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Sun, Apr 03



Book Review Meetup: A Thousand Brains

Book review and discussion. Hosted by Dan McCreary, Distinguished Engineer at Optum.

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Book Review Meetup:  A Thousand Brains
Book Review Meetup:  A Thousand Brains

Time & Location

Apr 03, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Wayzata, 3311 County Rd 101 Suite 4, Wayzata, MN 55391, USA


About the event

"A Thousand Brains" By Jeff Hawkins has been praised as "that rare beast: a thoughtful and original, erudite and visionary take on human kind's oldest mysteries - our brain".  A computer pioneer and neuroscientist, Jeff Hawkins, answers two of life's most important questions - what is intelligence and how do brains create it. 

Bill Gates had this to say when he put this book on his "5 books l loved in 2021" list - "If you’re interested in learning more about what it might take to create a true AI, this book offers a fascinating theory. Hawkins may be best known as the co-inventor of the PalmPilot, but he’s spent decades thinking about the connections between neuroscience and machine learning, and there’s no better introduction to his thinking than this book."

Dan McCreary, Distinguished Engineer in AI and Graph at Optum, Author, and STEM advocate, will host a discussion of this book along with Arun Batchu, Software Engineering Practice Leader at Gartner.  Long time friends and technologists both; given their deep fascination with AI and this book, are sure to lead us all in a fun and lively discussion! 

If you've read the book and would like to participate in this discussion, or if you havent read it but are curious and would like to learn more - RSVP and stop on over!

Dan has a signed copy of the book from Jeff Hawkins himself, that he will raffle off to one lucky participant.

If you'd like to pre-order the book for purchase, you can use this link and choose pickup in store.

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