3 ways to make better decisions — by thinking like a computer | Tom Griffiths

3 ways to make better decisions — by thinking like a computer | Tom Griffiths

If you ever struggle to make decisions, here’s a talk for you. Cognitive scientist Tom Griffiths shows how we can apply the logic of computers to untangle tricky human problems, sharing three practical strategies for making better decisions — on everything from finding a home to choosing which restaurant to go to tonight.

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50 Comments

  1. dingdong on December 24, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Wow that got super deep



  2. plusmetal rise on December 24, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Is this why Hollywood is filled with remakes ?



  3. Awesome world videos on December 24, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Worth watching video.
    The message given is:
    Do your work effectively but optimize it, never do anything whatever gives you hard time to solve rather take your chances and let it go of other things and relax your mind.



  4. sofyane avellan on December 24, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    Bilal Hassani my life



  5. Sakura Kinomoto on December 24, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    the last recently used isn’t that great because unless you’re completely done with the last item, you’re likely going to need it sometime soon, just not as frequently as the one on the top.



  6. Ww Lib on December 24, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    You are loved by the Creator of Heaven and Earth and He calls you into a personal restored relationship with Him, through His Son and by the power of the Holy Spirit.

    Jesus says, "I am the Way the Truth and the Life” Come to Him all who are heavy laden, burdened by life’s problems, depressed and anxious, worried and conflicted, and He will give you rest. Call on His Name, the Name of Jesus, the One who has forgiven and redeemed you by His death on the Cross. “God so loved the world that He gave His only Son that whoever believes on Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.”(John 3:16)



  7. Claire Ledon on December 24, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    I see EXO on the background



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    I am Viet Nam



  9. RedStefan on December 24, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    But I thought the answer was 42



  10. Sam Benaki on December 24, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    What do you learn ? Just explored new things, ok woah… 11min just for this



  11. samudragupt473 on December 24, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    Didn’t understand what he wanted to say :-/



  12. boog_masskwé on December 24, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    Magic conch says “37%”



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  14. Stallnig on December 24, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    oh magic conch shell, what do we need to do?



  15. Debbie Moore on December 24, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    Don’t necessarily agree with explore exploit when visiting somewhere new. I like trying new things. I have found those not trying new things get very bitter and angry as they age more so than the open minded to try new things. Just my experiences and truth



  16. Kosta Ilijev on December 24, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    The number 37 and 73 are special for another reason that was once mentioned on The Big Bang….



  17. Alan Tew on December 24, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    37% happens to be 1/e. How is this optimal % derived?



  18. Chrollo Lucilfer on December 24, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    This is a good TED Talk



  19. Hui Wu on December 24, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    Maybe being rational is to admit that there is no flawless decision.



  20. y i on December 24, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    That is a good talk



  21. Nick Fleming on December 24, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    Read "Getting Things Done"
    This is not really a talk about making decisions. What does a pile of papers on your desk have to do with making a decision?
    Determine a clear outcome: enjoying a dinner out. Determine the constraints you have to stay within to reach that outcome, your principles: classy mexican food. Brainstorm your options to reach the outcome within the constraints: a bunch of 5 star mexican restaurants. Determine the variables that are important to you; your values; order them by priority, and score each option: has a bar, doesn’t need reservations, close to your house.



  22. sakti naik on December 24, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Liked the Explore/exploit strategy



  23. sofyane avellan on December 24, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    i think we can me a better world with the … Linux



  24. كل شيىء everything on December 24, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    شكرا للمترجمين



  25. JL A. on December 24, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    So basically for career choice you need to practice 37% of the jobs existing to find the one that suits you best? LMAO



  26. Diana Markova on December 24, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    "You fail most of the time. But that’s the best that you can do."



  27. Emil Keliane on December 24, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    I learned nothing, but he is sexy!



  28. 林俊傑 Miller Lin on December 24, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    Don’t think, just feel.



  29. Norma Dennis on December 24, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    The value of information increases the more opportunities you’re going to have to use it. Holy cow, how simple yet I never thought of it explicitly like that.



  30. joebill48 on December 24, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    I have a simpler approach – ask my wife where she would like to go – because I have an ulterior motive. Be sure to add alcohol. We’ve been married 46 years.



  31. Mogul DaMongrel on December 24, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    lol
    human thinking: pesticides
    consequence: kills bees
    logical solution: stop using pesticides
    Human thinking: robo bee’s

    Fast forward
    Humans trash their room
    Logical solution: clean it up
    Human solution: slavery
    Smart Human thinking: robots

    Im picking up a trend here, alot of things are steering towards robots.



  32. Dick Martino on December 24, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    The decision to laugh politely seems to have been influenced before the talk.



  33. 이용은 on December 24, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    The talk was great. I don’t understand the 37%rule. But the explore-exploit trade-off was a good advice. And the last accessed principle was a bit obvious. The failing most of the time, and that’s the best that people can do thing was a bit cold and a computer like.



  34. Federico Jimbo Smithson on December 24, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Now what is lacking is brain/disk interface..



  35. Francis L Mayer on December 24, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Great talk. Going with your gut all the time is not smart and I have seen people who run on emotion all the time causing not only harm to themselves but to others. The optimal solution is also bad since nothing is optimal in absolute terms. What is optimal for you now is most probably sub-optimal for someone else and actually sub-optimal for your later in life. The strategies for the possible and most practical is the best life has to offer. Everything in moderation and nothing to excess is a good time proven algorithm especially as you get older and have less time to waste. Best is the enemy of good enough. Having too many options is like having no option or being mathematically guaranteed to arrive at the worst option since you cannot be rational with information overload.

    Again, this is a very good talk.



  36. V Lone on December 24, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    Fantastic



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    Like for listing to his girlfriend/wife 🙂



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  42. Xiaohang H on December 24, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    Funny talk, thank you!



  43. zT on December 24, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    Decision making is an important thing for everyone Here is Abraham Twersky own opinions about decision making https://youtu.be/zLVEKs-F0ZQ



  44. engelichtable on December 24, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    Brilliant, it’s a very good talk.



  45. zedata57 on December 24, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    I like this.



  46. razorcliff hudge on December 24, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    this is like the real art of trading. If you understand what i mean.



  47. Danish Aslam on December 24, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    Gud



  48. Nicholas Alex on December 24, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    That’s what im doing everyday, my mayjor is CS :))



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