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Book review: the formula: how algorithms solve all our problems … and create more by Luke Dormehl

Veale, Michael (2015) Book review: the formula: how algorithms solve all our problems … and create more by Luke Dormehl. LSE Review of Books (18 Mar 2015). Website.

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Abstract

Amidst the confusion and the hype around big data, Luke Dormehl’s The Formula charts the growing influence of algorithms in modern society and how they affect our daily lives. Michael Veale finds that this book’s strength lies in providing background on the personalities behind the hype. He recommends it to people new to the field looking for a basic recent history, and to those looking for an understanding of the mentalities that both seek to fit formulas to the world, and fit the world into formulas.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 2.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2017 14:24
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 20:40
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/73697

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