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What Algorithms Want: Imagination in the Age of Computing (MIT Press) Hardcover – 4 Apr 2017

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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: MIT Press (4 April 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0262035928
  • ISBN-13: 978-0262035927
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.8 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 331,361 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ed Finn's What Algorithms Want shows us just how powerful computer programs and their helpers actually are, and the book needs no recourse to science fiction.

--Los Angeles Review of Books

About the Author

Ed Finn is Founding Director of the Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University, where he is also Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in the School of Arts, Media, and Engineering and the Department of English.

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5.0 out of 5 starsA great contribution to the growing conversation about our computer-driven world
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