Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions

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A fascinating exploration of how computer algorithms can also be applied to our on a regular basis lives. In this dazzlingly interdisciplinary work, acclaimed creator Brian Christian and cognitive scientist Tom Griffiths show us how the simple, precise algorithms used by computers can also untangle very human questions. Modern life is constrained by limited space and time, limits that give rise to a particular set of problems., What will have to we do, or leave undone, in a day or an entire life? How much messiness will have to we accept? The authors provide an explanation for how to have better hunches and when to leave things to chance, how to maintain overwhelming choices and how best to connect to others. From finding a spouse to finding a parking spot, from organizing one’s inbox to understanding the workings of human memory, Algorithms To Live By is filled with practical takeaways that will help you solve common decision-making problems and illuminate the workings of the human mind.

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