Data and AI Book Recommendations Plus Live Q&A from yesterday in case you missed it!
Natural Language Processing (NLP) enables computers to interpret human language and recent advances have opened doors to new innovation.
For this very reason, the interest to learn more about the subject has increased in recently.
Here’s a list of seven free NLP books to get started.
Andy walks around the PASS Summit 2019 expo floor and bumps into his favorite editor to brainstorm some new book ideas.
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Siraj Raval interviews Vinod Khosla in the latest edition of his podcast.
Vinod Khosla is an Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, and Philanthropist. It was an honor to have a conversation with the Silicon Valley legend that I’ve admired for many years. Vinod co-founded Sun Microsystems over 30 years ago, a company that grew to over 36,000 employees and invented so much foundational software technology like the Java programming language, NFS, and they pretty much mainstreamed the ‘idea’ of open source. After a successful exit, he’s been using his billionaire status to invest in ambitious technologists trying to improve human life. He’s got the coolest investment portfolio I’ve seen yet, and in this hour long interview we discuss everything from AI to education to startup culture. I know that my microphone volume should be higher in this one, I’ll fix that the next podcast. Enjoy!
Time markers of our discussion topics below:
2:55 The Future of Education
4:36 Vinod’s Dream of an AI Tutor
5:50 Vinod Offers Siraj a Job
6:35 Choose your Teacher with DeepFakes
8:04 Mathematical Models
9:10 Books Vinod Loves
11:00 What is Learning?
14:00 The Flaws of Liberal Arts Degrees
16:10 Indian Culture
21:11 A Day in the Life of Vinod Khosla
23:50 Valuing Brutal Honesty
24:30 Distributed File Storage
30:30 Where are we Headed?
33:32 Vinod on Nick Bostrom
38:00 Vinod’s Rockstar Recruiting Ability
43:00 The Next Industries to Disrupt
49:00 Vinod Offers Siraj Funding for an AI Tutor
51:48 Virtual Reality
52:00 Contrarian Beliefs
54:00 Vinod’s Love of Learning
55:30 USA vs China
Vinod’s ‘Awesome’ Video:
Khosla Ventures Blog posts:
Books we discussed:
Scale by Geoffrey West:
Factfulness by Hans Roesling:
Mindset by Carol Dwicke:
36 Dramatic Situations by Mike Figgis:
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari:
Zero to One by Peter Thiel:
Giles McMullen shares his favorite Python books.
The cherry blossoms are outin full force here in DC and winter is coming to an end (at least in the Northern Hemisphere).
In this video, Alva Liu recommends some of her favorite machine learning textbooks.