Thursday, September 28, 2017

book: Hit Refresh by Microsoft CEO Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft's Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone eBook: Satya Nadella, Greg Shaw, Jill Tracie Nichols, Bill Gates: Kindle Store

by Satya Nadella (Author), Greg Shaw (Author), Jill Tracie Nichols (Author), Bill Gates(Foreword)

Hit Refresh by Satya Nadella — Official Site

“At the core, Hit Refresh is about us humans and the unique quality we call empathy, which will become ever more valuable in a world where the torrent of technology will disrupt the status quo like never before.”– Satya Nadella from Hit Refresh

Very good interview podcast:

Extra: Satya Nadella Full Interview - Freakonomics Freakonomics
"...a conversation with Satya Nadella, the C.E.O. of Microsoft. It was recorded in September, 2017, soon after Nadella published a book, called Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone."

A special annotated version of the book was provided for every of Microsof't's 120K employees.

"...job No. 1 for a CEO should be to curate a company's culture."

AI, ML: Neuro Evolution; Why Greatness Cannot Be Planned

Effective mechanisms for searching the space of machine learning algorithms - O'Reilly Media

"Stanley is also the co-author of a book entitled Why Greatness Cannot Be Planned: The Myth of the Objective - a book ... recommended to anyone interested in innovation, public policy, and management. Inspired by Stanley’s research in neuroevolution (into topics like novelty search and open endedness), the book is filled with examples of how notions first uncovered in the field of AI can be applied to many other disciplines and domains."
Neuroevolution: A different kind of deep learning - O'Reilly Media

"The quest to evolve neural networks through evolutionary algorithms."
By Kenneth O. Stanley

"Setting an objective can block its own achievement,
and it can be an obstacle for creativity and innovation in general; furthermore,
without protecting individual autonomy, collaboration can be dangerously objective.

Kenneth Stanley: Why Greatness Cannot Be Planned: The Myth of the Objective - YouTube

Ken Stanley: Discovery Without Objectives - YouTube

AI and Machine Learning: The many different approaches
" a collaborative art application based on an idea called evolutionary art, which is a technique that allows pictures to be bred almost like animals."