Monday, October 12, 2015

Daily Thoughts 10/12/2015

María Sacchi Reading - Umberto Boccioni
Maria Sacchi Reading, Umberto Boccioni, 1907

Daily Thoughts 10/12/2015

The library was closed today for Columbus day.

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I also placed an order for books.  There was a new book by Michael Strahan in the New York Post, Wake Up Happy: The Dream Big, Win Big Guide to Transforming Your Life.  Sometimes books are shown where you might not expect them.

I read some more of The Master Algorithm.  Some of it goes right past.  It is a mix of philosophy, computer science, popular science, brain science, and a lot of other little things.  On page 25, the author, Pedro Domingos states his thesis.  All knowledge, past, present, and future-- can be derived from data by a single, universal learning algorithm.  It is a very ambitious idea.
I am reading about the idea that learning algorithms can be derived from studying the brain.  This article recently came out. Rat brain reconstructed in a computer.  This shows there will be some advances in machine learning soon.

Web Bits 

Libraries are Forever: The Future of Libraries in the Digital Age

Paramount Releases Over 100 Free Movies on Youtube

Adult Coloring Books Reduces Stress, Strengthens Relationships


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