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Christopher Steiner

Automate This

How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World

» Christopher Steiner

Portfolio
Hardback : 03 Jan 2013

£16.99

Synopsis

Long gone are the days of jocks and preppies running the trading desks of Wall Street. For more than a decade, a group of math and technology geeks known as the "quants" have completely transformed the financial markets.

Christopher Steiner traces the stories if these quants and their complete makerover of Wall Street. As more an more colleges became hotbeds of quant knowledge, more engineers and math majors infiltrated the job market. And not just on Wall Street but in countless ither fields.

Steiner explores how algorithims and the science behind them are starting to permeate our daily lives, destroying professions and creating new ones. Sooner than we think our music, our food, our medicine, our blind dates, and more will be giverned by procedural equations rather than human intuition.

In many cases these innovations are beneficial. But there will inevitably be troubling side effects, like the Flash Crash of May 2010. Steiner explores what will happen, both good and bad, when algorithims more fully control hospitals, transportation and many other fields.

Product details

Format : Hardback
ISBN: 9781591844921
Size : 152 x 228mm
Pages : 256
Published : 03 Jan 2013
Publisher : Portfolio

Automate This

How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World

» Christopher Steiner

£16.99


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