The Secret Rules of Modern Living: Algorithms is a Documentary programme.

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The Secret Rules of Modern Living: Algorithms

Mathematician Professor Marcus du Sautoy demystifies the hidden world of algorithms. Without us noticing, modern life has been taken over. Algorithms run everything from search engines on the internet to satnavs and credit card data security - they even help us travel the world, find love and save lives. By showing us some of the algorithms most essential to our lives, Marcus reveals where these 2,000-year-old problem solvers came from, how they work, what they have achieved and how they are now so advanced they can even programme themselves.

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

When is The Secret Rules of Modern Living: Algorithms next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 4 January 18th, 11:30pm. See more...