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Life in the age of the algorithm

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Science  13 Jan 2017:
Vol. 355, Issue 6321, pp. 137
DOI: 10.1126/science.aal2885

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Andreas Weigend, former chief scientist of Amazon, has written a book— Data for the People: How to Make Our Post-Privacy Economy Work for You—that offers techno-insiders a guide for making the world a more efficient self-branding mechanism. Reviewer Cathy O'Neil dissects Weigend's vision of the future of big data, with an eye toward questions of class, discrimination, and access.