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The Resource Automate this : how algorithms came to rule our world, Christopher Steiner

Automate this : how algorithms came to rule our world, Christopher Steiner

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Automate this : how algorithms came to rule our world
Title
Automate this
Title remainder
how algorithms came to rule our world
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Steiner
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 tasks are increasingly being handled by algorithms that can do precise work not only with speed but also with nuance. These "bots" started with human programming and logic, but now their reach extends beyond what their creators ever expected. In this frightening book, Christopher Steiner tells the story of how algorithms took over--and shows why the "bot revolution" is about to spill into every aspect of our lives, often silently, without our knowledge.--From publisher description
Summary
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 tasks are increasingly being handled by algorithms that can do precise work not only with speed but also with nuance. These "bots" started with human programming and logic, but now their reach extends beyond what their creators ever expected. In this frightening book, Christopher Steiner tells the story of how algorithms took over--and shows why the "bot revolution" is about to spill into every aspect of our lives, often silently, without our knowledge.--From publisher description
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10133394
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DLC
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Steiner, Christopher
Dewey number
332.01
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Finance
  • Finance
  • Capital market
  • Algorithms
  • Computer simulation
Target audience
adult
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how algorithms came to rule our world
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Automate this : how algorithms came to rule our world, Christopher Steiner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
000049139558
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
248 p.
Isbn
9781591844921
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
Automate this : how algorithms came to rule our world, Christopher Steiner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
000049139558
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
248 p.
Isbn
9781591844921
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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