing all of these things is the subject of this book. Using this book as a guide, we’ll come to understand how the art of neural networks has made it possible for computer science to turn in a whole new direction, opening the doors to an amazing new era of technology.

A complex topic made simple

Even as a novice in this industry, you will understand the basics of what neural networks are, how they work, and the many tasks you can apply them to, including:

  • Algorithms and how they work
  • The concepts behind neural networks
  • The basic architecture of a neural network
  • The different technical aspects of these programs
  • The different types of neural networks

Book 2)

Deep Learning: Step-by-Step | A Sensible Guide Presenting the Concepts of Deep Learning With Real-World Examples (Machine Learning Series Book 2)

We exist at a time that only a half-century ago was the stuff of science fiction. Discover how deep learning have the ability to do things never thought possible.

Understand how Deep Learning works

Have you ever wondered how large corporations like Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Twitter know so much about you? How do the same advertisements keep showing up wherever you go? Ever used Google Translate to communicate with someone who didn’t speak your language? The reality is that deep learning and its predecessor, machine learning, has had a hand with all of it.

Grasp the concept behind it

Matthew Harper is the author of the machine learning series and an entrepreneur. Having a Master’s Degree in engineering allows him to write both from experience and expertise. He has built an intelligent machine himself and brings his knowledge to you in an educational way. Deep learning has probably become one of the most complex developments that mankind has created to date. Anyone interested in the future would find deep learning to be a fascinating subject. This new and innovative form of computer science is already changing the way we live our lives, making things easier, faster, and more efficient.

Simple enough for the layman

This book will explain to you in simple layman’s terms the basic foundation and concept of deep learning and how it works, including:

  • How deep learning came about and the basic concept behind it
  • The different aspects of deep learning
  • The different types of machine learning and what they are used for
  • Basic understanding of how it works
  • Several applications of the technology already in use today
  • What the future holds for you and deep learning

Steve Jobs Jeff Bezos: Building 2 Valuable brands in America – 50 Life changing lessons from them on Life, People, Business, Technology & Leadership(2 manuscripts)


(as of Sep 21,2018 03:35:05 UTC – Details)

Do you often wonder how the most affluent billionaire made it to where they are today? Do you like to know how they did and what they did and most importantly, what it cost? In both books, Jamie Morris follows the stories of these billionaires what drove them to set up the idea, the failures he had been through and how they continue to let the vision grow into a feasible business model. You will learn the specific secrets that Steve Jobs had used to maximize his life success in all aspect. Most importantly, this book includes the snapshot accounts of: · Steve Jobs early life · When it all began and the birth of Apple · Being fired by Apple · Coming back into Action again into Apple · How he leverages on others and most importantly why he values people, over money · How we revolutionize the digital age · The push for perfection · How to live before you die Within’ this book you will learn valuable lessons on topics ranging from life, business, and leadership. You will learn the specific secrets that Jeff Bezos has used to maximize his success in business and ensure that he runs a company that operates like a well-oiled machine and 3 case study of his other business model. Despite him now having over 55,000 workers and billions in revenue every year, Bezos still manages to run his business with a highly intimate approach. As we celebrate Amazon’s 23rd year in business, we will also celebrate Bezos’ 23 best lessons about business, leadership, and life. This book is a tribute to the brilliant man that Bezos is and all that his own life lessons have to offer us as we strive to create the same excellent within our own lives and businesses. It was these 27 approach that has led late Steve Jobs into the success that everyone experience today because of his vast vision or for anyone who is curious about the teachings of the second richest man in the world and about how he came to earn this position in 23 pointers then this 2 book combined into one is just for you.

Underbug: An Obsessive Tale of Termites and Technology

$27.00 - $17.70

(as of Sep 21,2018 01:56:13 UTC – Details)

The award-winning journalist Lisa Margonelli, national bestselling author of Oil on the Brain: Petroleum’s Long, Strange Trip to Your Tank, investigates the environmental and economic impact termites inflict on human societies in this fascinating examination of one of nature’s most misunderstood insects.

Are we more like termites than we ever imagined? In Underbug, the award-winning journalist Lisa Margonelli introduces us to the enigmatic creatures that collectively outweigh human beings ten to one and consume $40 billion worth of valuable stuff annually―and yet, in Margonelli’s telling, seem weirdly familiar. Over the course of a decade-long obsession with the little bugs, Margonelli pokes around termite mounds and high-tech research facilities, closely watching biologists, roboticists, and geneticists. Her globe-trotting journey veers into uncharted territory, from evolutionary theory to Edwardian science literature to the military industrial complex. What begins as a natural history of the termite becomes a personal exploration of the unnatural future we’re building, with darker observations on power, technology, historical trauma, and the limits of human cognition.

Whether in Namibia or Cambridge, Arizona or Australia, Margonelli turns up astounding facts and raises provocative questions. Is a termite an individual or a unit of a superorganism? Can we harness the termite’s properties to change the world? If we build termite-like swarming robots, will they inevitably destroy us? Is it possible to think without having a mind? Underbug burrows into these questions and many others―unearthing disquieting answers about the world’s most underrated insect and what it means to be human.

UX Design and Usability Mentor Book: With Best Practice Business Analysis and User Interface Design Tips and Techniques


(as of Sep 21,2018 00:23:34 UTC – Details)

The book explains best practice user experience design and usability testing tools and techniques such as:

  • Wireframes
  • Personas
  • Mind-mapping
  • Mental models
  • Prototyping
  • Card sorting
  • Eye-tracking
  • Use cases
  • User profiling
  • Interaction design
  • Information architecture
  • Content writing
  • Customer journey maps
  • UX design and usability testing tools
  • Customer experience evaluation

    It also includes international UX and usability principles and guidelines mainly based on UXPA (User Experience Professionals Association) standards.

    Sample project documents, diagrams and user interface designs are used to better explain these tools, techniques, methods and guidelines.

    UX Design and Usability Mentor Book With Best Practice Business Analysis and User Interface Design Tips and Techniques

  • The Way of the Web Tester: A Beginner’s Guide to Automating Tests

    $29.00 - $27.54

    (as of Sep 20,2018 21:10:21 UTC – Details)

    This book is for everyone who needs to test the web. As a tester, you’ll automate your tests. As a developer, you’ll build more robust solutions. And as a team, you’ll gain a vocabulary and a means to coordinate how to write and organize automated tests for the web. Follow the testing pyramid and level up your skills in user interface testing, integration testing, and unit testing. Your new skills will free you up to do other, more important things while letting the computer do the one thing it’s really good at: quickly running thousands of repetitive tasks.

    This book shows you how to do three things:

    How to write really good automated tests for the web.

    How to pick and choose the right ones.

    * How to explain, coordinate, and share your efforts with others.

    If you’re a traditional software tester who has never written an automated test before, this is the perfect book for getting started. Together, we’ll go through everything you’ll need to start writing your own tests.

    If you’re a developer, but haven’t thought much about testing, this book will show you how to move fast without breaking stuff. You’ll test RESTful web services and legacy systems, and see how to organize your tests.

    And if you’re a team lead, this is the Rosetta Stone you’ve been looking for. This book will help you bridge that testing gap between your developers and your testers by giving your team a model to discuss automated testing, and most importantly, to coordinate their efforts.

    The Way of the Web Tester is packed with cartoons, graphics, best practices, war stories, plenty of humor, and hands-on tutorial exercises that will get you doing the right things, the right way.

    Pragmatic Bookshelf