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The Resource Bad choices : how algorithms can help you think smarter and live happier, Ali Almossawi

Bad choices : how algorithms can help you think smarter and live happier, Ali Almossawi

Label
Bad choices : how algorithms can help you think smarter and live happier
Title
Bad choices
Title remainder
how algorithms can help you think smarter and live happier
Statement of responsibility
Ali Almossawi
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • "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
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
518/.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA279.4
LC item number
.A6275 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Bad choices : how algorithms can help you think smarter and live happier, Ali Almossawi
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Algorithmic thinking in everyday life -- Match those socks -- Find your size -- Pop to the shops -- Bring him home -- Sort that post -- Be more hip -- Update that status -- Get the jobs done -- Fix that necklace -- Locate that box -- Fill those shelves -- Navigate those aisles -- Final thoughts
Control code
ocn957636061
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 145 pages
Isbn
9780735222120
Lccn
2016056684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)957636061
Label
Bad choices : how algorithms can help you think smarter and live happier, Ali Almossawi
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Algorithmic thinking in everyday life -- Match those socks -- Find your size -- Pop to the shops -- Bring him home -- Sort that post -- Be more hip -- Update that status -- Get the jobs done -- Fix that necklace -- Locate that box -- Fill those shelves -- Navigate those aisles -- Final thoughts
Control code
ocn957636061
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 145 pages
Isbn
9780735222120
Lccn
2016056684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)957636061

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