Three New Technology Books About Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence

Last week was computer science education week, and these three books are perfect for those of us curious about how algorithms, artificial intelligence, and robots really work — and how they first came about. In British mathematician Hannah Fry’s award-winning new book Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms (Sept 2018), she dissects algorithms and AI,Continue reading “Three New Technology Books About Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence”

Materials Scientist Mark Miodownik’s Enthralling Explanation of Our Physical World

If Helen Czerski’s Storm in a Teacup is a whimsical explanation of how things work, Mark Miodownik’s Stuff Matters is more like a love letter to the materials which compose our world. Stuff Matters is not just delightful and easy to follow along, it’s simply enthralling. Scientific American’s description of Miodownik’s “infectious enthusiasm” for explaining the history and science of everyday materials is apt. CzerskiContinue reading “Materials Scientist Mark Miodownik’s Enthralling Explanation of Our Physical World”