More or Less: Behind the Stats

Ants and Algorithms

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What can ants tells us about whether something deserves to be popular? This is a question tackled in David Sumpter’s book – ‘The Ten Equations that Rule the World: And How You Can Use Them Too.’ He tells Tim Harford about some of the algorithms that you see in nature, and those harnessed by tech companies such as YouTube.

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Tim Harford and the More or Less team try to make sense of the statistics which surround us. From BBC Radio 4