Robotics Through Science Fiction

Robotics Through Science Fiction
Author: Robin R. Murphy
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2018-12-25
ISBN: 0262536269
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robotics Through Science Fiction Book Excerpt:

Six classic science fiction stories and commentary that illustrate and explain key algorithms or principles of artificial intelligence. This book presents six classic science fiction stories and commentary that illustrate and explain key algorithms or principles of artificial intelligence. Even though all the stories were originally published before 1973, they help readers grapple with two questions that stir debate even today: how are intelligent robots programmed? and what are the limits of autonomous robots? The stories—by Isaac Asimov, Vernor Vinge, Brian Aldiss, and Philip K. Dick—cover telepresence, behavior-based robotics, deliberation, testing, human-robot interaction, the “uncanny valley,” natural language understanding, machine learning, and ethics. Each story is preceded by an introductory note, “As You Read the Story,” and followed by a discussion of its implications, “After You Have Read the Story.” Together with the commentary, the stories offer a nontechnical introduction to robotics. The stories can also be considered as a set of—admittedly fanciful—case studies to be read in conjunction with more serious study. Contents “Stranger in Paradise” by Isaac Asimov, 1973 “Runaround” by Isaac Asimov, 1942 “Long Shot” by Vernor Vinge, 1972 “Catch That Rabbit” by Isaac Asimov, 1944 “Super-Toys Last All Summer Long” by Brian Aldiss, 1969 “Second Variety” by Philip K. Dick, 1953

Robots Artificial Intelligence Short Stories

Robots   Artificial Intelligence Short Stories
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2018-12-15
ISBN: 1787552519
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robots Artificial Intelligence Short Stories Book Excerpt:

"Flame Tree Publishing continues to publish excellent fiction with their Gothic Fantasy series of anthologies offering themed compendiums of both classic and modern fiction. By doing so, the series lets readers note similarity, differences and trends of subgenres over time." - Kirkus The promise and the threat of technology, of humankind replaced by its own mechanical creation has long enticed the SF and fantasy imagination. This fabulous mix of new and established writing brings together the top talents of today with classic and essential authors, including L. Frank Baum, Ambrose Bierce, Carlo Collodi, Edward S. Ellis, E.T.A. Hoffmann, Jerome K. Jerome, Elias Lönnrot, E.P. Mitchell, William Douglas O'Connor, Apollonius Rhodius, Gustave Le Rouge and Gustave Guitton, Luis Philip Senarens.

We Robots

We  Robots
Author: Simon Ings
Publsiher: Head of Zeus Ltd
Total Pages: 1032
Release: 2020-12-10
ISBN: 1789540925
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Robots Book Excerpt:

Science fiction author Simon Ings selects 100 of the best short stories on artificial intelligence.

Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence The Past Present and Future of AI

Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence  The Past  Present  and Future of AI
Author: Philip L. Frana,Michael J. Klein
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2021-04-07
ISBN: 1440853274
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence The Past Present and Future of AI Book Excerpt:

This authoritative reference work will provide readers with a complete overview of artificial intelligence (AI), including its historic development and current status; existing and projected AI applications; and present and potential future impact on the United States and the world. Some people believe that artificial intelligence (AI) will revolutionize modern life in ways that improve human existence. Others say that the promise of AI is overblown. Still others contend that AI applications could pose a grave threat to the economic security of millions of people by taking their jobs and otherwise rendering them "obsolete"—or, even worse, that AI could actually spell the end of the human race. This volume will help users understand the reasons AI development has both spirited defenders and alarmed critics; explain theories and innovations like Moore's Law, mindcloning, and Technological Singularity that drive AI research and debate; and give readers the information they need to make their own informed judgment about the promise and peril of this technology. All of this coverage is presented using language and terminology accessible to a lay audience. Introduction explaining the historical evolution of AI Chronology of important AI-related events Authoritative entries on leading pioneers, entrepreneurs, and thinkers; AI concepts and theories; AI's potential impact on different facets of society; and major movies and other cultural touchstones exploring AI technology

Learn AI and Human Robot Interaction from Asimov s I Robot Stories

Learn AI and Human Robot Interaction from Asimov s I  Robot Stories
Author: Robin R Murphy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2019-12-19
ISBN: 9781677405442
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learn AI and Human Robot Interaction from Asimov s I Robot Stories Book Excerpt:

Learn about artificial intelligence and human-robot interaction by reading nine famous short stories, each accompanied by an explanation of the real science at the level of a TED talk.Artificial intelligence for robots may be the most transformative technology of the future digital revolution. But AI isn't just about the algorithms on the inside of the robot, it is also about how those algorithms will impact how we humans will work with robots. This critical field of study is called human-robot interaction: how we give commands to robots either explicitly or implicitly, how well they will be able to follow our directions and intent, and whether artificial intelligence will really lead to a robot uprising.Learn AI and Human-Robot Interaction from Asimov's I, Robot Stories provides an introduction to human-robot interaction for the layperson, from advanced high school students to managers to fans of Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson to students and teachers looking for a supplemental textbook for formal courses in artificial intelligence and robotics. It is a companion to Isaac Asimov's I, Robot collection of his most famous and entertaining stories in the world about robots, including the one that introduced the Three Laws of Robotics. Each of the stories unintentionally illustrates one or more core concepts in human-robot interaction: how verbal and non-verbal communication works; the flaws in the Three Laws of Robotics; the Uncanny Valley; transparency and visibility; trust; how robots reason; the types of user interfaces; and if a robot can have full moral agency. In this companion book, each I, Robot story is accompanied by description of how the science behind the core concept works at the level of a TED talk. In the last chapter, the book pulls together the principles illustrated in the different stories into a comprehensive overview of the field of human-robot interaction, highlighting the challenges, and opportunities, of building artificially intelligent systems and the ethical implications. The book also provides study questions that can be used for self-study, home schooling, or in a classroom. Prof. Robin R. Murphy is one of the founders of the field of human-robot interaction, an award winning textbook author, a TED talk speaker, and has been declared one of the 30 Most Innovative Women Professors Alive Today by The Best Master's Degrees and one of the most influential women in technology. Her interest in human-robot interaction resulted from her field work in using robots for disaster response. As she participated in disasters such as the 9/11 World Trade Center, Hurricane Harvey, and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident, she documented that the robots physically worked but there was an unusually high rate of human error, frustration, and fatigue. Murphy frequently appears on CNN, NBC, NPR, Popular Science, NY Times, and the popular press. As an Innovative Teaching Faculty Fellow at Texas A&M, she pursues more engaging forms of education, particularly the use of science fiction to enable students to better visualize the abstract concepts in artificial intelligence, how the algorithms actually work, what would be the impact on systems design, and explore the ethics of artificial intelligence. This resulted in her Robotics Through Science Fiction blog, her book 2018 book Robotics Through Science Fiction: Artificial Intelligence Explained Through Six Classic Robot Short Stories, and her ongoing column on science fiction and science fact for Science Robotics, one of the top scientific journals.

Martian Short Stories

Martian Short Stories
Author: Cliff Rhodes
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2006-05
ISBN: 1411665856
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Martian Short Stories Book Excerpt:

(Soft-cover print) This book is a group of fantastic short stories from another planet. Ten completely new and different short stories within these pages describe a unique although not exactly human being, yet they are tales about more than just special people, the Martians. This is science fiction about not only space ships, but also about believable, extraordinary, extrasensory beings. In my stories I have tried to find not only Martian space ships but also the Martian mind. Mars is a planet that will always hold our fascination, even if we never leave the Earth.

Small Doses of the Future

Small Doses of the Future
Author: Brad Aiken
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2014-02-11
ISBN: 331904253X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Small Doses of the Future Book Excerpt:

Like many fields of science, the future of medicine is frequently predicted by the science fiction writers of today, very much as many of today’s medical advances were presaged by science fiction stories of the past. In this book, physician and science fiction author Brad Aiken conveys his own speculations about our medical future through nine highly entertaining and thought-provoking short stories. Touching upon a great variety of themes, including but not limited to telemedicine and remote surgery, vaccination strategies against unknown deathly pathogens, nanomedicine to cure diseases and retard ageing, bionics, cloning and euthanasia, we get a glimpse of what might be awaiting humanity. Yet, in these stories it is always the protagonists, humans after all, who remain at the center stage, not the new technologies. This provides the fictional material with a unique blend of science fiction and social fantasy. It also warns us to be wary of the pitfalls of too much reliance on dehumanizing technology and to make sure it remains our helper, not our master. Last but not least, an extensive scientific essay investigates the interplay between science fiction and both past and current advances in medical sciences and technology, making the link to the fictional material in the book as well as to the relevant scientific literature. Brad Aiken is the Medical Director for Rehabilitation at Baptist Hospital in Miami, Florida. He has published several scientific articles, and has presented to both professional and non-professional groups on a variety of topics. Dr. Aiken has received numerous science awards, including the Navy Science Award, as well as awards from the Army, the Air Force and NASA. He began writing science fiction while in college at Boston University, and published his first book, Starscape: The Silver Bullet, in 2000. His latest book, Zone of the Tenth Degree, was published in August 2012. His short stories have appeared in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Padwolf Presents, and the vampire anthology New Blood.

Science Fiction Short Stories

Science Fiction Short Stories
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2016-11-12
ISBN: 1786645106
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science Fiction Short Stories Book Excerpt:

New Author and collections. A deluxe edition of super-charged, original and classic short stories. Dystopia, Post-Apocalypse, time travel, robots and more this brilliant collection brings together the best of today's writers (many stories previously unpublished), with an eclectic range of science fiction masters including H. Rider Haggard, Stanley G. Weinbaum, Philip Frances Nowlan, Edward Page Mitchell and Jack London. An eclectic collection of SF adventure tales.

Lost Souls Short Stories

Lost Souls Short Stories
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2018-12-15
ISBN: 1787552500
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lost Souls Short Stories Book Excerpt:

New Authors and collections. A collection of new tales with brilliant new writers and lost souls from the darkest corners of literature and legend: Morrigan’s ravens in Celtic myth mingle with Dante’s infernal spirits and the work of John Milton. And with the dark fiction of William Hope Hodgson and Arthur Machen this promises to be a haunting, chilling read. Classic authors include: E.F. Benson, Ambrose Bierce, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, F. Marion Crawford, Dante, Charles Dickens, Amelia B. Edwards, Sheridan le Fanu, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, W.F. Harvey, William Hope Hodgson, E.T.A Hoffmann, James Hogg, Washington Irving, Henry James, M.R. James, Jerome K. Jerome, Perceval Landon, Friedrich Laun, H.P. Lovecraft, Arthur Machen, Charles Maturin, E. Nesbit, Margaret Oliphant, Edgar Allan Poe, Walter Scott, Sarah Elizabeth Utterson, Edith Wharton, along with a retold tale from Ovid's Metamorphoses.

Dystopia Utopia Short Stories

Dystopia Utopia Short Stories
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2016-11-12
ISBN: 1786645149
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dystopia Utopia Short Stories Book Excerpt:

New Authors and collections. Following the great success of 2015's Gothic Fantasy, deluxe edition short story compilations, this latest in the series is packed with tales set in bleak and paradisiacal worlds of boundless imagination from classic authors and exciting budding contemporary writers. Classic authors include Edward Bellamy, Samuel Butler, Robert W. Chambers, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, Richard Jefferies, Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, Thomas More, William Morris, Mary Shelley, Voltaire.

Chilling Ghost Short Stories

Chilling Ghost Short Stories
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 483
Release: 2016-11-12
ISBN: 1786645084
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chilling Ghost Short Stories Book Excerpt:

New Authors and collections. A deluxe edition with a chilling selection of original and classic short stories. The new tales, many of them published here for the first time, are written by today's top authors, and they bring a modern twist to the outstanding mix of intrigue that lurks in the furtive imagination of E.F. Benson, Henry James, Wilkie Collins, Washington Irving, Edith Wharton, Oscar Wilde, and so many more within this outstanding collection.

Heroic Fantasy Short Stories

Heroic Fantasy Short Stories
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2018-12-15
ISBN: 1787552454
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heroic Fantasy Short Stories Book Excerpt:

New authors and collections. Somewhere between epic historical fantasy, sword and sorcery and Tolkien-esque fantasy exists a thick vein of storytelling that would make Robert E Howard and H.G. Wells proud. Following the great success of our Gothic Fantasy, deluxe edition short story compilations, Ghosts, Horror, Science Fiction, Murder Mayhem and Crime & Mystery we present a compilation of savage swordplay, and high magic, of daring deeds and gaudy battles, in a blazing mix of classic and brand new writing, with authors from the US, Canada, and the UK. Classic authors include: Clark Ashton Smith, John Buchan, Snorri Sturluson, Homer, A. Merritt, Geoffrey Chaucer, Andrew Lang, Howard Pyle, William Morris, Eric Rücker Eddison, with the text of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and extracts from Beowulf, The Nibelungenlied and The Song of Roland.

Chilling Horror Short Stories

Chilling Horror Short Stories
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2016-11-12
ISBN: 1786645092
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chilling Horror Short Stories Book Excerpt:

New Authors and collections. A deluxe edition of original and classic short stories, packed with monsters, vampires and a host of weird creatures. Tales of shadows and voices in the dark from the likes of H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, Nathaniel Hawthorne and William Hope Hodgson are cast with previously unpublished stories by some of the best writers of horror today. A dazzling collection of the most gripping tales of horror, vividly told.

Lost Worlds Short Stories

Lost Worlds Short Stories
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2018-12-15
ISBN: 1787552438
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lost Worlds Short Stories Book Excerpt:

New Authors and collections. Following the great success of our Gothic Fantasy, deluxe edition short story compilations, Ghosts, Horror, Science Fiction, Murder Mayhem and Crime & Mystery this latest title is packed with dark valleys, high mountain passes, dinosaurs and endless dark creations. Contains a fabulous mix of classic and brand new writing, with authors from the US, Canada, and the UK. Classic authors include: Arthur Conan Doyle, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, H. Rider Haggard, Robert E. Howard, Rudyard Kipling, H.P. Lovecraft, A. Merritt, James De Mille, Fitz-James O'Brien, Jonathan Swift, Jules Verne, H.G. Wells.

Sherlock Holmes Short Stories

Sherlock Holmes Short Stories
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2018-12-15
ISBN: 1787552543
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sherlock Holmes Short Stories Book Excerpt:

Curated new collections. The fascination with Conan Doyle’s enigmatic anti-hero Sherlock Holmes, and his pompous narrator Dr Watson, has barely subsided over the years. Inspiring a long line of detective stories and Whodunnits, Holmes is a constant feature on TV, and movie screens, with new audio and radio shows joining the frenzy. The Holmes tales have earned their place amongst the most influential of popular fantasy, crime and gothic stories.

Alien Invasion Short Stories

Alien Invasion Short Stories
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2018-12-15
ISBN: 1787552497
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alien Invasion Short Stories Book Excerpt:

New authors and collections. Visitors from other planets have long obsessed us. H.G. Wells’ War of Worlds spawned a huge wave of speculative fiction but the roots of such fears run deep in our literature, where the mysteries of other cultures have long threatened the familiar and the comfortable. Did aliens build the ancient pyramids? do they live amongst us today? what happens when they invade? And are they just the people from the next valley? or country? or planet? Would it be an inevitable act of aggression, one of assistance and care, or simply a reminder of our paltry existence in a crowded universe? Flame Tree’s successful Gothic Fantasy series brings a brilliant new mix of classic and new writing, in this beautiful edition. These new authors appear alongside the following classic and essential writers: George Tomkyns Chesney, George Allan England, Austin Hall, H.P. Lovecraft, A. Merritt, Robert Potter, Garrett P. Serviss, Jonathan Swift, Voltaire, H.G. Wells; along with text from The Taking of Ireland (retold tales from The Book of Invasions).

Endless Apocalypse Short Stories

Endless Apocalypse Short Stories
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2018-12-15
ISBN: 1787552489
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Endless Apocalypse Short Stories Book Excerpt:

New Authors and collections. Stories of the end of civilized life have always fascinated us, from the mythological world endings, Armageddon to Ragnorok, to the flood stories of across the Ancient world. They make us wonder what we would do if all around us came to an end: no transport, no fuel, no communications: a retreat into the desperation, the onslaught of disease, how would we survive? This is the source of zombie literature and provides the inspiration for this fabulous mix of horror and adventure, of classic and brand new writing in the successful series of Gothic Fantasy titles from Flame Tree. Classic authors include Stephen Vincent Benét, J.D. Beresford, Lord Byron, Arthur Conan Doyle, George Allan England, William Hope Hodgson, H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, M.P. Shiel, Snorri Sturluson, Jules Verne, H.G. Wells; along with a retelling of the Ancient Sumerian and Babylonian Myth of Apocalypse.

H G Wells Short Stories

H G  Wells Short Stories
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2018-12-15
ISBN: 1787552527
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

H G Wells Short Stories Book Excerpt:

New curated collections. H.G. Wells, one of the founding fathers of science fiction created a rich universe of short stories, many of which are collected here in this special deluxe edition. The Star, The Time Machine, The Land Ironclads and A Dream of Armageddon are amongst the many gems which have inspired generations of writers (including those who contribute to our own Gothic Fantasy short story editions) to explore the world around us, its pasts, its complicated present, and its many futures.

Crime Mystery Short Stories

Crime   Mystery Short Stories
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2016-11-12
ISBN: 1786645114
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crime Mystery Short Stories Book Excerpt:

New Authors and collections. Following the great success of 2015's Gothic Fantasy, deluxe edition short story compilations, Ghosts, Horror and Science Fiction, this latest in the series is packed with detectives, mystery and murder. Whodunnits and mysteries from classic authors are cast with previously unpublished stories by exciting budding contemporary crime writers. Classic authors include Ernest Bramah, G.K. Chesterton, Wilkie Collins, Richard Harding Davis, Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, R. Austin Freeman, Jacques Futrelle, Anna Katharine Green, Arthur Griffiths, E.W. Hornung, Maurice Leblanc, Jack London, Arthur Morrison, Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur B. Reeve, Mark Twain, Edgar Wallace, Victor L. Whitechurch, Israel Zangwill.

Swords Steam Short Stories

Swords   Steam Short Stories
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2016-11-12
ISBN: 1786645130
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Swords Steam Short Stories Book Excerpt:

New Authors and collections. Following the great success of 2015's Gothic Fantasy, deluxe edition short story compilations, Ghosts, Horror and Science Fiction, this latest in the series is packed with swashbuckling and steam-punking up to your eyeballs. Adventures and alt-historical tales from classic authors are cast with previously unpublished stories by exciting budding contemporary writers. Classic authors: John Buchan, Robert W. Chambers, L. Maria Child, Arthur Conan Doyle, Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué, George Griffith, Edward Everett Hale, Nathaniel Hawthorne, E.T.A. Hoffman, Robert E. Howard, Washington Irving, Percival Leigh, A. Merritt, Edward Page Mitchell, Edgar Allan Poe, Howard Pyle, Walter Scott, Mary Shelley, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jules Verne.