How Algorithms Shape Our World, Fascinating TED Talk by Kevin Slavin

In the thought-provoking TED Talk “How Algorithms Shape Our World,” game developer Kevin Slavin describes how algorithms increasingly play a role in our lives, from financial markets to movie scripts.

Kevin Slavin argues that we’re living in a world designed for — and increasingly controlled by — algorithms. In this riveting talk from TEDGlobal, he shows how these complex computer programs determine: espionage tactics, stock prices, movie scripts, and architecture. And he warns that we are writing code we can’t understand, with implications we can’t control.