Automate This How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World

ISBN-10: 1591844924
ISBN-13: 9781591844921
Edition: 2012
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Description: The rise of computerized decision making in every aspect of business and daily life.From money to sports to medicine to music, this is the age of the algorithm. The 2010 'flash crash' exposed our financial institutions' reliance on 'trading bots'  More...

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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/30/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 248
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

The rise of computerized decision making in every aspect of business and daily life.From money to sports to medicine to music, this is the age of the algorithm. The 2010 'flash crash' exposed our financial institutions' reliance on 'trading bots' programmed by physicists and engineers. CIA analysts are being usurped by software that predicts what foreign leaders will do. Baseball general managers now trust their computers more than their gut instincts.Christopher Steiner traces the story of how algorithms (and their programmers) have spread from Wall Street to Main Street, altering every aspect of our lives. Sooner than we think, our schools, shopping choices, blind dates, and more will be governed by cleverly designed bots rather than human experience and intuition. Algorithms are already writing hit songs and selecting job candidates. In many cases these innovations are beneficial, such as bots that can interpret X-rays with greater accuracy than radiologists. But there will inevitably be troubling side effects, like the destruction of many professions and increased volatility in financial markets.Drawing on extensive research and investigative reporting, Steiner explores what our world will look like when computers make more and more decisions for us. 

Christopher Steiner is an author and staff writer for Forbes magazine, often writing on energy, technology and innovative entrepreneurs. His research has led him to his first book, $20 Per Gallon: How the Rising Cost of Gasoline Will Radically Change Our Lives, which was published in June 2009. Steiner received his B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1999. In 2003, he received his M.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University. He has worked as a civil and design engineer and also as a Staff Reporter for the Chicago Tribune. Steiner lives with his wife, Sarah, and son, Jackson, in Evanston, Illinois.

Introduction
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
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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