You are here: Home » Machine Learners

Machine Learners

  • Machine Learners
    Machine Learners
    Product ID: 9780262036825
    Category: Books
    Description: If machine learning transforms the nature of knowledge, does it also transform the practice of critical thought? Machine learning-programming computers to learn from data-has spread across scientific disciplines, media, entertainment, and government. Medical research, autonomous vehicles, credit transaction processing, computer gaming, recommendation systems, finance, surveillance, and robotics use machine learning. Machine learning devices (sometimes understood as scientific models, sometimes as operational algorithms) anchor the field of data science. They have also become mundane mechanisms deeply embedded in a variety of systems and gadgets. In contexts from the everyday to the esoteric, machine learning is said to transform the nature of knowledge. In this book, Adrian Mackenzie investigates whether machine learning also transforms the practice of critical thinking. Mackenzie focuses on machine learners-either humans and machines or human-machine relations-situated among settings, data, and devices. The settings range from fMRI to Facebook; the data anything from cat images to DNA sequences; the devices include neural networks, support vector machines, and decision trees. He examines specific learning algorithms-writing code and writing about code-and develops an archaeology of operations that, following Foucault, views machine learning as a form of knowledge production and a strategy of power. Exploring layers of abstraction, data infrastructures, coding practices, diagrams, mathematical formalisms, and the social organization of machine learning, Mackenzie traces the mostly invisible architecture of one of the central zones of contemporary technological cultures. Mackenzie's account of machine learning locates places in which a sense of agency can take root. His archaeology of the operational formation of machine learning does not unearth the footprint of a strategic monolith but reveals the local tributaries of force that feed into the generalization and plurality of the field.
    Delivery cost: 0.00
    ISBN: 9780262036825
    Price: £30.00
    Shop best deal
    Waterstones
    Waterstones
    Review this store

Add a Review/Comment

0 1 2 3 4 5

captcha security code

* Must be complete

 

Similar Products

Magnify The Peace Machine
The Peace Machine

The Peace Machine


Category: Novels Narratives Anthologies
Description: We'll create a machine. A peace machine that will put an end to all wars. It is 1914 and the world stands on the brink of yet another bloody war. But what if conflict were not inevitable? What if a machine could exploit the latest developments in electromagnetic science to influence people's minds? And what if such a machine could put an end to violence for ever? The search for the answer to these questions will lead our hero Celal away from his unassuming life as an Istanbul-based writer of erotic fiction, and on a quest across a continent stumbling headlong towards disaster, from Istanbul to Paris and Belgrade, as he struggles to uncover the mystery of The Peace Machine before time runs out for humanity.
Delivery time: 3 - 5 working days
Delivery cost: 2.95
Author: Ozgur Mumcu
Review this product
 
The Book People
Review this store
The Book People
Product ID: 9781782273943
 
£10.39
 
Shop best deal
Magnify Build A Better Relationship With Your Sewing Machine
Build A Better Relationship With Your Sewing Machine

Build A Better Relationship With Your Sewing Machine


Category: Handicrafts
Description: From the sewing machine whisperer comes this in-depth, visual guide to how a sewing machine works, how to keep it in good working order, and how to solve common problems. Perfect for sewists and quilters of all levels, this friendly approach to learning about and troubleshooting your sewing machine gives you the tools you need to sew and quilt with less frustration and better results!
Delivery time: 3 - 5 working days
Delivery cost: 2.95
Author: Bernie Tobisch
Review this product
 
The Book People
Review this store
The Book People
Product ID: 9781617455810
 
£16.79
 
Shop best deal
Magnify The Sewing Machine Accessory Bible
The Sewing Machine Accessory Bible

The Sewing Machine Accessory Bible


Category: Handicrafts
Description: This book will show you how you can get the most out of your sewing machine, simply by changing feet - from working easily with the full range of fabrics (even the most slippery and stretchy ones), to great time-saving tricks like easy zippers and button-holes, and adding a range of new decorative effects. For those new to the wonderful world of stitching, you will find all the help and advice you need to get your machine out of its box for the first time. And if you are considering upgrading your machine, you'll also find a guide on which machine will best suit your stitching needs. So whether you are a beginner or have been sewing for years, this book is packed with all the information you need to get the most out of your sewing machine, inspiring new design ideas and finishes along the way.
Delivery time: 3 - 5 working days
Delivery cost: 2.95
Author: Wendy Gardiner
Review this product
 
The Book People
Review this store
The Book People
Product ID: 9781844486878
 
£11.99
 
Shop best deal
Magnify The Sewing Machine Accessory Bible
The Sewing Machine Accessory Bible

The Sewing Machine Accessory Bible


Category: Books
Description: This book will show you how you can get the most out of your sewing machine, simply by changing feet - from working easily with the full range of fabrics (even the most slippery and stretchy ones), to great time-saving tricks like easy zippers and button-holes, and adding a range of new decorative effects. For those new to the wonderful world of stitching, you will find all the help and advice you need to get your machine out of its box for the first time. And if you are considering upgrading your machine, you'll also find a guide on which machine will best suit your stitching needs. So whether you are a beginner or have been sewing for years, this book is packed with all the information you need to get the most out of your sewing machine, inspiring new design ideas and finishes along the way.
Delivery cost: 0.00
ISBN: 9781844486878
Review this product
 
Waterstones
Review this store
Waterstones
Product ID: 9781844486878
 
£12.99
 
Shop best deal