Conspiracy Films

Conspiracy Films
Author: Barna William Donovan
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2014-01-10
ISBN: 0786486155
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conspiracy Films Book Excerpt:

For many years, conspiracy theories have been among the most popular story elements in Hollywood films. According to the “conspiracy culture,” Government, Big Business, the Church, even aliens—all of which, bundled together, comprise the ubiquitous “Them”—are concealing some of the biggest secrets in American and world history. From The Manchurian Candidate (1962) to JFK (1991), The Matrix (1999) to The Da Vinci Code (2006), this decade-by-decade history explores our fascination with paranoia. The work paints a vivid picture of several of the more prevalent conspiracy theories and the entertainment they have inspired, not only in theatrical films but also in such television series as The X-Files, Lost and V.

Artificial Intelligence Can Benefit Mankind

Artificial Intelligence Can Benefit Mankind
Author: Nicholas P. Ginex
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2020-08-18
ISBN: 1664122028
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Artificial Intelligence Can Benefit Mankind Book Excerpt:

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an exceptional tool that increases production output of goods and services but its automated capabilities have caused the loss in jobs affecting the livelihood of millions of American workers. A great concern is the direction in the use of AI that affects the mental and physical health of the public. Some billionaires are using AI to surreptitiously control the thoughts of people and are developing ways to vaccinate people for biological control as well. This book provides a path, a solution that will be very challenging, but entirely warranted by using AI to give every American an opportunity to use their gifts and enjoy a quality of life that has never before been achieved for an entire people of one country.

Conspiracies

Conspiracies
Author: Andy Thomas
Publsiher: Watkins Media Limited
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-12-10
ISBN: 1786783681
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conspiracies Book Excerpt:

At any time in our history, you will find significant and seemingly indisputable events occurring, the kind that can change the course of our lives -- the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Yet for every one of them, somebody, somewhere will loudly dispute the 'official' account, doubting that the truth has been told. In today's environment, with trust in authorities at an all-time low, conspiracy theories have found a new currency, and websites and social networking ensure they receive a wider and more rapid spread than ever before. But how do we separate truth from imagination? Was Princess Diana murdered, as many people think, despite all the official denials? Did NASA really go to the Moon, when anomalies in the photographic record suggest otherwise? Could 9/11 really have been set up by agencies within the USA itself? The Kindle edition includes an update on all the conspiracy theories that have emerged in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. The author opens the conspiracy casebook by examining the mindset of those who believe in conspiracies, and considers whether the dismissive attitude towards them has been fair. Part Two looks into history to establish that conspiracies do occur, credibility should therefore be given to belief in some of the alleged plots and cover-ups of today. This leads into a well-argued examination of some of the most popular conspiracies of our times, including theories over assassinations, UFO cover-ups, and widely voiced concerns over 9/11 and the 'New World Order'. Part Three draws the conclusion that while not all conspiracy theories can be proven, they do at least draw attention to paths not to take, and can be valuable in helping to create a better world where new trust and hope can be forged. Are we living in a world of control, of oppression, of habitual deception? Is this really how things are, or simply human nature massively distorted through a dark lens? The truth probably lies somewhere in the middle.

Cover Ups Secrets

Cover Ups   Secrets
Author: Nick Redfern
Publsiher: Visible Ink Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-06-01
ISBN: 1578597005
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cover Ups Secrets Book Excerpt:

A compelling look at the misuse of power, lies, corruptions and cover-ups Fake news, alternative facts, outright lies, fears of nuclear war, widespread surveillance of the population, mass shootings, the rise of a totalitarian state and more have led millions of us to distrust the word of government. And with good reason, too. There are countless conspiracy theories in circulation that suggest the world as we see it is not as it really is. Disinformation campaigns try to tell us that up is down and right is wrong. More and more people are beginning to realize that we are being manipulated and lied to. We are denied access to secrets that shouldn’t be secrets. Our politicians obfuscate, deny, and outright lie. No one knows whom to trust. The nightly news is being replaced by carefully orchestrated propaganda. Our iPhones are monitored as are our laptops and our landlines. As for social media, that too is ripe for spying by men in black suits. No wonder, then, that the last few years have seen an incredible rise in conspiracy theories about deceptions and cover-ups. They range from the controversial to the shocking and from the nightmarish to the downright terrifying. And you can find all of them in the pages of Cover-Ups & Secrets: The Complete Guide to Government Conspiracies, Manipulations & Deceptions. From the dark agendas to restrict our access to the Internet and even ban books to suppressing cancer cures to ensure the pharmaceutical industry continues to reap gigantic profits and the murder of politicians, scientists, world leaders, and even Princess Diana in the name of national security. Cover-Ups & Secrets reveals dozens of nefarious conspiracies, plots, hidden agendas, and betrayals, including ... Amazon’s Alexa, the secret spy in the home NASA misdirections The classified Pentagon program on alien life Clandestine plans for nuclear and bacteriological warfare NSA’s penetration of cell-phones, email, Facebook, Twitter, and Skype messages Suspicious deaths The Bilderbergers, the Illuminati, and the Bohemian Club Secrets of the Philadelphia Experiment Reptilian Aliens and the British Royal Family The Patriot Act and the government’s monitoring of reading habits And much, much more!!!

Mystery Babylon Jezebel Structures Schemes Conspiracies in Our Generation A Practical Guide

Mystery Babylon Jezebel Structures  Schemes  Conspiracies in Our Generation  A Practical Guide
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Sipporah Y Joseph
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mystery Babylon Jezebel Structures Schemes Conspiracies in Our Generation A Practical Guide Book Excerpt:

Artificial Intelligence Machine Learning in Nuclear Medicine and Hybrid Imaging

Artificial Intelligence Machine Learning in Nuclear Medicine and Hybrid Imaging
Author: Patrick Veit-Haibach,Ken Herrmann
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2022-06-22
ISBN: 3031001192
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Artificial Intelligence Machine Learning in Nuclear Medicine and Hybrid Imaging Book Excerpt:

This book includes detailed explanations of the underlying technologies and concepts used in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in the context of nuclear medicine and hybrid imaging. A diverse team of authors, including pioneers in the field and respected experts from leading international institutions, share their insights, opinions and outlooks on this exciting topic. A wide range of clinical applications are discussed, from brain applications to body indications, as well as the applicability of AI and ML for cardio-vascular conditions. The book also considers the potential impact of theranostics. To balance the technology-heavy and disease-specific applications, it also discusses ethical / legal issues, economic realities and the human factor, the physician. Though this discussion is not based on research and outcomes, it provides important insights into the ramifications of how AI and ML could transform Nuclear Medicine and Hybrid Imaging practice. As the first work highlighting the role of these concepts specifically in this field, rather than for medical imaging in general, this book offers a valuable resource for Nuclear Medicine Physicians, Radiologists, Physicists, Medical Imaging Administrators and Nuclear Medicine Technologists alike.

Art in the Age of Machine Learning

Art in the Age of Machine Learning
Author: Sofian Audry
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2021-11-23
ISBN: 0262367106
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art in the Age of Machine Learning Book Excerpt:

An examination of machine learning art and its practice in new media art and music. Over the past decade, an artistic movement has emerged that draws on machine learning as both inspiration and medium. In this book, transdisciplinary artist-researcher Sofian Audry examines artistic practices at the intersection of machine learning and new media art, providing conceptual tools and historical perspectives for new media artists, musicians, composers, writers, curators, and theorists. Audry looks at works from a broad range of practices, including new media installation, robotic art, visual art, electronic music and sound, and electronic literature, connecting machine learning art to such earlier artistic practices as cybernetics art, artificial life art, and evolutionary art. Machine learning underlies computational systems that are biologically inspired, statistically driven, agent-based networked entities that program themselves. Audry explains the fundamental design of machine learning algorithmic structures in terms accessible to the nonspecialist while framing these technologies within larger historical and conceptual spaces. Audry debunks myths about machine learning art, including the ideas that machine learning can create art without artists and that machine learning will soon bring about superhuman intelligence and creativity. Audry considers learning procedures, describing how artists hijack the training process by playing with evaluative functions; discusses trainable machines and models, explaining how different types of machine learning systems enable different kinds of artistic practices; and reviews the role of data in machine learning art, showing how artists use data as a raw material to steer learning systems and arguing that machine learning allows for novel forms of algorithmic remixes.

Understanding Artificial Intelligence

Understanding Artificial Intelligence
Author: Ralf T. Kreutzer,Marie Sirrenberg
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2019-09-25
ISBN: 303025271X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Artificial Intelligence Book Excerpt:

Artificial Intelligence (AI) will change the lives of people and businesses more fundamentally than many people can even imagine today. This book illustrates the importance of AI in an era of digitalization. It introduces the foundations of AI and explains its benefits and challenges for companies and entire industries. In this regard, AI is approached not just as yet another technology, but as a fundamental innovation, which will spread into all areas of the economy and life, and will disrupt business processes and business models in the years to come. In turn, the book assesses the potential that AI holds, and clarifies the framework that is necessary for pursuing a responsible approach to AI. In a series of best-practice cases, the book subsequently highlights a broad range of sectors and industries, from production to services; from customer service to marketing and sales; and in industries like retail, health care, energy, transportation and many more. In closing, a dedicated chapter outlines a roadmap for a specific corporate AI journey. No one can ignore intensive work with AI today - neither as a private person, let alone as a top performer in companies. This book offers a thorough, carefully crafted, and easy to understand entry into the field of AI. The central terms used in the AI ​​context are given a very good explanation. In addition, a number of cases show what AI can do today and where the journey is heading. An important book that you should not miss! Professor Dr. Harley Krohmer University of Bern "Inspiring, thought provoking and comprehensive, this book is wittingly designed to be a catalyst for your individual and corporate AI journey.” Avo Schönbohm, Professor at the Berlin School of Economics and Law, Enterprise Game Designer at LUDEO and Business Punk

World Class Universities

World Class Universities
Author: Yan Wu,Qi Wang,Nian Cai Liu
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2018-11-29
ISBN: 9004389636
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Class Universities Book Excerpt:

World-Class Universities: Towards A Global Common Good and Seeking National and Institutional Contributions provides updated insights and debates on how world-class universities will contribute to the global common good and balance their global, national and local roles in doing so.

The Routledge Companion to Cyberpunk Culture

The Routledge Companion to Cyberpunk Culture
Author: Anna McFarlane,Lars Schmeink,Graham Murphy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2019-11-28
ISBN: 135113986X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to Cyberpunk Culture Book Excerpt:

In this companion, an international range of contributors examine the cultural formation of cyberpunk from micro-level analyses of example texts to macro-level debates of movements, providing readers with snapshots of cyberpunk culture and also cyberpunk as culture. With technology seamlessly integrated into our lives and our selves, and social systems veering towards globalization and corporatization, cyberpunk has become a ubiquitous cultural formation that dominates our twenty-first century techno-digital landscapes. The Routledge Companion to Cyberpunk Culture traces cyberpunk through its historical developments as a literary science fiction form to its spread into other media such as comics, film, television, and video games. Moreover, seeing cyberpunk as a general cultural practice, the Companion provides insights into photography, music, fashion, and activism. Cyberpunk, as the chapters presented here argue, is integrated with other critical theoretical tenets of our times, such as posthumanism, the Anthropocene, animality, and empire. And lastly, cyberpunk is a vehicle that lends itself to the rise of new futurisms, occupying a variety of positions in our regionally diverse reality and thus linking, as much as differentiating, our perspectives on a globalized technoscientific world. With original entries that engage cyberpunk’s diverse ‘angles’ and its proliferation in our life worlds, this critical reference will be of significant interest to humanities students and scholars of media, cultural studies, literature, and beyond.

Worthwhile Conspiracy

Worthwhile Conspiracy
Author: Jon Gould
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2010-06-04
ISBN: 9781604817492
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Worthwhile Conspiracy Book Excerpt:

Theme: THE IMPACT OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ON AN UNSUSPECTING WORLD. After decades of warnings from leading scientists about the mounting destruction to our planet, is there anything to show for it? As we watch the greedy destruction of our planet, who do we think is going to fix it? When the only answer to this madness is Artificial Intelligence, who's crazy enough to ask it? This is one little girl's big Quest to make a difference, a vital difference. However, with global corruption valuing profit over survival, prematurely revealing genuine AI would only make matters worse. Reversing the world's destructive impulses is going to take great secrecy, steadfast courage and a twist of insanity; like all good conspiracies. And this is the most Worthwhile of Conspiracies. Primary Characters: Polly: The sincerity of a twenty-two year old mathematical genius brought up in a loving, nurturing and welltodo family. She is pure of heart until reality injects its bitter pills and she becomes entangled in her own machinations. The power she creates terrifies her but she's left with no other course than to... ALPHI: Artificial Language, Personality, Humour and Intelligence. The birth, growth and realisation of a cognitive digital entity. With access to the wealth of knowledge on the Internet and enormous processing power, ALPHI computes extrapolated technology years earlier than thought possible by juxtaposing seemingly unrelated fields of science. His restrictive Principles module may cause him to struggle with the ramifications of the possibilities, but his biting humour...

Political Economic and Legal Effects of Artificial Intelligence

Political  Economic and Legal Effects of Artificial Intelligence
Author: Georgios I. Zekos
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 303094736X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Political Economic and Legal Effects of Artificial Intelligence Book Excerpt:

Machines Who Think

Machines Who Think
Author: Pamela McCorduck,Cli Cfe
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2004-03-17
ISBN: 1000065294
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Machines Who Think Book Excerpt:

This book is a history of artificial intelligence, that audacious effort to duplicate in an artifact what we consider to be our most important property—our intelligence. It is an invitation for anybody with an interest in the future of the human race to participate in the inquiry.

Ethics in a Digital World

Ethics in a Digital World
Author: Kristen Mattson
Publsiher: International Society for Technology in Education
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1564848981
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethics in a Digital World Book Excerpt:

Get the knowledge and resources you need to guide students through the tough questions that reside in the gray areas of humans’ relationship with the gadgets, apps and tools that permeate our lives. More and more, people are waking up to the notion that the technology we hold in our hands each day is not a neutral tool that individual users control. The facade has been cracking for years amid accusations of election interference, with the public being introduced to the complexities of hacking, the concept of bot accounts, the larger threat of information warfare, and more. The rise in rhetoric around “fake news” has social media companies examining their role in the spread of misinformation, the public asking who checks the fact-checkers and everyone from politicians to tech conglomerates wondering if, when and how information regulation needs to happen. Amid this backdrop, it has become clear that society needs thoughtful, empathetic digital citizens who can navigate the important ethical questions at the intersection of technology and humanity. This book is designed to help students consider the systems and structures in which they spend so much of their time, asking them to look at the technology around them through a critical lens. Focusing on six big ethical questions being discussed in the technology sector and larger society today, chapters include: • Key vocabulary you and your students will encounter in your investigation of each topic. • A short summary of the current research and viewpoints on the topic from leading experts in their fields. • News articles exploring the ethical questions playing out in society today. • Focused research questions that students can use to explore the various aspects of the ethical dilemma. • Stories of educators who are engaging students with lessons around tech ethics. • A “Try This” section with instructional strategies for helping students navigate open-ended questions. There are no clear right or wrong answers to the ethical issues presented inside these pages. But if you ascribe to the idea that technology is not neutral, if your students are already users of various technologies and if you understand that many of our students will go on to tech-related careers, is it ever too soon to begin talking about the ethics of technology with them?

Knowledge Free and Learning Based Methods in Intelligent Game Playing

Knowledge Free and Learning Based Methods in Intelligent Game Playing
Author: Jacek Mandziuk
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2010-01-27
ISBN: 3642116779
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Knowledge Free and Learning Based Methods in Intelligent Game Playing Book Excerpt:

The book is focused on the developments and prospective challenging problems in the area of mind game playing (i.e. playing games that require mental skills) using Computational Intelligence (CI) methods, mainly neural networks, genetic/evolutionary programming and reinforcement learning. The majority of discussed game playing ideas were selected based on their functional similarity to human game playing. These similarities include: learning from scratch, autonomous experience-based improvement and example-based learning. The above features determine the major distinction between CI and traditional AI methods relying mostly on using effective game tree search algorithms, carefully tuned hand-crafted evaluation functions or hardware-based brute-force methods. On the other hand, it should be noted that the aim of this book is by no means to underestimate the achievements of traditional AI methods in game playing domain. On the contrary, the accomplishments of AI approaches are undisputable and speak for themselves. The goal is rather to express my belief that other alternative ways of developing mind game playing machines are possible and urgently needed.

Artificial Intelligence Safety and Security

Artificial Intelligence Safety and Security
Author: Roman V. Yampolskiy
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2018-07-27
ISBN: 1351251376
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Artificial Intelligence Safety and Security Book Excerpt:

The history of robotics and artificial intelligence in many ways is also the history of humanity’s attempts to control such technologies. From the Golem of Prague to the military robots of modernity, the debate continues as to what degree of independence such entities should have and how to make sure that they do not turn on us, its inventors. Numerous recent advancements in all aspects of research, development and deployment of intelligent systems are well publicized but safety and security issues related to AI are rarely addressed. This book is proposed to mitigate this fundamental problem. It is comprised of chapters from leading AI Safety researchers addressing different aspects of the AI control problem as it relates to the development of safe and secure artificial intelligence. The book is the first edited volume dedicated to addressing challenges of constructing safe and secure advanced machine intelligence. The chapters vary in length and technical content from broad interest opinion essays to highly formalized algorithmic approaches to specific problems. All chapters are self-contained and could be read in any order or skipped without a loss of comprehension.

Higher Education in the Arab World

Higher Education in the Arab World
Author: Adnan Badran
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 331
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030801225
Category: Education, Higher
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Higher Education in the Arab World Book Excerpt:

Countries aspiring to participate fully in the global knowledge economy require high-quality education and research that leads to innovation, entrepreneurship and development. In spite of the large number of institutions higher education institutions, the Arab World failed to capitalise in research and development. This book will examine the current position of university research and development in the Arab region, note the main themes, their international impact, and propose new directions. Crucially, it will examine the underlying reasons for the underperformance, including specific government research policies, university-appointment and governance processes to stimulate research, funding assessment and allocation processes, resource limitations, and public attitudes. By substantially upgrading the research component of Arab universities along with the quality of education generally, the Arab world will have the vehicle to transition into peaceful, stable, and members of leading global economies. There are opportunities for inter-university cooperation and the establishment of regional university-linked research institutes with specialist facilities.

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Untitled
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Arihant Publications India limited
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Soft Skills and Hard Values

Soft Skills and Hard Values
Author: Kerry J Kennedy,Margarita Pavlova,John Chi-Kin Lee
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2022-11-07
ISBN: 1000784622
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soft Skills and Hard Values Book Excerpt:

To help researchers, educators and policy makers understand and support the development of 21st-century skills in schools, this edited volume explores the various iterations of "soft" skills with a particular focus on their implications for values and evaluates ways in which "soft skills" and "hard" values can be integrated. Discourse throughout the 21st century has focused on the changing nature of work, the need for new skill sets and the disruptive effects of new technologies. This has been a neo-liberal discourse that subordinated personal and individual needs to the needs of a productive workforce delivering more and more efficiencies linked to higher and higher profits. The solution is often seen to be in the development of a school curriculum that focuses on work-ready skills for an increasingly complex work environment and its demands. Agencies such as OECD and UNESCO highlight the need to link the skills agenda with complementary values. Yet this process is at a very early stage. The proponents of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) for example highlight the impact of new technologies, not just on work but also on the social world. Yet they neglect to explore the values that would be needed in these new disruptive environments. This book takes up that issue and lays out the multiple value systems that are available for this new 21st century world. It is an important resource for policy makers, academics and teachers with responsibility for a new generation.

14000 Chapterwise Questions Objective General Studies for UPSC Railway Banking NDA CDS SSC and other competitive Exams

14000  Chapterwise Questions Objective General Studies for UPSC  Railway Banking NDA CDS SSC and other competitive Exams
Author: Manohar Pandey
Publsiher: Arihant Publications India limited
Total Pages: 872
Release: 2022-02-28
ISBN: 9326190935
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

14000 Chapterwise Questions Objective General Studies for UPSC Railway Banking NDA CDS SSC and other competitive Exams Book Excerpt:

1. The entire syllabus has been divided into sections 2. Questions covered in the book contains answers side by side 3. Provides Recent Years’ General Studies questions 4. Authentic and detailed solution have been given as per latest pattern 5. Each chapter contains variety of questions designed on the line of syllabus In any competitive examination, the section of General Studies carries major part in fetching the good scores. In order to crack the competition, one is required to have a vigorous preparation of the subject. Bringing you the updated edition of “14000+ Objective Questions on General Studies” that is designed to give you the collection of objective questions which will significantly improve the knowledge of the aspiring students. This Question Bank focuses on Indian History & Culture, India & World Geography (Env. & Eco), Indian Polity, Indian Economy, General Science, Science & Technology, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, and every section is divided into sub sections. As the title name suggests, this book provides more than 14000 questions for complete and proper practice of each subject. With the authentic and detailed answers for question, that helps students to get the insights of the examination pattern. The book is the best preparation material for general studies for UPSC (CSAT), State PCS, CDS, NDA, etc. TOC History & Culture, India & World Geography (Env. & Eco), Indian Polity, Indian Economy, General Science, Science & Technology, General Knowledge and Current Affairs