HOW ALGORITHMS SHAPE OUR WORLD "It takes you 500,000 microseconds just to click a mouse.
But if you're a Wall Street algorithm, and you're five
microseconds behind, you're a loser." Kevin Slavin
Synopsis: Kevin Slavin argues that we're living in a world designed for - and increasingly controoled by - algorithms. In this riveting talk by TEDGlobal, he shows how these complex computer programs determine espionage tactics, stock prices, movie scripts and architecture. And he warns that we're writing code that we cannot understand, with impications we cannot control.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
"We think someone else, someone smarter than us, someone more capable, someone with more resources will solve that problem. But there isn'tanyone else." Regina Dugan