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  • Bill Gates posts list of his favorite books for the year gone by
  • Microsoft founder finds himself drawn back to science fiction and 'robot stories' 

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The famous reading enthusiast has lately found himself “drawn back to the kinds of books I would have loved as a kid.”

 

The billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has shared a list of his favorite books from the year gone by and is suggesting you grab copies of the same for your bookshelf.

The founder of Microsoft admits to going back to his childhood fascination of science fiction.“Lately, though, I’ve found myself drawn back to the kinds of books I would’ve loved as a kid,” he said in his blog.

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A Thousand Brains: A New Theory of Intelligence, by Jeff Hawkins

Gates says that if you’re interested in learning more about what it might take to create a true AI, this book offers a fascinating theory from the creator of the PalmPilot.

The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna

Tech pioneer states that gene editing system is one of the coolest and perhaps most consequential scientific breakthroughs of the last decade and the book by Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Jennifer Doudna gives an insight into the fascinating journey of gene codes.

Future of the Human Race, by Walter Isaacson

Staying with the 'gene project' Gates admits that while tech is moving fast, Isaacson does a good job highlighting the most important ethical questions around gene editing.

Klara and the Sun, by Kazuo Ishiguro

This novel about an “artificial friend” to a sick young girl is no exception to anyone who wants to reignite their love for robot stories says Bill Gates in blog.

Hamnet, by Maggie O’Farrell

If The Bard interests you then Gates recommends you pick a copy of this book about how his personal life might’ve influenced the writing of one of his most famous plays Hamlet.

Project Hail Mary, by Andy Weir

Moving past the blockbuster The Martian, Weir's latest novel isa wild tale about a high school science teacher who wakes up in a different star system with no memory of how he got there. Bill Gates calls it a great weekend read.

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