You may not have noticed, but algorithms now run your life. Should we all be scared?
I always knew that math was out to get me.
Algorithms now run everything from search engines to satnavs and security data. They help us travel the world, find love and save lives.
In this groundbreaking documentary mathematician, Marcus du Sautoy tries to demystify the world of algorithms, revealing where these 2,000-year-old problem-solvers came from, how they work, and how they are now so advanced they can even program themselves.
Watch The Secret Rules of Modern Living: Algorithms and more acclaimed documentaries on BBC Select today. Restrictions apply*.
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