The Book of Why

The hugely influential book on how the understanding of causality revolutionized science and the world, by the pioneer of artificial intelligence 'Wonderful ... illuminating and fun to read' Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Prize-winner and author of ...

Author: Judea Pearl

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ISBN: 9780141982410

Category: Causation

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'Correlation does not imply causation.' This mantra was invoked by scientists for decades in order to avoid taking positions as to whether one thing caused another, such as smoking and cancer and carbon dioxide and global warming. But today, that taboo is dead. The causal revolution, sparked by world-renowned computer scientist Judea Pearl and his colleagues, has cut through a century of confusion and placed cause and effect on a firm scientific basis. Now, Pearl and science journalist Dana Mackenzie explain causal thinking to general readers for the first time, showing how it allows us to explore the world that is and the worlds that could have been. It is the essence of human and artificial intelligence. And just as Pearl's discoveries have enabled machines to think better, The Book of Why explains how we can think better.

The Book of Why

I wasn't brave enough to tell her that I had no answers, and so Itold her that my
next bookwould address these very questions about human suffering. Itwould be
called The Book of Why,and Ihoped to finish itinayear or so.I even toldmy editor ...

Author: Nicholas Montemarano

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755394135

Category: Fiction

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Mitch Albom's TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE meets Nicholas Sparks, THE BOOK OF WHY by Nicholas Montemarano is an original, arresting story of love and human joy. 'Remarkable...as dark and dazzling as a mine shaft studded with diamonds' - The New York Times Book Review Eric Newborn is used to dealing with people whose lives are in crisis; he's the bestselling author of several motivational books, and an inspirational speaker. When Eric's wife dies, he finds that grief renders him helpless. There is no easy cure, no platitude to comfort him, no replacement with which to fill the deep trough of his loss. So he retreats, with his female dog, Ralph, to his isolated home on Martha's Vineyard. Five years later, on a wild, storm-wracked night, a car crashes at the end of Eric's lane and a woman turns up at his door, seeking help. A powerful love story and an evocative exploration of the mechanics of the soul, THE BOOK OF WHY is a tender, thought-provoking novel which also addresses intricate questions about the nature of human joy.

The Book of Why

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Author: Judea Pearl

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0465097618

Category: Computers

Page: 432

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A Turing Award-winning computer scientist and statistician shows how understanding causality has revolutionized science and will revolutionize artificial intelligence "Correlation is not causation." This mantra, chanted by scientists for more than a century, has led to a virtual prohibition on causal talk. Today, that taboo is dead. The causal revolution, instigated by Judea Pearl and his colleagues, has cut through a century of confusion and established causality -- the study of cause and effect -- on a firm scientific basis. His work explains how we can know easy things, like whether it was rain or a sprinkler that made a sidewalk wet; and how to answer hard questions, like whether a drug cured an illness. Pearl's work enables us to know not just whether one thing causes another: it lets us explore the world that is and the worlds that could have been. It shows us the essence of human thought and key to artificial intelligence. Anyone who wants to understand either needs The Book of Why.

The Book of Why

"This is a haunting and extraordinary book." -- Julie Orringer, author of The Invisible Bridge

Author: Nicholas Montemarano

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316188484

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Self-help writer Eric Newborn's motivational books have spawned a legion of devoted followers who swear that his ideas have pulled their lives from the brink. But after Eric can't save his own wife from dying, he finds himself at a loss -- the power of positive thinking is simply not enough to overcome his grief. Retreating to the home he and his wife shared on Martha's Vineyard, Eric, with his dog as his closest companion, attempts to distance himself from the teachings he has come to hate. But when a woman named Sam shows up at his door one night five years later, Eric must finally confront his heartache and reconcile his worldview with the pain he has suffered. At once a powerful love story, a stirring portrait of a soul laid bare by grief, and a celebration of coincidence, connection, and the belief that true love never dies, The Book of Why explores the deep powers of the heart and mind to shape the world around us, blurring the lines between loss and love, fate and free will, despair and joy. "This is a haunting and extraordinary book." -- Julie Orringer, author of The Invisible Bridge

Parson ography or The book of parsons

He is at the bottom of why “ the Union " was started ; why Dr. Hook isn't made a
bishop ; who wrote the article in the Morning Post , which Canon Trevor did not
write ; he's at the bottom of the Administrative Reform Association , of the National
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Author: Linnaeus Lynx (pseud.)

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Category: Clergy

Page: 92

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The Chinese Classics The She king or the Book of poetry

Ye travellers , who for ever hurry by , Why on me turn the unsympathizing eye ?
No brother lives with whom my cause to plead ;Why not perform for me the
helping deed ? 2 A russet pear tree rises all alone , But rich with verdant foliage ...

Author: James Legge

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The Book of Birds for Young People

the momentary pause of his grandfather ' s talk , " you say the Blue Jay , Song
Sparrow , Grackle , Flicker , and Robin often stay through the winter ; why do
some stay and others go ? What do birds migrate for anyway , why don ' t they
stay ...

Author: Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews

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Category: Birds

Page: 323

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The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night

Why ? ' asked the ox , and the ass answered , • Know that I heard our master say
to the labourer , “ If the ox do not rise and eat his fodder to - day , send for the
butcher to slaughter him , and give his flesh to the poor and make a rug of his
skin .

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Commentaries on the Book of the Prophet Jeremiah and the Lamentations

Now the reason why he speaks of mountains and hills is evident ; for a greater
stability seems to belong to them than to level grounds , inasmuch as mountains
are for the most part stony , and have their roots most firmly fixed in rocks .

Author: Jean Calvin

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Category: Bible

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Notes Critical and Practical on the Book of Numbers

for why should the first - born be enu- ( Palf . Lect . , Vol . I. p . 323. ) We
recogmerated in the census of the several nize the leading drift of all these
instifamilies and yet not counted in the ag- tutes as spiritual , and not political .
gregate sum ?

Author: George Bush

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Category: Bible

Page: 475

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The Book of Lists

This is the fourth edition of the Book of Lists published by the Los Angeles
Business Journal . Our lists have the distinction of being ... Part of why we are
here is to help you make 1990 the best year yet . Sincerely , Thadde Tom Link
President ...

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The Book of Mormon

13 Wherefore , if God , being able to speak , and the world was ; and to speak ,
and man was created , O then , why not able to command the earth , or the
workmanship ... 19 Behold , my brethren , he that prophesieth , 176 BOOK OF
JACOB .

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Page: 822

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The Book of Wishes and Complaints

'Why hasn't anybody got any? Not anybody? I can't believe it!' 'It's not so
surprising. You wouldn't expect any at this time of year. They've not grown yet.
Look.' He took her by the elbow and led her across the garden to the vegetable
plot.

Author: Zina Rohan

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ISBN: 9780006544869

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Page: 214

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Novel of a young girl, Hana, struggling to make sense of a contradictory world. Winner of the Authors' Club First Novel Award and shortlisted for the David Higham Prize for Fiction.

The Book of Modern Catholic Prose

We wonder at how good they are , and at the same time , we cannot help
wondering why they are not even better . We wonder not quite so much at why
Virginia Woolf's books are not better - we wonder really why women's books in
general ...

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Category: American literature

Page: 494

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Why Men Rule

There is nothing in this book that attempts to explain the variation that one finds
within the limits that define and make universal these institutions . Thus , for
example , this book does not address the question of why one society ' s
patriarchy ...

Author: Steven Goldberg

Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company

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Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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The first edition of this book was lavishly praised by many authorities as the most formidable demonstration of an unpopular truth: males rule in all societies known to history or anthropology, for reasons arising from innate physiology, a brute fact that can never be conjured away by tinkering with social institutions. This new edition has been completely rewritten in the light of two decades of scholarship and debate, taking account of all published criticisms of earlier editions.

The Book of the Zodiac

( 1679 : 11 ) And so here we touch upon the root of the spiritual weakness : ' a
man of no great fidelity ' - and this alone accounts for why so many Geminians
consider themselves unfortunate . The Geminian will be unfaithful to his loved
one ...

Author: Fred Gettings

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ISBN: 9780856740046

Category: Astrology

Page: 143

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The characteristics of he 12 signs of the zodiac are described in a historical context.

The Antarctica

The manuscript of the book and the log - books of the expedition have not yet
been found . ... book we have only an explanation of why Bellingshausen calls
the ice " continental " ( " matyoroy " ) , but have no parts where Bellingshausen
called ...

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Conservative Judaism

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The Christian

Also Why Tell Me How . By Theodore I Adams . Harper and Row , Inc . 13 pages .
$ 3 . This book gives clear indicatio of why its author is a famous an well - loved
pastor of First Baptis Church , Richmond , Va . The reader will be confused b its ...

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The New York Times Book Review

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