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Nando de Freitas

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Nando de Freitas is noted as an authority in the field of machine learning, and in particular in the subfields of neural networks, Bayesian inference and Bayesian optimization, and deep learning.
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Enlightenment Now
The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
Steven Pinker - Jan 15, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018ONE OF THE ECONOMIST'S BOOKS OF THE YEAR"My new favorite book of all time." --Bill Gates If you think the world is coming to an end, think again: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlig...
Nando de Freitas
Jun 02, 2019
@dlowd @yudapearl @sapinker @black_in_ai @WiMLworkshop @DeepIndaba @kaifulee Having read both, I still recommend the book of Pinker 😊 Would love to chat once you’ve read it.      source
The Book of Why
The New Science of Cause and Effect
Judea Pearl - Jan 01, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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'Wonderful ... Illuminating ... Fun to read' Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking, Fast and Slow...
Nando de Freitas
Jun 02, 2019
Interested in ethics and AI, (1) please read The Book of Why by @yudapearl and Enlightenment Now by @sapinker. (2) Follow @black_in_ai, @WiMLworkshop and @DeepIndaba. (3) Make sure that when you choose to discuss AI in China, you include people from there! @kaifulee      source
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Big Brain
The Origins and Future of Human Intelligence (MacSci)
Gary Lynch - Mar 04, 2008
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Our big brains, our language ability, and our intelligence make us uniquely human.But barely 10,000 years ago (a mere blip in evolutionary time) human-like creatures called "Boskops" flourished in South Africa. They possessed extraordinary features: forebrains roughly 50% larger than ours, and estimated IQs to match--far surpassing our own. Many of...
Nando de Freitas
May 16, 2018
@ilyasut True, and now many are going back to raw diets 😉 .... Seriously: 2 books I like on this are Big Brain by Lynch and Granger, and Evolving Brains by John Allman. The latter is awesome!!!      source
Evolving Brains
John Morgan Allman - Jan 01, 1999
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How did the human brain with all its manifold capacities evolve from basic functions in simple organisms that lived nearly a billion years ago? John Allman addresses this question in Evolving Brains, a provocative study of brain evolution that introduces readers to some of the most exciting developments in science in recent years. Evolving Brains i...
Nando de Freitas
May 16, 2018
@ilyasut True, and now many are going back to raw diets 😉 .... Seriously: 2 books I like on this are Big Brain by Lynch and Granger, and Evolving Brains by John Allman. The latter is awesome!!!      source