World Science Festival presents: Go Figure: Predicting The World With Math
Jun 01, 2014
from 05:00 pm to 06:30 pm
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Moderator: Ira Flatow
Participants: James Fowler, Steven Strogatz, Andrew W. Lo, Seth Lloyd
Algorithms are the unsung heroes of everything from fighting crime and searching the world's information to selecting movies and even choosing mates. These complex digital decision-making mechanisms mine mountains of data to make predictions for, well, nearly anything. And analysts thus armed are revealing unexpected connections between widely disparate systems. Join an exploration of the surprising predictive power of math, and probe the theoretical limits of even the most promising computers of tomorrow. We're tackling ever more complex problems-but are there some problems simply beyond the reach of machines?
This program is part of the Big Ideas series.
A limited number of additional tickets may be available at the door 45 minutes prior to the start of the program.
To watch Livestream, visit http://www.worldsciencefestival.com/programs/go_figure/