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Algorithms to Live by: The Computer Science of Human Decisions
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Picador USA
Publication date April 4, 2017
Pages 368
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781250118363
ISBN-10 1250118360
Dimensions 0 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Original list price $18.00
Other format details sci/tech
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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 developed for computers 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 peering into the future, Algorithms to Live By transforms the wisdom of computer science into strategies for human living.



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Hardcover
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from Henry Holt & Co (April 19, 2016)
9781627790369 | details & prices | 351 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $28.00
About: 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 mindAll our lives are constrained by limited space and time, limits that give rise to a particular set of problems.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Picador USA (April 4, 2017)
9781250118363 | details & prices | 368 pages | List price $18.00
About: What should we do, or leave undone, in a day or a lifetime?

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