Google Archipelago: The Digital Gulag and the Simulation of Freedom explores the reach, penetration, power, and impact of Big Digital or the mega-information managers, social media platforms, Artificial Intelligence developers, providers of other web applications and functionalities, and the architects and proponents of the promised Internet of Things. Alphabet (Google, YouTube, etc.) Facebook and Instagram, Twitter, Yelp, and LinkedIn, as well as their many subsidiaries and competitors, comprise a digital collective Big Digital whose domain is global and whose ideological and functional power represents a force unlike any other in history.Big Digital, a non-governmental constellation of digital technology corporations, now presides over public and private life to such an extent that it rivals, if not surpassing, the governmental reach and penetration of many national governments, combined. Big Digital represents a new private form of government, or a governmentality, the means by which populations are governed, and the technologies that enable that governance. But the constraints of the political field superintended by Big Digital include more than censorship and bias. Constraints are structurally determined by the technology.The primary means behind Big Digital's governmental functions is ideology. And the ideology of Big Digital is decidedly leftist. I call Big Digital's ideology corporate leftism, or to borrow from and redefine a phrase coined by George Gilder, "Google Marxism". Corporate leftism comprises the set of values and beliefs now lodged within a growing number of US and other corporations. Corporate leftism informs the policies, politics, and procedures of Big Digital.But corporate leftism is also disseminated well beyond the work cultures of Big Digital's corporate headquarters and regional sites. Corporate leftism is not a subsidiary feature or incidental aspect of Big Digital. Leftism is coded into the very DNA of B 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/173234/bk_acx0_173234_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book will prepare you to meet the next wave of challenges in enterprise security, guiding you through and sharing best practices for designing APIs for rock-solid security. It will explore different security standards and protocols, helping you choose the right option for your needs. Advanced API Security, Second Edition explains in depth how to secure APIs from traditional HTTP Basic Authentication to OAuth 2.0 and the standards built around it. Keep your business thriving while keeping enemies away. Build APIs with rock-solid security. The book takes you through the best practices in designing APIs for rock-solid security, provides an in depth understanding of most widely adopted security standards for API security and teaches you how to compare and contrast different security standards/protocols to find out what suits your business needs, the best. This new edition enhances all the topics discussed in its predecessor with the latest up to date information, and provides more focus on beginners to REST, JSON, Microservices and API security. Additionally, it covers how to secure APIs for the Internet of Things (IoT). Audience: The Advanced API Security 2nd Edition is for Enterprise Security Architects and Developers who are designing, building and managing APIs. The book will provide guidelines, best practices in designing APIs and threat mitigation techniques for Enterprise Security Architects while developers would be able to gain hands-on experience by developing API clients against Facebook, Twitter, Salesforce and many other cloud service providers. What you'll learn - Build APIs with rock-solid security by understanding best practices and design guidelines. - Compare and contrast different security standards/protocols to find out what suits your busine ss needs, the best.- Expand business APIs to partners and outsiders with Identity Federation. - Get hands-on experience in developing clients against Facebook, Twitter, and Salesforce APIs. - Understand and learn how to secure Internet of Things.
Gain a practical introduction to DataOps, a new discipline for delivering data science at scale inspired by practices at companies such as Facebook, Uber, LinkedIn, Twitter, and eBay. Organizations need more than the latest AI algorithms, hottest tools, and best people to turn data into insight-driven action and useful analytical data products. Processes and thinking employed to manage and use data in the 20th century are a bottleneck for working effectively with the variety of data and advanced analytical use cases that organizations have today. This book provides the approach and methods to ensure continuous rapid use of data to create analytical data products and steer decision making. Practical DataOps shows you how to optimize the data supply chain from diverse raw data sources to the final data product, whether the goal is a machine learning model or other data-orientated output. The book provides an approach to eliminate wasted effort and improve collaboration between data producers, data consumers, and the rest of the organization through the adoption of lean thinking and agile software development principles. This book helps you to improve the speed and accuracy of analytical application development through data management and DevOps practices that securely expand data access, and rapidly increase the number of reproducible data products through automation, testing, and integration. The book also shows how to collect feedback and monitor performance to manage and continuously improve your processes and output. What You Will Learn Develop a data strategy for your organization to help it reach its long-term goalsRecognize and eliminate barriers to delivering data to users at scaleWork on the right things for the right stakeholders through agile collaborationCreate trust in data via rigorous testing and effective data managementBuild a culture of learning and continuous improvement through monitoring deployments and measuring outcomesCreate cross-functional self-organizing teams focused on goals not reporting linesBuild robust, trustworthy, data pipelines in support of AI, machine learning, and other analytical data products Who This Book Is For Data science and advanced analytics experts, CIOs, CDOs (chief data officers), chief analytics officers, business analysts, business team leaders, and IT professionals (data engineers, developers, architects, and DBAs) supporting data teams who want to dramatically increase the value their organization derives from data. The book is ideal for data professionals who want to overcome challenges of long delivery time, poor data quality, high maintenance costs, and scaling difficulties in getting data science output and machine learning into customer-facing production.
Develop Intelligent Bots using Microsoft Bot framework (C# and Node.js), Visual Studio Enterprise & Code, Microsoft Azure and Cognitive Services. This book shows you how to develop great Bots, publish to Azure and register with Bot portal so that customers can connect and communicate using famous communication channels like Skype, Slack, Web and Facebook. You'll also learn how to build intelligence into Bots using Azure Cognitive Services like LUIS, OCR, Speech to Text and Web Search. Bots are the new face of user experience. Conversational User Interface provides many options to make user experience richer, innovative and engaging with email, text, buttons or voice as the medium for communication. Modern line of business applications can be replaced or associated with Intelligent Bots that can use data/history combined with Machine Intelligence to make user experience inclusive and exciting. With Developing Bots with Microsoft Bots Framework , you'll see just how simple Bot building can be. What You'll LearnBuild Bots using MS Bot framework on Windows and Non-Windows platformsPublish your Bot to the cloud in minutesCreate rich communication platforms between your application and users Apply Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to your applications Who This Book Is For Developers and Architects who design and build modern applications or communication platforms using MS stack or open source technologies. Business Analysts and UX Specialists interested in designing and building trendy user interfaces/platforms using Bots and Azure ML
Here's how it works: you read a book, you recommend it to a friend. That friend tells another friend. And another... until the book becomes this year's word-of-mouth sensation. This is the first to analyze the power of the 'pass-it-on' phenomenon, introducing us to the architects of the mightily efficient, money-spinning model known as the Viral Loop - the secret behind some of the most successful businesses in recent history. Outfits such as Google, eBay, Flickr and Facebook all employ the model at their core; all have seen their stock valuations skyrocket within years of forming. The genius lies in the model's reliance on replication: what's the point of using Facebook if none of your friends can see your profile, or using Flickr if you can't share your photos? Where's the joy in posting a video on YouTube if no one watches it? Thus, in creating a viral product that people want, need and desire, growth can, and will, take care of itself. Find out why the Loop will catch us all up, sooner rather than later...
Most software companies recognize the need to build software quickly, maximizing quality while minimizing time to market. And yet, conventional software development is an unwieldy and expensive process. Even in best-case scenarios, the traditional approach can be slow, expensive, and frustrating. Enter Scrum. Scrum is an iterative, nimble, and agile route to developing software. Code reviews are thorough and frequent, feedback loops drive development, teams sprint towards well-defined goals, and decision-making authority permeates cross-fertilizing development teams. Today, corporations, non-profits, universities, and even the military are giving Scrum some very serious backing. All of this makes ScrumMaster Utpal Vaishnav's new book, #SCRUM tweet: 140 Thought-Lenses to Build Better Software Using Scrum, incredibly timely and right on the money. A Scrum evangelist and a Certified Scrum Professional, Utpal has gathered together practical thought-lenses on the myriad aspects of driving a Scrum-based project. He deals with building the right mindset; applying that mindset to develop great software; and, most importantly, maintaining a framework of introspection, inspection, and adaptability. '#SCRUM tweet' lights the path to building a thinking platform that will breed self-organizing teams who are inherently aligned with corporate goals and visions. Scrum is not a silver bullet, and Utpal is absolutely realistic about the effort involved in making Scrum work. This very readable book will inspire software engineers, solutions architects, software business unit leaders, and technical visionaries to effectively build software in a way that maximizes business value. #SCRUM tweet is part of the THiNKaha series, whose slim and handy books contain 140 well-thought-out AHAmessages. Increase your online influence by picking up AHAthat and easily share quotes from this book on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+.
Financial Times Best Books of the Year 2018 TechRepublic Top Books Every Techie Should Read Book Description: How will AI evolve and what major innovations are on the horizon? What will its impact be on the job market, economy, and society? What is the path toward human-level machine intelligence? What should we be concerned about as artificial intelligence advances? Architects of Intelligence contains a series of in-depth, one-to-one interviews where New York Times bestselling author, Martin Ford, uncovers the truth behind these questions from some of the brightest minds in the Artificial Intelligence community. Martin has wide-ranging conversations with twenty-three of the world's foremost researchers and entrepreneurs working in AI and robotics: Demis Hassabis (DeepMind), Ray Kurzweil (Google), Geoffrey Hinton (Univ. of Toronto and Google), Rodney Brooks (Rethink Robotics), Yann LeCun (Facebook) , Fei-Fei Li (Stanford and Google), Yoshua Bengio (Univ. of Montreal), Andrew Ng (AI Fund), Daphne Koller (Stanford), Stuart Russell (UC Berkeley), Nick Bostrom (Univ. of Oxford), Barbara Grosz (Harvard), David Ferrucci (Elemental Cognition), James Manyika (McKinsey), Judea Pearl (UCLA), Josh Tenenbaum (MIT), Rana el Kaliouby (Affectiva), Daniela Rus (MIT), Jeff Dean (Google), Cynthia Breazeal (MIT), Oren Etzioni (Allen Institute for AI), Gary Marcus (NYU), and Bryan Johnson (Kernel). Martin Ford is a prominent futurist, and author of Financial Times Business Book of the Year, Rise of the Robots. He speaks at conferences and companies around the world on what AI and automation might mean for the future. Meet the minds behind the AI superpowers as they discuss the science, business and ethics of modern artificial intelligence. Read James Manyika's thoughts on AI analytics, Geoffrey Hinton's breakthroughs in AI programming and development, and Rana el Kaliouby's insights into AI marketing. This AI book collects the opinions of the luminaries of the AI business, such as Stuart Russell (coauthor of the leading AI textbook), Rodney Brooks (a leader in AI robotics), Demis Hassabis (chess prodigy and mind behind AlphaGo), and Yoshua Bengio (leader in deep learning) to complete your AI education and give you an AI advantage in 2019 and the future.
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