Popular Computer Science Audible Books of October 2020

May 18, 2020 By Deseado

We present you a rating of 10 best Computer Science Audible Books available for sale in October 2020, based on ratings and reviews from real readers.

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Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions

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9.9
Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions

Approx. price: $28. You may saved up to 13%.

A fascinating exploration of how computer algorithms can be applied to our everyday lives, helping to solve common decision-making problems and illuminate the workings of the human mind.
All our lives are constrained by limited space and time, limits that give rise to a particular set of problems. What should we do, or leave undone, in a day or a lifetime? How much messiness should we accept? What balance of new activities and familiar favorites is the most fulfilling? These may seem like uniquely human quandaries, but they are not: computers, too, face the same constraints, so computer scientists have been grappling with their version of such problems for decades. And the solutions they've found have much to teach us.
In a dazzlingly interdisciplinary work, acclaimed author Brian Christian and cognitive scientist Tom Griffiths show how the simple, precise algorithms used by computers can also untangle very human questions. They explain how to have better hunches and when to leave things to chance, how to deal with overwhelming choices and how best to connect with others. From finding a spouse to finding a parking spot, from organizing one's inbox to understanding the workings of human memory, Algorithms to Live By transforms the wisdom of computer science into strategies for human living.

9.6
Python Data Science: The Utimate Crash Course for Beginners. Learn Python in a Week and Master It.

Approx. price: $19. You may saved up to 12%.

Have you ever wondered if there is a method to learn Python in less than a week?


Most probably yes, but...there is a “secret” formula to get it done. That’s right, Python is friendly language, but you need to learn it the right way.


Especially if you want to start learning dozens of different methods to launch your career as a Python programmer. Correct, you can’t afford to wait months, or even years to learn a new language.


However, that’s not a big issue anymore, we’ve got you covered on this.


Today, you can get the ultimate masterclass: Python Data Science. The brand new crash course for beginners that will make you a Python master in less than a week.


Ready to get started? There is much more waiting for you...



  • Get the fundamentals - You’ll learn it all from scratch, there is no need to have any previous knowledge to get started. Theory goes first.

  • Browse through the methods - Data science and management is a complicated thing, but we’ve simplified it all for you: in easy methods.

  • Prepare to launch - There is no time to waste, you’ll be prepared to launch your career in less than a week.


Becoming a programmer is something only a few accomplish. Yet, that’s only because they didn’t get the right preparation.


But those times are over.


It’s much better if you start doing it by easy, working, and steady methods.


Get this audioboob today, and let’s discover a brand-new way to become a programmer: The right way.

9.6
Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control

Approx. price: $30. You may saved up to 12%.

A leading artificial intelligence researcher lays out a new approach to AI that will enable us to coexist successfully with increasingly intelligent machines.

In the popular imagination, superhuman artificial intelligence is an approaching tidal wave that threatens not just jobs and human relationships, but civilization itself. Conflict between humans and machines is seen as inevitable and its outcome all too predictable.

In this groundbreaking audiobook, distinguished AI researcher Stuart Russell argues that this scenario can be avoided, but only if we rethink AI from the ground up. Russell begins by exploring the idea of intelligence in humans and in machines. He describes the near-term benefits we can expect, from intelligent personal assistants to vastly accelerated scientific research, and outlines the AI breakthroughs that still have to happen before we reach superhuman AI. He also spells out the ways humans are already finding to misuse AI, from lethal autonomous weapons to viral sabotage.

If the predicted breakthroughs occur and superhuman AI emerges, we will have created entities far more powerful than ourselves. How can we ensure they never, ever, have power over us? Russell suggests that we can rebuild AI on a new foundation, according to which machines are designed to be inherently uncertain about the human preferences they are required to satisfy. Such machines would be humble, altruistic, and committed to pursue our objectives, not theirs. This new foundation would allow us to create machines that are provably deferential and provably beneficial.

9.6
Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Approx. price: $30. You may saved up to 12%.

How will artificial intelligence affect crime, war, justice, jobs, society, and our very sense of being human? The rise of AI has the potential to transform our future more than any other technology - and there's nobody better qualified or situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, an MIT professor who's helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial.

How can we grow our prosperity through automation without leaving people lacking income or purpose? What career advice should we give today's kids? How can we make future AI systems more robust so that they do what we want without crashing, malfunctioning, or getting hacked? Should we fear an arms race in lethal autonomous weapons? Will machines eventually outsmart us at all tasks, replacing humans on the job market and perhaps altogether? Will AI help life flourish like never before or give us more power than we can handle?

What sort of future do you want? This book empowers you to join what may be the most important conversation of our time. It doesn't shy away from the full range of viewpoints or from the most controversial issues - from superintelligence to meaning, consciousness, and the ultimate physical limits on life in the cosmos.

9.3
Coding Languages for Absolute Beginners: 6 Books in 1: Arduino, C++, C#, Powershell, Python & SQL

Approx. price: $19. You may saved up to 9%.

The world is changing rapidly, and technology is at the very center of it. Technology is affecting our present. Technology drives and shapes our future. What better way to be part of that driving force than to learn the beating heart of all these computers and application? Coding.


The Coding Languages for Absolute Beginners series aims to be the go-to guide for beginners to get started on programming and learn the coding skills needed to build the technology and drive the future you want.


And the best part about it, you’ll learn from scratch - not just one, two, three but six programming languages!


In this series, you’ll learn the basics, techniques, and best practices for the following coding languages:



  • Arduino

  • C++

  • C#

  • Powershell

  • Python

  • SQL


This comprehensive beginners guide to these six programming languages gives you everything you need to know to get started on coding and much, much more! Before you know it, you’ll start seeing results on screen, and you'll be on your way to mastering any, if not all, of these programming languages!


Start your coding journey now!

8.8
The Simulation Hypothesis: An MIT Computer Scientist Shows Why AI, Quantum Physics, and Eastern Mystics All Agree We Are in a Video Game

Approx. price: $16. You may saved up to 34%.

The Simulation Hypothesis, by best-selling author, renowned MIT computer scientist, and Silicon Valley video game designer Rizwan Virk, explains one of the most daring and consequential theories of our time.

Drawing from research and concepts from computer science, artificial intelligence, video games, quantum physics, and referencing both speculative fiction and ancient eastern spiritual texts, Virk shows how all of these traditions come together to point to the idea that we may be inside a simulated reality like the Matrix.

The Simulation Hypothesis is the idea that our physical reality, far from being a solid physical universe, is part of an increasingly sophisticated video game-like simulation, where we all have multiple lives, consisting of pixels with its own internal clock run by some giant Artificial Intelligence. Simulation theory explains some of the biggest mysteries of quantum and relativistic physics, such as quantum indeterminacy, parallel universes, and the integral nature of the speed of light.

“There’s a one in a billion chance we are not living in a simulation.” (Elon Musk)

“I find it hard to argue we are not in a simulation.” (Neil deGrasse Tyson)

“We are living in computer generated reality.” (Philip K. Dick)

Video game designer Riz Virk shows how the history and evolution of our video games, including virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and quantum computing could lead us to the point of being able to develop all encompassing virtual worlds like the Oasis in Ready Player One, or the simulated reality in The Matrix.

While the idea sounds like science fiction, many scientists, engineers, and professors have given the simulation hypothesis serious consideration. But the simulation hypothesis is not just a modern idea. Philosophers and mystics of all traditions have long contended that we are living in some kind of “illusion“ and that there are other realities which we can access with our minds.

Whether you are a computer scientist, a fan of science fiction like The Matrix movies, a video game enthusiast, or a spiritual seeker, The Simulation Hypothesis touches on all these areas, and you will never look at the world the same way again!

8.3
Machine Learning: The Ultimate Guide to Understand Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics: Learn the Building Block Algorithms and the Machine Learning’s Application in the Modern Life

Approx. price: $14. You may saved up to 12%.

With the help of in-depth explanations, concepts, and ideas regarding machine learning and artificial intelligence, beginners can develop basic AI models that are capable of making accurate predictions and data insights with the best performance. Thus, this book is most suitable for beginners who have an interest in methodologies of artificial intelligence and deep learning.

Big data analytics and data sciences have brought a major breakthrough in the current world by introducing models that bring long-term benefits to businesses and industries. By understanding the algorithms and approaches explained in this book, beginners can develop state of the art machine learning models for solving real work problems.

By reviewing possible challenges, performances, and implementations of artificial intelligence, neural networks, big data analytics, and deep learning, applications of AI can be developed to improve workflow and system efficiency as well. Moreover, industries and businesses can greatly promote their sales, profits, and performance by considering the techniques and methods set out in this book.

However, this book is not only for beginners. Researchers and experts can learn about the latest the findings on artificial intelligence and machine learning for developing powerful algorithms and models.

Artificial intelligence and machine learning approaches will definitely help in bringing positive changes to our daily lives. For learning and adopting the major findings, rules, and techniques of artificial intelligence and deep learning, listening to Machine Learning: The Ultimate Guide to Understand Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics will surely prove to be of great benefit for students and researchers.

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Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence

Approx. price: $19. You may saved up to 9%.

"What does AI mean for your business? Read this book to find out." (Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google)

Artificial intelligence does the seemingly impossible, magically bringing machines to life - driving cars, trading stocks, and teaching children. But facing the sea change that AI will bring can be paralyzing. How should companies set strategies, governments design policies, and people plan their lives for a world so different from what we know? In the face of such uncertainty, many analysts either cower in fear or predict an impossibly sunny future.

But in Prediction Machines, three eminent economists recast the rise of AI as a drop in the cost of prediction. With this single, masterful stroke, they lift the curtain on the AI-is-magic hype and show how basic tools from economics provide clarity about the AI revolution and a basis for action by CEOs, managers, policy makers, investors, and entrepreneurs.

When AI is framed as cheap prediction, its extraordinary potential becomes clear: Prediction is at the heart of making decisions under uncertainty. Our businesses and personal lives are riddled with such decisions. Prediction tools increase productivity - operating machines, handling documents, communicating with customers. Uncertainty constrains strategy. Better prediction creates opportunities for new business structures and strategies to compete.

Penetrating, fun, and always insightful and practical, Prediction Machines follows its inescapable logic to explain how to navigate the changes on the horizon. The impact of AI will be profound, but the economic framework for understanding it is surprisingly simple.

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The Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics

Approx. price: $23. You may saved up to 12%.

For decades, proponents of artificial intelligence have argued that computers will soon be doing everything that a human mind can do. Admittedly, computers now play chess at the grandmaster level, but do they understand the game as we do? Can a computer eventually do everything a human mind can do?

In this absorbing and frequently contentious book, Roger Penrose puts forward his view that there are some facets of human thinking that can never be emulated by a machine. The book's central concern is what philosophers call the "mind-body problem". Penrose examines what physics and mathematics can tell us about how the mind works, what they can't, and what we need to know to understand the physical processes of consciousness. He is among a growing number of physicists who think Einstein wasn't being stubborn when he said his "little finger" told him that quantum mechanics is incomplete, and he concludes that laws even deeper than quantum mechanics are essential for the operation of a mind. To support this contention, Penrose takes the listener on a dazzling tour that covers such topics as complex numbers, Turing machines, complexity theory, quantum mechanics, formal systems, Godel undecidability, phase spaces, Hilbert spaces, black holes, white holes, Hawking radiation, entropy, quasicrystals, and the structure of the brain.

7.3
HBR's 10 Must Reads on AI, Analytics, and the New Machine Age: HBR's 10 Must Reads Series

Approx. price: $16. You may saved up to 12%.

Machine learning and data analytics are powering a wave of groundbreaking technologies. Is your company ready?

We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you understand how these technologies work together, how to adopt them, and why your strategy can't ignore them.

In this book, you'll learn how: data science, driven by artificial intelligence and machine learning, is yielding unprecedented business insights; blockchain has the potential to restructure the economy; drones and driverless vehicles are becoming essential tools; 3-D printing is making new business models possible; augmented reality is transforming retail and manufacturing; smart speakers are redefining the rules of marketing; and humans and machines are working together to reach new levels of productivity.

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