This guy wrote ‘the bible of Artificial Intelligence’ in 1979 — and then had a major split with the rest …

In 1979, a groundbreaking book called “Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid” blew everyone’s minds and won the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction. Written by computer scientist Douglas Hofstadter, the 777-page tome inspired many young aspiring computer scientists and mathematicians. For Oren Etzioni, now the CEO of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, it determined the course of his life. “When I read it, I was hooked,” Etzioni told Tech Insider. ” ‘How do you build an intelligent machine?” is one of the most fundamental, intellectual questions across all the sciences. It’s very very fundamental, and I felt like this was something that I could devote my professional life to.” The GEB, as it’s often called, ties together the seemingly disparate fields of mathematics, science, music, and art. Its chapters…


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