Computing & Internet Databases Books

Building Data Science Teams

As data science evolves to become a business necessity, the importance of assembling a strong and innovative data teams grows. In this in-depth report, data scientist DJ Patil explains the skills, perspectives, tools and processes that position data science teams for success.

Topics include: What it means to be "data driven." The unique roles of data scientists. The four essential qualities of data scientists. Patil's first-hand experience building the LinkedIn data science team.

The Culture of Big Data

Technology does not exist in a vacuum. In the same way that a plant needs water and nourishment to grow, technology needs people and process to thrive and succeed. Culture (i.e., people and process) is integral and critical to the success of any new technology deployment or implementation.

Big data is not just a technology phenomenon. It has a cultural dimension. It's vitally important to remember that most people have not considered the immense difference between a world seen through the lens of a traditional relational database system and a world seen through the lens of a Hadoop Distributed File System.This paper broadly describes the cultural challenges that accompany efforts to create and sustain big data initiatives in an evolving world whose data management processes are rooted firmly in traditional data warehouse architectures.

Big Data Now: Current Perspectives from O'Reilly Radar

This collection represents the full spectrum of data-related content we've published on O'Reilly Radar over the last year. Mike Loukides kicked things off in June 2010 with "What is data science?" and from there we've pursued the various threads and themes that naturally emerged. Now, roughly a year later, we can look back over all we've covered and identify a number of core data areas:

Data issues -- The opportunities and ambiguities of the data space are evident in discussions around privacy, the implications of data-centric industries, and the debate about the phrase "data science" itself.

The application of data: products and processes - A "data product" can emerge from virtually any domain, including everything from data startups to established enterprises to media/journalism to education and research.

Data science and data tools -- The tools and technologies that drive data science are of course essential to this space, but the varied techniques being applied are also key to understanding the big data arena.

The business of data - Take a closer look at the actions connected to data -- the finding, organizing, and analyzing that provide organizations of all sizes with the information they need to compete.

Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) User Guide

NOTE - A new version of the Amazon Relational Database Service User Guide is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07647QNMN

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS). Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) is a platform for running instances of MySQL, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server database engines, called DB Instances, in the cloud. This guide explains how to create and manage DB Instances by using the Query and SOAP programming interfaces, as well as a command-line interface. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at http://aws.amazon.com/documentation/rds/.

Visual Basic 6.0 Programming By Examples

Visual Basic is one of the easiest to learn computer programming language.

Yes, it is obsolete but all MS Office products include VBA (Visual Basic for Application) and if you learn VB you will know VBA!

In my tutorial, I used VB 6 to explain step by step how to create a simple Visual Basic Application and a relatively complex one (a Patient Management system) that is using a database. A patient Management application source code is explained in details.

You will learn how to design and create a database in MS Access and how to create tables and queries.

The book includes a sample application that shows how to use Windows API function.

You will learn how to convert VB program that can be run only in Visual Basic development environment to a distributable application that can be installed on any client computer.

For illustration, I included 128 screenshot images and links to a video.

You will be able to download from my website complete source code for 7 Visual Basic projects including a Password Keeper, a Patient Management and a Billing Management application.

The Ultimate Guide to Forms and Surveys: Everything you need to know about building effective forms and surveys that will help you gather the data you ... your business. (Zapier App Guides Book 4)

They're so simple: just a few fields, a bit of text, and a Submit button. From order and signup forms, to your tax and medical history forms, to surveys about your telephone service and last night's dinner, forms and surveys are ubiquitous. They surely can't be that hard to make.

Yet behind the apparent simplicity in forms and surveys lies the choice of apps to build the form, the tedious field tweaking to make the form or survey work correctly, the careful wording of questions to make an effective survey, and the work to analyze the data and make sense of it for your business.

It's a lot to take on. That's why you need this eBook.

In Zapier's "Ultimate Guide to Forms and Surveys" eBook, you'll find lists of the best apps to build a survey or form for any device, along with guides to the most popular tools you'll use in your form and ways to automate your work. You'll then find guides to analyzing your survey data, and ways to create powerful business solutions from just a form. There's even cheat sheets and sample spreadsheet files to help you get more out of your forms and surveys.

We help people do more with their forms and surveys every day at Zapier. In this book, you'll find some of our best tips to make your own forms and surveys so great, your users will be tempted to think forms are simple, too.

Who Is This Guide For?

If you've ever wanted to collect data in a form or survey, this book is for you. If you've never made an online survey and don't know where to start, you'll find the apps and tips you need in this book to confidently make your first forms and surveys. Or, if you already have your own forms, but want to make them more powerful, this book has tips to automate your form and turn it into a powerful business tool. And, for advanced form and survey builders who want better ways to use the data your forms generate, you'll find the tips you need in this book.

It's everything you'll need to get started collecting data better with forms and surveys.

DBA's Guide to NoSQL: Apache Cassandra

For the new or veteran DBA: whether you're skeptical or enthusiastic about new types of Databases, this book contains all you need to understand about when and how to implement NoSQl technology in your internet enterprise applications.

The Ultimate Guide to Customer Support: Everything you need to know to support your customers effectively (Zapier App Guides Book 5)

Explaining the same things over and over again is annoying at best. Yet it's an important thing to do--something that's critical to your business' success. As long as you have customers, you'll always have someone with a question to answer, a problem to solve, a bug they need fixed.

That's why you need to learn how to do customer support well.

Customer Support doesn't have to be a terrible, repetitive job. It can be the best way for your team to learn about your customers' needs, a crash course into every feature and problem in your tools, and one of the few ways to guarantee your customers are happy.

These benefits and more have kept customer support one of our most important focuses as Zapier has grown. In this eBook, you'll learn what we've discovered about customer support--along with ideas from the support teams at Intercom, Trello, HubSpot, and more--with tips to help you offer the customer support possible.

With roundups of the best apps and tools for customer support, ideas on how to automate tedious parts of support, tips on documenting your products well, and guides for getting out of the stickiest customer support situations, it's the guide you need to ace customer support from day one.

Who Is This Guide For?

Everyone does support, whether they want to or not. If you've ever answered anyone's question about anything relating to your job, you've done support. And at Zapier, we think everyone should do real customer support, to learn from the issues that come up and use that knowledge to do better work.

So whether you're starting a new company, have never answered a support ticket in your life, or are a customer support industry veteran, we think there's something in this guide for you.

Cloudera Impala

Learn about Cloudera Impala--an open source project that's opening up the Apache Hadoop software stack to a wide audience of database analysts, users, and developers. The Impala massively parallel processing (MPP) engine makes SQL queries of Hadoop data simple enough to be accessible to analysts familiar with SQL and to users of business intelligence tools--and it's fast enough to be used for interactive exploration and experimentation.

Storing and processing information

This 3-hour free course discussed the main ways in which organisational data is managed, prior to decision-making activity.

The Evolution of Data Products

This report examines the important shifts in data products. Drawing from diverse examples, including iTunes, Google's self-driving car, and patient monitoring, author Mike Loukides explores the "disappearance" of data, the power of combining data, and the difference between discovery and recommendation. Looking ahead, the analysis finds the real changes in our lives will come from products and companies that reveal data results, not the data itself.

Take Control of PDFpen 10

Edit and enhance your PDFs easily with PDFpen 10!

These days, an ever-increasing amount of "paper"--contracts, tax forms, bills, reports, and more--comes into our lives as PDF files. We generate this virtual paper too, since it's so much easier to save a document as a PDF and send it to a colleague via email than it is to print and send via fax or email. To read, edit, and manipulate all these PDFs, you need the appropriate tools and skills.

Given the high price of Adobe Acrobat DC Pro, many Mac users have turned to Smile's affordable PDFpen apps to help them sign PDF forms, handle scanned documents, make changes in existing PDFs, create new PDFs from a variety of sources, and to export PDFs to other file formats (including Word and Excel). With Take Control of PDFpen 10, you'll learn how to do all these tasks and more on your Mac with PDFpen or PDFpenPro or on the go with PDFpen for iPad & iPhone.

If you haven't used PDFpen before, this free book is an excellent way to find out what it has to offer.

Take Control of PDFpen 10 begins with a guide to purchasing options: PDFpen versus PDFpenPro, from Smile versus the Mac App Store, and the advantages of the iOS version. Next, you'll meet PDFpen with an overview of the PDF format and a tour of the interface.

With the basics out of the way, highlights of what you'll learn to do include:

Add and remove pages, and combine pages from multiple files into one PDF.Mark up a PDF with highlights, comments, editing marks, and more.Edit a PDF by fixing typos, adding text, formatting text, and redacting confidential text. Scan a document into a PDF, and make the text editable with OCR--with single or multiple documents.View and work with OCRed text in the OCR layer (PDFpenPro only)Add clickable links, headers, footers, page numbers, and images.Make a clickable table of contents (PDFpenPro only).Add a watermark to each page of a PDF.Password-protect a PDF. And (PDFpenPro only), prevent others from printing or editing a PDF. Turn a PDF into a formatted Microsoft Word document, or (PDFpenPro only) export it in Excel or PowerPoint format. And, you'll find directions for working with PDF forms:

Fill out forms with ease.Add a handwritten signature.Apply a digital signing certificate.Print just form entries on a pre-printed form.Create an interactive PDF form (PDFpenPro only) that can collect data and send it to you via email or the web. You can add an interactive signature field, which makes it easy for the form to be signed online.An appendix describes the useful AppleScripts that ship with PDFpen.

This ebook was created in collaboration with Smile, with PDFpen's developers tech editing the book.

Dissect and Learn Excel® VBA in 24 Hours: Changing workbook appearance

No matter how complicated a program is, it is made of many smaller and tiny fundamental working parts of programming code. Each of them accomplishes a specific task. Some may just consist of only one or a few lines of code. Knowing the functions of these fundamental working parts, you can then easily write an unlimited number of working programs. And knowing them, you can easily understand the programs written by others and adopt into your programs the ideas and the efficient code that are presented in those programs.

Dissect and Learn Excel VBA in 24 Hours is a series of quick references for intermediate users who are looking for ideas and samples of VBA code to accomplish certain tasks when they are in the process of writing a program.

In this series, you will see thousands of tiny working parts of VBA code that are used to accomplish many simple and yet meaningful tasks. To add a new workbook, to auto-fill a range, to sort a table of data, to generate a table of contents for all chart sheets and worksheets in a workbook, to loop through and manipulate a folder of Excel files, to place a control on the Ribbon, to send an email, and to login to an account in the Internet are some examples of these tiny working parts.

This series is for readers, who have at least a basic understanding of Excel VBA programming. In order to follow the discussions in the series, a reader must know what Sub procedures and Function procedures are, what Visual Basic Editor (VBE) is, how to add a VBA module to a workbook, how to set a reference to an application's type library, how to enable the Auto List Members feature in VBE, how to use the Macro Recorder in Excel in order to find out the methods and properties of objects that you are not familiar with, how to use the Object Browser to check the complete list of members for a particular object, how to write some simple procedures, in which VBA modules you should store your VBA code, and how to use the debugging tools in VBE.

If you are new to Excel VBA, please teach yourself Excel VBA before exploring the contents in the series. You may refer to my earlier book entitled Learn Excel(R) VBA in 24 Hours - A quick reference for beginners, which was written for those who are new to Excel VBA.

I hope this series of books will serve as quick references in facilitating you to write an unlimited number of working VBA programs. Let Excel VBA work for you.



Book 1: Changing workbook appearance focuses on changing the appearances of the worksheet cells, the worksheets of a workbook, the row and column headings, the sheet tabs, the layout view of a worksheet, the status bar, the formula bar, the Ribbon, and the Cell context menu. Figure 1 shows the components that will undergo certain changes in their appearances. In this book, almost half of it covers on how to customize the Ribbon.

The main purpose of changing the appearance is to let the users to have a better working experience when they are using your program. The changes may affect from just a worksheet cell, a range of cells, and a worksheet to the entire active workbook and every opened workbook. To see how the code affects the appearance, simply copy and paste the code into the Immediate window, a VBA module, or Custom UI Editor, and run the VBA code (or step through the VBA code by using the debugger in VBE) or reopen the workbook file (that stores the code) in Excel.

This book ends with a sample program that adopts most of the ideas that are discussed in the book. You may download the program (for Excel 2007 and 2010-2016) to see how it changes the appearance of a workbook.

Dissect and Learn Excel® VBA in 24 Hours: Working with ranges

No matter how complicated a program is, it is made of many smaller and tiny fundamental working parts of programming code. Each of them accomplishes a specific task. Some may just consist of only one or a few lines of code. Knowing the functions of these fundamental working parts, you can then easily write an unlimited number of working programs. And knowing them, you can easily understand the programs written by others and adopt into your programs the ideas and the efficient code that are presented in those programs.

Dissect and Learn Excel VBA in 24 Hours is a series of quick references for intermediate users who are looking for ideas and samples of VBA code to accomplish certain tasks when they are in the process of writing a program.

In this series, you will see thousands of tiny working parts of VBA code that are used to accomplish many simple and yet meaningful tasks. To add a new workbook, to auto-fill a range, to sort a table of data, to generate a table of contents for all chart sheets and worksheets in a workbook, to loop through and manipulate a folder of Excel files, to place a control on the Ribbon, to send an email, and to login to an account in the Internet are some examples of these tiny working parts.

This series is for readers, who have at least a basic understanding of Excel VBA programming. In order to follow the discussions in the series, a reader must know what Sub procedures and Function procedures are, what Visual Basic Editor (VBE) is, how to add a VBA module to a workbook, how to set a reference to an application's type library, how to enable the Auto List Members feature in VBE, how to use the Macro Recorder in Excel in order to find out the methods and properties of objects that you are not familiar with, how to use the Object Browser to check the complete list of members for a particular object, how to write some simple procedures, in which VBA modules you should store your VBA code, and how to use the debugging tools in VBE.

If you are new to Excel VBA, please teach yourself Excel VBA before exploring the contents in the series. You may refer to my earlier book entitled Learn Excel(R) VBA in 24 Hours - A quick reference for beginners, which was written for those who are new to Excel VBA.

I hope this series of books will serve as quick references in facilitating you to write an unlimited number of working VBA programs. Let Excel VBA work for you.

Book 2: Working with ranges focuses on commonly used operations related to worksheet ranges. Selecting a range, finding the last nonempty cell in a range, retrieving the properties of a range (such as address and font), changing the format of a range, converting formulas in a range to values, conditionally formatting a range, sorting a range, filtering a range, copying a range, and exporting a range out of Excel are some of the operations.

Before you can perform any operations on a range with VBA, the first important step is to get a reference to a Range object that represents the range. The first topic in this book discusses numerous ways to refer to a range. Knowing how to refer to a range builds you a solid foundation to write sensible code and to understand the VBA code written by others on working with ranges.

To understand better a particular concept discussed in the book, simply copy and paste the sample VBA code stated in the book into the Immediate window or into a VBA module, and run or step through the code by using the debugger in VBE.

This book focuses on worksheet ranges in Excel 2007-2016 for Windows. The next book focuses on worksheets, workbooks, and files. It discusses adding and deleting worksheets and workbooks, creating a table of contents with hyperlinks for worksheets and chart sheets in a workbook, synchronizing sheet names and code names, prompting a user to select a file in a folder, writing to a text file, and looping through all Excel files in a folder in order to work on the files - among others.

Take Control of PDFpen 8

Juggle your PDFs easily with PDFpen 8!

These days, an ever-increasing amount of "paper" -- contracts, tax forms, bills, reports, and more -- comes into our lives as PDF files. We generate this virtual paper too, since it's so much easier to save a document as a PDF and send it to a colleague via email than it is to print and send via fax or mail. To read, edit, and manipulate all these PDFs, you need appropriate tools and skills.

Given the high price of Adobe Acrobat DC Pro, many Mac users have turned to Smile's affordable PDFpen apps to help them sign PDF forms, handle scanned documents, make changes in existing PDFs, create new PDFs from a variety of sources, and even export PDFs to other file formats. With Take Control of PDFpen 8, you'll learn how to do all these tasks and more on your Mac with PDFpen or PDFpenPro or on the go with PDFpen for iPad & iPhone.

Members of Take Control's sister publication, TidBITS, can save 20% on all Smile products purchased through the Smile cart, including PDFpen 8 and PDFpenPro 8. To learn more, visit the Membership Benefits page. To access the coupon code, make sure you've logged in and click through from the Your Member Benefits page.

Take Control of PDFpen 8 begins with a guide to purchasing options: PDFpen versus PDFpenPro, from Smile versus the Mac App Store, and the advantages of the iOS version. Next, you'll meet PDFpen with an overview of the PDF format and a tour of the interface.

With the basics out of the way, highlights of what you'll learn to do include:

Add and remove pages, and combine pages from multiple files into one PDF.Mark up a PDF with highlights, comments, editing marks, and more.Edit a PDF by fixing typos, adding text, formatting text, and redacting confidential text. Scan a document into a PDF, and make the text editable with OCR.View and work with OCRed text in the OCR layer (PDFpenPro only)Add clickable links, page numbers, and images.Make a clickable table of contents (PDFpenPro only).Password-protect a PDF. And (PDFpenPro only), prevent others from printing or editing a PDF. Turn a PDF into a formatted Microsoft Word document, or (PDFpenPro only) export it in Excel or PowerPoint format. And, you'll find directions for working with PDF forms:

Fill out forms with ease.Add a handwritten signature.Apply a digital signing certificate.Print just form entries on a pre-printed form.Create an interactive PDF form (PDFpenPro only) that can collect data and send it to you via email or the Web. You can add an interactive signature field, which makes it easy for the form to be signed online.An appendix describes the useful AppleScripts that ship with PDFpen.

This ebook was created in collaboration with Smile, with PDFpen's developers tech editing the book.

Take Control of PDFpen 7

Learn how to create and manipulate PDFs with PDFpen 7 and PDFpen for iPad & iPhone

PDF serves as a universal document format for all manner of forms, statements, and receipts. And, whether you've moved a lot of your documents into the cloud or not, you've probably noticed that more and more "paper" is coming your way as PDF files.

But, even as PDFs unstuff our filing cabinets and shrink the piles in our physical inboxes, we need to learn new skills to edit and manage PDFs effectively. Many Mac users have turned to Smile's affordable PDFpen app to help them sign PDF forms, handle scanned documents, edit PDFs, create PDFs, and even export PDFs to other file formats. With Take Control of PDFpen 7, you'll learn how to do all these tasks and more on a Mac with PDFpen or PDFpenPro, or on the go with PDFpen for iPad & iPhone.

The book begins with a guide to purchasing options: PDFpen versus PDFpenPro, from Smile versus the Mac App Store, and the advantages of the iOS version. Next, you'll meet PDFpen with an overview of the PDF format and a tour of the interface.

Compatibility? PDFpen 7 works with OS X 10.10 Yosemite; we also have Take Control of PDFpen 6 for users of older versions of OS X.

With those preliminaries out of the way, you'll learn how to:

Add and remove pages, and combine pages from multiple files into one PDF.Mark up a PDF with highlights, comments, professional editing marks, and more.Edit a PDF by fixing typos, adding text, formatting text, and redacting confidential text. Scan a document into a PDF, and make the text editable with OCR.View and work directly with OCRed text in the OCR layer (PDFpenPro only)Add clickable links, page numbers, and images.Make a clickable table of contents (PDFpenPro only).Reduce the file size with a Quartz filter.Password-protect a PDF. And (PDFpenPro only), prevent others from printing or editing a PDF. Turn a PDF into a formatted Microsoft Word document, or (PDFpenPro only) export it in Excel or PowerPoint format. And, you'll find directions for working with forms:

Fill out forms with ease.Add a handwritten signature -- in the iOS versions, you can write with a stylus!Print just form entries on a pre-printed form.Create an interactive PDF form for both Mac and Windows (PDFpenPro only) that can collect data and send it to you via email or the Web.That's not all! The book also covers how to:

Work with PDFs in PDFpen for iPad & iPhone.Get your PDFs into and out of PDFpen in iOS via iCloud Drive, iTunes, Dropbox, and Open In.Print a PDF with its annotations appearing at the end.Store frequently used items (like a logo or signature) in the PDFpen Library.Turn a Web site into a multi-page PDF (PDFpenPro only).An appendix describes the useful AppleScripts that ship with PDFpen.

This ebook was created in collaboration with Smile, with PDFpen's developers tech editing the book.

Intel Trusted Execution Technology for Server Platforms: A Guide to More Secure Datacenters (Expert's Voice in Security)

Paperback. Pub Date :2013-07-09 Pages: 133 Language: English Publisher: Apress Intel Trusted Execution Technology for Server Platforms: A Guide to More Secure Datacenters is a must have resource guide for anyone who wants to ... implement TXT within their environments.I wish we had this guide when our engineering teams were implementing TXT on our solution platforms!

TouchDevelop: Programming on the Go, Third Edition (Expert's Voice in Web Development)

Paperback. Pub Date :2013-06-04 Pages: 250 Language: English Publisher: APRESS TouchDevelop: Programming on the Go. 3rd Edition (The Experts Voice) is written from theperspective of a person developing their code using a web browser. TheTouchDevelop Web App runs in many modern browsers on many different devicesincluding smartphones and tablets. Macs. PC.All screenshots and navigationinstructions refer to the TouchDevelop Web App running in a browser.ForWindows Phone. there is a dedicated TouchDevelop app in the Windows Phone Storewhich gives access to many more sensors and data sources.Starting with theTouchDevelop app v3.0 for Windows Phone 8. the phone app will share the samelook and navigation structure and all features of the Web App.

New Horizons for a Data-Driven Economy: A Roadmap for Usage and Exploitation of Big Data in Europe

In this book readers will find technological discussions on the existing and emerging technologies across the different stages of the big data value chain. They will learn about legal aspects of big data, the social impact, and about education needs and requirements. And they will discover the business perspective and how big data technology can be exploited to deliver value within different sectors of the economy. The book is structured in four parts: Part I "The Big Data Opportunity" explores the value potential of big data with a particular focus on the European context. It also describes the legal, business and social dimensions that need to be addressed, and briefly introduces the European Commission's BIG project. Part II "The Big Data Value Chain" details the complete big data lifecycle from a technical point of view, ranging from data acquisition, analysis, curation and storage, to data usage and exploitation. Next, Part III "Usage and Exploitation of Big Data" illustrates the value creation possibilities of big data applications in various sectors, including industry, healthcare, finance, energy, media and public services. Finally, Part IV "A Roadmap for Big Data Research" identifies and prioritizes the cross-sectorial requirements for big data research, and outlines the most urgent and challenging technological, economic, political and societal issues for big data in Europe. This compendium summarizes more than two years of work performed by a leading group of major European research centers and industries in the context of the BIG project. It brings together research findings, forecasts and estimates related to this challenging technological context that is becoming the major axis of the new digitally transformed business environment.

Linked Open Data -- Creating Knowledge Out of Interlinked Data: Results of the LOD2 Project (Lecture Notes in Computer Science)

Linked Open Data (LOD) is a pragmatic approach for realizing the Semantic Web vision of making the Web a global, distributed, semantics-based information system. This book presents an overview on the results of the research project "LOD2 -- Creating Knowledge out of Interlinked Data". LOD2 is a large-scale integrating project co-funded by the European Commission within the FP7 Information and Communication Technologies Work Program. Commencing in September 2010, this 4-year project comprised leading Linked Open Data research groups, companies, and service providers from across 11 European countries and South Korea. The aim of this project was to advance the state-of-the-art in research and development in four key areas relevant for Linked Data, namely 1. RDF data management; 2. the extraction, creation, and enrichment of structured RDF data; 3. the interlinking and fusion of Linked Data from different sources and 4. the authoring, exploration and visualization of Linked Data.

Machine Learning: The Ultimate Guide to Machine Learning, Neural Networks and Deep Learning for Beginners Who Want to Understand Applications, Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining, Big Data and More

3 comprehensive manuscripts in 1 book

Machine Learning: An Essential Guide to Machine Learning for Beginners Who Want to Understand Applications, Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining, Big Data and MoreNeural Networks: An Essential Beginners Guide to Artificial Neural Networks and their Role in Machine Learning and Artificial IntelligenceDeep Learning: An Essential Guide to Deep Learning for Beginners Who Want to Understand How Deep Neural Networks Work and Relate to Machine Learning and Artificial IntelligenceEvery day, someone is putting down a book on machine learning and giving up on learning about this revolutionary topic.

How many of them miss out on furthering their career, and perhaps even the progress of our species...without even realizing?

You see, most beginners make the same mistake when first delving into the topic of machine learning.

They start off with a resource containing too many unrelatable facts, math, and programming lingo that will put them to sleep rather than ignite their passion.

But that is about to change...

This new book on machine learning will explain the concepts, methods and history behind machine learning, including how our computers became vastly more powerful but infinitely stupider than ever before and why every tech company and their grandmother want to keep track of us 24/7, siphoning data points from our electronic devices to be crunched by their programs that then become virtual crystal balls, predicting our thoughts before we even have them.

Most of the book reads like science fiction because in a sense it is, far beyond what an average person would be willing to believe is happening.

Here are some of the topics that are discussed in part 1 of this book:

What is machine learning?What's the point of machine learning?History of machine learningNeural networksMatching the human brainArtificial IntelligenceAI in literatureTalking, walking robotsSelf-driving carsPersonal voice-activated assistantsData miningSocial networksBig DataShadow profilesBiometricsSelf-replicating machinesAnd much, much more!Here are some of the topics that are discussed in part 2 of this book:Programming a smart(er) computerCompositionGiving neural networks legs to stand onThe magnificent wetwarePersonal assistantsTracking users in the real worldSelf-driving neural networksTaking everyone's jobQuantum leap in computingAttacks on neural networksNeural network warGhost in the machineNo backlashAnd Much, Much MoreHere are some of the topics that are discussed in part 3 of this book:

Improving the Scientific MethodHow It All StartedAppeasing the Rebellious SpiritsQuantum Approach To ScienceThe Replication CrisisEvolving the Machine BrainThe Future of Deep LearningMedicine with the Help of a Digital GenieAnd Much, Much MoreSo if you want to learn about machine learning, click "buy now"!