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You Look Like a Thing and I Love You (opens in new window) by
Call Number: Q 335 .S463 2021 (RTP)
Publication Date: 2021-03-23
"You look like a thing and I love you" is one of the best pickup lines ever...according to an artificial intelligence trained by the scientist Janelle Shane, creator of the popular blog AI Weirdness. Shane creates silly AIs that learn how to name colors of paint, create the best recipes, and even flirt (badly) with humans--all to understand the technology that governs so much of our human lives. We rely on AI every day, trusting it for matters both big and small, from unlocking our phones to hospital care. But how smart is AI really...? Shane delivers the answer to every AI question you've ever asked, and some you definitely haven't--such as: How can a computer design the perfect sandwich? What does robot-generated Harry Potter fan fiction sound like? And is the world's best Halloween costume really "vampire hog bride"?
Artificial Intelligence (opens in new window) by
Call Number: Q 335.4 .H85 2016 (North)
Publication Date: 2015-12-15
Thrilling new discoveries in science and technology are announced almost daily. Cutting-Edge Science and Technology keeps readers at the forefront of new research. Artificial Intelligencecovers a wide variety of topics in the emerging field of machine learning, including facial identification, voice recognition, video games, driverless cars, and robot helpers. High-impact photos and explanatory graphics and charts bring scientific concepts to life. Features include essential facts, a glossary, selected bibliography, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Power and Prediction: the disruptive economics of artificial intelligence (opens in new window) by
Call Number: Q 335 .A3955 2022 (West)
Publication Date: 2022-11-15
Artificial intelligence (AI) has impacted many industries around the world--banking and finance, pharmaceuticals, automotive, medical technology, manufacturing, and retail. But it has only just begun its odyssey toward cheaper, better, and faster predictions that drive strategic business decisions. When prediction is taken to the max, industries transform, and with such transformation comes disruption. What is at the root of this? The authors explain that the two key decision-making ingredients are prediction and judgment, and we perform both together in our minds, often without realizing it. The rise of AI is shifting prediction from humans to machines, relieving people from this cognitive load while increasing the speed and accuracy of decisions. This sets the stage for a flourishing of new decisions and has profound implications for system-level innovation.
Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence (opens in new window) by
Call Number: Q 334.2 .K54 2021 (Health)
Publication Date: 2021-04-07
This authoritative reference work provides readers with a complete overview of artificial intelligence (AI), including its historic development and current status, existing and projected AI applications, and present and potential future impact on the United States and the world. Some people believe that artificial intelligence (AI) will revolutionize modern life in ways that improve human existence. Others say that the promise of AI is overblown. Still others contend that AI applications could pose a grave threat to the economic security of millions of people by taking their jobs and otherwise rendering them "obsolete"--or, even worse, that AI could actually spell the end of the human race. This volume helps users understand the reasons AI development has both spirited defenders and alarmed critics; explains theories and innovations like Moore's Law, mindcloning, and Technological Singularity that drive AI research and debate; and gives readers the information they need to make their own informed judgment about the promise and peril of this technology.
Deepfakes: The Coming Infocalypse (opens in new window) by
Call Number: HM 851 .S257 2020 (Public Safety)
Publication Date: 2020-08-25
Uncover everything you need to know about "deepfakes" and what could become the biggest information and communications meltdown in world history. In a world of deepfakes, it will soon be impossible to tell what is real and what isn't. As advances in artificial intelligence, video creation, and online trolling continue, deepfakes pose not only a real threat to democracy -- they threaten to take voter manipulation to unprecedented new heights. This crisis of misinformation which we now face has since been dubbed the "Infocalypse." In DEEPFAKES, investigative journalist Nina Schick uses her expertise from working in the field to reveal shocking examples of deepfakery and explain the dangerous political consequences of the Infocalypse, both in terms of national security and what it means for public trust in politics. This all-too-timely book also unveils what this all means for us as individuals, how deepfakes will be used to intimidate and to silence, for revenge and fraud, and just how truly unprepared governments and tech companies are for what's coming.
Careers in Artificial Intelligence (opens in new window) by
Call Number: QA 76.25 .C27337 2022 (South)
Publication Date: 2022-12-30
Artificial intelligence (AI) is all around us, from music choices to electronics to healthcare. AI refers to machines that are programmed to think and act like humans. Examples of AI include Pandora personalized song lists, robotic vacuum cleaners and self-driving vehicles. Many industries offer careers in AI, including financial services, technology, marketing, agriculture, gaming, and retail. As the need for technology and its problem-solving abilities continues to grow, so does the need for highly-skilled individuals to work in this sector. Careers in Artificial Intelligence provides detailed information and need-to-know information on various careers in artificial intelligence. Each chapter provides a wealth of real-world information including A Day in the Life, Work Environment, Education & Training, Earnings & Advancement, Employment Outlook, Networking Contacts, Areas with the Highest Employment Levels, and Conversations with Real Professionals.
Russia and Ukraine
Curated by Erica Stratton, Library Technical Assistant at the Scott Northern Wake Campus Library
In Wartime by
Call Number: DK 508.846 .J832 2016
Publication Date: 2016-10-11
This book gives details on how Ukrainians felt about a previous conflict. In 2014 Ukraine ousted their president due to dissatisfaction with him allying more closely with Russia than the EU. This could provide insight into how Ukrainians feel about Russia as well as offer a glimpse of what war is like for them.
Red Famine by
Call Number: DK 508.8374 .A67 2017
Publication Date: 2018-09-04
There is a long history of conflict between Ukraine and Russia. This book details a conflict in the 1930s in devastating detail and provides more context for Russian/Ukrainian relations.
The Gates of Europe by
Call Number: DK 508.51 .P55 P5 2021
Publication Date: 2021-05-25
Ukraine, due to its positioning in Europe, has been sought after by those in power for a long time. This book explains the history of Ukraine in that context.
Call Number: E-BOOK
Publication Date: 2014-02-01
This ebook describes historic tensions between Russia and the Ukraine (and Crimea, a region of Ukraine which has been hotly contested by Russia and which in 2014 was annexed by Russia).
To Get Ukraine by
Call Number: E-BOOK
Publication Date: 2015-04-28
This book takes place after the Crimea crisis and does reporting on Ukraine from the inside by going to the source, Ukrainians, to learn more about them.
NC Live Search for Russian AND Ukraine
The current situation between Russia and Ukraine is still developing. This search result shows news articles with up-to-date information on the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, as well as other resources related to the topic.
Abortion and Reproductive Rights
Reproductive Rights (opens in new window) by
Publication Date: 2016-01-01
Throughout history, men and women have always found ways to control reproduction. In some ancient societies, people turned to herbs or traditional rituals. Others turned to methods that are still used in the twenty-first century, such as abstinence, condoms, and abortions. Legislating access to birth control, sex education, and abortion is also not new. Disputes over contraception, sex education, and abortion continue to roil the nation, leading to controversial legal and political rulings and occasionally violence. As society changes--and as new reproductive technologies expand the possibilities for controlling and initiating pregnancy--Americans will continue to debate reproductive rights for all.
Her Body, Our Laws (opens in new window) by
Publication Date: 2018-01-16
With stories from the front lines, a legal scholar journeys through distinct legal climates to understand precisely why and how the war over abortion is being fought. Drawing on her years of research in El Salvador-one of the few countries to ban abortion without exception-legal scholar Michelle Oberman explores what happens when abortion is a crime. Oberman reveals the practical challenges raised by a thriving black market in abortion drugs, as well as the legal challenges to law enforcement. She describes a system in which doctors and lawyers collaborate in order to identify and prosecute those suspected of abortion-related crimes, and the troubling results of such collaboration- mistaken diagnoses, selective enforcement, and wrongful convictions. A fresh look at the battle over abortion law, Her Body, Our Laws is an invitation to those on all sides of the issue to move beyond the incomplete discourse about legality by understanding how the law actually matters.
Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know (opens in new window) by
Publication Date: 2013-03-28
Reproductive politics is a term coined in the 1970s to describe contemporary, Roe v. Wade-era power struggles over contraception and abortion, adoption and surrogacy, and other satellite issues. Forty years later, questions of reproductive rights are just as complex - and controversial - as they were then. Covering a substantial range of information in an accessible and lively manner, Solinger orients readers and provides the knowledge necessary to enter into dialogue with this important and continually evolving field.
Radical Reproductive Justice (opens in new window) by
Publication Date: 2017-11-14
This anthology assembles two decades of work initiated by SisterSong Women of Color Health Collective, creators of the human rights-based 'reproductive justice' framework to move beyond polarised pro-choice/pro-life debates. Rooted in Black feminism and built on intersecting identities, this revolutionary framework asserts a woman's right to have children, to not have children, and to parent and provide for the children they have.
Women Against Abortion (opens in new window) by
Publication Date: 2017-04-03
Women from remarkably diverse religious, social, and political backgrounds made up the rank-and-file of anti-abortion activism. Empowered by the changes wrought by feminism, they founded grassroots groups, developed now-familiar strategies and tactics, and gave voice to the movement's moral and political dimensions. Drawing on oral histories and interviews with prominent figures, Karissa Haugeberg examines American women 's fight against abortion. Throughout, Haugeberg explores important questions such as the ways people fused religious conviction with partisan politics, activists' rationalizations for lethal violence, and how women claimed space within an unshakably patriarchal movement.
Curated by Emily Bergen, Campus Librarian at the Public Safety Education Campus Library
The Program by
Call Number: HV 547 .N363 2019
Publication Date: 2019-09-24
As seen in the HBO docuseries THE VOW: A jaw-dropping insider look into the world of the so-called "Hollywood Sex Cult" NXIVM chronicling the rise of enigmatic cult leader, Keith Raniere, from its "Patient Zero," his former girlfriend and test subject for his coercive control techniques. Many have heard of NXIVM and its creator, Keith Raniere, the unassuming Albany man now prosecuted for ensnaring tens of thousands of people in the US, Mexico, Canada and elsewhere, to do his bidding and pay millions of dollars to participate in his self-improvement methodology. But where did Keith Raniere begin? Enter Toni Natalie, Keith's Patient Zero, the first one indoctrinated into Raniere's methodology and the first one to escape.
The Phantom Prince by
Call Number: HV 6248 .B773 K46 2020
Publication Date: 2020-01-07
Ted Bundy is one of the most notorious serial killers in American history and one of the most publicized to this day. However, very rarely do we hear from the women he left behind-the ones forgotten as mere footnotes in this tragedy. This updated and expanded reissue of Elizabeth Kendall's 1981 book The Phantom Prince chronicles her intense, six-year relationship with Ted Bundy and its eventual unraveling. Featuring a new introduction and a new afterword by the author, never-before-seen photos, and a new chapter from the author's daughter, Molly, this gripping account presents a remarkable examination of obsession, intrigue, and the darkness that love can mask.
The Perfect Father by
Call Number: HV 6533 .C6 G53 2020
Publication Date: 2020-07-21
InThe Perfect Father,New York Timesbestselling author John Glatt reveals the tragedy of the Watts family, whose seemingly perfect lives played out on social media--but the truth would lead to a vicious and heartbreaking murder.
The Family Next Door by
Call Number: HV 6626.53 .C2 G53 2019
Publication Date: 2019-07-23
FromNew York Times bestselling true crime author John Glatt comes the devastating story of the Turpins: a seemingly normal family whose dark secrets would shock and captivate the world.
Gone at Midnight by
Call Number: HV 6534 .L67 A53 2020
Publication Date: 2020-02-25
Vancouver student Elisa Lam was last heard from on January 31, 2013, after she checked into L.A.'s Cecil Hotel, a 600-room building with a history of scandal and tragedy. The next day, Elisa vanished. More than a week later came a grim discovery: Elisa's nude body floating in a rooftop water tank. The only clue was a disturbing surveillance video of Elisa, uploaded to YouTube in hopes of public assistance. The video soon went viral and opened up many questions. In this detailed investigation, journalist Jake Anderson sets out to answer them.
Fire and Flood by
Call Number: QC 903 .L585 2022
Publication Date: 2022-04-05
Writer Eugene Linden explores the relationship between the actions of business corporations and environmental degradation in this book.
Call Number: RA 566 .L46 2017
Publication Date: 2017-10-20
In this book, two physicians investigate the unexpected ways in which human health might be impacted by changing climates.
Land on Fire by
Call Number: SD 421.32 .W47 F47 2017
Publication Date: 2017-06-21
Gary Ferguson delves into how climate change has lengthened wildfire seasons in the Western United States. Read this if you're interested in understanding how the fires are fought and the ways in which ecosystems are impacted by them.
Sudden Spring by
Call Number: QC 984 .S83 V36 2019
Publication Date: 2019-01-15
Rick Van Noy details how different Southern communities are adapting to climate change.
Nowhere Left to Go by
Call Number: QC 903 .V66 2022
Publication Date: 2022-07-05
Environmental journalist Benjamin Von Brackel analyzes how nonhuman animals are reacting to changing temperatures.
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Contains articles covering general science topics, including climate change.
Try searching "climate change" and "asthma" if you're interested in learning more about the relationship between human health and climate change.
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