Monday, August 15, 2011

How things work . . .

TED TALKS cover the whole panoply of human endeavours. 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. H/T to Harold.

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