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Make Better Decisions by Thinking Like a Computer 

Tom Griffiths is a Psychologist Cognitive scientist who is exploring connections between artificial and natural intelligence to discover how people solve challenging problems. First Griffiths Explains how you can use thirty seven percent to make better choices in your life . He brings up the moment of buying a home which can be a very stressful time. If you look at thirty seven percent of homes that are on the market he suggest you should buy the next home that is better than any of the other house you have preciously looked at. this will maximize your probability  that you will find the best place. Second he teaches us about Explore or Exploit which is trying something new or going with something that you all ready know will be good. Griffith tells us its like choosing where to eat. Do you go some where you have never been or do you go to your usual spot. He wants us to look at the time that we will be spend in that area. If we are going to stay a while we may try something new so that we can gather information. But if we are just there for the day we want to exploit by just eating somewhere we are familiar with. Third is Last Accessed, take  a filing box for example and when you use a file you need to put it back in the box on the left side. this makes it earlier for you to find things that you use more often because they will be on the left side. Now he compares our brain to a  computer,it takes information  and stores it. But what happens when its full? It has to delete  information that is not being used. The last accessed information is what is deleted, just like the saying “if you dont use it you lose it”.  so the files on the right side of your box are going to be you last accessed which will be tossed out first.

Q1. Do you think that these 3 tool can help you in real life ? yes or no and why?


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