Branch With Cherry Flowers, Writing Box and Sheet of Paper for Poems, Unidentified Artist, 18th-19th Century
Daily Thoughts 11/08/2017
I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.
On the way to work, I finished reading Life 3.0 Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence by Max Tegmark. The last chapter is about how Max Tegmark creates a foundation to help create safe and beneficial artificial intelligence. This was a unique book covering a huge amount of information. I liked the last parts of the books which focused on what consciousness is and whether a machine can be consciousness. I learned about a new idea, Integrated Information Theory which is a theory of consciousness.
I checked the displays and the gift books. I put away the games from Mondays Adult Board Games night which is doing quite well.
I checked the 800s. I put out a new copy of the latest Bookpage.
I have four periodicals to look through, Booklist, the New York Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement, and Bookpage. I put in an order for new books today.
I looked up some old photographs from 2016 for a report for the director today.
On the way home, I read some more of Three Zeros. There is information about how technology is being used to drive social business. An example which Muhammad Yunus uses is Kiva which provides a system to make small loans for businesses http://www.kiva.org There is a focus on helping poor people become more independent and able to rise out of poverty.
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