[PDF/EBOOK] Algorithms to Live By The Computer Science of Human Decisions Author Brian Christian – Kindle ePUB or Book

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Ivities and familiar favorites is the most fulfilling These may seem like uniuely human uandaries 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 usIn a dazzlingly interdisciplinary work acclaimed author Brian Christian and cognitive scientist Tom Griffiths show how the algo A simple algorithm to conceive of literary plots could be to slot them as belonging to one of these categories Man vs Nature Man vs Self Man vs Man Man vs Society Brian Tom enlists findings from computer science to guide us through these Algorithms here are the shortcuts or even the intuitions that guide us through problems that are intractable at first glance We apparently use them everyday Brian Tom are here to document this and to show how exactly we can make them efficient by exploring the idea of human algorithm design searching for better solutions to the challenges people encounter every day The central thesis is that it s best to use shortcuts to improve your probability of success and rem

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Algorithms to Live By The Computer Science of Human Decisions

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 What should we do or leave undone in a day or a lifetime How much messiness should we accept What balance of new act This is one of those books that you pick up in the hope that it lives up to its title but is likely not to because it was written by someone from marketing Every now and then it pays off and this is one of those timesThis book spoke volumes to me I have studied math and I love math especially applying it to scientific problems But I have never looked into algorithms nor have I been taught algorithms What a shame I took to the ideas instantly and it all made complete sense not only the algorithms but the living by them I guess it all ties into how our brains work and how Turing likened computers to our brains It all makes sense because our brains are computers that work by algorithms Messy algorithms th

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Rithms used by computers can also untangle very human uestions 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 I really enjoyed this book It s a nice popular review of research in a style similar to Malcolm Gladwell It was fascinating to see the wide reaching applications of classic algorithms from computer science and also humbling to see how many problems are essentially impossible to truly optimize However as luck would have it there are often simple approximations that give a pretty good solution with very little effort The authors do a good job giving interesting backstory on the algorithms and relating them in ways that are hopefully accessible to readers who aren t familiar with computer scienceMy favorite chapters were the ones that were the most strongly anchored in the mundane especially Optimal Stopp


10 thoughts on “Algorithms to Live By The Computer Science of Human Decisions

  1. says:

    This is one of those books that you pick up in the hope that it lives up to its title but is likely not to because it was

  2. says:

    I was captivated by much of this book It's the perfect antidote to the argument you often hear from young maths students

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    I enjoy thinking about algorithms as they are applied to technical problems So when I saw this book I thought This is a book written just for me And that assessment was absolutely correct It is a fascinating book all abou

  4. says:

    Okay I loved this book So what is it aboutThe big pictureWe encounter many problems in our daily life for instance should I park my car here or proceed with the hope of finding a free spot a bit further Should I try new restaurants or just stick to good old ones I know How can I find my life's purpose What is the fastest way I can sort out my books hmmm should I even try sorting out my shelves How can I best

  5. says:

    Even though I'm a computer programmer I have to say when I saw the title I was a bit put off Algorithms are what I use for telling a

  6. says:

    A simple algorithm to conceive of literary plots could be to slot them as belonging to one of these categories Man vs Nature Man vs Self Man vs Man Man vs Society Brian Tom enlists findings from computer science to

  7. says:

    I really enjoyed this book It's a nice popular review of research in a style similar to Malcolm Gladwell It was

  8. says:

    An engaging conceptual tour of computationalnetworking concepts how they apply in the computer world and how we

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    In this book the authors explain famous algorithms in real world context My notes from this book 1 Optimal Stopping2 Old people don't lose memory they have so much of it that it slows their system3 Procrastination can be seen as an efficient scheduling problem with wrong priority4 Predictive Models Gaussian Power Law Erlang5 Over fitting It really is true that a company will build whatever the CEO decides to m

  10. says:

    So many great one liners in this bookStop on Tinder at 37%Use thick markers in brainstormingAll things being eual it'll last as long as it's lastedBut lest you think this is another fluffy brain book it's actuall