Algorithms to Live by

Algorithms to Live by

The Computer Science of Human Decisions

Book - 2016
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"A fascinating exploration of how computer algorithms can be applied to our everyday lives, helping to solve common decision-making problems and illuminate the workings of the human mind. In a dazzlingly interdisciplinary work, acclaimed author Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths show how the simple, precise algorithms used by computers can also untangle very human questions. They explain how to have better hunches and when to leave things to chance, how to deal with overwhelming choices and how best to connect with others. From finding a spouse to finding a parking spot, from organizing one's inbox to understanding the workings of human memory, this book transforms the wisdom of computer science into strategies for human living."--
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario :, Allen Lane,, 2016
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780670068319
Characteristics: x, 351 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Griffiths, Tom 1978-- Author


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Nov 10, 2017

Algorythms to Live By, was like learning to make life decisions according to calculated odds as per sociologists. Life decisions are more than actuarial works. Didn't care for the mathematical formula of life. Logic is fine. But life is also about reasoning & Intuition with a capital I. Odds should be only for bookies, actuaries & assorted risk takers & gamblers.

Apr 18, 2017

I installed the cloud library application on my computer(windows 10), I can sign in and see the books which I borrowed. But it crashed when I tried to open it. so, no comment for this book.

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