Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World

Ebook Details

Authors

Christopher Steiner

Year 2012
Pages 256
Publisher Portfolio Hardcover
Language en
ISBN 9781591846529
File Size 1.12 MB
File Format EPUB , MOBI
Download Counter 2,173
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Ebook Description

The rousing story of the last gasp of human agency and how today’s best and brightest minds are endeavoring to put an end to it. It used to be that to diagnose an illness, interpret legal documents, analyze foreign policy, or write a newspaper article you needed a human being with specific skills—and maybe an advanced degree or two. These days, high-level tasks are increasingly being handled by algorithms that can do precise work not only with speed but also with nuance. These “bots” started with human programming and logic, but now their reach extends beyond what their creators ever expected.