Interesting, slow, boring
It depends on their interests. If you are in to automation, you would probably find it interesting. However, it you dislike technology, you would not like the book.
His performance was fine.
An excellent introduction to how mathematics and geeks are slowly controlling everything. I found it to be fascinating to listen to and very helpful in how I structure my own business and investment strategies. Make me wish I paid more attention to my maths teacher in school.
It's surprising how algorithms will or already do affect our daily lives.
It inspired me to learn to code more.
Everyone needs a little bit of understanding of how automated algorithms affect them.
I had completed listening to this book just prior to the political scandals about the NSA and IRS coming to the surface. This book explains how using so-called computer "algorithms" are used by governments and corporations in our lives.
Nothing we can do to make these things go away!
The best part of the book is the author's work in explaining algorithms and their new place in our world so clearly.
Yes, I have, it's well done.
Perhaps, "In the Plex," but I haven't had time to listen to / read that one yet; "In the Plex" is about Google's rise.
His narration is convincing.
I wouldn't make a film of this book.
I loved all of the examples of algorithms at work and the story was told very well.
As a SW Engineer that is getting long in the tooth (punch card days), this book inspired me to rethink my next project/effort. BOT's are the bomb......
Personality: Intellectually Driven
This is an eye opening information and its analysis is nothing but trivial. Nevertheless the author manage to presented in a excellent style and pace. Highly recommended!
Not a great book, but a good one which shares some of the stories from the front lines of the work of coders mining mountains of data to not just recommend movies on Netflix or books on Amazon, but to pick which customer service rep should catch the call from my number because of the way my last call went. Parts of this book are profoundly disturbing, some are surprising and most are merely interesting.
This books pulls back the curtain on the automated processes that took over the stock market and now are creeping into our daily lives.