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Notes on Algorithms to Live By by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths

Algorithms to Live By by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths

Optimal Stopping

The Secretary Problem

Merrill Flood

Donald Shoup

Boris Berezovsky

Explore/Exploit

Jeff Bezos - Regret Minimization Framework (video)

I wanted to project myself forward to age eighty, and now I'm looking back on my life. I want to have minimised the number of regrets that I have.

Multi-armed Bandit

Herbert Robbins

Richard Bellman

Win-stay, lose-switch

Gittins Index

Discounting

Sorting

Caching

Scheduling

Bayes's Rule

The Copernican Principle

Overfitting

Training scars: anecdote about an officer disarming an attacker and then handing the gun back to them (possibly taken from https://www.amazon.com/Combat-Psychology-Physiology-Deadly-Conflict/dp/0964920549).

Artificial neural nets tend to overfit.

Relaxation

Randomness

Networking

Game Theory

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