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Kenneth Neil Cukier is an American journalist and author of books on technology and society. He is best known for his work at The Economist and the book Big Data: A Revolution that Will Transform How We Work, Live and Think, coauthored with Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2013.
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Metaphysics - Meta-Ethics - Psychedelics
Peter Sjostedt-H - 2015-01-01
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Explore metaphysics, nihilism, and psychedelic phenomenology in this thought-provoking collection of essays and notes by philosopher Peter Sjöstedt-H. The book covers topics such as the sentience of cells, the constrictions of consciousness, the magic of mushrooms, and the neologism of neo-nihilism. Tracing the fall of western morality through famous philosophers, this book is perfect for both the thoughtful lay-reader and specialist alike.
Kenneth Cukier
Catching up on reading over the holidays. First on the list: the brilliant @PeterSjostedtH on mind-blowing philosophy. If I'm still compos mentis after that, I'll turn to the fab @RyanHoliday's latest book on wisdom from the Stoics.      source
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Atlas of AI
Power, Politics, and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence
Kate Crawford - 2020-07-28
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"Atlas of AI" by Kate Crawford explores the hidden costs of artificial intelligence. From natural resources and labor to privacy, equality, and freedom, Crawford delves into how AI is shaping our societies and political life. Drawing on over a decade of research and science, Crawford reveals the darker side of AI and how it fuels undemocratic governance, increased racial and gender inequality, and the exploitation of workers. This is a political and material perspective on AI that sheds light on the urgent need for accountability and ethical considerations in the development and use of technology.
Kenneth Cukier
Fascinating piece. Great book.      source
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How to Change
The Science of Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
Katy Milkman - 2021-05-04
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Unleashing the power of behavior change is easier than you think. In "How to Change," Katy Milkman, the host of the popular Choiceology podcast and a renowned behavioral scientist, shares her groundbreaking research on transforming your mindset and achieving your goals. Say goodbye to tedious apps and ineffective advice, and learn how to overcome the barriers that are holding you back. With case studies, engaging stories, and insights from leading scientific experts, this book will give you the tools you need to start down the path to true change. Whether you're a coach, manager, or just looking to transform your own approach, "How to Change" is a science-based roadmap that is worth exploring.
Kenneth Cukier
FANTASTIC! This is the book everyone should read to recalibrate their lives following this dreary covid period.      source
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How Innovation Works
And Why It Flourishes in Freedom
Matt Ridley - 2020-05-19
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This book explores the theme of innovation, its impact on society, and the mystery surrounding its process. The author argues that innovation is a bottom-up, collaborative and experimental phenomenon that happens naturally as a result of the human habit of exchange. He tells stories of dozens of innovations spanning millions of years, from the steam engine to artificial intelligence, and how they succeeded or failed. A fascinating read that reveals the nuances of a crucial aspect of our modern age.
Kenneth Cukier
Yes - both books are among my very favorites in recent years.      source
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The Innovation Stack
Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time
Jim McKelvey - 2020-03-10
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Discover the secret to building a resilient, world-changing company in "The Innovation Stack." Follow the journey of Jim McKelvey as he co-founds Square with Jack Dorsey, overcoming obstacles and questioning industry assumptions to create a groundbreaking platform for small merchants to accept credit card payments on their mobile phones. Learn from McKelvey's experience as he explores the strategy behind Square's success and the pattern of entrepreneurship that is rare but repeatable. This thrilling business narrative is a call to action for us all to find the entrepreneur within ourselves and fix unsolved problems - one crazy idea at a time.
Kenneth Cukier
Yes - both books are among my very favorites in recent years.      source
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