Take advantage of Bitcoin´s underlying technology, the blockchain, to build massively scalable, decentralized applications known as dapps. In this practical guide, author Siraj Raval explains why dapps will become more widely used-and profitable-than today´s most popular web apps.
This volume is a handbook for enterprise system developers, guiding them through the intricacies and lessons learned in enterprise application development. It provides proven solutions to the everyday problems facing information systems developers.
Explore deep learning applications, such as computer vision, speech recognition, and chatbots, using frameworks such as TensorFlow and Keras. This book helps you to ramp up your practical know-how in a short period of time and focuses you on the domain, models, and algorithms required for deep learning applications. Deep Learning with Applications Using Python covers topics such as chatbots, natural language processing, and face and object recognition. The goal is to equip you with the concepts, techniques, and algorithm implementations needed to create programs capable of performing deep learning. This book covers convolutional neural networks, recurrent neural networks, and multilayer perceptrons. It also discusses popular APIs such as IBM Watson, Microsoft Azure, and scikit-learn. What You Will Learn Work with various deep learning frameworks such as TensorFlow, Keras, and scikit-learn. Use face recognition and face detection capabilities Create speech-to-text and text-to-speech functionality Engage with chatbots using deep learning Who This Book Is For Data scientists and developers who want to adapt and build deep learning applications.
High-precision location information is increasingly useful for mobile application developers, since it allows devices to interact with the world around them. This practical book shows you how to achieve arm?s reach accuracy with iBeacons, simple transmitters that enable your applications to react to nearby surroundings and then deliver timely, relevant information?especially indoors, where GPS and cell service are inaccurate. Whether you?re enabling a map, giving users directions, creating a game, recommending purchases, letting users check in, or creating an immersive experience, you?ll learn how iBeacons provide precise location information, empowering your applications to engage and interact with users nearby. * Get examples of several application types you can build with iBeacons * Learn how iBeacons provide applications with proximity information * Set up, activate, and test iBeacons on both specialized and general-purpose hardware * Explore the APIs and tools you need to develop location-aware mobile applications * Use built-in iOS features to interact with iBeacons, including Passbook * Build networks to help shoppers, travelers, conference attendees, and others find what they?re looking for
The application of geometric algebra to the engineering sciences is a young, active subject of research. The promise of this field is that the mathematical structure of geometric algebra together with its descriptive power will result in intuitive and more robust algorithms. This book examines all aspects essential for a successful application of geometric algebra: the theoretical foundations, the representation of geometric constraints, and the numerical estimation from uncertain data. Formally, the book consists of two parts: theoretical foundations and applications. The first part includes chapters on random variables in geometric algebra, linear estimation methods that incorporate the uncertainty of algebraic elements, and the representation of geometry in Euclidean, projective, conformal and conic space. The second part is dedicated to applications of geometric algebra, which include uncertain geometry and transformations, a generalized camera model, and pose estimation. Graduate students, scientists, researchers and practitioners will benefit from this book. The examples given in the text are mostly recent research results, so practitioners can see how to apply geometric algebra to real tasks, while researchers note starting points for future investigations. Students will profit from the detailed introduction to geometric algebra, while the text is supported by the author´s visualization software, CLUCalc, freely available online, and a website that includes downloadable exercises, slides and tutorials.
Gain practical skills in machine learning for finance, healthcare, and retail. This book uses a hands-on approach by providing case studies from each of these domains: you´ll see examples that demonstrate how to use machine learning as a tool for business enhancement. As a domain expert, you will not only discover how machine learning is used in finance, healthcare, and retail, but also work through practical case studies where machine learning has been implemented. Machine Learning Applications Using Python is divided into three sections, one for each of the domains (healthcare, finance, and retail). Each section starts with an overview of machine learning and key technological advancements in that domain. You´ll then learn more by using case studies on how organizations are changing the game in their chosen markets. This book has practical case studies with Python code and domain-specific innovative ideas for monetizing machine learning. What You Will Learn Discover applied machine learning processes and principles Implement machine learning in areas of healthcare, finance, and retail Avoid the pitfalls of implementing applied machine learning Build Python machine learning examples in the three subject areas Who This Book Is For Data scientists and machine learning professionals.