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Machines Like Me

Machines Like Me Book
Author : Ian McEwan
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2019-04-18
ISBN : 1473567793
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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**Number One Sunday Times Bestseller** Charlie, drifting through life and dodging full-time employment, is in love with Miranda, a bright student who lives with a terrible secret. When Charlie comes into money, he buys Adam, one of the first batch of synthetic humans. With Miranda’s assistance, he co-designs Adam’s personality. This near-perfect human is beautiful, strong and clever – and soon a love triangle forms, which leads Charlie, Miranda and Adam to a profound moral dilemma. Can you design the perfect partner? What makes us human? Our outward deeds or our inner lives? Provocative and moving, Machines Like Me explores whether a machine can ever truly understand the human heart. ‘Funny, thought-provoking and politically acute...’ Sunday Times ‘Dazzling’ Guardian ‘An unsettling examination of the human condition. Bold, clever’ Sunday Telegraph

Truth Be Told

Truth Be Told Book
Author : Beverley McLachlin
Publisher : Simon & Schuster
Release : 2020-09-15
ISBN : 198210497X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER *Indigo Top 10 of the Year* Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada Beverley McLachlin offers an intimate and revealing look at her life, from her childhood in the Alberta foothills to her career on the Supreme Court, where she helped to shape the social and moral fabric of the country—for readers of Educated and Becoming. From a very early age, all I knew was that I wanted to do something that was not ordinary. Because, for a girl growing up in a remote prairie town in the 1940s, the ordinary was very ordinary indeed. Beverley McLachlin has led an extraordinary life. One of the few women studying law in the 1960s, she graduated at the top of her class and began her long career—first as a dedicated lawyer and professor, later as a judge serving on the highest court in the country, and finally as the first woman to be named Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. The journey wasn’t easy. The options for women growing up in rural Pincher Creek, Alberta, were limited. But McLachlin was willful and spirited, and she wanted an education. She also had an innate sense of justice, which was reinforced by the lessons her parents taught her about equality and the value of hard work. It was this faith in justice that pulled her through dark times, especially when faced with sexism and exclusion at work and personal tragedy at home. Over time, McLachlin became a champion for Canadians from all walks of life. As a judge on the Supreme Court, she presided over charged debates on topics such as same-sex marriage, euthanasia, and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. With each judgment, she laid down a legal legacy proving that fairness and justice are not luxuries of the powerful but rather rights owed to each and every one of us. With warmth, honesty, and deep wisdom, McLachlin recounts her remarkable life on and off the bench. Truth Be Told is an inspiring reminder that integrity and the rule of law are our best hopes for a progressive and bright future.

Treherne s Temptation

Treherne s Temptation Book
Author : Alaric Carr
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1882
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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New Laws of Robotics

New Laws of Robotics Book
Author : Frank Pasquale
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2020-10-27
ISBN : 0674250044
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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AI is poised to disrupt our work and our lives. We can harness these technologies rather than fall captive to them—but only through wise regulation. Too many CEOs tell a simple story about the future of work: if a machine can do what you do, your job will be automated. They envision everyone from doctors to soldiers rendered superfluous by ever-more-powerful AI. They offer stark alternatives: make robots or be replaced by them. Another story is possible. In virtually every walk of life, robotic systems can make labor more valuable, not less. Frank Pasquale tells the story of nurses, teachers, designers, and others who partner with technologists, rather than meekly serving as data sources for their computerized replacements. This cooperation reveals the kind of technological advance that could bring us all better health care, education, and more, while maintaining meaningful work. These partnerships also show how law and regulation can promote prosperity for all, rather than a zero-sum race of humans against machines. How far should AI be entrusted to assume tasks once performed by humans? What is gained and lost when it does? What is the optimal mix of robotic and human interaction? New Laws of Robotics makes the case that policymakers must not allow corporations or engineers to answer these questions alone. The kind of automation we get—and who it benefits—will depend on myriad small decisions about how to develop AI. Pasquale proposes ways to democratize that decision making, rather than centralize it in unaccountable firms. Sober yet optimistic, New Laws of Robotics offers an inspiring vision of technological progress, in which human capacities and expertise are the irreplaceable center of an inclusive economy.

The Cockroach

The Cockroach Book
Author : Ian McEwan
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2019-09-27
ISBN : 1473577918
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Kafka meets The Thick Of It in a bitingly funny new political satire from Ian McEwan That morning, Jim Sams, clever but by no means profound, woke from uneasy dreams to find himself transformed into a gigantic creature. Jim Sams has undergone a metamorphosis. In his previous life he was ignored or loathed, but in his new incarnation he is the most powerful man in Britain – and it is his mission to carry out the will of the people. Nothing must get in his way: not the opposition, nor the dissenters within his own party. Not even the rules of parliamentary democracy. With trademark intelligence, insight and scabrous humour, Ian McEwan pays tribute to Franz Kafka’s most famous work to engage with a world turned on its head.

The Planetary Clock

The Planetary Clock Book
Author : Paul Giles
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2021-02-11
ISBN : 0198857721
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ranging over various aesthetic forms (literature, film, music) in the period since 1960, this volume brings an antipodean perspective into conversation with the art and culture of the Northern Hemisphere, to reformulate postmodernism as a properly global phenomenon.

In Between the Sheets

In Between the Sheets Book
Author : Ian McEwan
Publisher : RosettaBooks
Release : 2011-02-08
ISBN : 0795301693
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Darkly brilliant short fiction by the New York Times-bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author of Machines Like Me and Atonement. A two-timing pornographer becomes the unwilling object in the fantasies of one of his victims. A jaded millionaire buys himself the perfect mistress and plunges into a hell of jealousy and despair. Over the course of a weekend, a guilt-ridden father with his teenage daughter discovers the depths of his own blundering innocence. Whether these are the written transcripts of dreams or deadly accurate maps of the tremor zones of our psyche, all seven stories in this collection implicate us in the most fearful ways imaginable. “His stories are complex and his prose, like Orwell’s, is as clear as windowpane… McEwan’s comic edge gives these stories a moral force. They are not meant simply to shock and horrify middle-class readers. Rather, like all good satire, they seek to unmask hypocrisy and cruelty.”—The Washington Post Book World

Syster Is Ready

Syster Is Ready Book
Author : Stephen J. Hage
Publisher : Stephen Hage
Release : 2006-09-01
ISBN : 1424129559
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What would happen if a private company developed a computer faster and more powerful than any computer that ever existed; one that could think orders of magnitude better and faster than all the humans whod ever lived? Would the government, DARPA and NSA be interested and concerned? Would they see it as a threat? Would its emergence foreshadow great opportunity, great peril or both? Who would stand to gain? Who would stand to lose? What would its existence mean for humanity? Would we come to depend on this computer for dealing with problems that, without it, could not be solved? Would it be safe to trust the information it gave us? Once we became dependent on the availability of so much computer power, would it be possible to even consider turning it off? Read SYSTER Is Ready and find out.

Obzor

Obzor Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1974
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Science

Science Book
Author : Ian McEwan
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2019-10-03
ISBN : 1473570891
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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‘This is a history of intellectual courage, hard work, occasional inspiration and every conceivable form of human failing. It is also an extended invitation to wonder, to pleasure’ How far have we come in our understanding of the world around us? In this eye-opening collection, Ian McEwan looks back at the history of scientific discovery from Darwin to Dawkins as well as exploring, with brilliant originality, what a future with AI and climate change could hold for us. Selected from Solar, Enduring Love, Machines Like Me VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS. A series of short books by the world’s greatest writers on the experiences that make us human Also in the Vintage Minis 'Great Ideas' series: Religion by Karen Armstrong Art by Simon Schama

Basic Studies in Science Discovering Our World

Basic Studies in Science  Discovering Our World Book
Author : Wilbur L. Beauchamp, Mary Melrose Williams, Glenn O. Blough
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1947
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Basic Studies in Science Discovering Our World book written by Wilbur L. Beauchamp, Mary Melrose Williams, Glenn O. Blough, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Magazine of Fantasy Science Fiction

The Magazine of Fantasy   Science Fiction Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1995-07
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Comfort of Strangers

The Comfort of Strangers Book
Author : Ian McEwan
Publisher : RosettaBooks
Release : 2011-02-08
ISBN : 0795303696
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A twisted relationship between two couples reaches a terrible climax in this novel by the New York Times-bestselling author of Machines Like Me. Colin and Mary are lovers on holiday in Italy, their relationship becoming increasingly problematic as they become increasingly alienated from one and other. They move from place to place in this foreign land but seemingly without aim or purpose, seemingly bored and without attachment. Then they meet a man named Robert and his disabled wife, Caroline. Colin and Mary seem happy for the diversion—happy to meet another couple that takes their focus off of each other for a while. But things become strange when they attempt to leave: Robert and Caroline insist that they stay with them for a while longer. While Mary and Colin do rediscover an erotic attraction to each other during this time, they also find that their relationship with Robert and Caroline is taking a dreadful and horrific turn, in this “fine novel” by the Booker Prize-winning author of Saturday and On Chesil Beach (New Statesman). “McEwan perfectly captures the thrill of travel when one is divorced from familiar surroundings and the chance of something unusual and out-of-character seems possible. Of course, this being a McEwan fiction, the possibility is a brutal truth about how people find love in extreme ways.”—The Daily Beast

Halana

Halana Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-04-21
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Penguin Readers Level 7 The Children Act ELT Graded Reader

Penguin Readers Level 7  The Children Act  ELT Graded Reader  Book
Author : Ian McEwan
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2021-09-30
ISBN : 0241534461
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Penguin Readers is an ELT graded reader series for learners of English as a foreign language. With carefully adapted text, new illustrations and language learning exercises, the print edition also includes instructions to access supporting material online. Titles include popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction, introducing language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content. The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework of Reference for language learning (CEFR). Exercises at the back of each Reader help language learners to practise grammar, vocabulary, and key exam skills. Before, during and after-reading questions test readers' story comprehension and develop vocabulary. The Children Act, a Level 7 Reader, is B2 in the CEFR framework. The longer text is made up of sentences with up to four clauses, introducing future perfect simple, mixed conditionals, past perfect continuous, mixed conditionals, more complex passive forms and modals for deduction in the past. Visit the Penguin Readers website Exclusively with the print edition, readers can unlock online resources including a digital book, audio edition, lesson plans and answer keys.

Once I Lived

Once I Lived Book
Author : Natascha Wodin
Publisher : Serpents Tail
Release : 1992
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An adolescent girl recounts her life story to her growing fetus

I Know You Love Me But Do You Like Me

I Know You Love Me  But Do You Like Me  Book
Author : Joey O'Connor
Publisher : Thomas Nelson Publishers
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9780849937514
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Of course you love your mate, right? That's why you got married. Starry-eyed with love, you and your mate waved good-bye to all the independence of single life, grasped hands with each other, and leapt into marriage with a jubilant, "I do!" So after all these years of being in love with your spouse, why is it suddenly so hard to actually like him or her?

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress Book
Author : Robert Anson Heinlein
Publisher : Putnam Publishing Group
Release : 1966
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A science fiction novel about a computer and a group of humans who plan a revolution on Luna, a penal colony

Herald of Gospel Liberty

Herald of Gospel Liberty Book
Author : Elias Smith
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1921
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Making Medical Choices

Making Medical Choices Book
Author : Jane Stein
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1978
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The central theme of this book is that technological advances in medicine have created a multitude of choices for each individual -- choices that can influence how we live and die. These choices are difficult ones, and the book provides a better understanding of the issues. Thus, the implications of each choice become clearer. Such decisions remain inherently very difficult and personal. Thoughtful, compassionate societies must consider these difficult problems. Can we develop mechanisms to assist in the medical choices that will inevitably take place throughout each individual's life? Jane Stein makes a stimulating effort to clarify these subjects in this book. She calls to attention problems we would prefer to avoid, touches the untouchable, and in so doing contributes to a constructive debate on the future of human life. - Preface.