Algorithms to live by

the computer science of human decisions

351 pages

English language

Published Jan. 4, 2016 by Henry Holt and Company.

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4 stars (4 reviews)

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 nature and origin of the mind.

An audiobook version can be found at [here][1]


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4 stars

An overview computer science textbook meets a philosophical reflection on the lived human condition meets practical advice column... kinda perfect, for me at least. While this had the risk of becoming all kinds of rough nerd self-help or self-absorbed sensationalist cleverness, the author's applications of compsci approaches to categories of daily life end up neatly riding the line between humble and profound. But perhaps this is just so readable because it closely matches how I see the world.

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