Algorithms to Live By


Event details

Date and time 07.10.2019 17:0019:00  
Place and room
Speaker Martin Vetterli Brian Christian Tom Griffiths
Category Conferences - Seminars

Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths, the authors of
"Algorithms to Live By
The Computer Science of Human Decisions"

7 October 2019 / 17:00 / Forum Rolex

A fascinating exploration of how computer algorithms can be applied to our everyday lives, helping to solve common decision-making problems and illuminate the workings of the human mind.

Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths discuss how the simple, precise algorithms used by computers can also untangle very human questions. They explain how to have better hunches and when to leave things to chance, how to deal with overwhelming choices and how best to connect with others. From finding a spouse to finding a parking spot, from organizing one's inbox to understanding the workings of human memory, Algorithms to Live By transforms the wisdom of computer science into strategies for human living.

 More information:
Campus Lecture: Brian Christian and
Tom Griffiths


Practical information

  • General public
  • Free

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