Algorithm Article

23rd August, 2011 - Less than a minute read

Below is a link to an interesting article as featured on the BBC News site today. It tells of how code and advanced algorithms are becoming more prevalent in everyday life; from banking to the films we watch. It also explains how algorithms can get ahead of themselves. In one instance the book ‘The Making of a Fly’ was valued by Amazon’s algorithms at over $20 million a copy (it’s now back down to a more reasonable $37 used). The full article is well worth a read.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14306146