arg min: a blog of minimum value.

By Ben Recht.

Working my way through the history, foundations, and validity of decision making by people and machines. I think we used to call this Cybernetics? I will also throw in semiregular ramblings about music.

Blogs before 2023 are here.

My “professional” website is here.

I’ll probably still yell on Twitter sometimes: @beenwrekt

Artwork contributed by Isaac Sparks.

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arg min: a blog of minimum value. on the history, foundations, and validity of "optimally" automated decision making.

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Ben is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley.