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10. A glance into the future

10. A glance into the future  

Michael Dunn and Tony Hope

in Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2018
Published Online: 
Nov 2018
eISBN: 
9780191853173
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198815600.003.0010
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198815600
The future of medical ethics, the ways in which it will develop and change, will be largely determined by the nature of the new situations that arise. ‘A glance into the future’ suggests ... More
6. Robotic futures

6. Robotic futures  

Alan Winfield

in Robotics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778414
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199695980.003.0006
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199695980
The story of robots is still unfolding. ‘Robotic futures’ looks to the future of robotic science in space exploration and other areas of everyday life. Would it be possible to build a ... More
5. The computer that cried

5. The computer that cried  

Dylan Evans

in Emotion: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2019
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Sep 2019
eISBN: 
9780191872471
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198834403.003.0005
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198834403
The most recent discipline to have entered the debate on emotion is artificial intelligence. Since the early 1990s, computer scientists have become increasingly interested in building ... More
6. Heuristic computing

6. Heuristic computing  

Subrata Dasgupta

in Computer Science: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2016
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Mar 2016
eISBN: 
9780191798146
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198733461.003.0006
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198733461
Many ordinary problems and everyday activities are not conducive to algorithmic solutions. Yet, people do perform these tasks and solve such problems, so what other computational means are ... More
Artificial Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction

Artificial Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction  

Margaret A. Boden

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2018
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Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780191821448
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199602919.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199602919
The applications of Artificial Intelligence lie all around us and affect all aspects of our lives. The results of Artificial Intelligence have been invaluable to biologists, psychologists, ... More
Robotics: A Very Short Introduction

Robotics: A Very Short Introduction  

Alan Winfield

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778414
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199695980.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199695980
Robotics: A Very Short Introduction explains how it is that robotics can be both a success story and a disappointment, how robots can be both ordinary and remarkable, and looks ... More
1. What is a robot?

1. What is a robot?  

Alan Winfield

in Robotics: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778414
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199695980.003.0001
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chapter
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9780199695980
‘What is a robot?’ discusses three definitions of 'a robot': an artificial device that can sense its environment and purposefully act on or in that environment; an embodied artificial ... More
4. The global computer

4. The global computer  

Darrel Ince

in The Computer: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777899
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199586592.003.0004
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chapter
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9780199586592
‘The global computer’ aims to change the reader's perception of a computer from a single grey box to part of a global supercomputer linked via the Internet. Computers cannot solve every ... More
7. Computational thinking

7. Computational thinking  

Subrata Dasgupta

in Computer Science: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2016
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Mar 2016
eISBN: 
9780191798146
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198733461.003.0007
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198733461
What is computational thinking? The AI researcher Paul Rosenbloom’s interpretation focuses on two relationships: interaction (a ‘reciprocal action, effect or influence’ between two ... More
4. The art, science, and engineering of programming

4. The art, science, and engineering of programming  

Subrata Dasgupta

in Computer Science: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2016
Published Online: 
Mar 2016
eISBN: 
9780191798146
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198733461.003.0004
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198733461
Algorithmic thinking is sometimes not enough—programming is also required. A computer program is the specification of a desired computation in a language communicable to physical computers. ... More
Computer Science: A Very Short Introduction

Computer Science: A Very Short Introduction  

Subrata Dasgupta

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2016
Published Online: 
Mar 2016
eISBN: 
9780191798146
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198733461.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198733461
Over the past sixty years, there has been spectacular growth of the technologies associated with the computer. Yet, the science underpinning this technology is less visible and little ... More

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