The Resource The formula : how algorithms solve all our problems --and create more, Luke Dormehl

The formula : how algorithms solve all our problems --and create more, Luke Dormehl

Label
The formula : how algorithms solve all our problems --and create more
Title
The formula
Title remainder
how algorithms solve all our problems --and create more
Statement of responsibility
Luke Dormehl
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Algorithms exert an extraordinary level of influence on our everyday lives--from dating websites and financial trading floors, through to online retailing and internet searches--Google's search algorithm is now a more closely guarded commercial secret than the recipe for Coca-Cola. Algorithms follow a series of instructions to solve a problem and will include a strategy to produce the best outcome possible from the options and permutations available. Used by scientists for many years and applied in a very specialized way they are now increasingly employed to process the vast amounts of data being generated, in investment banks, in the movie industry where they are used to predict success or failure at the box office and by social scientists and policy makers. What if everything in life could be reduced to a simple formula? What if numbers were able to tell us which partners we were best matched with--not just in terms of attractiveness, but for a long-term committed marriage? Or if they could say which films would be the biggest hits at the box office, and what changes could be made to those films to make them even more successful? Or even who is likely to commit certain crimes, and when? This may sound like the world of science fiction, but in fact it is just the tip of the iceberg in a world that is increasingly ruled by complex algorithms and neural networks. 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's description
Cataloging source
ON8
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dormehl, Luke
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA9.58
LC item number
.D67 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Algorithms
  • Algorithms
  • Algorithms
Label
The formula : how algorithms solve all our problems --and create more, Luke Dormehl
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A Perigee book."
  • "Previously published in the UK in 2014 by Virgin Books, an imprint of Ebury Publishing."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An explanation of the title, and other cyberbole -- The quantified selves -- The match & the spark -- Do algorithms dream of electric laws? -- The machine that made art -- Conclusion : predicting the future
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Perigree trade paperback edition.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9780399170546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)927455818
  • (OCoLC)ocn927455818
Label
The formula : how algorithms solve all our problems --and create more, Luke Dormehl
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A Perigee book."
  • "Previously published in the UK in 2014 by Virgin Books, an imprint of Ebury Publishing."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An explanation of the title, and other cyberbole -- The quantified selves -- The match & the spark -- Do algorithms dream of electric laws? -- The machine that made art -- Conclusion : predicting the future
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Perigree trade paperback edition.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9780399170546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)927455818
  • (OCoLC)ocn927455818

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