"Kevin Slavin argues that we're living in a world designed for -- and increasingly controlled by -- algorithms. In this riveting talk from TEDGlobal, he shows how these complex computer programs determine: espionage tactics, stock prices, movie scripts, and architecture. And he warns that we are writing code we can't understand, with implications we can't control." -TED
An interesting fact shared during the presentation- 2000 or so physicists work on Wall Street, engaged in Algo-trading. Remember the "flash crash"?