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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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Language
eng
Summary
"An exploration of how computer algorithms can be applied to our everyday lives. What should we do, or leave undone, in a day or a lifetime? Exploring how insights from computer algorithms can be applied to our everyday lives, 'Algorithms To Live By' helps to solve common decision-making problems and illuminate the workings of the human mind. When should you switch between different tasks, and how many tasks should you take on in the first place? How much messiness should you accept? What balance of new activities and familiar favourites is the most fulfilling? When computers face constraints of time and space, they too must untangle very human questions: how to have better hunches, when to leave things to chance, how to deal with overwhelming choices and how best to connect with others. And the solutions they've found have much to teach us. Author Brian Christian and cognitive scientist Tom Griffiths show how the algorithms developed for computers can be applied to life from finding your spouse to finding a parking spot, from organising your inbox to understanding the workings of memory. Where you have a dilemma, they have a rule, and each fascinating algorithm turns the wisdom of computer science into strategies for human living." -- Provided by publisher
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StDuBDS
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1984-
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Christian, Brian
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1978-
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Griffiths, Tom
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  • Problem solving
  • Decision making
  • Computer algorithms
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Algorithms to live by : the computer science of human decisions, Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths
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Publication
Note
Originally published: 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Algorithms to live by -- 1. Optimal stopping: when to stop looking -- 2. Explore/exploit: the latest vs. the greatest -- 3. Sorting: making order -- 4. Caching: forget about it -- 5. Scheduling: first things first -- 6. Bayes's Rule: predicting the future -- 7. Overfitting: when to think less -- 8. Relaxation: let it slide -- 9. Randomness: when to leave it to chance -- 10. Networking: how we connect -- Game theory : the minds of others -- Conclusion: Computational kindness
Control code
025996688
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
x, 351 pages
Isbn
9780143196471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
Algorithms to live by : the computer science of human decisions, Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Algorithms to live by -- 1. Optimal stopping: when to stop looking -- 2. Explore/exploit: the latest vs. the greatest -- 3. Sorting: making order -- 4. Caching: forget about it -- 5. Scheduling: first things first -- 6. Bayes's Rule: predicting the future -- 7. Overfitting: when to think less -- 8. Relaxation: let it slide -- 9. Randomness: when to leave it to chance -- 10. Networking: how we connect -- Game theory : the minds of others -- Conclusion: Computational kindness
Control code
025996688
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
x, 351 pages
Isbn
9780143196471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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