Do you suffer from decision paralysis? Does deciding where to eat or what to buy stress you out? You should consult a computer scientist. Tom Griffiths, co-author of Algorithms to Live By, explains how computer processes find solutions to real-life problems, including the best way to organize your closet or choose someone to marry. Griffiths’s thesis will appeal to decision-makers in the home or in the workplace.
In this summary, you will learn
- How computer algorithms have human applications,
- How computer science dismantles “optimal stopping” problems and “explore-exploit trade-offs,” and
- How to apply computer processes to your own decision making.
About the Speaker
Tom Griffiths is a professor of psychology and cognitive science at the University of California, Berkeley.