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  • Algorithms to Live By

  • The Computer Science of Human Decisions
  • By: Brian Christian, Tom Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Brian Christian
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,869
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,685
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,625

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 seem like uniquely human quandaries, but they are not: computers, too, face the same constraints, so computer scientists have been grappling with their version of such problems for decades.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I will Re-Read this one!

  • By Hobbit Taz on 10-07-16

this book be a bit too technical for some people.<br />

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-17-18

this book may be a bit too technical for some people. I thought it was somewhat interesting.

  • The Signal and the Noise

  • Why So Many Predictions Fail - but Some Don't
  • By: Nate Silver
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,320
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,835
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,819

Nate Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball performance, predicted the 2008 election within a hair’s breadth, and became a national sensation as a blogger - all by the time he was 30. The New York Times now publishes FiveThirtyEight.com, where Silver is one of the nation’s most influential political forecasters. Drawing on his own groundbreaking work, Silver examines the world of prediction, investigating how we can distinguish a true signal from a universe of noisy data.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Learn About Statistics Without All The Math

  • By Scott Fabel on 03-09-13

Will read again!

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-17-18

I really enjoyed this book. I plan to read again with a hard copy of the book. I appreciated the Insight of the author. the audible version was a bit glitchy. had trouble rewinding back to important sections.