Kevin Slavin: How algorithms shape our world

Although I have mentioned this TED talk on a previous post – The Fear Index – I thought it deserves a separate post for people to view the presentation.

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.

2 thoughts on “Kevin Slavin: How algorithms shape our world

  1. Simon April 1, 2012 / 4:47 pm

    Thanks for that. Very cool.

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