The Book of Why

The hugely influential book on how the understanding of causality revolutionized science and the world, by the pioneer of artificial intelligence 'Wonderful ... illuminating and fun to read' Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Prize-winner and author of ...

Author: Judea Pearl


ISBN: 9780141982410

Category: Causation

Page: 432

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'Correlation does not imply causation.' This mantra was invoked by scientists for decades in order to avoid taking positions as to whether one thing caused another, such as smoking and cancer and carbon dioxide and global warming. But today, that taboo is dead. The causal revolution, sparked by world-renowned computer scientist Judea Pearl and his colleagues, has cut through a century of confusion and placed cause and effect on a firm scientific basis. Now, Pearl and science journalist Dana Mackenzie explain causal thinking to general readers for the first time, showing how it allows us to explore the world that is and the worlds that could have been. It is the essence of human and artificial intelligence. And just as Pearl's discoveries have enabled machines to think better, The Book of Why explains how we can think better.

The Book of Why

Mitch Albom meets Nicholas Sparks, The Book of Why is an original, arresting love story about a selfhelp author struggling to find his way.

Author: Nicholas Montemarano

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755394135

Category: Fiction

Page: 178

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Mitch Albom's TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE meets Nicholas Sparks, THE BOOK OF WHY by Nicholas Montemarano is an original, arresting story of love and human joy. ' dark and dazzling as a mine shaft studded with diamonds' - The New York Times Book Review Eric Newborn is used to dealing with people whose lives are in crisis; he's the bestselling author of several motivational books, and an inspirational speaker. When Eric's wife dies, he finds that grief renders him helpless. There is no easy cure, no platitude to comfort him, no replacement with which to fill the deep trough of his loss. So he retreats, with his female dog, Ralph, to his isolated home on Martha's Vineyard. Five years later, on a wild, storm-wracked night, a car crashes at the end of Eric's lane and a woman turns up at his door, seeking help. A powerful love story and an evocative exploration of the mechanics of the soul, THE BOOK OF WHY is a tender, thought-provoking novel which also addresses intricate questions about the nature of human joy.

The Book of Why

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Author: Judea Pearl

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0465097618

Category: Computers

Page: 432

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A Turing Award-winning computer scientist and statistician shows how understanding causality has revolutionized science and will revolutionize artificial intelligence "Correlation is not causation." This mantra, chanted by scientists for more than a century, has led to a virtual prohibition on causal talk. Today, that taboo is dead. The causal revolution, instigated by Judea Pearl and his colleagues, has cut through a century of confusion and established causality -- the study of cause and effect -- on a firm scientific basis. His work explains how we can know easy things, like whether it was rain or a sprinkler that made a sidewalk wet; and how to answer hard questions, like whether a drug cured an illness. Pearl's work enables us to know not just whether one thing causes another: it lets us explore the world that is and the worlds that could have been. It shows us the essence of human thought and key to artificial intelligence. Anyone who wants to understand either needs The Book of Why.

The Book of Why and How

This book is a gateway to many of those secrets.” —John Gray, New York Times best-selling author of Men are from Mars, Women Are from Venus “Corey has ...

Author: Corey Poirier

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1642795992

Category: Self-Help

Page: 215

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The Book of WHY (and HOW) is designed to help people discover their passion, purpose, and mission while also leveraging the top habits of the world’s top achievers. Broken down into three sections, The Book of WHY (and HOW) reveals the four WHYs that can dramatically change a person’s life, the shortest path to thriving in a challenging world, and the key to becoming more enlightened in the process. In short, multiple-time TEDx speaker, Corey Poirier, helps readers tap into their purpose so they can thrive in a more enlightened way. The Book of WHY (and HOW) is unique in the way it addresses the importance of uncovering the WHY while also revealing the HOW. Many people struggle with feeling a lack of purpose in their life and work. They also struggle with how to uncover their purpose as well as what to do with it once they do. The Book of WHY (and HOW) tackles this exact challenge while revealing the timeless secrets Corey Poirier has discovered while interviewing more than 5,000 of the world’s top achievers.

Summary of Judea Pearl s The Book of Why by Milkyway Media

In The Book of Why, Judea Pearl emphasizes that the reason many scientists have failed to embrace causal inference is because they lack a way to explain the ...

Author: Milkyway Media

Publisher: Milkyway Media


Category: Study Aids

Page: 41

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The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect (2018) explores an underutilized science called causal inference, a tactic which mimics humanity’s natural ability to determine a cause by observing an effect. By employing causal inference, scientists are able to mathematically determine the causes and effects of a given phenomenon... Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

Summary of The Book of Why by Judea Pearl and Dana MacKenzie

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The New Science of Cause and Effect. As humans, our instinct is to ask the questions “why” and “what if?” As you go about your day, you might ask yourself, “If I take this aspirin, will my headache go away?” or “What did I eat that made my stomach hurt?” You might even ask questions about the past too like, “What if I left my house just a few minutes earlier, would I have made my flight?” Whenever we ask questions like these, we are dealing with cause and effect relationships, or how certain factors lead to various results. In the scientific community, “Correlation is not causation” has been the mantra chanted by scientists for more than a century, prohibiting causal talk in many classrooms and scientific studies. Today, however, we have gone through a Causal Revolution instigated by author Judea Pearl and his colleagues. Through The Book of Why, Pearl shows us how his work in causal relationships will allow us to explore the world in more ways than one. It also shows us that the key to artificial intelligence is human thought and creating machines that can determine causes and effects. As you read, you’ll learn how the human brain is the most advanced tool in the world, how misunderstood data can lead to protests of the smallpox vaccine, and how controlled experiments have been around for as long as humans. Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.

The Second Book of Why You Need to Know

This book had me at the first paragraph; I just had to know “why.” Even though Mr. Williamson tells a unique life story, it is in such a way that everyone ...

Author: Thomas Williamson

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1645845257

Category: Fiction

Page: 164

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You are invited-indeed, welcomed-to rummage through the author's memories-those of a one-time contractor for the CIA, to delve into the darkest recesses of his mind, to learn about betrayal, murders, and assassinations, and to learn how it was actually done. All this you will know while learning why there are unbelievably close relationships between sex and betrayal, secrets and spies, vengeance and revenge, and even family and sacrifice-and why secrets and lies affect everyone's closest relatio

The Big Book of Why for Parents

Welcome to The Big Book of “Why” for Parents! This book is intended to answer the questions that as a pediatrician I hear the most often that start with ...

Author: Clifford Dale James

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1510758178

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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A quick-to-use resource for first-time parents on why newborns don't take baths, why one should burp their baby, why a newborn has constant gas, and much more! Most new parents approach their upcoming adventure with mixed feelings of excitement and trepidation. There are so many questions that seem to be unanswered about their newborns and toddlers. Wouldn’t it be great to have a book that helps answer those questions—especially the medically-based ones—by a board-certified pediatrician in a unique question-and-answer format? In The Big Book of “Why” for Parents, Dr. Clifford James does just that. Some of the most common parenting questions he addresses include: · Why isn't my breastmilk coming in? · Why is my baby constipated? · Why can't I give my baby honey? · Why shouldn't I strive to be the perfect parent? · Why does my child have night terrors? · Why won't my doctor just call in an antibiotic when my child is sick? · Why do I need to take away the bottle or pacifier? · And many more!

The Muslim Book of Why

In the book of Leviticus, we read: “And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be cloven footed, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you.

Author: Warithudeen Umar

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475946619

Category: Religion

Page: 306

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Islam is a very mysterious and complex faith, one of intellectual depth in prayer and practice. It is unfortunate that the teachings of Islam have been marred by centuries of intellectual malaise, political misdirection, extremism, and disunity, leaving many spiritual wanderers both Muslim and non-Muslim to ponder a plethora of unaddressed questions about these sacred teachings. In his newest book, The Muslim Book of Why: What Everyone Should Know about Islam, author, scholar, and leading jihad theorist Warithudeen Umar highlights the concept of ijtihad in an attempt to help answer many of today's most pressing questions about Islam. Ijtihad is described as a creative and disciplined intellectual effort to derive legal rulings from Islamic sources while taking into consideration the variables brought on by the fluctuating circumstances of the Muslim world. Though the world has changed and expanded, humanity's need for these teachings viewed through the clarifying concept of ijtihad has not. To right these wrongs of gross misguidance within Muslim society, we must deconstruct history in order to discern what went wrong after the revelation of the Qur'an was shared with the world. The Muslim Book of Why seeks to do so, refocusing Muslim thought on a life of faith, family development, and worship.

The Book of Why

"This is a haunting and extraordinary book." -- Julie Orringer, author of The Invisible Bridge

Author: Nicholas Montemarano

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316188484

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Self-help writer Eric Newborn's motivational books have spawned a legion of devoted followers who swear that his ideas have pulled their lives from the brink. But after Eric can't save his own wife from dying, he finds himself at a loss -- the power of positive thinking is simply not enough to overcome his grief. Retreating to the home he and his wife shared on Martha's Vineyard, Eric, with his dog as his closest companion, attempts to distance himself from the teachings he has come to hate. But when a woman named Sam shows up at his door one night five years later, Eric must finally confront his heartache and reconcile his worldview with the pain he has suffered. At once a powerful love story, a stirring portrait of a soul laid bare by grief, and a celebration of coincidence, connection, and the belief that true love never dies, The Book of Why explores the deep powers of the heart and mind to shape the world around us, blurring the lines between loss and love, fate and free will, despair and joy. "This is a haunting and extraordinary book." -- Julie Orringer, author of The Invisible Bridge

Unlocking the Enterpriser Inside

But before we get deeply immersed in the education issues, let us look at the social imperatives for why this book is needed, why we need to think about ...



ISBN: 9814470775



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National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Why

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES BOOKS Hughes, Catherine D. Little Kids First Big Book of Animals. Washington, DC: National Geographic Children's Books, 2010.

Author: Amy Shields

Publisher: National Geographic Society

ISBN: 1426311605

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Linking to a popular feature in the super successful National Geographic Little Kids magazine, this book brings the browsable fun of the bestselling National Geographic Kids Almanac to a new audience: preschoolers! Using an interactive question-and-answer format and content grounded in a child's immediate world, the Big Book of Why delivers lively information, hands-on games, simple recipes, crafts, and more. What makes a car go? How does mushy dough become a crispy cookie? What does the doctor see in my throat? An essential parent reference, The Big Book of Why invites children to ask big questions, think big thoughts, and get answers that are accurate, engaging, level-appropriate, and based on sound educational findings. It helps prepare preschoolers for school in an interactive way—the very best way to foster learning at this age, according to research. Highly photographic and playful, this big book is an adventure in exploration.

The Book of Lists

This is the fourth edition of the Book of Lists published by the Los Angeles Business Journal . Our lists have the distinction of being the most extensive ...




Category: Business enterprises


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The Book of Metals

The first , Dr. Zay Jeffries ( see p . 94 ) , explained for us : . " An aluminum alloy , when wrought and heattreated 150 THE BOOK OF METALS.

Author: Donald George Wilhelm



Category: Metals

Page: 341

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The Book of Heat

One can even read an entire book devoted to the subject . The truth is , though , that there really isn't a great deal you need to know about splitting wood ...

Author: William Busha

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

ISBN: 9780828904919

Category: Dwellings

Page: 181

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