Worum es bei uns geht

Come to a mix of bookclub and relaxed hangout.

Usually there is a general theme and some recommended(!) reading.

Strong opinions, loosely held

To get a feel, here is a laundry list of topics / books / authors we will or have already discussed:
–– Always open for suggestions ––

• Evolutionary biology in general

• Science Fiction that might become real soon

• Amazing short stories (eg Understand by Ted Chiang)

• The Inevitable – Technological Forces that Will Shape the Future

• Goedel, Escher, Bach - Douglas HofStaedter

• Antifragility – Effects of extreme events

• Thinking, Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman

• Sapiens – A History of Humankind

• Woody Allen's Satirical Essays

• Information Theory and what's it for

• The Art of Learning – Skill Acquisition, Meta Learning

• On Intelligence – how to build a brain

• The Shallows – what new tech does to us individually and as a community

• AI and Machine Learning (if you practice ML, checkout: https://www.meetup.com/Berlin-Machine-Learning-Study-Group/ (https://www.meetup.com/Berlin-Machine-Learning-Study-Group/))

• Programming as an Art Form

See you around,

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