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Kevin Slavin:
How algorithms shape our world

TEDGlobal 2011 · 15:22 · Filmed Jul 2011
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Kevin Slavin: How algorithms shape our world
15:22 · Filmed July 2011 at TEDGlobal 2011 · Subtitles available in 35 languages

We live in a world run by algorithms, computer programs that make decisions or solve problems for us. In this riveting, funny talk, Kevin Slavin shows how modern algorithms determine stock prices, espionage tactics, even the movies you watch. But, he asks: If we depend on complex algorithms to manage our daily decisions — when do we start to lose control?

Algoworld expert
Kevin Slavin navigates in the algoworld, the expanding space in our lives that’s determined and run by algorithms. Full bio
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