Tuesday, November 30, 2010

In Fridays's Globe & Mail: The algorithm method - Programming our lives away

A non-technical look at data mining

"Increasingly, algorithms are used to determine whether we can get access to credit, insurance and government services. They are posing a challenge to human decision-making in the arts. They are being used by prospective employers to decide if we should be hired. They can determine whether your online business will succeed or fail, and they have revolutionized the world of high finance."

Hat tip to Ron C!

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