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Algorithms to live by : the computer science of human decisions

Author: Brian Christian; Tom Griffiths
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
A fascinating exploration of how insights from computer algorithms can be applied to our everyday lives, helping to solve common decision-making problems and illuminate the workings of the human mind. All our lives are constrained by limited space and time, limits that give rise to a particular set of problems. What should we do, or leave undone, in a day or a lifetime? How much messiness should we accept? What  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Christian, Brian, 1984-
Algorithms to live by.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, [2016]
(DLC) 2015032177
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Christian; Tom Griffiths
ISBN: 9781627790376 1627790373 9780143196471 0143196472 9780007547982 0007547986
OCLC Number: 947042052
Language Note: Text in English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified]: HathiTrust Digital Library. 2021. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 351 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Optimal stopping : when to stop looking --
Explore/exploit : the latest vs. the greatest --
Sorting : making order --
Caching : forget about it --
Scheduling : first things first --
Bayes's Rule : predicting the future --
Overfitting : when to think less --
Relaxation : let it slide --
Randomness : when to leave it to chance --
Networking : how we connect --
Game theory : the minds of others --
Conclusion: Computational kindness.
Responsibility: Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths.


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'[B]y the end of the book, I was convinced. Not because I endorse the idea of living like some hyper-rational Vulcan, but because computing algorithms could be a surprisingly useful way to embrace Read more...

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