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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 : 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 : 9780141971551
ISBN 13 : 014197155X

For the first time in history, we are interacting with computers so sophisticated that we think they're human beings. This is a remarkable feat of human ingenuity, but what does it..


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..


Weapons Of Math Destruction

ISBN 10 : 9780141985428
ISBN 13 : 0141985429

A former Wall Street quant sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life - and threaten to rip apart our social fabric We live in the age of the algorithm. In..


The Seven Pillars Of Statistical Wisdom

ISBN 10 : 9780674970212
ISBN 13 : 0674970217

What gives statistics its unity as a science? Stephen Stigler sets forth the seven foundational ideas of statistics—a scientific discipline related to but distinct from mathemati..