Bad Choices

Bad Choices

How Algorithms Can Help You Think Smarter and Live Happier

Book - 2017
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"Readers around the world have embraced Ali Almossawi's funny, clarifying explanations of logical fallacies in his hit book, An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments Now, Almossawi demystifies algorithms, those perennially misunderstood principles that underlie so many of our daily activities, from how we listen to music and read our email to how we shop for clothing and wash the dishes. All of us have an intuitive knack for solving problems, but can we use this ability to find items in logarithmic time? Can we create cognitive stacks to cut down on our errands? Can we figure out what book we want to read next with link analysis? Once you recognize what makes a method faster and more efficient, you'll become more nimble, creative thinker; ready to face new challenges. Along the way, you'll learn about fundamentals of computer science that have led to many of the innovations we take for granted nowadays, like Web sites that recommend movies or restaurants to us and apps that help us get from one place to another. Bad Choices will open the world of algorithms to all readers, making this a go-to tor tans of quirky, accessible science books."--Jacket.
An introduction to algorithms and their problem-solving potential in the everyday world outlines alternative methods for managing twelve different scenarios using the same systems that underline a word processor, a Google search engine, or a Facebook ad.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Viking,, [2017]
ISBN: 9780735222120
Characteristics: xi, 145 pages ; 24 cm


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