Intelligent Cars and the Road Ahead

Author: Hod Lipson,Melba Kurman

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262035227

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

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When human drivers let intelligent software take the wheel: the beginning of a new era in personal mobility.

Critical Issues Impacting Science, Technology, Society (STS), and Our Future

Author: Lum, Heather Christina

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522579508

Category: Computers

Page: 345

View: 4832


We are in an ever-changing and fast-paced world that is entrenched in technological innovation. But how is technology and science impacting our society? How does it affect our interactions with these products and ultimately with each other? How is society shaping the types of technologies we are advancing? Critical Issues Impacting Science, Technology, Society (STS), and Our Future compiles theory and research from the confluence of a variety of disciplines to discuss how scientific research and technological innovation is shaping society, politics, and culture, and predicts what can be expected in the future. While highlighting topics including political engagement, artificial intelligence, and wearable technology, this book is ideally designed for policymakers, government officials, business managers, computer engineers, IT specialists, scientists, and professionals and researchers in the science, technology, and humanities fields.

Unplugging the City

The Urban Phenomenon and its Sociotechnical Controversies

Author: Fábio Duarte,Rodrigo Jose Firmino

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131552323X

Category: Architecture

Page: 162

View: 7424


Modernity has entrusted technology with such power that it is treated as an autonomous entity, with its own manners and morals. Technological disruptions are also socially disruptive: technological failures reveal both the constituents of the technology itself and the social fabric woven by this technology. Cities are the quintessential technological arrangement, not only materially but also as a conceptual framework: the ubiquity of technology makes us think and plan cities mostly in terms of technological arrangements. Unplugging the City: The Urban Phenomenon and its Sociotechnical Controversies proposes a conceptual and methodological framework for analyzing certain urban phenomena as a technological assemblage. It demonstrates, through multiple case studies, the sociotechnical complexities involved in the stabilization and disruption of urban technological arrangements. Examples range from the urban phantasmagorias portrayed in science-fiction movies to the urban proposals of Brasilia and Masdar, from the book of bike-sharing systems to pervasive global surveillance systems. Written by Fábio Duarte and Rodrigo Firmino, based on their original research and publications, this is an essential resource for those interested in the theory and study of technology and its inextricable influence on the city.

Generation Robot

A Century of Science Fiction, Fact, and Speculation

Author: Terri Favro

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1510723129

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Generation Robot covers a century of science fiction, fact and, speculation—from the 1950 publication of Isaac Asimov’s seminal robot masterpiece, I, Robot, to the 2050 Singularity when artificial and human intelligence are predicted to merge. Beginning with a childhood informed by pop-culture robots in movies, in comic books, and on TV in the 1960s to adulthood where the possibilities of self-driving cars and virtual reality are daily conversation, Terri Favro offers a unique perspective on how our relationship with robotics and futuristic technologies has shifted over time. Peppered with pop-culture fun-facts about Superman’s kryptonite, the human-machine relationships in the cult TV show Firefly, and the sexual and moral implications of the film Ex Machina, Generation Robot explores how the techno-triumphs and resulting anxieties of reality bleed into the fantasies of our collective culture. Clever and accessible, Generation Robot isn’t just for the serious, scientific reader—it’s for everyone interested in robotics and technology since their science-fiction origins. By looking back at the future she once imagined, analyzing the plugged-in present, and speculating on what is on the horizon, Terri Favro allows readers the chance to consider what was, what is, and what could be. This is a captivating book that looks at the pop-culture of our society to explain how the world works—now and tomorrow.

Three Revolutions

Steering Automated, Shared, and Electric Vehicles to a Better Future

Author: Daniel Sperling

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 161091905X

Category: Architecture

Page: 251

View: 7873


In Three Revolutions, transportation expert Dan Sperling and his collaborators share research-based insights on potential public benefits and impacts of the three transportation revolutions of vehicle automation, shared mobility, and vehicle electrification. They describe innovative ideas and partnerships, and explore the role government policy can play in steering the new transportation paradigm toward the public interest--toward our dream scenario of social equity, environmental sustainability, and urban livability. Three Revolutions offers policy recommendations and provides insight and knowledge that could lead to wiser choices by all. With this book, Sperling and his collaborators hope to steer these revolutions toward the public interest and a better quality of life for everyone.

Intelligent Autonomous Systems, IAS--3

An International Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, February 15-18, 1993

Author: F. C. A. Groen,Shigeo Hirose,Charles E. Thorpe

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9789051991222

Category: Science

Page: 743

View: 5116


A collection of papers dealing with complete systems of intelligent robots, focusing on autonomy. The contributions cover intelligent perception, intelligent planning and control, and integrated systems.

Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems

Pt. I: 9th International Conference, KES 2005, Melbourne, Australia, September 14-16, 2005, Proceedings

Author: Rajiv Khosla,Robert J. Howlett

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540288945

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1319

View: 6564


Dear delegates,friendsand membersofthe growingKES professionalcommunity,w- come to the proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Knowledge-Based and IntelligentInformationandEngineeringSystemshostedbyLa TrobeUniversityin M- bourne Australia. The KES conference series has been established for almost a decade, and it cont- ues each year to attract participants from all geographical areas of the world, including Europe, the Americas, Australasia and the Paci?c Rim. The KES conferences cover a wide range of intelligent systems topics. The broad focus of the conference series is the theory and applications of intelligent systems. From a pure research ?eld, intel- gent systems have advanced to the point where their abilities have been incorporated into many business and engineering application areas. KES 2005 provided a valuable mechanism for delegates to obtain an extensive view of the latest research into a range of intelligent-systems algorithms, tools and techniques. The conference also gave de- gates the chance to come into contact with those applying intelligent systems in diverse commercial areas. The combination of theory and practice represented a unique opp- tunity to gain an appreciation of the full spectrum of leading-edge intelligent-systems activity. The papers for KES 2005 were either submitted to invited sessions, chaired and organized by respected experts in their ?elds, or to a general session, managed by an extensive International Program Committee, or to the Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing (IIHMSP) Workshop, managed by an International Workshop Technical Committee.

Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing

Third International Conference, UIC 2006, Wuhan, China, September 3-6, 2006, Proceedings

Author: Hai Jin,Laurence T. Yang,Jeffrey J.-P. Tsai

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540380914

Category: Computers

Page: 1190

View: 7153


This book is the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, UIC 2006, held in Wuhan, China. The book presents 117 revised full papers together with a keynote paper were carefully reviewed and selected from 382 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on smart objects and embedded systems; smart spaces, environments, and platforms; ad-hoc and intelligent networks; sensor networks, and more.