Neal Khosla

Neal Khosla

I judge myself on what my 8 and 80 year old selves would think. I like the future. I am an avid watcher of mental gymnastics. Founder: @CuraiHQ + @meet_koko

5 Book Recommendations by Neal Khosla

  • The Order of Time

    Carlo Rovelli

    @singareddynm Have you read Carlo Rovelli on time? One of the most absolutely mindfucking books:

  • Zero to One

    Peter Thiel

    The billionaire Silicon Valley entrepreneur behind such companies as PayPal and Facebook outlines an innovative theory and formula for building the companies of the future by creating and monopolizing new markets instead of competing in old ones. 200,000 first printing.

    @margiki I won’t do justice to the concepts over Twitter. I recommend you read the book. It is one of the most information dense, high ROI books you’ll read and it is short.

  • Life on the Edge

    Johnjoe McFadden

    Life is the most extraordinary phenomenon in the known universe; but how does it work? It is remarkable that in this age of cloning and even synthetic biology, nobody has ever made anything living entirely out of dead material. Life remains the only way to make life. Are we missing a vital ingredient in its creation? Like Richard Dawkins' The Selfish Gene, which provided a new perspective on evolution by shifting the focus of natural selection from organisms to genes, Life On The Edge alters our understanding of life from cells or biomolecules to the fundamental particles that drive life's dynamics. From this new perspective, life makes more sense as its missing ingredient is revealed to be quantum mechanics and the strange phenomena that lie at the heart of this most mysterious of sciences. -- Provided by publisher.

    @gamercop69 @david_perell There are principles/frameworks in electrical engineering that could benefit those fields and vice versa. An example of combining fields: quantum biology. No biologist considered quantum effects on life. Hope this shows the potential of cross pollination.

  • The Digital Doctor

    Robert M. Wachter

    @singareddynm @shohinigupta

  • The Book of Why

    Judea Pearl

    How the study of causality revolutionized science and the world Cause and effect: it's at the center of scientific inquiry, and yet for decades scientists had no way of answering simple questions, such as whether smoking causes cancer. In The Book of Why, Judea Pearl and Dana Mackenzie show how Pearl's work on causality has broken through this stalemate, unleashing a revolution in our knowledge of the world. Anyone who wants to understand how science, the human mind, or artificial intelligence works needs The Book of Why. "Illuminating. . . a valuable lesson on the history of ideas." --New York Times "This book really gets you thinking about cause and effect as it applies to issues of our time. . . . Extraordinary." --Science Friday

    @yudapearl’s “The Book of Why” is an excellent discussion that gets to the heart of both why we have a reproducibility crisis in science and why people like @GaryMarcus criticize modern AI systems. In a sentence, correlation != causation.