50 Things That Made the Modern Economy | 17 February 2020 | 0h 09m | Listen Later | iTunes
Tim Harford delves into the history of algorithms, their use by mathematicians and scientists for millennia, and the new power and importance they’ve acquired in the digital age.
Hidden Forces | 9 October 2018 | 0h 59m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with mathematician and public educator, Hannah Fry, author of Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms. Uses lots of stories to introduce and classify algorithms; discusses responsibility and human behaviour in response to algorithms; and a real-world example of the trolley problem of who to kill.