Merge two books in Calibre’s index

My current version has a «Merge book records» menu entry. Just select all entries belonging to the same book, then right-click and find «Merge book records» under «Edit metadata». The first clicked book will be the main one, whose metadata will be picked in case of conflicts. The manual way would be:

Marvin Minsky 13. Closing Thoughts

SUMMARY Marvin Minsky reflects on academic experiences, sharing insights on education, perseverance, and the importance of finding one’s niche. IDEAS: Marvin Minsky shares reflections on his time at Princeton. Courses were taught by leading mathematicians and physicists. The importance of perseverance and adaptability in academia. Princeton’s math department had a unique grading philosophy. Finding one’s… Leer más »

Categoría: AI

Marvin Minsky 12. Question and Answer Session 4

SUMMARY Marvin Minsky discusses global issues, potential future disasters, and the implications of advanced AI. IDEAS: Marvin Minsky discusses major global problems and potential solutions. Global warming could displace 20% of the world’s population by 2050. Rising sea levels may lead to significant habitat loss. Overpopulation could exacerbate resource scarcity by mid-century. Various possible disasters… Leer más »

Categoría: AI

Marvin Minsky 11 Mind vs. Brain Confessions of a Defector

SUMMARY David Dalrymple discusses his transition from AI research at MIT to neuroscience at Harvard, exploring the interplay between mind and brain. IDEAS: David Dalrymple transitioned from AI research to studying neuroscience at Harvard. He focuses on understanding how worms think through biophysics. Neuroscience and AI fit within the larger context of scientific taxonomy. Dalrymple… Leer más »

Categoría: AI

Marvin Minsky 10 Question and Answer Session 3

SUMMARY Marvin Minsky discusses longevity, antibiotic development, and the impact of patents on public health advancements. IDEAS: Longevity in developed countries increased by one year every four since antibiotics. Lifespan in underdeveloped countries is more affected by diseases like tuberculosis, malaria, and AIDS. Recent years saw a slowdown in the development of new antibiotics. Patent… Leer más »

Categoría: AI

Marvin Minsky 09 Common Sense

SUMMARY MIT OpenCourseWare content featuring a professor discussing computational complexity and its importance in understanding intelligence. IDEAS: Understanding computational complexity is essential for grasping intelligence in data-related fields. Simplest problems, like vision and language acquisition, are highly complex. Classifying problems by input number and effect size offers a naive complexity understanding. Complex problems often appear… Leer más »

Categoría: AI

Marvin Minsky 08 Question and Answer Session 2

SUMMARY Marvin Minsky discusses changes in student demographics and career paths, highlighting trends in education and research over decades. IDEAS Marvin Minsky observes patterns in student demographics over the years. There are more female students now compared to earlier decades. Foreign students seem better educated than American students. Universities were growing rapidly in the 1960s… Leer más »

Categoría: AI

Marvin Minsky 07 Layered Knowledge Representations

SUMMARY Marvin Minsky discusses the future of AI, Freud’s influence on layered knowledge, and conflict between instincts and social learning. IDEAS Marvin Minsky explores future directions for AI research and development. Freud’s three layers of the mind: id, ego, and super-ego influence AI concepts. Freud’s idea of conflicting instincts and social learning affects AI development.… Leer más »

Categoría: AI

Marvin Minsky 06 Layers of Mental Activities

SUMMARY Marvin Minsky discusses Chapter 5, emphasizing robot projects, perception, and manipulation of objects in simple environments. IDEAS Marvin Minsky revisits Chapter 5 after several years, appreciating its impactful quotes. Robots’ tasks included building structures with rectangular blocks, simulating a child’s learning process. Robots needed to perceive, understand, and manipulate blocks in a predefined environment.… Leer más »

Categoría: AI