.Be Bookclub

The .be Bookclub is a place for conversation around thought evoking literature.

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Current Reads

The Future of the Professions

Richard & Daniel Susskind
Future of the Professions - Richard Susskind and Daniel Susskind
Overview

This book predicts the decline of today’s professions and describes the people and systems that will replace them. In an Internet society, according to Richard Susskind and Daniel Susskind, we will neither need nor want doctors, teachers, accountants, architects, the clergy, consultants, lawyers, and many others, to work as they did in the 20th century.

The Future of the Professions explains how ‘increasingly capable systems’ — from telepresence to artificial intelligence — will bring fundamental change in the way that the ‘practical expertise’ of specialists is made available in society.

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Upcoming Reads

Algorithms to Live By

Brian Christian & Tom Griffiths
Overview

A fascinating exploration of how computer algorithms can be applied to our everyday lives, helping to solve common decision-making problems and illuminate the workings of the human mind

All our lives are constrained by limited space and time, limits that give rise to a particular set of problems. What should we do, or leave undone, in a day or a lifetime? How much messiness should we accept? What balance of new activities and familiar favorites is the most fulfilling? These may seem like uniquely human quandaries, but they are not: computers, too, face the same constraints, so computer scientists have been grappling with their version of such problems for decades. And the solutions they’ve found have much to teach us.

Any Suggestions?

Please have a look at our suggestions list in Trello and recommend any literature that you think we should consider next!