Soumith Chintala

Soumith Chintala

I ❤ research -- multi-modal world models, robots. I think deeply about lowering the barrier to use A.I. I co-created and lead PyTorch at Facebook A.I.


2 Book Recommendations by Soumith Chintala

  • Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this ingenious—even liberating—book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. The problems range from ambiguous and hidden controls to arbitrary relationships between controls and functions, coupled with a lack of feedback or other assistance and unreasonable demands on memorization. The Design of Everyday Things shows that good, usable design is possible. The rules are simple: make things visible, exploit natural relationships that couple function and control, and make intelligent use of constraints. The goal: guide the user effortlessly to the right action on the right control at the right time. In this entertaining and insightful analysis, cognitive scientist Don Norman hails excellence of design as the most important key to regaining the competitive edge in influencing consumer behavior. Now fully expanded and updated, with a new introduction by the author, The Design of Everyday Things is a powerful primer on how—and why—some products satisfy customers while others only frustrate them.

    @marksaroufim @roboticwrestler "the design of everyday things" seems like a really fun read!

  • Create learning experiences that transform not only learning, but life itself. Learn about, improve, and expand your world of learning. This hands-on companion to the runaway best-seller, Deep Learning: Engage the World Change the World, provides an essential roadmap for building capacity in teachers, schools, districts, and systems to design deep learning, measure progress, and assess conditions needed to activate and sustain innovation. Loaded with tips, tools, protocols, and real-world examples, the easy-to-use guide has everything educators need to construct and drive meaningful deep learning experiences that give purpose, unleash student potential, and prepare students to become problem-solving change agents in a global society.

    D2LBook from @mli65: nice toolkit to write interactive books with a lot of Python. The great "Dive into Deep Learning" book seems to have been authored using this. Similar to Jupyter Book but focusing on markdown / sphinx.