[VIDEO] Go Figure: Predicting the World with Math

August 2, 2021

Every Google search, OKCupid date, and Netflix recommendation, and even the items and prices you see at the grocery store is uses massive amounts of data.

Algorithms of increasing complexity make sense of this ever-expanding mountain of data, and are helping us achieve unprecedented insights into medicine and other fields, create even more powerful computers, and much more. Watch scientists James Fowler, Steven Strogatz, Andrew Lo, and Seth Lloyd crunch the numbers in "Go Figure: Predicting the World With Math," part of the Big Ideas series from the 2014 World Science Festival.