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Detailed and accessible

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Reviewed: 21-09-2019

This book provides a completely non-technical explanation of all the most important societal impacts of AI. Lee never tries to explain what a neural network is, or how ML is different to AI. He focuses on the characteristics that make US and China so far ahead of the world in the field. How entrepreneurs will implement these technologies, and how economies will be affected. I think this is the most important book I’ve read.

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Must Read

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Reviewed: 17-07-2019

For any founder, dreamer, tech evangelist, doom sayer, or anyone with any ideas for the future at all.

Awesome book

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Reviewed: 27-04-2019

It takes a cracking author to write an exposé like this on themselves. What courage! Even better is the way she takes lessons from all sorts of experiences, and shares them with us.
The stories are entertaining, the narration is personable, and the emotion is palpable.

A Recount, Not Insight

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Reviewed: 02-11-2018

The book is an average retelling of events, not interesting exploration into Musk's mind. Almost like a series of articles.

Mostly Amazing

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Reviewed: 16-07-2018

The books story and story telling were amazing. Fry's mastery of the language, bring life to the myths, and does great to show the impact of these stories today.

The beginning follows a great narrative, interesting chronology, and character development. But, once the Titans and Gods fade out of the story, it becomes a collection of much less interesting anecdotes of mere mortals. Where were the stories of Troy, Hercules, Odysseus, the Argonauts, and Theseus to succeed those of Zeus and the other gods?

That aside, the first 8-10 hours were more than worthwhile. Fry adds details that humanizes the characters (is that a complement to gods?) and situates them nicely in their antics.