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Idiot Brain: What Your Head Is Really Up To

Idiot Brain: What Your Head Is Really Up To The brain is an absolute marvel the seat of our consciousness, the pinnacle so far of evolutionary progress, and the engine of human experience But it s also messy, fallible, and about 50,000 years out of date We cling to superstitions, remember faces but not names, miss things sitting right in

Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms

Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms When it comes to artificial intelligence, we either hear of a paradise on earth or of our imminent extinction It s time we stand face to digital face with the true powers and limitations of the algorithms that already automate important decisions in healthcare, transportation, crime, and commerce.

Black Holes: The Reith Lectures

Black Holes: The Reith Lectures It is said that fact is sometimes stranger than fiction, and nowhere is that true than in the case of black holes Black holes are stranger than anything dreamed up by science fiction writers In 2016 Professor Stephen Hawking delivered the BBC Reith Lectures on a subject that fascinated him

The Brain: The Story of You

The Brain: The Story of You Locked in the silence and darkness of your skull, your brain fashions the rich narratives of your reality and your identity Join renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman for a journey into the questions at the mysterious heart of our existence What is reality Who are you How do you make decision