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Brian Christian, Tom Griffiths.
Algorithms to Live By: the computer science of human decisions.
Collins. 2016

What should we do, or leave undone, in a day or a lifetime?

Algorithms to Live By helps to solve common decision-making problems and illuminate the workings of the human mind. Asking us how to have better hunches, when to leave things to chance, how to deal with overwhelming choices or how best to connect with others it shows how our computers’ methods have much to teach us. From finding your spouse to finding a parking spot, and from organizing your inbox to understanding the workings of memory where you have a dilemma, they have a rule. In this eye-opening book each fascinating algorithm turns the wisdom of computer science into strategies for human living.