When Algorithms Control The World

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Posted in Smart by on August 23rd, 2011

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Kevin Slavin, an algorithm expert, presented a dire warning at a recent technology show stating that the “maths that computers use to decide stuff” is invading every aspect of human life.  The mathematical formulas which power Google and Facebook have permeated our non-digital lives and have extended their reach beyond the computers which run on them.  One thing is certain, unless we determine how to harness the power of the algorithms running the world, it’s quite possible life will resemble a science fiction movie.  Here’s When Algorithms Control The World.

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