Introduction to Deep Learning by Eugene Charniak

Introduction to Deep Learning by Eugene Charniak
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Overview: This concise, project-driven guide to deep learning takes readers through a series of program-writing tasks that introduce them to the use of deep learning in such areas of artificial intelligence as computer vision, natural-language processing, and reinforcement learning. The author, a longtime artificial intelligence researcher specializing in natural-language processing, covers feed-forward neural nets, convolutional neural nets, word embeddings, recurrent neural nets, sequence-to-sequence learning, deep reinforcement learning, unsupervised models, and other fundamental concepts and techniques. Students and practitioners learn the basics of deep learning by working through programs in Tensorflow, an open-source machine learning framework. “I find I learn computer science material best by sitting down and writing programs,” the author writes, and the book reflects this approach. Each chapter includes a programming project, exercises, and references for further reading. An early chapter is devoted to Tensorflow and its interface with Python, the widely used programming language. Familiarity with linear algebra, multivariate calculus, and probability and statistics is required, as is a rudimentary knowledge of programming in Python. The book can be used in both undergraduate and graduate courses; practitioners will find it an essential reference.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Tech & Devices

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The History of Rome by Eugene Laurene, Sir William Smith

The History of Rome by Eugene Laurene, Sir William Smith
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 5.4MB
Overview: This detailed history of Rome covers from the earliest times (including the foundation of the city) to the establishment of the Empire, and has been specially formatted for today’s e-book readers.

Featuring many illustrations, including coins, buildings, busts and more, this excellent book is one of the most well respected within the classical civilisation field.

Subject matters covered include politics, architecture, day-to-day life and much more.

The book is written in an educational style, full of interesting facts and detailed analysis.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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After Life by Eugene Thacker

After Life by Eugene Thacker
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Overview: Life is one of our most basic concepts, and yet when examined directly it proves remarkably contradictory and elusive, encompassing both the broadest and the most specific phenomena. We can see this uncertainty about life in our habit of approaching it as something at once scientific and mystical, in the return of vitalisms of all types, and in the pervasive politicization of life. In short, life seems everywhere at stake and yet is nowhere the same.

In After Life, Eugene Thacker clears the ground for a new philosophy of life by recovering the twists and turns in its philosophical history. Beginning with Aristotle’s originary formulation of a philosophy of life, Thacker examines the influence of Aristotle’s ideas in medieval and early modern thought, leading him to the work of Immanuel Kant, who notes the inherently contradictory nature of “life in itself.” Along the way, Thacker shows how early modern philosophy’s engagement with the problem of life affects thinkers such as Gilles Deleuze, Georges Bataille, and Alain Badiou, as well as contemporary developments in the “speculative turn” in philosophy.

At a time when life is categorized, measured, and exploited in a variety of ways, After Life invites us to delve deeper into the contours and contradictions of the age-old question, “what is life?”
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Cosmic Pessimism by Eugene Thacker

Cosmic Pessimism by Eugene Thacker
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Overview: “We’re doomed.” So begins the work of the philosopher whose unabashed and aphoristic indictments of the human condition have been cropping up recently in popular culture. Today we find ourselves in an increasingly inhospitable world that is, at the same time, starkly indifferent to our species-specific hopes, desires, and disappointments. In the Anthropocene, pessimism is felt everywhere but rarely given its proper place. Though pessimism may be, as Eugene Thacker says, the lowest form of philosophy, it may also contain an enigma central to understanding the horizon of the human. Written in a series of fragments, aphorisms, and prose poems, Thacker’s Cosmic Pessimism explores the varieties of pessimism and its often-conflicted relation to philosophy. “Crying, laughing, sleeping-what other responses are adequate to a life that is so indifferent?”
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Biomedia by Eugene Thacker

Biomedia by Eugene Thacker
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Overview: As biotechnology defines the new millennium, genetic codes and computer codes increasingly merge-life understood as data, flesh rendered programmable. Where this trend will take us, and what it might mean, is what concerns Eugene Thacker in this timely book, a penetrating look into the intersection of molecular biology and computer science in our day and its likely ramifications for the future.Integrating approaches from science and media studies, Biomedia is a critical analysis of research fields that explore relationships between biologies and technologies, between genetic and computer "codes." In doing so, the book looks beyond the familiar examples of cloning, genetic engineering, and gene therapy-fields based on the centrality of DNA or genes-to emerging fields in which "life" is often understood as "information." Focusing especially on interactions between genetic and computer codes, or between "life" and "information," Thacker shows how each kind of "body" produced-from biochip to DNA computer-demonstrates how molecular biology and computer science are interwoven to provide unique means of understanding and controlling living matter.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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The Selected Works of Eugene V. Debs Vol 1 by Tim Davenport +

The Selected Works of Eugene V. Debs, Volume I: Building Solidarity on the Tracks, 1877-1892 by Eugene V. Debs, edited by David Walters, Tim Davenport
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Overview: This is the first in a five volume series that will collect much of trade unionist and Socialist Party founding father Eugene V. Debs’ work for the first time in a single place. The collection makes readily accessible approximately 150 documents, only a few of which were ever subsequently republished, by one of the seminal figures in the labor movement of his era. Illuminating 19th Century labor history, particularly the complex and shifting situation in the transportation industry, this volume provides a basis for deeper understanding of Debs and his role later during the glory days of the Socialist Party of America
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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The Selected Works of Eugene V. Debs Vol 1 by Tim Davenport +

The Decided on Works of Eugene V. Debs, Quantity I: Development Harmony at the Tracks, 1877-1892 by means of Eugene V. Debs, edited by means of David Walters, Tim Davenport
Necessities: .ePUB reader, 3.7MB
Assessment: That is the primary in a 5 quantity sequence that may acquire a lot of business unionist and Socialist Birthday party founding father Eugene V. Debs’ paintings for the primary time in one position. The gathering makes readily obtainable roughly 150 paperwork, only some of which have been ever due to this fact republished, by means of one of the vital seminal figures within the hard work motion of his technology. Illuminating 19th Century hard work historical past, in particular the complicated and moving scenario within the transportation business, this quantity supplies a foundation for deeper working out of Debs and his position later all over the respect days of the Socialist Birthday party of The us
Style: Non-Fiction > Tutorial

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Governing Habits by Eugene Raikhel (.PDF)

Governing Habits: Treating Alcoholism in the Post-Soviet Clinic by Eugene Raikhel
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Overview: Critics of narcology―as addiction medicine is called in Russia―decry it as being “backward,” hopelessly behind contemporary global medical practices in relation to addiction and substance abuse, and assume that its practitioners lack both professionalism and expertise. On the basis of his research in a range of clinical institutions managing substance abuse in St. Petersburg, Eugene Raikhel increasingly came to understand that these assumptions and critiques obscured more than they revealed. Governing Habits is an ethnography of extraordinary sensitivity and awareness that shows how therapeutic practice and expertise is expressed in the highly specific, yet rapidly transforming milieu of hospitals, clinics, and rehabilitation centers in post-Soviet Russia. Rather than interpreting narcology as a Soviet survival or a local clinical world on the wane in the face of globalizing evidence-based medicine, Raikhel examines the transformation of the medical management of alcoholism in Russia over the past twenty years.Raikhel’s book is more than a story about the treatment of alcoholism. It is also a gripping analysis of the many cultural, institutional, political, and social transformations taking place in the post-Soviet world, particularly in Putin’s Russia. Governing Habits will appeal to a wide range of readers, from medical anthropologists, clinicians, to scholars of post-Soviet Russia, to students of institutions and organizational change, to those interested in therapies and treatments of substance abuse, addiction, and alcoholism.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Health, Fitness & Medical

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