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IEET > Contributors > Piero Scaruffi

piero scaruffi

piero scaruffi is an author, cultural historian and blogger who graduated in Mathematics in his native Italy before undertaking a career in the software industry of Silicon Valley, where he directed an Artificial Intelligence Center. In parallel he pursued his interests in the arts. Visiting scholarships at Harvard and Stanford in Cognitive Science and lecturing at UC Berkeley resulted in the book “The Nature of Consciousness” (2006). All along he also continued writing poetry both in Italian (for which he has been awarded several prizes) and in English. His main books on music are: “A History of Rock and Dance Music” (2009) and “A History of Jazz Music 1900-2000” (2007). He also co-wrote the first “History of Silicon Valley” to cover the century from the founding of Stanford University to the boom of social media. All along he also continued writing poetry both in Italian (for which he has been awarded several prizes) and in English. “Synthesis” (2009) collects poems and meditations.  His main books on music are: “A History of Rock and Dance Music” (2009) and “A History of Jazz Music 1900-2000” (2007).  All his writing is hosted on his website: http://www.scaruffi.com.


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"Erdogan’s Wars"   Scaruffi.com  Aug 16, 2015

"The cost of Greek austerity - what would Socrates think of this mess?"   scaruffi.com  Jul 13, 2015

"The Algorithmic Society and the Birth of Religion"   scaruffi.com  Jun 26, 2015

"Hindu Fundamentalism - is it going down the way of Islam?"   scaruffi.com  May 28, 2015

"India: little real progress for most people during the 20-year economic boom"   scaruffi.com  May 26, 2015


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Artificial intelligence and the Singularity - History, Trends and Reality Check   2014-10-27

The Secret History of Silicon Valley   2012-06-28

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