Friday, June 05, 2009

Computers vs. Go

Freakonomics links to a Wired article discussing the progress of Go-playing computers, and speculates as to when computers will be able to outperform humans at financial markets.

If I had any money, I would definitely invest it with a hedge fund manager named Hal. If computers could outperform human financiers, would planned economies suddenly make sense again?

For a darker picture of surrendering our financial markets to automation, you might check out Cringely's unique take on the origin of the financial crisis.