Which would provide more accurate diagnosis and better treatment -- a human doctor, an intelligent machine, or some combination of the two? In Social Machines, authors James Hendler and Alice Mulvehill aim to help readers navigate the partnership between humans and AI. This is not a book about robots, but about the cognitive aspects of AI.
The history of science and technology and their social impact ought to be part of the education of both scientists and non-scientists. In a democratic society, the general public is often required to make decisions about how our constantly increasing power over nature ought to be used. Science and Society was written to fulfill the need for a textbook in this field.
This book analyzes Applied Analysis through the study of enumerable families of different classes of special functions. Enumerable families of the Bessel and Mittag-Leffler functions and their generalizations are considered and the convergence of series in them is investigated.
Researchers at Lehigh University, led by L. Brook Sawyer and Patricia H. Manz, assistant and associate professors in the College of Education, have developed a method to bring parents and teachers of preschool dual language learners together, which they call Project TAPP (Teachers and Parents as Partners). The framework is detailed in a new book called Family Involvement in Early Education and Child Care (Emerald Group Publishing, Ltd.).
'The Soils of the USA' is the first comprehensive coverage of the soils in the US since 1936. Written by 46 soil scientists from across the country and richly illustrated, the book provides an overview of the distribution, properties and function of soils in the USA, including Alaska, Hawaii and its Caribbean territories.
Humanity and our civilization are facing the greatest challenge in the million-year ascent of our species. It consists of the coming-together of ten huge, man-made threats which are now combining to imperil our future. In his new book 'Surviving the 21st Century -- Humanity's Ten Great Challenges and How We Can Overcome Them,' published by Springer, Julian Cribb explores these risks and explains what can and should be done to limit them.
How did Europe become what it is today and what role did the institution of the Church play? As part of the project 'Regesta Pontificum Romanorum' historians of Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg are working together with the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities to comprehensively examine all papal contacts from their beginnings through to 1198.
Anthropologist Danielle Kurin examines the effects of the abrupt and catastrophic demise of the Wari Empire 1,000 years ago.
Tired of a divisive campaign season full of mudslinging but lacking substantive discussion of important topics? Frustrated at government officials who seem to prioritize gridlock and partisanship over problem solving and progress? In AMERICA, THE OWNER'S MANUAL: You Can Fight City Hall and Win, former U.S. Senator Bob Graham and attorney/long-time public servant Chris Hand show us how to discover, build, and flex our citizenship muscles.
The emergence, significance and electoral prospects of moderate Islamist political parties in the Middle East is the topic of a new book by A. Kadir Yildirim, research scholar in the Center for Middle East at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy.