Ada's at Town Hall: Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 7:00pm

We're partnering with Town Hall Seattle to present "How Long to Look Before Leaping" with Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths

Look before you leap. We’ve all heard this piece of advice. But is it helpful? Whether considering trivial matters, like trying to find a parking spot or weighing life-changing decisions like choosing a spouse, it’s difficult to find the balance between passing up a great opportunity or making a choice too quickly. Author Brian Christian and cognitive scientist Tom Griffiths have teamed up to bring you a statistically tested formula for decision-making. In Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions, they explore the way that algorithms can be applied to our everyday lives to help us know exactly how long we should look before we leap. They will talk about how these algorithms designed for computers can also untangle our human questions.

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