The Formula

The Formula

How Algorithms Solve All Our Problems --and Create More

Book - 2014
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In The Formula, Luke Dormehl takes readers inside the world of numbers, asking how we came to believe in the all-conquering power of algorithms; introducing the mathematicians, artificial intelligence experts and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who are shaping this brave new world, and ultimately asking how we survive in an era where numbers can sometimes seem to create as many problems as they solve.
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Group (USA) LLC, 2014.
Edition: First American edition.
ISBN: 9780399170539
Characteristics: 278 pages ;,22 cm


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Feb 07, 2015

This is a nifty little book, filled with many interesting facts and insights, where the author, in a subtle fashion, demonstrates the built-in censorship and potential for censorship [Twitter, et cetera], along with interesting thoughts on social media. [Recently reported that Facebook is working on photo-ID perfection, and soon anyone can be id'd with any photo of themselves. Food for thought.] Very well balanced book, as I can't stand the mention of Posner or Sunstein, but followed with opposite insights.

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