Does the rooster’s crow cause the sunrise? The answer seems obvious, if you’re a human—but a machine can only understand that the rooster’s crow and the sunrise are related, not which causes the other. This problem is at the heart of The Book of Why,
When I was in second grade my mother told me to read upside down. “You’re reading too fast,” she said, “it’s upsetting the teacher.” She had been instructed to do this as a child, and it was only natural for her to pass this wisdom on to me. Even now, I occasionally flip the book over in order to savor the story.
Profile Simon Schama Steals the Show The effusive British historian and master storyteller returns for part two of the history of the Jewish people. by Liam Hoare Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative Strangers in their own land The end of the long civil war between
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May/June 2017 Table of Contents FEATURES Interview Yuval Harari: of Cyborgs and Men The medieval military historian became an academic rock star when he predicted humans will become gods, then go extinct. Will robots rule? by Laurence Wolff