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Author Sumpter, David, author.

Title Outnumbered : from Facebook and Google to fake news and filter-bubbles--the algorithms that control our lives / David Sumpter.

Publication Info. London : Bloomsbury Sigma, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  518.1 SUMPTER    Check Shelf
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  303.48 SUM    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  303.483 SUM    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  303.4834 SUMPTER    DUE 10-15-22 Billed
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  303.4834 SUMPTER    Check Shelf
Description 272 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Note "Featuring Cambridge Analytica"--On cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-264) and index.
Summary "In this book, David Sumpter takes an algorithm-strewn journey to the dark side of mathematics. He investigates the equations that analyse us, influence us and will (maybe) become like us, answering questions such as: Are Google algorithms racist and sexist? ; Why do election predictions fail so drastically? ; What does the future hold as we relinquish our decision-making to machines? Featuring interviews with those working at the cutting edge of algorithm research, along with a healthy dose of mathematical self-experiment, Outnumbered will explain how mathematics and statistics work in the real world, and what we should and shouldn't worry about."--from book cover
Contents part 1. Analysing us: Finding Banksy ; Make some noise ; The principal components of friendship ; One hundred dimensions of you ; Cambridge hyperbolytica ; Impossibly unbiased ; The data alchemists -- part 2. Influencing us: Nate Silver vs the rest of us ; We "also liked" the internet ; The popularity contest ; Bubbling up ; Football matters ; Who reads fake news? -- part 3. Becoming us: Learning to be sexist ; The only thought between the decimal ; Kick your ass at "Space invaders" -- The bacterial brain -- Back to reality.
Subject Internet -- Mathematical models -- Social aspects.
Internet marketing -- Mathematical models -- Social aspects.
Internet advertising -- Mathematical models -- Social aspects.
Social media -- Mathematical models -- Social aspects.
Fake news -- Mathematical models -- Social aspects.
Mathematical models -- Social aspects.
Human behavior -- Mathematical models.
Algorithms -- Social aspects.
Social indicators -- Mathematical models.
Big data -- Social aspects.
Genre/Form Nonfiction.
ISBN 9781472947437 (TPB)
1472947436 (TPB)
9781472947413 (HB)
147294741X (HB)
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