Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions

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Paperback, 368 pages
Published 06 April, 2017 by HarperCollins Publishers

A fascinating exploration of how computer algorithms can be applied to our everyday lives.

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A fascinating exploration of how computer algorithms can be applied to our everyday lives. In this dazzlingly interdisciplinary work, acclaimed author 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 should we do, or leave undone, in a day or a lifetime? How much messiness should we accept? The authors 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, Algorithms To Live By is full of practical takeaways to help you solve common decision-making problems and illuminate the workings of the human mind.

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Weight 260 g
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Paperback

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368

Publication Date

06 April, 2017

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HarperCollins Publishers

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Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions

2460 DA