What Does the Word “Intelligence” Really Mean?
Stanford GSB professors suggest a reading list of articles and books related to the concept.
What does “intelligence” mean to you? | Illustration by Mike McQuade
The Summer 2017 issue of Stanford Business magazine explored the various meanings of “intelligence” in social, corporate, and transnational contexts. As part of that exploration, we asked several Stanford Graduate School of Business faculty members to suggest their favorite books, articles, videos, and podcasts on the subject. Here are their recommendations.
The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition, by William Strunk and E.B. White, 2000
Syntax & Sage: Reflections on Software and Nature, by Sep Kamvar, 2016
Bossypants, by Tina Fey, 2013
Lovett or Leave It, with Jon Lovett (podcast)
Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman, 2013
Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School, by John Medina, 2008
The Master Algorithm, How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World, by Pedro Domingos, 2015
Artificial Intelligence Playbook, aiplaybook.a16z.com (Andreessen Horowitz),2015
Einstein, His Life and Universe, by Walter Isaacson, 2017
Moments of Impact, By Chris Ertel and Lisa Kay Solomon, 2014
Orbiting the Giant Hairball, by Gordon MacKenzie, 1998
Yes Please, by Amy Poehler, 2014
“Paging HAL: What Will Happen When Artificial Intelligence Comes to Radiology?” by Dave Yeager, Radiology Today, May 2016
“Artificial Intelligence Framework for Simulating Clinical Decision-Making: A Markov Decision Process Approach,” by Casey C. Bennett and Kris Hauser, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, January 2013
“Fast Food and Financial Impatience: A Socioecological Approach,” by Sanford DeVoe, Julian House, and Chen-Bo Zhong, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, September 2013
“Time, Money, and Happiness: How Does Putting a Price on Time Affect Our Ability to Smell the Roses?” by Sanford E. DeVoe and Julian House, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, March 2012
“Thinking About Time as Money Decreases Environmental Behavior,” by Ashley V. Whillans and Elizabeth W. Dunn, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, March 2015
“The Economist as Engineer: Game Theory, Experimentation, and Computation as Tools for Design Economics,” by Alvin E. Roth, Econometrica, July 2002
“Alvin E. Roth, Market Design: The Economist as Engineer,” National Academy of Sciences Research Briefings (video), August 14, 2014
Stanford economists Robert Wilson and Paul Milgrom awarded for their work in auction design, Golden Goose Awards, 2014
Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction, by Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner, 2015
How Innovation Really Works, by Anne Marie Knott, 2017
“Easier, Faster: The Next Steps for Deep Learning,” by Serdar Yegulalp, InfoWorld, June 7, 2017
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