Automate this : how algorithms came to rule our world

From Ellen Druda
Author:  Christopher Steiner
Automate this : how algorithms came to rule our world
Every day more and more aspects of our modern lives are assisted or guided by computer-made decisions.  Decisions that used to take humans hours, days, or years to study and interpret are now figured out by a computer algorithm in micro-seconds.  The highly competitive financial markets were the leaders in using automation to make fast choices about buying and selling, and the science has filtered down into speech recognition patterns, medical diagnosis, musical composition, customer service, and much more.  The book is an eye-opener on the subject.  For better or worse, the bots are here to stay.

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

From Margie Hartough
author: Gladwell, Malcolm
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
Have you ever had a gut feeling about a decision? Are there instances when at a glance, you can immediately tell if something would work or not?

Author Malcolm Gladwell explores the various factors that contribute to determine how quickly, and how well, each of us can make those decisions. Through fascinating case studies, skilled interweaving of psychological experiments  he explains  the unconscious hints, decisions and impressions your brain uses to make decisions in a blink.  Through this book, you will realize that first impressions and snap judgments can be educated and controlled – and when used correctly, can even help you in making the right decisions in life.