Weekend reading list – week of May 25

May 29, 2015

Each week, TP1 shares the top five articles that caught our attention. Here are your must-reads, published here and abroad, for the week of May 25.

Andrew Ng: The mind that built artificial intelligence
Andrew Ng is a graduate of both MIT and UC Berkeley, a professor at Stanford University, co-founder of Coursera, a pioneer of the Google Brain project and currently Chief Scientist at the Chinese tech company, Baidu. Considered to be one of the most influential persons in the artificial intelligence field, Ng took the time to share his professional advice, failures and general observations with Huffpost. Inspiring read!
Read it on Huffpost

YouTube celebrates 10 years
YouTube has completely changed the way we consume information on the Internet. Ten years in, this video hosting site has become the biggest storytelling platform in history, but somehow, YouTube is still having trouble making money. The Canada Media Fund has published an overview of the social platform’s current financial challenges.
Read it on the CMF Trends blog

Take me out to the ballgame
Since 2002, in the U.S., registration in local baseball leagues for kids 7-17 years has dropped by 41%. Although Major League Baseball (MLB) is still going strong, this decreased interest does not bode well for the future of the sport. See how some local initiatives by ESPN and MLB are boosting the popularity of casual baseball for kids.
Read it on The Wall Street Journal

Why it pays to be a jerk
Looking to climb the corporate ladder and be wildly successful in business? Start acting like a jerk.
Read it on The Atlantic

“Watson, what’s for dinner?”
What happens when you ask Watson, an IBM robot, to plan your meals for a week? Can an algorithm have a discerning palate? Analysis of five dinners suggested by a machine and eaten by a human.
Read it on the How We Get to Next blog

Discover the touching story of Jessica Langlois, an albino model from Quebec, who can enjoy the sunshine thanks to the Anthelios line of sunscreen products.
Read it on Marketing Magazine

Book recommendation of the week :
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and OrganizingWith spring, comes spring cleaning. Time to reorganize, recycle, throw away and simplify… even if it reverts back to form a few weeks later. Japanese organizing consultant Marie Kondo suggests using the KonMari method! This technique can help you declutter your home and foster a more calm, motivated mindset though better tidying habits and storage solutions.


Read and recommended by Stéphanie A-Lebon, Project Manager, TP1.

Happy reading!

– The TP1 team

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