download Audible Automate This: How Algorithms Took Over Our Markets, Our Jobs, and the WorldAutor Christopher Steiner –

How the rise of computerized decision making affects every aspect of business and daily lifeThe bot takeover began with high frequency trading on Wall Street, and from there it spread to all manners of high level taskssuch as diagnosing illnesses or interpreting legal documents There is no realm of human endeavor safe from algorithms that employ speed, precision and nuanceIn this fascinating book, Steiner tells the story of how algorithms took over and shows why the bot revolution is about to spill into every aspect of our lives We meet bots that are driving cars, penning haikus, and writing music mistaken for Bachs They listen in on customer service calls and figure out what Iran would do in the event of a nuclear standoffOn Wall Street, pre programmed algorithmic deals are executed by machines faster than any human couldleaving human investors at a severe disadvantageBut what will the world look like when algorithms control our hospitals, our roads, and our national security Is a stock marketcontrolled by high speed trading bots worth investing in And what role will be left for doctors, lawyers, writers, truck drivers, and many others

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