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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 9,627
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,331
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,263

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Beware non-techies

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-11-16

    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 507
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      4 out of 5 stars 361
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 357

    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