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Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World

Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our WorldAutomate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World by Christopher Steiner

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


While the book touches on the use of algorithms in linguistics and medicine the primary focus is on algorithms in the financial industry. Most of the stories are framed in a David versus Goliath theme with an algorithm acting as the fatal blow to upset the established giant. A repeating theme is that the growing use of algorithms in many fields once thought imune to computation are really driving the need for knowledge workers capable of creating them. Overall the book reads easily and provides a reasonable overview of the history and uses of algorithms in our world today.



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