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The Resource Algorithms to Live By

Algorithms to Live By

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Algorithms to Live By
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Algorithms to Live By
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Summary
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 mindAll 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 balance of new activities and familiar favorites is the most fulfilling? These may seem like uniquely human quandaries, but they are not: computers, too, face the same constraints, so computer scientists have been grappling with their version of such problems for decades. And the solutions they've found have much to teach us. In a dazzlingly interdisciplinary work, acclaimed author Brian Christian (who holds degrees in computer science, philosophy, and poetry, and works at the intersection of all three) and Tom Griffiths (a UC Berkeley professor of cognitive science and psychology) 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, Algorithms to Live By transforms the wisdom of computer science into strategies for human living
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  • Christian, Brian
  • Griffiths, Tom
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dictionaries
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  • Business
  • Computer Technology
  • Science
  • Nonfiction
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Algorithms to Live By
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9781627790376
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optical disk
Label
Algorithms to Live By
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:46761f9c-061b-4864-b84c-9db6d04427fd
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781627790376
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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