TED Talk: How Algorithms Shape Our World

Booting up SkyNet.

Kevin Slavin argues that we're living in a world designed for — and increasingly controlled by — algorithms.

In this thought-provoking talk from TEDGlobal, he shows how these complex computer programs determine: stock prices, espionage tactics, movie scripts, and architecture. And he warns that we are writing code we can't understand, with implications we can't control.

Here is a TedTalk by Kevin Slavin.




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