Although it does not happen universally in all latitudes of the world, that time of year has come where everyone begins to make their counts and recommendations on the occasion of Christmas. And obviously Bill Gates couldn’t have been.
If you follow the Microsoft co-founder on your social networks, you know perfectly well that the champion frequently feeds them with content of general interest.
Where from time to time he shares some of the things in his life that marked him. In addition to invariably always at the end of the year launches a list of five book recommendations for this Christmas.
This 2021 was no exception and now we know the list of those chosen by the man behind the Windows operating system.
Bill Gates recommends these five books to give away this Christmas
Through his official YouTube channel, good Bill uploaded a new video of his series Gates Notes. Where, showing off all the budget that he has available in his wallet, he shares his list of book recommendations with the best that he came across in 2021.
Project Hail Mary, de Andy Weir
Andy Weir became a cult author for many of us thanks to his earlier 2011 novel The Martian. In this new book the plot revolves around a high school science teacher who wakes up in a different star system unable to remember how he got there.
Hamnet, de Maggie O’Farrell
A story that mixes fiction with reality intertwining the life of William Shakespeare. Here Shakespeare’s son Hamnet dies at the age of 11, leading the author to later write the legendary tragedy of Hamlet.
Klara and the Sun, de Kazuo Ishiguro
Nobel Prize Winner for Literature Kazuo Ishiguro has some unbeatable classics like Never Let Me Go and The Remains of the Day. And here he returns with a futuristic story about a world with robots that have very advanced artificial intelligence.
The plot itself is on a more sentimental side, but it is one of those cases where it is better not to give many details of the story to discover it.
The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race, por Walter Isaacson
This book is an essay. Here we go deeper into the discovery of the CRISPR gene editing system and according to Gates it is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the history behind and understand more easily how this tool that will change the world works.
A Thousand Brains: A New Theory of Intelligence, por Jeff Hawkins
Another non-fiction book that studies the connections between neuroscience and machine learning. As a counterpoint essay to discuss what it really takes to develop absolute Artificial Intelligence.