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.
(Video, 15 min.)
Wer sich für das Thema Mathematik/Algorithmen + Börse/Finanzmarkt interessiert, dem sei diese niederländische Doku aus dem Jahre 2010 empfohlen, die einen kleinen Blick hinter die Kulissen gewährt:
Quants are the math wizards and computer programmers in the engine room of our global financial system who designed the financial products that almost crashed Wall st. The credit crunch has shown how the global financial system has become increasingly dependent on mathematical models trying to quantify human (economic) behaviour. Now the quants are at the heart of yet another technological revolution in finance: trading at the speed of light.
(Video, 48 min.)