Life 3.0 –
Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
by Max Tegmark, Knopf, 2017 | First edition.
This is a book about AI, and readable by the layman (might I say gripping). It is about the ‘AI-safety’ research specialty (nowadays you cannot simply research AI, you need to specialize).
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66 Specific Ways to Debug Software and Systems by Diomidis Spinellis, Addison-Wesley, 2017
Programmers will want to read this book, and possibly keep it close by at all times.
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WTF – What’s the Future and Why It’s up to Us,
By Tim O’Reilly, 2017
This book redefines the unicorn concept to be not “a $1 billion startup”, but a rather a technology innovation which is surprising but affects the whole world.
An inspiring book, I will have more to say on this soon.
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The 100-year Life – Living and Working in An Age of Longevity,
Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott, Bloomsbury Business, 2017
The three phase life (education, employment, retirement) is history now: gone forever. Maybe we will have (learn, work, rest, learn, work, rest…).
Or (learn, work/learn, work/learn, ..). I hope resting time can be in the mix occasionally. This change is due to the gig economy and longer life expectations. This book shows how to rethink your finances, your education, your career and your relationships and create a fulfilling 100-year life.
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Data for the People
How to Make Our Post-privacy Economy Work for You
By Weigend, Andreas S.
This book will fascinate you if you want to know what information Amazon, Facebook, and Google have about you, why they want it, and how they use it.
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OAuth 2 in Action
By Richer, Justin
Book – 2017
R for Data Science
By Grolemund, Garrett
Book – 2017
The Global Silicon Valley Handbook
The Official Entrepreneur’s Guide to the Hottest Startup Scenes From Around the Globe
By Moe, Michael
Book – 2017
Can you tell by the kind of hoodie whether a startup worker is a founder or an intern? Read this to appreciate the ‘culture’ in the San Francisco area. What to do and what not to do when meeting Venture Capitalists. What to drink and … The book is hilarious for the first chapter, but slows down as it takes you on a tour of startup cities around the world including Waterloo and Montreal. After reading it you might find yourself content with your home in Ottawa.
Have you seen the MakerSpace yet? Cool, you can use professional grade 3D printers, laser cutters, and 3D CAD workstations at the library!
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Cracking the Coding Interview – 189 Programming Questions and Solutions, 6th Edition, Gayle McDowell, – 2015
Programmers, you will definitely want to read this book. It will help you get hired into a good programming job. Hiring managers will want to read it too, so they know how to conduct a better interview. Well written by a former Google employee. 500 pages.