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Ed Jewett
08-25-2011, 04:58 PM
Kevin Slavin: How Algorithms Shape Our World

August 25th, 2011
Via: TED: http://www.ted.com/talks/kevin_slavin_how_algorithms_shape_our_world.html

Kevin Slavin argues that we’re living in a world designed for — and increasingly controlled by — algorithms. In this riveting talk from TEDGlobal, he shows how these complex computer programs determine: espionage tactics, stock prices, movie scripts, and architecture. And he warns that we are writing code we can’t understand, with implications we can’t control.

Video, speaker bio and transcript and 186 comments at TED link...

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