Microsoft’s billionaire co-founder and guru Bill gates He published as he traditionally does at the end of the year the five books that he liked the most and recommends reading.
“I have read many great books this year and here are five that I recommend,” he said this week. “If you’re looking for something to read in the next few months, you can’t go wrong with these.”
Project Jail Mary by Andy Weir
“It is a great science fiction book, very current, it is very intelligent.” “Like most people, I learned about Weir’s writing through The Martian. His latest novel is a crazy story about a high school science teacher who wakes up in a different star system with no memory of how he got there. The rest of the story is about how he uses science and engineering to save the day. It’s a fun read and I finished it all in one weekend, “Gates said of the book.
Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
“If you are a fan of Shakespeare, you will love this poignant novel about how his personal life may have influenced the writing of one of his most famous plays. O’Farrell has built his story on two facts that we know to be true about” The Bard. “: His son Hamnet died at the age of 11, and a couple of years later, Shakespeare wrote a tragedy called Hamlet. I especially enjoyed reading about his wife, Anne, whom they imagine here as an almost supernatural figure,” Gates said in recommending him .
Klara and the Sun, by Kazuo Ishiguro
“I love a good robot story, and Ishiguro’s novel about a sick girl’s ‘artificial friend’ is no exception. Although it takes place in a dystopian future, robots are not a force for evil. Instead, they do serve. as companions to keep people company. This book made me think about what life would be like with super intelligent robots and whether we will treat these types of machines as pieces of technology or as something else, “the billionaire said about the book.
The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing and the Future of the Human Race, by Walter Isaacson
Gates reviewed the book saying that “the CRISPR gene editing system is one of the coolest and perhaps most important scientific breakthroughs of the last decade. I am familiar with it from my work at the foundation (we are funding several projects using the technology), but I still learned a lot from this comprehensive and accessible book about its discovery by Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Jennifer Doudna. and her colleagues. Isaacson does a good job of highlighting the most important ethical issues surrounding gene editing. ” .
A Thousand Brains: A New Theory of Intelligence, by Jeff Hawkins
“Few topics have captured the imagination of science fiction writers like artificial intelligence. If you’re interested in learning more about what it takes to create true AI, this book offers a fascinating theory,” Gates said. “Hawkins may be best known as the co-inventor of PalmPilot, but he has spent decades thinking about the connections between neuroscience and machine learning, and there is no better introduction to his thinking than this book,” he added.
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These are the five books that Bill Gates recommends reading