When Bill Gates says that if he would start a business today, and it would be a startup to let machines read books through machine learning, you know that it’s just a matter of time when someone realizes it one day. Get to know this machine learning technology that was able to see interesting patterns about men and women by reading 3,5 million books.
For almost a decade it was a promising startup with a bold idea: use a finger-prick of blood and the technology gives you a complete picture of your health. Sadly, the story turned itself in a real tragedy and the details of the Theranos scandal is almost too wild to believe.
My love for storytelling started at a very young age. My mom told me once that I started paying attention to books before I was even able to read. And as years past by my love for stories didn’t stay with the book genre. Every art form tells his own story – from films to cartoons, and from theater to paintings.
The book Educated, A memoir, chronicles the self-taught journey of Tara Westover from mormon surveillist home to Harvard and Cambridge. It’s a very inspiring story of the value of reading books and teaching yourself things. There’s much said about this book, but read on if you want to know why I like the book so much.
Reading has got something magical. It brings you in another state, another time and another place. It’s almost travelling but then with your thoughts. The book by Steve McCurry On Reading that I came across recently shows that perfectly. Let me show you the amazing work of photojournalist Steve McCurry.