Top 5 Books by Bill Gates

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has posted on his blog a list of the top five books he has read this year. According to him, he began to return more often to science fiction, which he loved very much as a teenager. He admits that he could spend hours talking with his friend Paul Allen about Isaac Asimov's Founding trilogy. Paul Allen is not only his friend, but also a partner in the creation of Microsoft.

In the Gates Notes blog, the billionaire writes that two amazing sci-fi pieces have been added to his reading list this year. One book is set 12 light-years from the Sun, while another is set in America today. Bill Gates writes that these books gave him food for thought, namely the power of people and technology when faced with serious problems.

Our editors have prepared for you detailed information on the list of books recommended by Bill Gates.

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

The neuroscientist and inventor of the PalmPilot digital assistant describes a new theory of how the brain and artificial intelligence work, based on decades of speculation about the relationship between neuroscience and machine learning.

  The Code Breaker by Walter Isaacson.

The story of the discovery of biochemist and Nobel laureate Jennifer Doudna, who created the CRISPR genome editing technology.

  Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro.

A book about the android Klara, who became a friend of a sick girl and tried to save her

  Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell.

A touching novel about how Shakespeare's personal life could have influenced the writing of one of his most famous plays. The author offers to look at the life of William Shakespeare and the process of creating "Hamlet" from a completely different angle.

Project Hail Mary byAndy Weir.

The story is about a school teacher who wakes up in another dimension and tries to get out of it with the help of science and engineering skills.

Additionally, Bill Gates released a short video with a New Year's atmosphere, in which he tried the role of a guide to the literary worlds.


Author: Moldir Adamzhan

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