Welcome to Lux Recommends #246, this week’s edition of what we at Lux are reading and thinking about (want to receive this by email? Sign up here).
AI Ruined Chess. Now, It’s Making the Game Beautiful Again: “A former world champion teams up with the makers of AlphaZero to test variants on the age-old game that can jolt players into creative patterns.” — Sam
The Unbuilt Streets of California’s Ghost Metropolis: “Founded in the 1950s, California City was intended to rival Los Angeles in size. It never took off.” — Adam K
How Big Oil Misled The Public Into Believing Plastic Would Be Recycled — friend of Lux Tony Fadell
Artificial intelligence aids gene activation discovery: “Machine learning enables long-awaited code breakthrough with potential applications in biomedicine” — Adam G
How Close Are Computers to Automating Mathematical Reasoning? “AI tools are shaping next-generation theorem provers, and with them the relationship between math and machine.” — Sam
Blood and Oil: Mohammed bin Salman’s Ruthless Quest for Global Power by Bradley Hope and Justin Scheck: “revelatory look at the world’s most powerful ruling family reveals how a rift within Saudi Arabian royalty produced Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a charismatic leader with a ruthless streak.” — Lux friend Tom Kane
Caddyshack: The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story by Chris Nashawaty — Lux friend Tom Kane
Intersection: “Two wealthy businessmen with car obsessions cross paths with an idealist pediatrician. Love enters the equation, and their lives change for good.” — Sherry Kalish, proud Lux mom
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