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Are We Controlled by Algorithms?

2 September 2011 BY

I think that it is not exaggerated when I say that many people in search are obsessed by algorithms. One little change by Google makes that many people in search jump up.

This video from the TED Conference shows Kevin Slavin. He argues that we’re living in a world designed for — and increasingly controlled by — algorithms. He warns that we are writing code we can’t understand, with implications we can’t control. A must see presentation.


Bas van den Beld is a speaker, trainer and online marketing strategist. Bas is the founder of -- You can hire Bas to speak, train or consult.