Release date: June 12th, 2016
Julia chats with the authors of "Algorithms to Live By", about how to apply key algorithms from computer science to our real life problems. For example, deciding which apartment to rent, planning your career, and prioritizing your projects.
In the process, they discuss the assumptions that underlie those algorithms (and what to do about the fact that those assumptions are inevitably violated by the messy real world), and why procrastination might actually be the right algorithm for the wrong problem.
Brian and Tom's Book: "Algorithms to Live By"
Brian's Pick: "Finite and Infinite Games" by James Carse
Tom's Pick: "Do The Right Thing" by Stuart Russell and Eric Wefald
Podcast edited by Brent Silk