Eight-year-old Tani Adewumi is New York State’s newest #chess champion in the kindergarten to third grade category. He’s also homeless, and lives in a shelter with his family, who fled Boko Haram and Nigeria a couple years ago. Tani learned chess a little over a year ago, but practices for hours every day and told @NickKristof , “I want to be the youngest grandmaster.” Back in Nigeria, has parents say his brilliance at chess would never have had an outlet. “The U.S. is a dream country,” his dad told Nick. “Thank God I live in the greatest city in the world, which is New York, New York.” | 📷 @theotherchrislee#nytopinion ...
Long gone are the times when professions were for life. No human jobs will be safe from automation and machine learning. The future is now, to quote my long-time friends Non Phixion :P
Garry Kasparov's book, "Deep Thinking", tackles what artificial intelligence means for our society and how to thrive as humans in a world of intelligent machines.
The kind of book that you can't wait to have 5 minutes to read one more page (and to highlight half of it, while wondering when it's too much highlighting).
Here's just one of my fav quotes so far: "Educating and retraining a workforce to adapt to change is far more effective than trying to preserve that workforce in some sort of Luddite bubble. But that takes planning and sacrifice, words more associated with a game of chess than with today's leaders."
Any perspective altering books you'd recommend on the future of work? 🔧
Oh, if yoy're curious to see what other entrepreneurs have to say about Garry Kasparov's book, just check out the link in bio. ...