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 mind

All 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 activities and familiar favorites is the most fulfilling? These may…


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..


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 : 0007547978
ISBN 13 : 9780007547975

'Algorithms to Live By' looks at the simple, precise algorithms that computers use to solve the complex 'human' problems that we face, and discovers what they can tell us about the..


The Most Human Human

ISBN 10 : 9780241956052
ISBN 13 : 0241956056

AI is on the brink of a new dawn. And so are we . . . Telling the difference between humans and computers used to be easy. But artificial intelligence is now so advanced that it is..


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..


How To Think About Algorithms

ISBN 10 : 9781139471756
ISBN 13 : 1139471759

This textbook, for second- or third-year students of computer science, presents insights, notations, and analogies to help them describe and think about algorithms like an expert, ..


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