Author: Isaac Asimov
The classic collection of robot stories from the master of the genre. In these stories Isaac Asimov creates the Three Laws of Robotics and ushers in the Robot Age. Earth is ruled by master-machines but the Three Laws of Robotics have been designed to ensure humans maintain the upper hand: 1) A robot may not injure a human being or allow a human being to come to harm2) A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law. But what happens when a rogue robot's idea of what is good for society contravenes the Three Laws?
Author: Isaac Asimov
Sensíveis, divertidos e instigantes, os contos de Eu, robô são um marco na história da ficção científica, seja pela introdução das célebres Leis da Robótica, pelos personagens inesquecíveis ou por seu olhar completamente novo a respeito das máquinas. Vivam eles na Terra ou no espaço sideral; sejam domésticos ou especializados, submissos ou rebeldes, meramente mecânicos ou humanizados, os robôs de Asimov conquistaram a cabeça e a alma de gerações de escritores, cineastas e cientistas, sendo até hoje fonte de inspiração de tudo o que lemos e assistimos sobre essas criaturas mecânicas. Verdadeiro marco na história da ficção científica, "Eu, robô" reúne os primeiros textos de Isaac Asimov sobre robôs, publicados entre 1940 e 1950. São nove contos que relatam a evolução dos autômatos através do tempo, e que contêm em suas páginas, pela primeira vez, as célebres Três Leis da Robótica: os princípios que regem o comportamento dos robôs e que mudaram definitivamente a percepção que se tem sobre eles na literatura e na própria ciência.
The proliferation of entrepreneurship, technological and business innovations, emerging social trends and lifestyles, employment patterns, and other developments in the global context involve creative destruction that transcends geographic and political boundaries and economic sectors and industries. This creates a need for an interdisciplinary exploration of disruptive technologies, their impacts, and their implications for various stakeholders widely ranging from government agencies to major corporations to consumer groups and individuals. Disruptive Technologies for Business Development and Strategic Advantage is a critical scholarly resource that explores innovation, imitation, and creative destruction as critical factors and agents of socio-economic growth and progress in the context of emerging challenges and opportunities for business development and strategic advantage. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as predictive value, business strategy, and sustainability, this book is geared towards entrepreneurs, business executives, business professionals, academicians, and researchers interested in strategic decision making using innovations and competitiveness.
Author: Samuel C. Woolley, Philip N. Howard
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Social media platforms do not just circulate political ideas, they support manipulative disinformation campaigns. While some of these disinformation campaigns are carried out directly by individuals, most are waged by software, commonly known as bots, programmed to perform simple, repetitive, robotic tasks. Some social media bots collect and distribute legitimate information, while others communicate with and harass people, manipulate trending algorithms, and inundate systems with spam. Campaigns made up of bots, fake accounts, and trolls can be coordinated by one person, or a small group of people, to give the illusion of large-scale consensus. Some political regimes use political bots to silence opponents and to push official state messaging, to sway the vote during elections, and to defame critics, human rights defenders, civil society groups, and journalists. This book argues that such automation and platform manipulation, amounts to a new political communications mechanism that Samuel Woolley and Philip N. Noward call "computational propaganda." This differs from older styles of propaganda in that it uses algorithms, automation, and human curation to purposefully distribute misleading information over social media networks while it actively learns from and mimicks real people so as to manipulate public opinion across a diverse range of platforms and device networks. This book includes cases of computational propaganda from nine countries (both democratic and authoritarian) and four continents (North and South America, Europe, and Asia), covering propaganda efforts over a wide array of social media platforms and usage in different types of political processes (elections, referenda, and during political crises).
Robo Sapiens Japanicus
Author: Jennifer Robertson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Japan is arguably the first postindustrial society to embrace the prospect of human-robot coexistence. Over the past decade, Japanese humanoid robots designed for use in homes, hospitals, offices, and schools have become celebrated in mass and social media throughout the world. In Robo sapiens japanicus, Jennifer Robertson casts a critical eye on press releases and public relations videos that misrepresent robots as being as versatile and agile as their science fiction counterparts. An ethnography and sociocultural history of governmental and academic discourse of human-robot relations in Japan, this book explores how actual robots—humanoids, androids, and animaloids—are “imagineered” in ways that reinforce the conventional sex/gender system and political-economic status quo. In addition, Robertson interrogates the notion of human exceptionalism as she considers whether “civil rights” should be granted to robots. Similarly, she juxtaposes how robots and robotic exoskeletons reinforce a conception of the “normal” body with a deconstruction of the much-invoked Theory of the Uncanny Valley.
Author: Paolo Sironi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A survival guide for the FinTech era of banking FinTech Innovation examines the rise of financial technology and its growing impact on the global banking industry. Wealth managers are standing at the epicenter of a tectonic shift, as the balance of power between offering and demand undergoes a dramatic upheaval. Regulators are pushing toward a 'constrained offering' norm while private clients and independent advisors demand a more proactive role; practitioners need examine this banking evolution in detail to understand the mechanisms at work. This book presents analysis of the current shift and offers clear insight into what happens when established economic interests collide with social transformation. Business models are changing in profound ways, and the impact reaches further than many expect; the democratization of banking is revolutionizing the wealth management industry toward more efficient and client-centric advisory processes, and keeping pace with these changes has become a survival skill for financial advisors around the world. Social media, big data analytics and digital technology are disrupting the banking industry, which many have taken for granted as set in stone. This book shatters that assumption by illustrating the massive changes already underway, and provides thought leader insight into the changes yet to come. Examine the depth and breadth of financial technology Learn how regulations are driving changing business models Discover why investors may become the price-makers Understand the forces at work behind the rise of FinTech Information asymmetry has dominated the banking industry for centuries, keeping the bank/investor liability neatly aligned—but this is changing, and understanding and preparing for the repercussions must be a top priority for wealth managers everywhere. Financial Innovation shows you where the bar is being re-set and gives you the insight you need to keep up.
Author: Peter Menzel, Faith D'Aluisio
Publisher: MIT Press
A field guide to our mechanical future, presenting the next generation of intelligentrobots and their makers.
Author: Isaac Asimov
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
Robot Dreams collects 21 of Isaac Asimov's short stories spanning the body of his fiction from the 1940s to the 1980s, exploring not only the future of technology, but the future of humanity's maturity and growth.
Author: Honghai Liu, Dongbing Gu, Robert J. Howlett, Yonghuai Liu
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Robot intelligence has become a major focus of intelligent robotics. Recent innovation in computational intelligence including fuzzy learning, neural networks, evolutionary computation and classical Artificial Intelligence provides sufficient theoretical and experimental foundations for enabling robots to undertake a variety of tasks with reasonable performance. This book reflects the recent advances in the field from an advanced knowledge processing perspective; there have been attempts to solve knowledge based information explosion constraints by integrating computational intelligence in the robotics context.
Author: Amy Sparkes
Publisher: Scholastic UK
Little Robot has an itchy nose. "AAAACHOOOO!" Out shoots some sticky, stretchy, gooey green stuff. Soon Little Robot's snot makes him famous. He doesn't want to share it with anyone, but, just as he realises there is such a thing as too much snot, all of the other robots start sneezing too!
The Robot Book
Author: Heather Brown
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Introduces robots, in a text that has movable cardboard bolts and gears designed to show how robots work.
Author: Chae Strathie
Get ready to read! LITTLE RED ROBINS are ideal for sharing and reading together. When Robbie's dad creates a robot version of him, Robbie is delighted. He doesn't need to clean his room ever again! But hang on ... why is Dad acting so weird? He's created a robot version of himself too!