Sunday, October 11, 2015

Daily Thoughts 10/11/2015

Daily Thoughts 10/11/2015

This morning, I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library.

I finished reading the book, Windfall The Booming Business of Global Warming by McKenzie Funk.  The last part of the book is on geoengineering.  These are things like building giant smokestacks to release carbon into the upper atmosphere and cloud seeding to control the weather.  There was also a bit on genetically modifying crops to make them drought resistant.  It ends with a bit on the magical technical fix for climate change.  It is interesting reading about ecology and technology.

 The author does not touch on combining ecology with technology.  I was hoping he would write more about this.  The latest thing which is coming up is a completely robotic farm to grow lettuce.
This Robot Run Indoor Farm Can Grow 10 Million Heads of Lettuce a Year.

At the laundromat, I started reading The Master Algorithm.  The book is about how to think about algorithms.  The author, Pedro Domingos,  is positing that it is possible to take several different ways of making learning algorithms and combine them to create a new more powerful algorithm for learning.

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