Exhalation

Stories By: Ted Chiang Published: 2019 Read: 2020 Summary This collection of short stories is a highly satisfying blend of intelligent imagination, speculation and empathy. Most of the stories explore the social, every day implications of a variety of more

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The Sentient Machine

The Coming Age of Artificial Intelligence By: Amir Husain Published: 2017 Read: 2018 Summary: A practical scan of the current state of AI written by a serial entrepreneur. The book provides a bird’s eye view of applications in a number

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Prediction Machines

The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence By: Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, Avi Goldfarb Published: 2018. Read: 2019. Summary: The basic argument is that AI (or machine learning) is mostly about better and cheaper “prediction”: the ability to use information you

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Superintelligence

Paths, dangers, strategies By: Nick Bostrom Published: 2014 Read: 2016 Summary: Intelligence: skill at prediction, planning and means-ends instrumental reasoning (not: normative, rationality or reason). General intelligence: possessing common sense and an effective ability to learn, reason, and plan to

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