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Summary of algorithms to live by [electronic resource] / Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths.

Christian, Brian. (Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781683784791 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1683784790 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [United States] : Instaread, 2016.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Summary of Algorithms to Live By by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths | Includes Analysis Preview: Algorithms to Live By by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths is an immersive look at the history and development of several algorithms used to solve computer science problems. It also considers potential applications of algorithms in human life including memory storage and network communication. One such computer science problem is the optimal stopping problem, the mathematical puzzle for determining how long to review options and gather data before settling on the best choice available. The algorithm, based on statistical analysis, shows that there is an optimal place or time to stop researching options or solutions to a problem and instead commit to the next option that's just as good as those already considered. Similarly, the mathematical way to decide whether to try something new or stick with the familiar choice is expressed by the Gittins Index score of any given alternative. It values a complete unknown more highly than a... PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of Algorithms to Live By by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths | Includes Analysis - Overview of the Book - Important People - Key Takeaways - Analysis of Key Takeaways About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Cognitive Science
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