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  • The Creativity Code: How AI Is Learning to Write, Paint and Think

  • By: Marcus du Sautoy
  • Narrated by: Rich Keeble
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

As a species, we have an extraordinary ability to create works of art that elevate, expand and transform what it means to be human. The novels of Henry James can communicate the inner world of one human being to another. The music of Wagner or Schubert takes us on an emotional roller-coaster ride as we give ourselves up to their sublime sounds. These are the expressions of what Marcus du Sautoy calls ‘the creativity code’. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most well researched book on AI.

  • By Shrinivas Siva Prashant Chamarty on 31-05-19

Misleading Title

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-19

This is a book by a mathmatician about maths. Much more so than about AI creativity. I persevered up until chapter 13 then just couldn't stand listening to any more about prime numbers, equations or algebra. There's a couple of interesting chapters in there but overall just felt too much off topic and not at all what I wanted to listen to.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,784
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,376
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,351

The compelling, inspiring (often comic) coming-of-age story of Trevor Noah, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. One of the comedy world's brightest new voices, Trevor Noah is a light-footed but sharp-minded observer of the absurdities of politics, race and identity, sharing jokes and insights drawn from the wealth of experience acquired in his relatively young life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellently read

  • By OldskoolHrdcore on 25-08-17

Wow! Just Wow!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-08-18

This is now one of my all time favourite books. Fascinating all the way through. An incredible tribute to his Mother, an eye-opening first hand account of apartheid South Africa and insightful commentary on race, poverty, the criminal justice system, domestic violence, and coming of age.

Simply fantastic. I loved it!