Anaerobics (Pre-Publication Booklet)

Intensity, Strength, Freedom, and Health Pre-publication Introduction By: Mark Baker Published: 2020 Read: 2020 Summary: Anaerobics proposes that most of the problems of human health come from being too domesticated. We are no longer exposed to the challenges that kept

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“Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”

Adventures of a curious characterBy: Richard P. Feynman Published: 1985 Read: 2020 Summary: A collection of anecdotes from the life of Richard Feynmann, the Nobel prize winning physicist. Or, what happens when you turn stubborness, curiosity, raw intelligence and fun

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At Home in the Universe

The Search for the Laws of Self-Organization and Complexity By: Stuart Kaufman Published: 1995 Read: 2018 Summary: This book describes the discovery of (self-)organization in nature and its role in the emergence of (the evolution of) life. How does order

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The New Science of Networks By: Albert-Laszlo Barabasi. Published: 2002. Read: 2019. Summary: The central thesis of this book is that in order to understand how complex systems work, you can’t just study its ever smaller parts. Understanding its parts

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Permanent Record

By: Edward Snowden Published: 2019 Read: 2020 Summary: Over the past twenty years or so, the US intelligence community switched from targeted surveillance of individuals to the mass surveillance of populations and collected much of global digital communications, made possible

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How Not To Be Wrong

The power of mathematical thinking By: Jordan Ellenberg Published: 2014 Read: 2017 Summary: About the application of mathematical reasoning in research, social sciences and everyday life. Mixing the history of a number of fundamental mathematical discoveries (such as probability theory,

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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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On Intelligence

How a New Understanding of the Brain Will Lead to the Creation of Truly Intelligent Machines By: Jeff Hawkins Published: 2004 Read: 2017 Summary: How does the brain work, specifically the (neo)cortex, and what is intelligence. Its central theorem is

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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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