What do algorithms want? In short: imagination and “magical thinking.” In his new book, “What Algorithms Want: Imagination in the Age of Computing,” ASU Assistant Professor Ed Finn explores the gap between algorithms’ theoretical ideas and messy realities and instructions, the development of intelligent systems like Siri, and the rise of algorithmic aesthetics and functionalities in applications like Netflix, Bitcoin, Uber, Facebook and more.
Join the Center for Science and Imagination at the book’s launch on March 3, 2017!
Friday, March 3, 2017
Changing Hands Phoenix, 300 W Camelback Rd
About the author
Ed Finn is Founding Director of ASU’s Center for Science and the Imagination. He is also Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in the School of Arts, Media, and Engineering and the Department of English.