The 10 best science and technology books of 2020

Perspective twisting books on biology, social science, medical science, cosmology, and tech.

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  • The best science books push us to think, feel, and behave differently.
  • This list includes new releases by authors Merlin Sheldrake, Isabel Wilkerson, James Nestor, David Attenborough, and others.
  • Besides making us more knowledgeable, these books inspire curiosity, passion, and empathy for the universe in and around us.
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10 ways to prepare for the rise of intelligent machines – MIT study

A new MIT report proposes how humans should prepare for the age of automation and artificial intelligence.

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  • A new report by MIT experts proposes what humans should do to prepare for the age of automation.
  • The rise of intelligent machines is coming but it's important to resolve human issues first.
  • Improving economic inequality, skills training, and investment in innovation are necessary steps.
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MIT breakthrough in deep learning could help reduce errors

Researchers make the case for "deep evidential regression."

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  • MIT researchers claim that deep learning neural networks need better uncertainty analysis to reduce errors.
  • "Deep evidential regression" reduces uncertainty after only one pass on a network, greatly reducing time and memory.
  • This could help mitigate problems in medical diagnoses, autonomous driving, and much more.
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Learn AI and data science with Python for less than $40

These nine courses introduce you to the future of programming.

  • Python is one of the world's most popular general-purpose programming languages.
  • Programmers love Python's features, including clear code with significant use of whitespace.
  • Python is often used in fields like AI, artificial neural networks, and data science.
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Should facial recognition software be banned on college campuses?

A heated debate is occurring at the University of Miami.

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  • Students say they were identified with facial recognition technology after a protest at the University of Miami; campus police claim this isn't true.
  • Over 60 universities nationwide have banned facial recognition; a few colleges, such as USC, regularly use it.
  • Civil rights groups in Miami have called for the University of Miami to have talks on this topic.

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