Algorithms to Live By
Score: 4
From 13 Ratings

Algorithms to Live By


  • Author : Brian Christian
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-04-26
  • Genre: Psychology
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780143196471


Algorithms to Live By Book Description :

A fascinating exploration of how computer algorithms can be applied to our everyday lives, helping to solve common decision-making problems and illuminate the workings of the human mind All our lives are constrained by limited space and time, limits that give rise to a particular set of problems. What should we do, or leave undone, in a day or a lifetime? How much messiness should we accept? What balance of new activities and familiar favourites is the most fulfilling? These may seem like uniquely human quandaries, but they are not: computers, too, face the same constraints, so computer scientists have been grappling with their version of such problems for decades. And the solutions they've found have much to teach us. In a dazzlingly interdisciplina...

The Everything Store
Score: 3.5
From 17 Ratings

The Everything Store


  • Author : Brad Stone
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2013-10-15
  • Genre: Business & Economics
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780316219259


The Everything Store Book Description :

The definitive story of Amazon.com, one of the most successful companies in the world, and of its driven, brilliant founder, Jeff Bezos. Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To do so, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now. Brad Stone enjoyed unprecedented access to current and former Amazon employees and Bezos family members, giving readers the first in-depth, fly-on-the-wall account of life at Amazon. Compared to tech's other elite innovators -- Jobs, Gate...

The Most Human Human
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

The Most Human Human


  • Author : Brian Christian
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2011-03-01
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385533072


The Most Human Human Book Description :

Each year, the AI community convenes to administer the famous (and famously controversial) Turing test, pitting sophisticated software programs against humans to determine if a computer can “think.” The machine that most often fools the judges wins the Most Human Computer Award. But there is also a prize, strange and intriguing, for the “Most Human Human.” Brian Christian—a young poet with degrees in computer science and philosophy—was chosen to participate in a recent competition. This playful, profound book is not only a testament to his efforts to be deemed more human than a computer, but also a rollicking exploration of what it means to be human in the first place....

A Frequency Dictionary of Contemporary American English

A Frequency Dictionary of Contemporary American English


  • Author : Mark Davies
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-08-21
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134008933


A Frequency Dictionary of Contemporary American English Book Description :

First published in 2010 . Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Once Upon a Chef  the Cookbook
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Once Upon a Chef the Cookbook


  • Author : Jennifer Segal
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2018-04-24
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452156224


Once Upon a Chef the Cookbook Book Description :

Washington Post Bestseller! — Jenn Segal’s Family-Friendly Healthy Cookbook If you’re a fan of Chrissy Teigen, Skinnytaste, Pioneer Woman, or Oh She Glows cookbooks, you’ll love Once Upon a Chef Become the favorite family chef: Once upon a time Jenn Segal went to culinary school and worked in fancy restaurants. One marriage and two kids later she created Once Upon a Chef, the popular blog that applies her tried-and-true chef skills with delicious, fresh, and approachable ingredients for family-friendly meals. In Jenn's book she shares 100 recipes that will up your kitchen game while surprising you with their ease. With the authority of a professional chef and the practicality of a busy working mom, Jenn teaches you to improve your cooking one...

Software Engineering at Google

Software Engineering at Google


  • Author : Titus Winters
  • Publisher : O'Reilly Media
  • Release Date : 2020-02-28
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781492082767


Software Engineering at Google Book Description :

Today, software engineers need to know not only how to program effectively but also how to develop proper engineering practices to make their codebase sustainable and healthy. This book emphasizes this difference between programming and software engineering. How can software engineers manage a living codebase that evolves and responds to changing requirements and demands over the length of its life? Based on their experience at Google, software engineers Titus Winters and Hyrum Wright, along with technical writer Tom Manshreck, present a candid and insightful look at how some of the world’s leading practitioners construct and maintain software. This book covers Google’s unique engineering culture, processes, and tools and how these aspects contri...

Steve Jobs
Score: 4
From 3,906 Ratings

Steve Jobs


  • Author : Walter Isaacson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781451648546


Steve Jobs Book Description :

Draws on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs, as well as interviews with family members, friends, competitors, and colleagues to offer a look at the co-founder and leading creative force behind the Apple computer company....

Good to Great

Good to Great


  • Author : Instaread
  • Publisher : Instaread Summaries
  • Release Date : 2015-12-07
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781944195465


Good to Great Book Description :

Good to Great by Jim Collins | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review Preview: What does it take to make something—an activity, a work of art, a company—great? What are the factors that distinguish the merely good from the truly great? In Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don’t, Jim Collinsoffers insight into what makes a business truly great… PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread of Good to Great:Overview of the bookImportant PeopleKey TakeawaysAnalysis of Key Takeaways...

The Alignment Problem  Machine Learning and Human Values

The Alignment Problem Machine Learning and Human Values


  • Author : Brian Christian
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393635836


The Alignment Problem Machine Learning and Human Values Book Description :

A jaw-dropping exploration of everything that goes wrong when we build AI systems and the movement to fix them. Today’s “machine-learning” systems, trained by data, are so effective that we’ve invited them to see and hear for us—and to make decisions on our behalf. But alarm bells are ringing. Recent years have seen an eruption of concern as the field of machine learning advances. When the systems we attempt to teach will not, in the end, do what we want or what we expect, ethical and potentially existential risks emerge. Researchers call this the alignment problem. Systems cull résumés until, years later, we discover that they have inherent gender biases. Algorithms decide bail and parole—and appear to assess Black and White defendants...

The Scientist In The Crib
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

The Scientist In The Crib


  • Author : Alison Gopnik
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061846915


The Scientist In The Crib Book Description :

This exciting book by three pioneers in the new field of cognitive science discusses important discoveries about how much babies and young children know and learn, and how much parents naturally teach them.It argues that evolution designed us both to teach and learn, and that the drive to learn is our most important instinct. It also reveals as fascinating insights about our adult capacities and how even young children -- as well as adults -- use some of the same methods that allow scientists to learn so much about the world. Filled with surprise at every turn, this vivid, lucid, and often funny book gives us a new view of the inner life of children and the mysteries of the mind....