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The Secret Rules of Modern Living; Charlie Hebdo: Three Days That Shook Paris review – computers can’t explain everything

24 September 2015 11:25 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Professor Du Sautoy is right, algorithms are marvellous – but the really important things in life are beyond computing

Marcus du Sautoy is taking us through some of his favourite algorithms! Enthusiastically! I am all for this. If anyone is to take me through their favourite algorithms, it does indeed need to be enthusiastically. As Du Sautoy is an Oxford professor of mathematics spliced with a labrador puppy, he is the perfect man for the job.

And so to last night’s documentary The Secret Rules of Modern Living (BBC4), about those strange little sets of calculations, so compact yet so powerful, that now form the unseen backdrop to so much of our lives.

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- Lucy Mangan

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