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The Resource Algorithms to live by : the computer science of human decisions, Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths

Algorithms to live by : the computer science of human decisions, Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths

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Algorithms to live by : the computer science of human decisions
Title
Algorithms to live by
Title remainder
the computer science of human decisions
Statement of responsibility
Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths
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eng
Summary
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 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 issues for decades. And the solutions they've found have much to teach us. In a dazzlingly interdisciplinary work, acclaimed author Brian Christian and cognitive scientist Tom Griffiths show how the 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 memory, Algorithms to Live By transforms the wisdom of computer science into strategies for human living.--From dust jacket
Summary
Explores how computer algorithms can be applied to everyday life, drawing on myriad disciplines to explain how computers have proven adept at making decisions and taking chances
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10481688
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DLC
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1984-
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Christian, Brian
Dewey number
153.4/3
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1978-
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Griffiths, Tom
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True
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  • Human behavior
  • Problem solving
  • Computer simulation
  • Computer algorithms
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adult
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the computer science of human decisions
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Algorithms to live by : the computer science of human decisions, Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-334) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn908628787
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 351 pages
Isbn
9781627790369
Lccn
2015032177
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)908628787
Label
Algorithms to live by : the computer science of human decisions, Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-334) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn908628787
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 351 pages
Isbn
9781627790369
Lccn
2015032177
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)908628787

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