Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions

Category: Social Sciences
Author: Brian Christian, Tom Griffiths
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by rootsudo   2021-10-29
Tons, the book "Algorithms to live by" go head first into this -

It can sound a bit simple at first, but the human - algo stories are terrific.

by AS_of   2021-05-13
As you get older, you should read fewer new books, and revisit the ones that have you the most joy. Vacation sounds like a great place for that!

Edit: why? Because you believe in the leverage algorithms can provide

There are probably a lot of single people here that would benefit from that book as well (the stopping problem)

We all "know" the algos. But reading/hearing how they can be applied and what effect they can have on your life can be enlightening.

by joubert   2021-01-13
I can also recommend "Algorithms to Live By", by Brian Christian & Tom Griffiths.

Super accessible.

by itsmejeff   2018-11-10
The Nash equilibrium for an unlimited vacation policy is no vacation for anyone.

by cdbattags   2017-08-19
As an avid reader, I've been jumping back in to the world of literature after quite a long sabbatical. I purchased a Kindle back in December of 2015 and it's been a great investment thus far.

Basically, I read tons of non fiction and follow breaking tech news on sites like these so I get a little burnt out when I go to read books like:

- Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions (

- Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (

I recently read:

- Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel (

last fall and loved it; diving back into the world of fiction and fantasy. Do y'all have any other suggestions?