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Outnumbered : from Facebook and Google to fake news and filter-bubbles - the algorithms that control our lives / David Sumpter.

By: Sumpter, David [author.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London : Bloomsbury Sigma, 2018Description: 272 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781472947413.Subject(s): Mathematical models -- Social aspects | Human behavior -- Mathematical models | Algorithms -- Social aspects | Social indicators -- Mathematical models | Big data -- Social aspects | Filter bubbles (Information filtering)DDC classification: 302.231
Contents:
Analysing us. Finding Banksy -- Make some noise -- The principal components of friendship -- One hundred dimensions of you -- Cambridge hyperbolytica -- Impossibly unbiased -- The data alchemists -- Influencing us. Nate Silver vs the rest of us -- We 'also liked' the internet -- The popularity contest -- Bubbling up -- Football matters -- Who reads fake news? -- Becoming us. Learning to be sexist -- The only thought between the decimal -- Kick your ass at Space Invaders -- The bacterial brain -- Back to reality.
Summary: "In this book, David Sumpter takes an algorithm-strewn journey to the dark side of mathematics. He investigates the equations that analyse us., influence us and will (maybe) become like us, answering questions such as: Are Google algorithms racist and sexist? ; Why do election predictions fall so drastically? ; What does the future hold as we relinquish our decision-making to machines? Featuring interviews with those working at the cutting edge of algorithm research, along with a healthy dose of mathematical self-experiment, Outnumbered will explain how mathematics and statistics work in the real world, and what we should and shouldn't worry about."--from book cover
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'Featuring Cambridge analytica' -- on cover.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Analysing us. Finding Banksy -- Make some noise -- The principal components of friendship -- One hundred dimensions of you -- Cambridge hyperbolytica -- Impossibly unbiased -- The data alchemists -- Influencing us. Nate Silver vs the rest of us -- We 'also liked' the internet -- The popularity contest -- Bubbling up -- Football matters -- Who reads fake news? -- Becoming us. Learning to be sexist -- The only thought between the decimal -- Kick your ass at Space Invaders -- The bacterial brain -- Back to reality.

"In this book, David Sumpter takes an algorithm-strewn journey to the dark side of mathematics. He investigates the equations that analyse us., influence us and will (maybe) become like us, answering questions such as: Are Google algorithms racist and sexist? ; Why do election predictions fall so drastically? ; What does the future hold as we relinquish our decision-making to machines? Featuring interviews with those working at the cutting edge of algorithm research, along with a healthy dose of mathematical self-experiment, Outnumbered will explain how mathematics and statistics work in the real world, and what we should and shouldn't worry about."--from book cover

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