Inside the World of Computing

Technologies, Uses, Challenges

Inside the World of Computing

Jean-Loïc Delhaye, Consultant

ISBN : 9781786306654

Publication Date : June 2021

Hardcover 252 pp

165.00 USD



Computers and the Internet are an undeniable and inextricable part of our daily lives. This book is for those who wish to better understand how this came to be.

It explores the technological bases of computers, networks, software and data management, leading to the development of four “pillars” on which the essential applications that have a strong impact on individuals and society are based: embedded systems, Artificial Intelligence, the Internet, image processing and vision.

We will travel to the heart of major application areas: robotics, virtual reality, health, mobility, energy, the factory of the future, not forgetting the major questions that this “digitization” can raise.

This book is the author’s testimony after fifty years spent in environments that are very open to new technologies. It offers perspectives on the evolution of the digital world that we live in.


1. From the Calculator to the Supercomputer.
2. Computer Networks and Their Applications.
3. Software.
4. Data: From Binary Element to Intelligence.
5. Technology Building Blocks.
6. Some Areas of Application.
7. Societal Issues.

About the authors/editors

Jean-Loïc Delhaye has a PhD in Artificial Intelligence. He directed the Centre National Universitaire Sud de Calcul, France, before piloting partnerships and the valorization of research at the Centre Inria Rennes–Bretagne Altlantique, France. He has also been very active in national and European collaborations on high performance computing.

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