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The Secret Rules of Modern Living: Algorithms (2015)

Professor Marcus du Sautoy demystifies the hidden world of algorithms and reveals where these 2,000-year-old problem solvers came from, how they work, and what they have achieved.

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Cast overview:
Marcus du Sautoy ... Himself - Host
Björn Bringert Björn Bringert ... Himself - Software Engineer, Google
Patrick Prosser Patrick Prosser ... Himself - Computer Scientist, University of Glasgow
Leslie Ann Goldberg Leslie Ann Goldberg ... Herself - Computer Scientist, University of Oxford
David Manlove David Manlove ... Himself - Computer Scientist, University of Glasgow
Lloyd Shapley Lloyd Shapley ... Himself - Noble Prize Winner (archive footage)
Rachel Johnson Rachel Johnson ... Herself - Statistician, NHS Blood and Transplant
Joe Woodgate Joe Woodgate ... Himself - Behavioral Ecologist, Queen Mary University
John Crook John Crook ... Himself - Air Traffic Project Manager, NATS Heathrow
Jason Atkin Jason Atkin ... Himself - Computer Scientist, University of Nottingham
Jamie Shotton Jamie Shotton ... Himself - Computer Scientist, Microsoft Research
Chris Bishop Chris Bishop ... Himself - Computer Scientist, Microsoft Research
Paul Clarke Paul Clarke ... Himself - Director of Technology, Ocado
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Professor Marcus du Sautoy demystifies the hidden world of algorithms and reveals where these 2,000-year-old problem solvers came from, how they work, and what they have achieved.

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24 September 2015 (UK) See more »

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Тайные правила современной жизни: Алгоритмы See more »

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Raises awareness

Marcus du Sautoy, a mathematician at heart, guides us, in an easy manner, through the power and complexity of this ambiguous things called algorithms, that rule and shape our world every single day. It's very interesting to see the various types they come in, and much more interesting, rather astonishing, to see them in action. Whether your searching the internet or taking a photo, high chances are algorithms are running in the background. I invite you to watch this compelling documentary, to gain a slight insight of how algorithms work.


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