The Promise

The Promise
Author: Pnina Bat Zvi,Margie Wolfe
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2019-11
ISBN 10: 9781842349519
ISBN 13: 1842349511
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Promise of Artificial Intelligence

The Promise of Artificial Intelligence
Author: Brian Cantwell Smith
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2019-10-08
ISBN 10: 0262043041
ISBN 13: 9780262043045
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Promise of Artificial Intelligence Book Review:

An argument that—despite dramatic advances in the field—artificial intelligence is nowhere near developing systems that are genuinely intelligent. In this provocative book, Brian Cantwell Smith argues that artificial intelligence is nowhere near developing systems that are genuinely intelligent. Second wave AI, machine learning, even visions of third-wave AI: none will lead to human-level intelligence and judgment, which have been honed over millennia. Recent advances in AI may be of epochal significance, but human intelligence is of a different order than even the most powerful calculative ability enabled by new computational capacities. Smith calls this AI ability “reckoning,” and argues that it does not lead to full human judgment—dispassionate, deliberative thought grounded in ethical commitment and responsible action. Taking judgment as the ultimate goal of intelligence, Smith examines the history of AI from its first-wave origins (“good old-fashioned AI,” or GOFAI) to such celebrated second-wave approaches as machine learning, paying particular attention to recent advances that have led to excitement, anxiety, and debate. He considers each AI technology's underlying assumptions, the conceptions of intelligence targeted at each stage, and the successes achieved so far. Smith unpacks the notion of intelligence itself—what sort humans have, and what sort AI aims at. Smith worries that, impressed by AI's reckoning prowess, we will shift our expectations of human intelligence. What we should do, he argues, is learn to use AI for the reckoning tasks at which it excels while we strengthen our commitment to judgment, ethics, and the world.

I Promise

I Promise
Author: LeBron James
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2020-08-11
ISBN 10: 0063017342
ISBN 13: 9780063017344
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Promise Book Review:

An Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller! An Instant Indie Bestseller! *An Amazon Best Book of the Year * A B&N Best Book of the Year* A great gift for tiny go-getters and big dreamers! NBA champion and superstar LeBron James pens a slam-dunk picture book inspired by his foundation’s I PROMISE program that motivates children everywhere to always #StriveForGreatness. Just a kid from Akron, Ohio, who is dedicated to uplifting youth everywhere, LeBron James knows the key to a better future is to excel in school, do your best, and keep your family close. I Promise is a lively and inspiring picture book that reminds us that tomorrow’s success starts with the promises we make to ourselves and our community today. Featuring James’s upbeat, rhyming text and vibrant illustrations perfectly crafted for a diverse audience by New York Times bestselling artist Nina Mata, this book has the power to inspire all children and families to be their best. Perfect for shared reading in and out of the classroom, I Promise is also a great gift for graduation, birthdays, and other occasions. Plus check out the audiobook, read by LeBron James's mother and I Promise School supporter Gloria James!

The Promise

The Promise
Author: Nicola Davies
Publsiher: Candlewick Press
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2017-03-28
ISBN 10: 0763693030
ISBN 13: 9780763693039
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Promise Book Review:

On a mean street in a mean, broken city, a young girl tries to snatch an old woman's bag. But the frail old woman, holding on with the strength of heroes, says the thief can't have it without giving something in return: the promise, which is the beginning of a journey that will change the thieving girl's life--and a chance to change the world, for good.

The Promise

The Promise
Author: Ann Weisgarber
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-04-01
ISBN 10: 1629142883
ISBN 13: 9781629142883
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Promise Book Review:

From the author of The Personal History of Rachel Dupree, shortlisted for the Orange Award for New Writers and longlisted for the Orange Prize. 1900. Young pianist Catherine Wainwright flees the fashionable town of Dayton, Ohio in the wake of a terrible scandal. Heartbroken and facing destitution, she finds herself striking up correspondence with a childhood admirer, the recently widowed Oscar Williams. In desperation she agrees to marry him, but when Catherine travels to Oscar's farm on Galveston Island, Texas—a thousand miles from home—she finds she is little prepared for the life that awaits her. The island is remote, the weather sweltering, and Oscar's little boy Andre is grieving hard for his lost mother. And though Oscar tries to please his new wife, the secrets of the past sit uncomfortably between them. Meanwhile for Nan Ogden, Oscar’s housekeeper, Catherine’s sudden arrival has come as a great shock. For not only did she promise Oscar’s first wife that she would be the one to take care of little Andre, but she has feelings for Oscar which she is struggling to suppress. And when the worst storm in a generation descends, the women will find themselves tested as never before. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Protecting the Promise

Protecting the Promise
Author: Timothy San Pedro
Publsiher: Teachers College Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 0807765007
ISBN 13: 9780807765005
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Protecting the Promise Book Review:

"Protecting the Promise: Indigenous Education between Mothers and Their Children is a collection of educational essays as told by five Native American families in the U.S. Northwest (Washington, Montana, North Dakota). Collectively, these stories speak to the "everyday" aspects of Indigenous educational resurgence rooted in the intergenerational learning that occurs between Native American mothers and their children. It is in the hyper-local--the everyday moments--in Indigenous families' lives where "the most radical and hopeful possibilities for Indigenous resurgence and futures can and do unfold" (Bang, Montaño Nolan & McDaid-Morgan, 2018, p. 2). We define "resurgence" as the ongoing actions (both large and small) that recenter Indigenous realities and knowledges while, simultaneously, denouncing and healing from the damaging effects of settler colonial systems. This book is a testament to the powerful ways everyday interactions between mothers and their children are intricately connected to larger social issues such as protection of land, sovereign tribal nation rights, revitalization, and sustaining of language and cultural practices. Everyday is defined as those daily actions taken up by families and communities, often unacknowledged and unseen by teachers and schools that have the power to generate Indigenous resurgence (Corntassel & Scow, 2017; Hunt & Holmes, 2015)"--

The Promise of Canada

The Promise of Canada
Author: Charlotte Gray
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-10-18
ISBN 10: 1476784698
ISBN 13: 9781476784694
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Promise of Canada Book Review:

What does it mean to be a Canadian? What great ideas have changed our country? An award-winning writer casts her eye over our nation’s history, highlighting some of our most important stories. From the acclaimed historian Charlotte Gray comes a richly rewarding book about what it means to be Canadian. Readers already know Gray as an award-winning biographer, a writer who has brilliantly captured significant individuals and dramatic moments in our history. Now, in The Promise of Canada, she weaves together masterful portraits of nine influential Canadians, creating a unique history of our country. What do these people—from George-Étienne Cartier and Emily Carr to Tommy Douglas, Margaret Atwood, and Elijah Harper—have in common? Each, according to Charlotte Gray, has left an indelible mark on Canada. Deliberately avoiding a top-down approach to history, Gray has chosen Canadians—some well-known, others less so—whose ideas, she argues, have become part of our collective conversation about who we are as a people. She also highlights many other Canadians from all walks of life who have added to the ongoing debate, showing how our country has reinvented itself in every generation since Confederation, while at the same time holding to certain central beliefs. Beautifully illustrated with evocative black-and-white historical images and colorful artistic visions, and written in an engaging style, The Promise of Canada is a fresh, thoughtful, and inspiring view of our historical journey. Opening doors into our past, present, and future with this masterful work, Charlotte Gray makes Canada’s history come alive and challenges us to envision the country we want to live in.

The Law and the Promise

The Law and the Promise
Author: Neville Goddard
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2019-10-27
ISBN 10: 9781603868112
ISBN 13: 1603868119
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Law and the Promise Book Review:

An unabridged edition with all fifteen chapters and footnotes, to include: Author's Foreword - THE LAW - Imagining Creates Reality - Dwell Therein - Turn the Wheel Backward - There Is No Fiction - Subtle Threads - Visionary Fancy - Moods - Through the Looking Glass - Enter Into - Things Which Do Not Appear - The Potter - Attitudes - All Trivia - The Creative Moment - THE PROMISE - Four Mystical Experiences

Avatar The Last Airbender The Promise Omnibus

Avatar  The Last Airbender  The Promise Omnibus
Author: Bryan Konietzko,Michael Dante DiMartino,Gene Luen Yang
Publsiher: Dark Horse Comics
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2020-06-30
ISBN 10: 1506717853
ISBN 13: 9781506717852
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Avatar The Last Airbender The Promise Omnibus Book Review:

Aang and friends must join together once again as the four nations' tenuous peace is threatened by an impasse between Fire Lord Zuko and Earth King Kuei! As the world heads toward another devastating war, Aang's friendship with Zuko throws him into the middle of the conflict! Available for the first time in omnibus format, this volume collects parts 1-3 of Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Promise. This is the official continuation of the hit Nickelodeon(TM) series!

The Promise

The Promise
Author: Danielle Steel
Publsiher: Dell
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-02-27
ISBN 10: 030756696X
ISBN 13: 9780307566966
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Promise Book Review:

Young architect Michael Hillyard and artist Nancy McAllister are determined to get married despite his wealthy mother's disapproval. Then, minutes before their wedding, a terrifying accident and a cruel deception separate Michael and Nancy -- perhaps forever. Each pursues a new life -- Nancy in California, Michael in New York. But eventually nothing -- and no one -- can keep them apart as they keep their vow never to say good-bye.

The Promise

The Promise
Author: Chaim Potok
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-09-12
ISBN 10: 0307826368
ISBN 13: 9780307826367
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Promise Book Review:

In a passionate, energetic narrative, The Promise brilliantly dramatizes what it is to master and use knowledge to make one’s own way in the world. Reuven Malter lives in Brooklyn, he’s in love, and he’s studying to be a rabbi. He also keeps challenging the strict interpretations of his teachers, and if he keeps it up, his dream of becoming a rabbi may die. One day, worried about a disturbed, unhappy boy named Michael, Reuven takes him sailing and cloud-watching. Reuven also introduces him to an old friend, Danny Saunders—now a psychologist with a growing reputation. Reconnected by their shared concern for Michael, Reuven and Danny each learns what it is to take on life—whether sacred truths or a troubled child—according to his own lights, not just established authority.

The Promise

The Promise
Author: Melody Grace
Publsiher: Melody Grace Books
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2016-10-17
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Promise of Blessing

The Promise of Blessing
Author: Kate Patterson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2015-07-23
ISBN 10: 9781910012260
ISBN 13: 1910012262
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Promise of Blessing Book Review:

Tucked away in the book of Numbers, amid instructions on wave offerings and haircutting, set in the ring of God's call to his people to be set apart for him, we find a sparkling diamond: God's gift of shining blessing, given to a weary people wandering in the wilderness.God blesses those who don't deserve it, through those who don't deserve it; again and again he chooses to bless. He is preparing his people for life in the Promised Land. And he is blessing them - us - to be a blessing to all people.

The Promise of Martin Luther s Political Theology

The Promise of Martin Luther s Political Theology
Author: Michael Richard Laffin
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-10-20
ISBN 10: 0567669890
ISBN 13: 9780567669896
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Promise of Martin Luther s Political Theology Book Review:

Michael Laffin demonstrates the promise of Martin Luther's thought for contemporary political theology by showing how Luther has been over-determined in standard genealogies of modernity which frequently deafen us to his unique contribution. Laffin argues that contemporary theologians have typically followed a narrative derived from the work of a previous generation of political historians and philosophers, which tend to screen out or distort the Reformers' contribution to political theory. Common to these narratives are charges against Luther for his perceived univocal and nominal ontology resulting in a privatized and spiritualized Christianity, thus falsely dividing the world into autonomous spheres. Additionally, the narratives claim that Luther follows in the wake of voluntarism, leading to an insistence on human passivity that leaves no room for pagan virtue. Thus, politics is reduced to an authoritarian imposition of order. In contrast to the dominant narratives of political modernity, Laffin re-examines these narratives by focusing on the political significance of areas in Luther's corpus often neglected in contemporary accounts of his political thought, especially his commentaries on Scripture and writings on the sacraments. Attention to these writings brings forth the crucial themes of the two ecclesiae and the three institutions. Constructively, these themes are deployed in critical engagement with contemporary political theology, particularly as represented in Radical Orthodoxy and the new-Augustinianism.

A Promise is a Promise

A Promise is a Promise
Author: Robert N. Munsch,Holly Harris,Michael Kusugak
Publsiher: Dramatic Publishing
Total Pages: 26
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780871294937
ISBN 13: 0871294931
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Promise is a Promise Book Review:

". . . warmth and humor of Munsch at his best".--Globe and Mail. Full-color illustrations.

Under Cover

Under Cover
Author: John Bevere,Bill Lawrence
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 0785269916
ISBN 13: 9780785269915
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Under Cover Book Review:

According to the author, to walk in true spiritual authority, a believer must be submitted to God's sovereign authority. Bevere shows readers how the submission to this divine order grants the Kingdom's provision and protection.

The Promise of Happiness

The Promise of Happiness
Author: Sara Ahmed
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2010-03-16
ISBN 10: 082239278X
ISBN 13: 9780822392781
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Promise of Happiness Book Review:

The Promise of Happiness is a provocative cultural critique of the imperative to be happy. It asks what follows when we make our desires and even our own happiness conditional on the happiness of others: “I just want you to be happy”; “I’m happy if you’re happy.” Combining philosophy and feminist cultural studies, Sara Ahmed reveals the affective and moral work performed by the “happiness duty,” the expectation that we will be made happy by taking part in that which is deemed good, and that by being happy ourselves, we will make others happy. Ahmed maintains that happiness is a promise that directs us toward certain life choices and away from others. Happiness is promised to those willing to live their lives in the right way. Ahmed draws on the intellectual history of happiness, from classical accounts of ethics as the good life, through seventeenth-century writings on affect and the passions, eighteenth-century debates on virtue and education, and nineteenth-century utilitarianism. She engages with feminist, antiracist, and queer critics who have shown how happiness is used to justify social oppression, and how challenging oppression causes unhappiness. Reading novels and films including Mrs. Dalloway, The Well of Loneliness, Bend It Like Beckham, and Children of Men, Ahmed considers the plight of the figures who challenge and are challenged by the attribution of happiness to particular objects or social ideals: the feminist killjoy, the unhappy queer, the angry black woman, and the melancholic migrant. Through her readings she raises critical questions about the moral order imposed by the injunction to be happy.

The Promise

The Promise
Author: Robert Crais
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2015-11-10
ISBN 10: 069814628X
ISBN 13: 9780698146280
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Promise Book Review:

Elvis Cole and Joe Pike are joined by Suspect heroes LAPD K-9 Officer Scott James and his German shepherd, Maggie, in this heart-stopping thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Robert Crais. Elvis Cole and Joe Pike keep their promises. Even if it could get them killed... Elvis Cole is hired to find a woman who’s disappeared, a seemingly ordinary case, until he learns the missing woman is an explosives expert and worked for a Defense Department contractor. Meanwhile, LAPD K-9 Officer Scott James and his patrol dog, Maggie, track a fugitive to a house filled with explosives—and a dead body. As the two cases intertwine, they all find themselves up against shadowy arms dealers and corrupt officials, and the very woman they promised to save may be the cause of their own deaths.

The Promise of Human Rights

The Promise of Human Rights
Author: Jamie Mayerfeld
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-05-12
ISBN 10: 0812248163
ISBN 13: 9780812248166
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Promise of Human Rights Book Review:

Jamie Mayerfeld defends international human rights law as a necessary extension of domestic checks and balances and therefore essential to constitutional government. The book combines theoretical reflections on democracy and constitutionalism with a case study of the contrasting human rights policies of Europe and the United States.

The Promise of a Pencil

The Promise of a Pencil
Author: Adam Braun
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-02-03
ISBN 10: 1476730636
ISBN 13: 9781476730639
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Promise of a Pencil Book Review:

The author describes how he left a lucrative business consulting job to found the nonprofit Pencils of Promise, an organization responsible for building schools for the poor in developing countries around the world and which recently completed its two hundredth school.