These are my rants about what is happening in the world, technology, computing, and the Internet.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Kevin Slavin: How algorithms shape our world
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.