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Automate this : how algorithms came to rule our world

Author: Christopher Steiner
Publisher: New York : Portfolio/Penguin, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The interaction of man and machine can make our lives easier. But what will the world look like when algorithms control our hospitals, our roads, our culture, and our national security? It used to be that to diagnose an illness, interpret legal documents, analyze foreign policy, or write a newspaper article you needed a human being with specific skills--and maybe an advanced degree or two. These days, high-level  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Steiner
ISBN: 9781591844921 1591844924
OCLC Number: 757470260
Description: vi, 248 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Wall Street, the first domino --
A brief history of man and algorithms --
The bot top 40 --
The secret highways of Bots --
Gaming the system --
Paging Dr. Bot --
Categorizing humankind --
Wall Street versus Silicon Valley --
Wall Sreet's loss is a gain for the rest of us --
The future belongs to the algorithms and their creators.
Responsibility: Christopher Steiner.

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Steiner traces the story of how algorithms have spread from Wall Street to Main Street, altering every aspect of our lives. Sooner than we think, our schools, shopping choices, blind dates, and more  Read more...

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