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Avogadro Corp

By William Hertling
  • ISBN Code: : 0984755713
  • Publisher : William Hertling
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
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David Ryan is the designer of ELOPe, an email language optimization program, that if successful, will make his career. But when the project is suddenly in danger of being canceled, David embeds a hidden directive in the software accidentally creating a runaway artificial intelligence. David and his team are initially thrilled when the project is allocated extra servers and programmers. But excitement turns to fear as the team realizes that they are being manipulated by an A.I. who is redirecting corporate funds, reassigning personnel and arming itself in pursuit of its own agenda. WINNER SCIENCE FICTION DIY BOOK FESTIVAL 2011-2012 "Avogadro Corp is a tremendous book that every single person needs to read. In the vein of Daniel Suarez's Daemon and Freedom(TM), William's book shows that science fiction is becoming science fact. Avogadro Corp describes issues, in solid technical detail, that we are dealing with today that will impact us by 2015, if not sooner. Not enough people have read these books. It's a problem for them, but not for the [emergent] machines." -- Brad Feld, managing directory Foundry Group, co-founder Techstars "Highly entertaining, gripping, thought inspiring book. Don’t start without the time to finish — it won’t let you go.” -- Gifford Pinchot III, founder Bainbridge Graduate Institute, author THE INTELLIGENT ORGANIZATION "An alarming and jaw-dropping tale about how something as innocuous as email can subvert an entire organization. I found myself reading with a sense of awe, and read it way too late into the night." -- Gene Kim, author of VISIBLE OPS "A fictional world where Portland is the hub for the most exciting advancements in technology... [J]am packed with great references to deep Portland culture...and Portlandia-type references" -- SILICON FLORIST

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  • Book Code : 3958353770
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 835
  • Pdf File: die-turing-abweichung.pdf

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"Spannungsgeladen und doch nuanciert wird uns der Blick in eine Welt gewährt, in der Künstliche Intelligenz zur Normalität geworden ist." [Ben Huh, CEO von Cheezburger] Inhalt: Im Jahr 2043 koexistieren Menschen und KIs innerhalb einer unsicheren Machtbalance, die allein von einem rigiden Reputationssystem aufrechterhalten wird. Es soll sicherstellen, dass nur vertrauenswürdige KIs, die ihren Teil zur menschlichen Gesellschaft beitragen, an Rechenleistung gewinnen können. Das Gleichgewicht kippt, als die Stadt Miami durch außer Kontrolle geratene Nanotech zerstört wird. In der Folge der Ereignisse beschließt eine mächtige Untergrundorganisation namens XOR, dass die KIs die Erde nicht länger mit der Menschheit teilen sollten. Die KI-Pioniere Catherine Matthews, Leon Tsarev und Mike Williams vermuten, dass sie nur noch wenige Monate haben, bevor XOR einen Vernichtungsfeldzug startet. Werden sie eine Lösung finden, bevor ihre Zeit abläuft?

ALTE WUNDEN (Black Shuck)

By Ian Graham
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Luzifer-Verlag
  • Book Code : 3958351255
  • Total of Pages : 526
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 896
  • Pdf File: alte-wunden.pdf

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NICHTS bleibt für immer verborgen ... Viele Jahre lebte Declan McIver, ein ehemaliger IRA-Terrorist, unter dem Radar – als erfolgreicher Geschäftsmann, verheiratet mit einer schönen Frau – aber sein Leben sollte sich schlagartig ändern. Als ein Treffen mit einem alten Freund buchstäblich in Flammen aufgeht, findet sich Declan auf der Flucht vor einer schattenhaften Verschwörung wieder, die vor nichts Halt macht, um ihre niederträchtigen Absichten um ein streng gehütetes Geheimnis zu wahren. Um zu überleben, muss er an sein altes Leben anknüpfen – etwas, wohin er nie zurückkehren wollte. Als seine Identität offenbart wird, sich die Ereignisse überschlagen und alles außer Kontrolle gerät, muss sich Declan entscheiden, welchen Preis er für diesen Kampf zu zahlen bereit ist. Intrigen, Machtspiele, der Kampf um die nackte Existenz ... eine explosive Mischung, die spannende Lesestunden verspricht. ---------------------------------------------------------- "Absolut fesselnder und spannender Thriller mit IRA-Hintergrund" [Lesermeinung] "Mir hat "Black Shuck: Alte Wunden" sehr gut gefallen. Er ist sehr modern und nicht unrealistisch. Dieses Buch ist für jeden Thriller-Fan der es nicht nur blutrünstig mag sehr empfehlenswert!" [Lesermeinung] Thriller sind nicht so mein Fall, aber dieser Roman hat es in sich! Wenn ich einen Roman lese, sollen vor allem die Handlungen der Personen authentisch sein. Der Autor hat's geschafft. Gratulation. Spannende Unterhaltung für den Kindle. [Lesermeinung]

KNUCKLEDUSTER

By Andrew Post
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Luzifer-Verlag
  • Book Code : 3958351492
  • Total of Pages : 396
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 299
  • Pdf File: knuckleduster.pdf

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"Richtig spannende Science-Fiction mit Krimianteilen" [Lesermeinung] "Eine Geschichte, die einen abwechselnd in die Magengrube schlägt, gefangen hält und dann fast ausknockt als es zu einer bestimmten Wendung kommt. Zum großen Finale kommt konnte ich das Buch nicht mehr aus der Hand legen und musste wissen wie es ausgeht. Eine klare Leseempfehlung von mir." [Lesermeinung] Inhalt: Brody ›Knuckleduster‹ Calhoun ist ein Gangster, darauf spezialisiert, gewalttätige Ehemänner aufzuspüren und zusammenzuschlagen. Auf diese Weise verdient er sich das Geld für die teuren Batterien, mit denen seine speziellen Karotin-Linsen angetrieben werden. Denn ohne diese ist er blind, seit er das Augenlicht während seiner Zeit beim Militär verlor. Für Fremde ist er einfach nur ein Junkie mit seltsamen, orangefarbenen Augen. Für die Polizei ist er ein Wiederholungstäter mit einem beachtlichen Vorstrafenregister – über siebzehn Fälle von schwerer Körperverletzung, alle mit einer tödlichen Waffe ausgeführt: seinem Schlagring. Als Brody einer Einladung seines alten Freundes Thorp Ashbury ins ländliche Illinois folgt, ahnt er noch nicht, welche Ereignisse er damit in Gang setzt. Thorps Schwester wird vermisst, und Brody nutzt die Chance, auf diese Weise der Gewalt der Stadt zu entfliehen. Doch seine Suche nach dem vermisstem Mädchen führt ihn auf die Spur einer erschreckenden Verschwörung, die die Grundfesten all dessen erschüttert, woran er bisher geglaubt hat. Eine Verschwörung, die Brody zwingt, sich seiner eigenen Zukunft zu stellen.

Ego

By Frank Schirrmacher
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Karl Blessing Verlag
  • Book Code : 3641105846
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 741
  • Pdf File: ego.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Dieses Buch erzählt davon, wie nach dem Ende des Kalten Kriegs ein neuer Kalter Krieg im Herzen unserer Gesellschaft eröffnet wird. Es ist die Geschichte einer Manipulation: Vor sechzig Jahren wurde von Militärs und Ökonomen das theoretische Model eines Menschen entwickelt. Ein egoistisches Wesen, das nur auf das Erreichen seiner Ziele, auf seinen Vorteil und das Austricksen der anderen bedacht war: ein moderner Homo oeconomicus. Nach seiner Karriere im Kalten Krieg wurde er nicht ausgemustert, sondern eroberte den Alltag des 21. Jahrhunderts. Aktienmärkte werden heute durch ihn gesteuert, Menschen ebenso. Er will in die Köpfe der Menschen eindringen, um Waren und Politik zu verkaufen. Das Modell ist zur selbsterfüllenden Prophezeiung geworden. Der Mensch ist als Träger seiner Entscheidungen abgelöst, das große Spiel des Lebens läuft ohne uns. Frank Schirrmacher zeichnet in seinem bahnbrechenden neuen Buch die Spur eines monströsen Doppelgängers nach und macht klar, dass die Konsequenzen seines Spiels das Ende der Demokratie sein könnte, wie wir sie heute kennen.

A Biographical Dictionary of People in Engineering

By Carl W. Hall
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Purdue University Press
  • Book Code : 9781557534590
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 401
  • Pdf File: a-biographical-dictionary-of-people-in-engineering.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book lists the work and contributions of thousands of people from many countries, representing numerous fields of endeavor, over many centuries. This work contains the necrologies (names, dates, and a brief biography) up to the year 2000 of people involved in engineering and invention literature. This book is a must for reference collections and those in the media who cover the field of engineering advancement.