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Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions


What should we do, or leave undone, in a day or a lifetime? How much messiness should we accept? What balance of the new and familiar is the most fulfilling? These may seem like uniquely human quandaries, but they are not. Computers, like us, confront limited space and time, so computer scientists have been grappling with similar problems for decades. And the solutions they’ve found have much to teach us.

In a dazzlingly interdisciplinary work, Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths show how…

Algorithms To Live By

ISBN 10 : 9781627790369
ISBN 13 : 1627790365

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 working..


Algorithms To Live By

ISBN 10 : 9781627790376
ISBN 13 : 1627790373

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..


Algorithms To Live By

ISBN 10 : 0007547994
ISBN 13 : 9780007547999

A fascinating 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 c..


The Most Human Human

ISBN 10 : 9780307476708
ISBN 13 : 0307476707

Explores how computers are reshaping ideas about what it means to be human profiling the annual Turing Test to assess a computer's capacity for thought while analyzing related phil..


Bad Choices

ISBN 10 : 9780735222236
ISBN 13 : 0735222231

The wildly popular author of Bad Arguments returns with a funny, smart introduction to algorithms—those perennially misunderstood, increasingly important problem-solving rules th..


Automate This

ISBN 10 : 9781101572153
ISBN 13 : 1101572159

The rousing story of the last gasp of human agency and how today’s best and brightest minds are endeavoring to put an end to it. It used to be that to diagnose an illness, interp..


Weapons Of Math Destruction

ISBN 10 : 9780553418811
ISBN 13 : 0553418815

Long-listed for the National Book Award A former Wall Street quant sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life and threaten to rip apart our social fabric W..