What does it mean to be smart? Human being? What do we really want out of life and the intelligence we have or could create?
With in-depth and exclusive reporting, through hundreds of interviews, New York Times journalist Cade Metz takes you into the rooms where these questions are answered.
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Where a new artificial intelligence extraordinarily powerful has become embedded in our largest companies, our social discourse, and our daily lives, and few of us realize it.
Long dismissed as a technology from the far future, artificial intelligence was a project relegated to the fringes of the scientific community.
Then two researchers changed everything. One was a sixty-four-year-old computer science professor who didn’t drive or fly because he couldn’t sit down anymore, but still he traversed North America for the moment that he would define a new era of technology.
The other was a thirty-six-year-old neuroscientist. and a chess prodigy who claimed to be the greatest player of all time before vowing to build a machine that could do anything the human brain could.
They took two very different paths toward that lofty goal, and they disagreed about how quickly it would get there.
But both were soon drawn into the heart of the tech industry.
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His ideas spurred a new kind of arms race, spanning Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and OpenAI, a new lab founded by Silicon Valley kingpin Elon Musk. But some believed that China would beat them all to the finish line.
Genius Makers Dramatically Presents the Fierce Conflict Between National Interestsshareholder value, the pursuit of scientific knowledge, and the very human concerns about privacy, security, bias, and prejudice.
Like a great Victorian novel, this world of eccentric, brilliant, often unimaginable but suddenly rich characters leads you to the deepest moral questions we can ask. And like a great mystery, it presents the story and the facts that lead to a central and vital question.: How far will we let it go?
Chemistry Lessons- Author Bonnie Jean Garmus. Seal
This story takes place in the middle of the 20th century. It’s 1952, and Elizabeth Zott is a young chemist working at the Hastings Research Institute in California, a fiercely macho environment where her undeniable talent is silenced, sabotaged, or used for the prestige of others. Despite her difficulties, Elizabeth does not renounce her principles and is willing to stand up. There is only one man who admires her determination: the lonely, brilliant and reclusive Calvin Evans, nominated for the Nobel Prize and in love with her, above all else, with her mind. An entertaining story.
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Paisa history tray in Bogotá- Author Fernando Panesso Serna, and Carlos Gustavo Álvarez. Seal Icon
‘Bandeja de historia paisa en Bogotá’, a work in which Fernando Panesso Serna and Carlos Gustavo Álvarez, protected by a title conceived as a playful analogy with one of the most characteristic dishes of Colombia and, of course, an emblem of the gastronomy of that region, we share with our readers three stories and a history essay on the presence of Antioquia in the country’s capital. They have their origin in a genealogy of lands and characters, in extended family roots in heirs of colonization and multiplied presence.
I dedicate my silence- Author Mario Vargas Llosa. Seal
EFE. The novel will hit bookstores on October 26. It is a novel set in his native Peru about a man who dreamed of a country united by music and who went crazy wanting to write a perfect book that would tell about it. In the work, Mario Vargas Llosa talks about a subject that has obsessed him for years: the cultural utopia with Peruvian music as its core and pretext. “The waltz, born in the alleys of Lima, integrated Peru. Here I tell that story, and with it I am grateful for a secret love that has accompanied me all my life: the one I feel for Creole music and, especially, for the waltz of my country”, declared the writer.
Incas, a great story- Author Yesenia Silva. Pichocinto Editions Seal
EFE. The great history of the Incas is reviewed in an illustrated book that offers a new vision to understand in depth the historical evolution of the largest pre-Hispanic empire in South America. From the Peruvian label Ediciones Pichoncito, which has been published by “Incas”, the book, which has been illustrated by Melissa Siles, with research and writing by Yesenia Silva, presents the history of the empire from its origins, to its rise and fall, mentioning who they were, what they built, their administration, daily life and subsequent presence in colonial society. The intention is to understand this culture in depth, for which they even worked on a timeline that allows us to understand how and in what context the empire emerged.
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