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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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Cast overview:
Marcus du Sautoy ... Himself - Host
Björn Bringert Björn Bringert ... Himself - Software Engineer, Google
Patrick Prosser Patrick Prosser ... Himself - Computer Scientist, University of Glasgow
Leslie Ann Goldberg Leslie Ann Goldberg ... Herself - Computer Scientist, University of Oxford
David Manlove David Manlove ... Himself - Computer Scientist, University of Glasgow
Lloyd Shapley Lloyd Shapley ... Himself - Noble Prize Winner (archive footage)
Rachel Johnson Rachel Johnson ... Herself - Statistician, NHS Blood and Transplant
Joe Woodgate Joe Woodgate ... Himself - Behavioral Ecologist, Queen Mary University
John Crook John Crook ... Himself - Air Traffic Project Manager, NATS Heathrow
Jason Atkin Jason Atkin ... Himself - Computer Scientist, University of Nottingham
Jamie Shotton Jamie Shotton ... Himself - Computer Scientist, Microsoft Research
Chris Bishop Chris Bishop ... Himself - Computer Scientist, Microsoft Research
Paul Clarke Paul Clarke ... Himself - Director of Technology, Ocado
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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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Really a thought provoking documentary that tells the story of hidden math all around us
9 May 2018 | by nathanstormSee all my reviews

This was a great documentary that raises questions like, what is the best way to looks through millions of bit of information and how math can get you out of any maze. Definitely worth a watch for those who want to see through the lines of life's normal experience.


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