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I read the first 40 pages while sitting in the book store, because his retelling of the events of AlphaGo (AI-powered Go algorithm which beat the World Champion).
I've read numerous things about AI and it is often hype. But if you read this account of what AlphaGo did, you will see, as the world Go players did, that the AI actually created a new way of playing Go and that is fascinating.
It's a really great book if you're interested in creativity and what it means to create and what creation means in relation to machines.
Very well written too: a fast read. I've been looking for a book like this to become more interested in AI.
Marcus Peter Francis du Sautoy is a British mathematician, author, and populariser of science and mathematics. In 2008, he was appointed to the Simonyi Professorship for the Public Understanding of Science at the University of Oxford where he is also a Professor of Mathematics
Back from a week off, got hungry, started on my Lunch, a John West Tuna thing that comes in a foil dish. I was thinking 'Hmmm, looks like a cat food tin' and someone just saw me eating it and said 'Cat food?'until then it didn't taste too bad...
Cats love everything with a strong natural aroma, like fish. They are pure carnivores, so a vegan diet iwould not only never come to their minds: It would kill them. They don't even have receptors for 'sweet', as fruits as natural source of sugar are not on their manu.
These biscuits can be very unhealthy for a cat because they often are made from ... grain. Not exactly their favorite treat. It is 'seasoned' with something like meat extract, similar to instant soup, to provide a suitable smell and taste to make them eat it anyway.
fur-king awful strong taste!!
Like eating instant soup, perhaps?
I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them were cats.
His last invention was an evil Lasagna. It didn't kill anyone, and it actually tasted pretty good.