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Algorithms to Live By
Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths

In a dazzlingly interdisciplinary work, acclaimed author Brian Christian and cognitive scientist Tom Griffiths show how the algorithms used by computers can also untangle very human questions. They explain how to have better hunches and when to leave things to chance, how to deal with overwhelming choices and how best to connect with others. From finding a spouse to finding a parking spot, from organizing one’s inbox to understanding the workings of memory, Algorithms to Live By transforms the wisdom of computer science into strategies for human living.

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Thinking, Fast & Slow
Daniel Kahneman

In the international bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think.

Awards: New York Times bestseller, National Academy of Sciences: Best Book Award (2011), New York Times Book Review: one of the best books of 2011, A Globe and Mail: Best Books of the Year (2011), The Economist: Books of the Year (2011), The Wall Street Journal: Best Nonfiction Books of the Year (2011), Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient (2013)

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Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, 3rd Edition
Stuart Russell & Peter Norvig

The long-anticipated revision of this #1 selling book offers the most comprehensive, state of the art introduction to the theory and practice of artificial intelligence for modern applications. For computer professionals, linguists, and cognitive scientists interested in artificial intelligence.

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How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight
Julian Guthrie

The story of the bullet-shaped SpaceShipOne, and the other teams in the hunt, is an extraordinary tale of making the impossible possible. It is driven by outsized characters—Burt Rutan, Richard Branson, John Carmack, Paul Allen—and obsessive pursuits. In the end, as Diamandis dreamed, the result wasn’t just a victory for one team; it was the foundation for a new industry and a new age.

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India: A History
John Keay

John Keay’s India: A History spans five millennia in a sweeping narrative that tells the story of the peoples of the subcontinent, from their ancient beginnings in the valley of the Indus to the events in the region today. In charting the evolution of the rich tapestry of cultures, religions, and peoples that comprise the modern nations of Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh, Keay weaves together insights from a variety of scholarly fields to create a rich historical narrative. Wide-ranging and authoritative, India: A History is a compelling epic portrait of one of the world’s oldest and most richly diverse civilizations.

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Talking Machines

Talking Machines is your window into the world of machine learning. Your hosts, Katherine Gorman and Ryan Adams, bring you clear conversations with experts in the field, insightful discussions of industry news, and useful answers to your questions. Machine learning is changing the questions we can ask of the world around us, and Talking Machines explores how to ask the best questions and what to do with the answers.

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