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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 10,056
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,722
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,649

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not Just Computer Science

    • By M on 10-10-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Most Human Human

    • What Talking with Computers Teaches Us About What It Means to Be Alive
    • By: Brian Christian
    • Narrated by: Brian Christian
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 514
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      4 out of 5 stars 367
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 363

    The Most Human Human is a provocative, exuberant, and profound exploration of the ways in which computers are reshaping our ideas of what it means to be human. Its starting point is the annual Turing Test, which pits artificial intelligence programs against people to determine if computers can "think". Named for computer pioneer Alan Turing, the Turing Test convenes a panel of judges who pose questions - ranging anywhere from celebrity gossip to moral conundrums - to hidden contestants in an attempt to discern which is human and which is a computer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Wedding of Computer Science and Philosophy

    • By Roy on 03-13-11

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Corporate Executive Protection

    • An Introduction for Corporations and Security Professionals
    • By: Christian West, Brian Jantzen
    • Narrated by: Alexander Masters
    • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    In this first-of-its-kind book, seasoned security pros Christian West and Brian Jantzen share lessons learned from years of protecting some of corporate America's most prominent people. Full of practical, hands-on information, this guide provides a comprehensive overview of how to conceive, build and run successful executive protection programs in corporate settings. With insights that only experience in all phases of program execution can provide, the authors dig into the key questions that corporations need to ask and answer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome Addition to the Book!!

    • By Tamara A Wright on 09-23-17

    Regular price: $19.95