Director Mazzotti on Algorithims in LA Review of Books

January 26th, 2017  |  Published in Latest news

“Algorithmic Life” by Massimo Mazzotti

“ALGORITHM” IS A WORD whose time has come.

Algorithms are changing the worlds we inhabit — and they’re changing us. They pop up in op-eds on weighty topics like the future of labor in an increasingly automated world. Writing about how new trading algorithms are taking over Wall Street, a dismayed journalist wonders “which office jobs are next?” — which of us, in other words, will be consigned to the dustbin of irrelevancy? The solution, others gamely counter, may be more algorithms: “How do you find a job? Ask the algorithm.”

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