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Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World

Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World
演算法統治世界


作者  /  Christopher Steiner 克里斯多夫.史坦能

出版社 / PORTFOLIO

出版日期 / 2012/09/01

商品語言 / 英文

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早上起床後第一件事情就查看Gmail,郵件的排列順序是由Google專門開發的演算法決定的;午餐休息,你登錄Deadspin網站閱讀體育類八卦消息,該網站又使用另一套專門演算法來推廣最積極的評論者;吃完晚飯,你從一份精選電影節目單中選一部觀看——事實上是Netflix演算法早已根據你過去選看電影的口味選出了你可能喜歡的新片。

這些演算法決定了你看什麼、吃什麼、聽什麼音樂乃至買哪支股票......你以為一切出自自己的決定與選擇,殊不知,Automate,自動排序演算法,其實已經主宰了世界的「被曝光」、「被注意」與「被挑選」。

本書內容豐富有大量的資訊等專有名詞,讀來旁徵博引,彷彿也上了一堂博士班的資訊課程。不過該書出版之際,美國人一間公司騎士資本(Knight Capital)因為交易演算法出錯,一夜之間就造成了幾億美元的損失--因此更引發眾人關注演算法問題,大家更關心未來如果醫療保健行業最終也透過這些程式來開藥方,系統故障會產生怎樣龐大的後遺症?

The rousing story of the last gasp of human agency and how today’s best and brightest minds are endeavoring to put an end to it.

It used to be that to diagnose an illness, interpret legal documents, analyze foreign policy, or write a newspaper article you needed a human being with specific skills—and maybe an advanced degree or two. These days, high-level tasks are increasingly being handled by algorithms that can do precise work not only with speed but also with nuance. These “bots” started with human programming and logic, but now their reach extends beyond what their creators ever expected.
 
In this fascinating, frightening book, Christopher Steiner tells the story of how algorithms took over—and shows why the “bot revolution” is about to spill into every aspect of our lives, often silently, without our knowledge.
 
The May 2010 “Flash Crash” exposed Wall Street’s reliance on trading bots to the tune of a 998-point market drop and $1 trillion in vanished market value. But that was just the beginning. In Automate This, we meet bots that are driving cars, penning haiku, and writing music mistaken for Bach’s. They listen in on our customer service calls and figure out what Iran would do in the event of a nuclear standoff. There are algorithms that can pick out the most cohesive crew of astronauts for a space mission or identify the next Jeremy Lin. Some can even ingest statistics from baseball games and spit out pitch-perfect sports journalism indistinguishable from that produced by humans.
 
The interaction of man and machine can make our lives easier. But what will the world look like when algorithms control our hospitals, our roads, our culture, and our national security? What hap­pens to businesses when we automate judgment and eliminate human instinct? And what role will be left for doctors, lawyers, writers, truck drivers, and many others?
 
Who knows—maybe there’s a bot learning to do your job this minute.








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誠品26碼 /2680715498002
ISBN 13 /9781591844921
ISBN 10 /1591844924
EAN /9781591844921

頁數256
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語言英文




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