Top 5 algorithms that changed the world

Mark gets mathematical with bayesian mathematician Sophie Carr.

Sophie describes herself as an “accidental mathematician”, getting into the subject after studying to be an engineer. She got her PhD on the job, and transitioned from fluid mechanics to Bayesian statistics.

Here’s the piping speech from Patriot Mark mentioned.

  • (00:00) - Introduction
  • (08:58) - Sophie’s pick: Turbo codes
  • (11:34) - Mark’s pick: LZ 77 compression
  • (14:04) - Sophie’s pick: UUIDs
  • (18:16) - Mark’s pick: RSA
  • (22:26) - Sophie’s pick: PageRank
  • (25:04) - Mark’s pick: Proof of work
  • (27:32) - Sophie’s pick: Proportional integral derivative control
  • (29:52) - Mark’s pick: Reinforcement learning
  • (31:40) - Mark’s pick: Dynamic range compression
  • (35:00) - Interlude
  • (39:58) - Building the final list
  • (41:50) - Baystastic

Sophie runs Bays Consulting, who you can follow on Twitter along with Sophie herself.

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