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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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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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Great watch for non-technical commoners
24 August 2018 | by AbhiminatorSee all my reviews

Here's the irony -- I ended up watching this fascinating documentary on algorithms *because* of Netflix's (extremely accurate) recommendation algorithm.

As someone who works with algorithms in the field, I found this documentary to be a super enjoyable watch. This documentary, in my opinion, will especially be a good watch for those curious about the BIG world of algorithms, especially given the fact that the documentary neatly explains many of the most widely used algorithms in real life and shows how it's entrenched in nearly every part of our modern lives. This should also be a good watch for young children to get them curious about algorithms and computer science in general.


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