Easily one of the most complex, challenging, and interesting books I have run across, I first read Douglas Hofstadter’s “Goedel, Escher, Bach” in high school and have recently revisiting it. Below are some highlights:
I found this book to be unreadble. I noticed the introduction was painful for me to get through, so skipped ahead to the first part and read about 60 pages before I just had to put it down. One very annoying feature is his use of footnotes – there are way too many and they… Continue reading How Not to Be Wrong by Jordan Ellenbery
This is incredible: http://poker.srv.ualberta.ca/ Researchers at the University of Alberta have created a computer program that is so good at poker, it may have “solved” the game of fixed limit Texas Hold ‘Em. The most important part is that the program does not win by brute-force calculating all possibilities, but “learns” from trillions of hands, and… Continue reading The Worlds Best Poker Player – A Computer?!?