Saturday, October 11, 2014
Daily Thoughts 10/14/2014
I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library this morning.
I watched some more of Baseball A Film by Ken Burns. It is a 10 dvd set.
I also started reading Superintelligence Paths, Dangers, Strategies by Nick Bostrum. This is about what happens when an artificial machine becomes smarter than human beings. It posits that eventually a machine will come into being that is smarter than people that will be able to make even smarter machines. The question then is how do we handle it. This is not a science fiction book. It looks at different options on how this will happen like genetic algorithms, parallel processing computers, artificial intelligence and also describes different types of possible computer intelligence including man machine interfaces. I like that Nick Bostrom states that he is not writing this book from the view of the singularity. It is very readable.
I spent some time looking at Mahogany Books which is an online bookstore for African American titles http://www.mahoganybooks.com
I spent a little time looking at the September 2014 Diamond Comics Bestselling Graphic Novels list.
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