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Drones in Smart Cities

Drones in Smart Cities Book
Author : Fadi Al-Turjman
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2020-06-04
ISBN : 0128204303
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Drones in Smart-Cities: Security and Performance is the first book dedicated to drones in smart cities, helping address the many research challenges in bringing UAVs into practice. The book incorporates insights from the latest research in Internet of Things, big data, and cloud computing, 5G, and other communication technologies. It examines the design and implementation of UAV, focusing on data delivery, performability, and security. Intended for researchers, engineers, and practitioners, Drones in Smart-Cities: Security and Performance combines the technical aspects with academic theory to help implement the smart city vision around the globe. Addresses UAV and IoT for smart cities applications Examines topics as UAV safety, challenges, localization methods. QoS, simulation tools, and more Collect the relevant knowledge in one resource, saving research time and effort

Drone Futures

Drone Futures Book
Author : Paul Cureton
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-07-29
ISBN : 1351212974
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Drone Futures explores new paradigms in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in landscape and urban design. UAS or drones can be deployed with direct application to the built environment; this book explores the myriad of contemporary and future possibilities of the design medium, its aesthetic, mapping agency, AI, mobility and contribution to smart cities. Drones present innovative possibilities, operating in a ‘hover space’ between human scales of landscape observation and light aircraft providing a unique resolution of space. This book shows how UAS can be utilised to provide new perspectives on spatial layout, landscape and urban conditions, data capture for construction monitoring and simulation of design proposals. Author Paul Cureton examines both the philosophical use of these tools and practical steps for implementation by designers. Illustrated in full colour throughout, Drone Futures discusses UAS and their connectivity to other design technologies and processes, including mapping and photogrammetry, AR/VR, drone AI and drones for construction and fabrication, new mobilities, smart cities and city information models (CIMs). It is specifically geared towards professionals seeking to understand UAS applications and future development and students seeking an understanding of the role of drones and airspace in the built environment and its powerful geographic imaginary. With international contributions, multidisciplinary sources and case studies, Drone Futures examines new powers of flight for visualising, interpreting and presenting landscapes and urban spaces of tomorrow.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Smart Cities

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Smart Cities Book
Author : Fadi Al-Turjman
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-04-20
ISBN : 3030387127
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book addresses the major challenges in realizing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in IoT-based Smart Cities. The challenges tackled vary from cost and energy efficiency to availability and service quality. The aim of this book is to focus on both the design and implementation aspects of the UAV-based approaches in IoT-enabled smart cities’ applications that are enabled and supported by wireless sensor networks, 5G, and beyond. The contributors mainly focus on data delivery approaches and their performability aspects. This book is meant for readers of varying disciplines who are interested in implementing the smart planet/environments vision via wireless/wired enabling technologies. Involves the most up to date unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) assessment and evaluation approaches Includes innovative operational ideas in agriculture, surveillance, rescue, etc. Pertains researchers, scientists, engineers and practitioners in the field of smart cities, IoT, and communications Fadi Al-Turjman received his Ph.D. from Queen’s University, Canada. He is a full professor and a research center director at Near East University, Nicosia. He is a leading authority in the area of IoT and intelligent systems. His publication history spans over 250 publications in addition to his editorialship in top journals such as the IEEE Communication Surveys and Tutorials, and the Elsevier Sustaibable Cities and Society.

Living in Smart Cities

Living in Smart Cities Book
Author : Thomas Menkhoff,Siew Ning Kan,Hans-Dieter Evers,Yue Wah Chay
Publisher : World Scientific
Release : 2017-12-28
ISBN : 9813232838
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cities around the world are becoming increasingly popular as economic powerhouses and magnets for migrants from rural and suburban areas. All big cities in First and Third World countries as well as emerging markets such as New York, London, Tokyo, Paris, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Dehli, Jakarta etc. have to cope with high population density and serious challenges such as air pollution or traffic congestion. How do we pack more people into big cities and yet continue to realise a high quality of life? How do we plan, create and manage 'good cities' which are safe, spacious, green, connected, fair and resilient? How can cities create economic wealth while still fulfilling the vision of sustaining our "Green Planet"? What are best practice designs and innovative technical smart city solutions which could be leveraged to tackle these challenges and how can they be successfully commercialised? These are some of the questions the reader addresses from a multi-disciplinary perspective with special reference to Singapore whose development from regional entrepôt to First World Metropolis continues to impress business and societal leaders around the world. The book's contents are broadly structured according to the following aspects: (i) definition and taxonomy of innovative & sustainable cities, including its core characteristics and how they create value in terms of innovativeness and sustainability; (ii) governance, planning and selected design principles of innovative & sustainable cities and how they pan out with regard to livability and sustainability; and (iii) in-depth study of selected smart city dimensions such as governance, clustering, connectivity, mobility, ageing, water, sports, and safety.

Development and Future of Internet of Drones IoD Insights Trends and Road Ahead

Development and Future of Internet of Drones  IoD   Insights  Trends and Road Ahead Book
Author : Rajalakshmi Krishnamurthi
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-06-13
ISBN : 303063339X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Development and Future of Internet of Drones IoD Insights Trends and Road Ahead book written by Rajalakshmi Krishnamurthi, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Wireless Communications and Networking for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Wireless Communications and Networking for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Book
Author : Walid Saad,Mehdi Bennis,Mohammad Mozaffari,Xingqin Lin
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020
ISBN : 9781108691017
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"The past few years witnessed a major revolution in the area of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, due to significant technological advances across various drone-related fields ranging from embedded systems to autonomy, control, security, and communications. These unprecedented recent advances in UAV technology have made it possible to widely deploy drones across a plethora of application domains ranging from delivery of goods to surveillance, environmental monitoring, track control, remote sensing, and search and rescue. In fact, recent reports from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) anticipate that sales of UAVs may exceed 7 million in 2020 and many industries are currently investing in innovative drone-centric applications and research. To enable all such applications, it is imperative to address a plethora of research challenges pertaining to drone systems, ranging from navigation to autonomy, control, sensing, navigation, and communications. In particular, the deployment of UAVs in tomorrow's smart cities, is largely contingent upon equipping them with effective means for communications and networking. To this end, in this book, we provide a comprehensive treatment of the wireless communications and networking research challenges and opportunities associated with UAV technology. This treatment begins in this chapter which provides an introduction to UAV technology and an in-depth discussion on the wireless communication and networking challenges associated with the introduction of UAVs"--

The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things Book
Author : Michael Miller
Publisher : Que Publishing
Release : 2015-03-13
ISBN : 0134021339
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How the Internet of Things will change your life: all you need to know, in plain English! The Internet of Things (IoT) won’t just connect people: It will connect “smart” homes, appliances, cars, offices, factories, cities… the world. You need to know what’s coming: It might just transform your life. Now, the world’s #1 author of beginning technology books has written the perfect introduction to IoT for everyone. Michael Miller shows how connected smart devices will help people do more, do it smarter, do it faster. He also reveals the potential risks—to your privacy, your freedom, and maybe your life. Make no mistake: IoT is coming quickly. Miller explains why you care, helps you use what’s already here, and prepares you for the world that’s hurtling toward you. --What is IoT? How does it work? How will it affect me? --What’s realistic, and what’s just hype? --How smart is my “smart TV” really? (And, is it watching me?) --Can smart IoT devices make me healthier? --Will smart appliances ever be useful? --How much energy could I save with a smart home? --What’s the future of wearable tech? --When will I have a self-driving car? --When will I have a nearly self-driving car? (Hint: Surprisingly soon.) --Is IoT already changing the way I shop? --What’s the future of drones, at war and in my neighborhood? --Could smart cities lower my taxes? --Who gets the data my devices are collecting? --How can I profit from the Internet of Things? --What happens when the whole world is connected? --Will I have any privacy left at all?

Drones in IoT enabled Spaces

Drones in IoT enabled Spaces Book
Author : Fadi Al-Turjman
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2019-07-08
ISBN : 1000020738
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of inter-connected devices, objects, and organisms. Among these devices, drones are gaining lots of interest. Drones are expected to communicate with cellular networks in the next generation networks (5G and beyond) which opens the door for another exciting research area. This book considers very important research areas in drone and cellular networks. It addresses major issues and challenges in drone-based solutions proposed for IoT-enabled cellular/computer networks, routing/communication protocols, surveillances applications, secured data management, and positioning approaches. It focuses mainly on smart and context-aware implementations.

Wireless Communications and Networking for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Wireless Communications and Networking for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Book
Author : Walid Saad,Mehdi Bennis,Mohammad Mozaffari,Xingqin Lin
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2020-03-31
ISBN : 1108480748
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"The past few years witnessed a major revolution in the area of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, due to significant technological advances across various drone-related fields ranging from embedded systems to autonomy, control, security, and communications. These unprecedented recent advances in UAV technology have made it possible to widely deploy drones across a plethora of application domains ranging from delivery of goods to surveillance, environmental monitoring, track control, remote sensing, and search and rescue. In fact, recent reports from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) anticipate that sales of UAVs may exceed 7 million in 2020 and many industries are currently investing in innovative drone-centric applications and research. To enable all such applications, it is imperative to address a plethora of research challenges pertaining to drone systems, ranging from navigation to autonomy, control, sensing, navigation, and communications. In particular, the deployment of UAVs in tomorrow's smart cities, is largely contingent upon equipping them with effective means for communications and networking. To this end, in this book, we provide a comprehensive treatment of the wireless communications and networking research challenges and opportunities associated with UAV technology. This treatment begins in this chapter which provides an introduction to UAV technology and an in-depth discussion on the wireless communication and networking challenges associated with the introduction of UAVs"--

Smart and Digital Cities

Smart and Digital Cities Book
Author : Vitor Nazário Coelho,Igor Machado Coelho,Thays A.Oliveira,Luiz Satoru Ochi
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-05-16
ISBN : 3030122557
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book presents up-to-date information on the future digital and smart cities. In particular, it describes novel insights about the use of computational intelligence techniques and decentralized technologies, covering urban aspects and services, cities governance and social sciences. The topics covered here range from state-of-the-art computational techniques to current discussions regarding drones, blockchain, smart contracts and cryptocurrencies. The idealization of this material emerged with a journey of free knowledge exchange from a diverse group of authors, who met each other through four different events (workshops and special sessions) organized with the purpose of boosting the concepts surrounding smart cities. We believe that this book comprises innovative and precise information regarding state-of-the-art applications and ideas for the future of cities and society. It will surely be useful not only for the academic community but also to the industry professionals and city managers.

Dependable IoT for Human and Industry Modeling Architecting Implementation

Dependable IoT for Human and Industry  Modeling  Architecting  Implementation Book
Author : Kharchenko, Vyacheslav,Kor, Ah Lian,Rucinski, Andrzej
Publisher : River Publishers
Release : 2018-12-28
ISBN : 877022014X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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There are numerous publications which introduce and discuss the Internet of Things (IoT). In the midst of these, this work has several unique characteristics which should change the reader's perspective, and in particular, provide a more profound understanding of the impact of the IoT on society. Dependable IoT for Human and Industry covers the main aspects of Internet of Things and IoT based systems such as global issues of applications, modeling, development and implementation of dependable IoT for different human and industry domains. Technical topics discussed in the book include: Introduction in Internet of vital and trust ThingsModelling and assessment techniques for dependable and secure IoT systemsArchitecting and development of IoT systemsImplementation of IoT for smart cities and drone fleets; business and blockchain, transport and industryTraining courses and education experience on Internet and Web of Thing

Dolphin Drone

Dolphin Drone Book
Author : James Ottar Grundvig
Publisher : Skyhorse
Release : 2016-09-27
ISBN : 1510709320
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A taught, high-concept thriller that humanizes the men and women behind military espionage. James Grundvig’s Dolphin Drone takes us into the complex underworld of global terrorism with razor-sharp plot twists, remarkable characters, and fascinating insight into the technological advancements of the US Navy. Using dolphin sonar-tracking technology, Ex-Navy SEAL Merk Toten stumbles of freshly laid Iranian sea mines while conducting surveillance on two US ships that were hijacked by Somali pirates on the Strait of Hormuz. This discovery occurs on the same day that a fake intelligence report draws three US drones away from the Persian Gulf. Toten investigates the parallel events to uncover a new super-terrorist group made up of a network of Somali warlords, Islamic assailants, Yemen-based terrorists, and ISIS sympathizers. When Merk Toten and the beautiful CIA Operative Jenny Myung King discover a plot by this new terrorist organization to bomb New York Harbor, the duo must race against the clock to stop the devastating attack. Dolphin Drone is a tense thriller that combines cutting-edge marine technology, high-stakes undercover operations, and complex and frightening political underpinnings. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Future Cities

Future Cities Book
Author : Stefano L. Tresca
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017-09-29
ISBN : 9780993109584
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Tech and investment trends in smart cities, drones, 3D printing, artificial intelligence, driverless cars, Internet of Things and other innovations that used to be sci-fi just a few years ago. Your Neighborhood Will Never Be the Same By 2030 nearly 70% of the world's population will be residents of a city. That means 3 billion more people will be living in cities in the next 30 years. Our generation is destined to witness an incredible number of new cities and new buildings built to host our new neighbors. Once these cities are built, they won't be built again. And they won't be changed easily either. I've traveled to 23 countries in person and even more than that digitally through my email and Skype. I don't have all the answers - nobody does - but I've collected many tools along the road. These tools may help me and you to understand trends of what's happening, and give us a competitive advantage in this ever-changing world. Enjoy the interviews. I'll be here waiting for your feedback. If you don't agree, I welcome any challenge. This isn't a one-way conversation, after all. This is a global game. - STEFANO L. TRESCA Table of Contents - Welcome - Would You Like to Share Your Story? - How To Get 12 Free Chapters - The Secret Life of an Uber Driver - Guo Bai - Simon Menashy (MMC Ventures) - The Future Is a Megacity - Minerva Tantoco (New York City CTO) - Milos Milisavljevic (Strawberry Energy) - One Drone in Every Home - Thomas Davies (Seedrs) - Adeo Ressi (Founder Institute) - 3D Printing. Bones, Clothes and the Third Industrial Revolution - Hon. Jerry MacArthur Hultin - Kyrill Zlobenko (Ecozy) - Sex and Robots: Do Humans Dream of Electric Mates? - Rohit Talwar (Fast Future Research) - Tom Samodol (PayProp) - What Is a Smart City? - Jimmy Garcia-Meza - Simone Tarantino (Inspect Manager) - When the Police Invented the Radio (A Short History of the Mobile Network) - Eric van der Kleij (Level39 / Cognicity) - Domenico Colucci (Nextome) - Robots and Jobs - Nicolas Steiner - Patrick Morselli (WeWork) - Where Can I Buy My Knight Rider? Insights on Driverless Cars - Goncalo Agra Amorin (BGI / MIT Portugal) - James Swanston (Voyage Control) - How Millennials Are Going to Reshape the Cities - Nic Shulman (Block Dox) - Michel Willems (BimBimBikes) - Present and Future of the Internet of Things - Laurence Kemball-Cook (Pavegen) - Fabien Girerd (Jooxter) - A Tale of Two Cities: From the Car Economy to the Internet of Everything - Calum Chace - Jarkko Hamalainen (Intelle Innovations) - A New Kind of Money Is Reshaping the Cities - Bill Clee & Peter Jaco (Asset Mapping) - Joao Marques Fernandes (CityKeys) - Crowdfunding in Future Cities - Crowdfunding in Future Cities Part 2 (Kickstarter Analysis) - Alex Siljanovski (Basestone) - Freddie Talberg (Pie Mapping) - Star Trek Was Wrong (and It's Not a Matter of Technology) - Hamish Watson (Polysolar) - Miguel Rodrigues (Cities2020 Brazil) - Songdo, the Story of an Artificial Creature - Paul Sheedy (Reward Technology) - Justin Lyon (Simudyne) - Future Cities Events and Conferences - Alberto Brogi (VisLab) - Karim Fahssis (ZephyTools) - Top Twitter Accounts in Future Cities - Future Cities Accelerators and Institutions - Pietro Martani (Copernico) - Sandra Sassow (SEaB) - Horseshoe Nails

Future Cities

Future Cities Book
Author : Stefano L. Tresca
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017-09-29
ISBN : 9780993109546
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Tech and investment trends in smart cities, drones, 3D printing, artificial intelligence, driverless cars, Internet of Things and other innovations that used to be sci-fi just a few years ago. Your Neighborhood Will Never Be the Same By 2030 nearly 70% of the world's population will be residents of a city. That means 3 billion more people will be living in cities in the next 30 years. Our generation is destined to witness an incredible number of new cities and new buildings built to host our new neighbours. Once these cities are built, they won't be built again. And they won't be changed easily either. I've traveled to 23 countries in person and even more than that digitally through my email and Skype. I don't have all the answers - nobody does - but I've collected many tools along the road. These tools may help me and you to understand trends of what's happening, and give us a competitive advantage in this ever-changing world. Enjoy the interviews. I'll be here waiting for your feedback. If you don't agree, I welcome any challenge. This isn't a one-way conversation, after all. This is a global game. - STEFANO L. TRESCA Table of Contents - Your Neighbourhood Will Never Be the Same - The Secret Life of an Uber Driver - Guo Bai (Smart Cities China) - Simon Menashy (MMC Ventures) - The Future Is a Megacity - Minerva Tantoco (New York City CTO) - Milos Milisavljevic (Strawberry Energy) - One Drone in Every Home - Thomas Davies (Seedrs) - Adeo Ressi (Founder Institute) - 3D Printing. Bones, Clothes and the Third Industrial Revolution - Hon. Jerry MacArthur Hultin (Former U.S. Undersecretary of the Navy) - Kyrill Zlobenko (Ecozy) - Sex and Robots: Do Humans Dream of Electric Mates? - Rohit Talwar (Fast Future Research) - Tom Samodol (PayProp) - What Is a Smart City? - Jimmy Garcia-Meza (Investor) - Simone Tarantino (Inspect Manager) - When the Police Invented the Radio (A Short History of the Mobile Network) - Eric van der Kleij (Level39 / Cognicity) - Domenico Colucci (Nextome) - Robots Wont's Just Take Your Jobs - Nicolas Steiner (Fintech Circle) - Patrick Morselli (WeWork) - Where Can I Buy My Knight Rider? Insights on Driverless Cars - Goncalo Agra Amorin (BGI / MIT Portugal) - James Swanston (Voyage Control) - How Millennials Are Going to Reshape the Cities - Nic Shulman (Block Dox) - Michel Willems (BimBimBikes) - Present and Future of the Internet of Things - Laurence Kemball-Cook (Pavegen) - Fabien Girerd (Jooxter) - From the Car Economy to the Internet of Everything - Calum Chace (Author) - Jarkko Hamalainen (Intelle Innovations) - A New Kind of Money Is Reshaping the Cities - Bill Clee & Peter Jaco (Asset Mapping) - Joao Marques Fernandes (CityKeys) - Crowdfunding in Future Cities - Alex Siljanovski (Basestone) - Freddie Talberg (Pie Mapping) - Star Trek Was Wrong (and It's Not a Matter of Technology) - Hamish Watson (Polysolar) - Miguel Rodrigues (Cities2020 Brazil) - Songdo, the Story of an Artificial Creature - Paul Sheedy (Reward Technology) - Justin Lyon (Simudyne) - Future Cities Events and Conferences - Alberto Broggi (VisLab) - Karim Fahssis (ZephyTools) - Future Cities Accelerators and Institutions - Pietro Martani (Copernico) - Sandra Sassow (SEaB) - Horseshoe Nails

How to Save the World

How to Save the World Book
Author : Katie Patrick
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018-03-05
ISBN : 9781388796242
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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You want to change world, right? This workbook will rock your world. It will teach you how to use data collected by sensors, satellites and drones within smart cities in combination with the secrets of behavior-change, gamification, narrative design and social movement-building so you can make serious social and environmental change happen. No matter what your background, this process will take you on a journey that will unleash your most epic ideas yet.This workbook will take you through detailed journey of exercises, questions and case studies which teach you how to identify the key real world metric you are trying to change, how to practically measure it, how to idea-storm, to visualize the future, and use behavioral psychology and gamification techniques to get people to change, and the science behind how to build a social movement - all backed up with evidence from many academic studies. This approach means we are not just tinkering around the edges of problems, but driving into the meat of the issue and making the cogs of change turn.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Dangers to Humanity

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Dangers to Humanity Book
Author : Cyrus Parsa,The AI Organization
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019-10-20
ISBN : 9781733454469
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What are the inter-connections between AI, U.S, China, Big Tech and the worlds use of Facial Recognition, Bio-Metrics, Drones, Smart Phones, Smart Cities, IoT, VR, Mixed Reality, 5G, Robotics, Cybernetics, & Bio-Digital Social Programming? We will cover present, emerging and future threats of Artificial Intelligence with Big Tech, including technology that can be used for assassination or to control humanities ability to have free formed thoughts without AI Bio-Digital Social Programming. The book will cover Cyborgs, Super Intelligence and how it can form, and in what ways it can travel undetected through The AI Global Network as it connects with the internet and the Human Bio-Digital Network. This book takes you in a simple way to understand what is Artificial Intelligence, and step by step, it takes the average reader through a process to understand very difficult concepts in a simplistic way. Every human being has the same brain, and same capacity to access abilities to think deep, and have insights that can better our world, in a safe way. The AI Organization hopes, the common person understands the coming age of AI, Robotics and 5G, and the dangers it poses as well as the positives. We also hope, scientists and big tech take one step back and think to innovate AI, in a more responsible fashion using an algorithm that takes every possible angle into consideration, to safeguard life. We will discuss what type of risk management and the components of this algorithm in the book, as well as the cultural aspects of AI. This AI book is meant to safeguard humanities interest, and we hope it receives acceptance from all people, may you be liberal, conservative, religious, atheist, the government, media or just a scientist doing what you cherish.

Normal Book 3

Normal  Book 3 Book
Author : Warren Ellis
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 2016-07-26
ISBN : 1466896027
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A smart, tight, provocative techno-thriller straight out of the very near future--by an iconic visionary writer Some people call it "abyss gaze." Gaze into the abyss all day and the abyss will gaze into you. There are two types of people who think professionally about the future: Foresight strategists are civil futurists who think about geoengineering and smart cities and ways to evade Our Coming Doom; strategic forecasters are spook futurists, who think about geopolitical upheaval and drone warfare and ways to prepare clients for Our Coming Doom. The former are paid by nonprofits and charities, the latter by global security groups and corporate think tanks. For both types, if you're good at it, and you spend your days and nights doing it, then it's something you can't do for long. Depression sets in. Mental illness festers. And if the abyss gaze takes hold there's only one place to recover: Normal Head, in the wilds of Oregon, within the secure perimeter of an experimental forest. When Adam Dearden, a foresight strategist, arrives at Normal Head, he is desperate to unplug and be immersed in sylvan silence. But then a patient goes missing from his locked bedroom, leaving nothing but a pile of insects in his wake. A staff investigation ensues; surveillance becomes total. As the mystery of the disappeared man unravels in Warren Ellis's Normal, Adam uncovers a conspiracy that calls into question the core principles of how and why we think about the future--and the past, and the now.

Low overhead Communications in IoT Networks

Low overhead Communications in IoT Networks Book
Author : Yuanming Shi,Jialin Dong,Jun Zhang
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-04-17
ISBN : 9811538700
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The recent developments in wireless communications, networking, and embedded systems have driven various innovative Internet of Things (IoT) applications, e.g., smart cities, mobile healthcare, autonomous driving and drones. A common feature of these applications is the stringent requirements for low-latency communications. Considering the typical small payload size of IoT applications, it is of critical importance to reduce the size of the overhead message, e.g., identification information, pilot symbols for channel estimation, and control data. Such low-overhead communications also help to improve the energy efficiency of IoT devices. Recently, structured signal processing techniques have been introduced and developed to reduce the overheads for key design problems in IoT networks, such as channel estimation, device identification, and message decoding. By utilizing underlying system structures, including sparsity and low rank, these methods can achieve significant performance gains. This book provides an overview of four general structured signal processing models: a sparse linear model, a blind demixing model, a sparse blind demixing model, and a shuffled linear model, and discusses their applications in enabling low-overhead communications in IoT networks. Further, it presents practical algorithms based on both convex and nonconvex optimization approaches, as well as theoretical analyses that use various mathematical tools.

Low overhead Communications in IoT Networks

Low overhead Communications in IoT Networks Book
Author : Yuanming Shi,Jialin Dong,Jun Zhang
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2020-06-10
ISBN : 9789811538698
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The recent developments in wireless communications, networking, and embedded systems have driven various innovative Internet of Things (IoT) applications, e.g., smart cities, mobile healthcare, autonomous driving and drones. A common feature of these applications is the stringent requirements for low-latency communications. Considering the typical small payload size of IoT applications, it is of critical importance to reduce the size of the overhead message, e.g., identification information, pilot symbols for channel estimation, and control data. Such low-overhead communications also help to improve the energy efficiency of IoT devices. Recently, structured signal processing techniques have been introduced and developed to reduce the overheads for key design problems in IoT networks, such as channel estimation, device identification, and message decoding. By utilizing underlying system structures, including sparsity and low rank, these methods can achieve significant performance gains. This book provides an overview of four general structured signal processing models: a sparse linear model, a blind demixing model, a sparse blind demixing model, and a shuffled linear model, and discusses their applications in enabling low-overhead communications in IoT networks. Further, it presents practical algorithms based on both convex and nonconvex optimization approaches, as well as theoretical analyses that use various mathematical tools.

Mechatronics for Cultural Heritage and Civil Engineering

Mechatronics for Cultural Heritage and Civil Engineering Book
Author : Erika Ottaviano,Assunta Pelliccio,Vincenzo Gattulli
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-01-11
ISBN : 3319686461
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book presents recent advances in mechatronic and integrated monitoring and management systems with applications to architectural, archaeology survey, construction management and civil engineering. It consists of 16 chapters authored by recognized experts in a variety of fields including dynamics, signal processing, inverse modeling, robotics and automation, in particular, here applied to design and construction of civil structures and architectural survey, monitoring and maintenance of cultural heritage assets, structures and infrastructure. The book is organized in three main sections: “Robotics and Automation”, “Digital Technologies for Cultural Heritage” and “Civil Structural Health Monitoring”. Topics include image processing for automated visual inspection, fiber optical sensor technology, wireless sensor monitoring, bridge inspection and monitoring of tunnel infrastructures, design tools for construction engineering, smart cities. Direct and inverse modeling of multibody systems and robots contributes to the development of applications for civil engineering and smart cities. Digital technology and mechatronic systems changes the way of looking at restoration of historical and archeological sites, analysis, inspection, visualization, management systems and sensor network for Human-Machine Interfaces (HMI). Combined use of geographical information system (GIS), laser scanner, remote sensing, digital thermography and drones as integrated systems permits to highlight new frontier for building and infrastructure knowledge. The book offers a valuable reference work for scientists, architects, engineers, researchers and practitioners in engineering and architecture since the integrated development of new technologies for the design and management of existing and new infrastructure may produce a new market of services and products for safe and economically optimized infrastructure management. Through the dissemination of advanced research developments in mechatronics and integrated management systems, the book promotes exchanges and collaborations among researchers of different disciplines. The book contributes to further advancements in the rapidly growing field of integration of robotic, automation and information technologies in the area of facilities and infrastructure management and construction processes.