Dark Pools: The rise of A.I. trading machines and the looming threat to Wall Street

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Random House, Jul 17, 2012 - Business & Economics - 368 pages
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Dark Pools is the pacy, revealing, and profoundly chilling tale of how global markets have been hijacked by trading robots – many so self-directed that humans can’t predict what they’ll do next.It’s the story of the blisteringly intelligent computer programmers behind the rise of these ‘bots’. And it’s a timely warning that as artificial intelligence gradually takes over, we could be on the verge of global meltdown.

‘Scott Patterson has the ability to see things you and I don’t notice.’ Nassim Nicholas Taleb, New York Times bestselling author of Antifragile, Fooled by Randomness and The Black Swan

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User Review  - Stbalbach - LibraryThing

This is a remarkable story and one of my favorite books of the year. It details how computers came to replace people in financial trading, giving rise to entirely new forms based on algorithms, high ... Read full review

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User Review  - ktp50 - LibraryThing

I liked this book way more than I thought I would. Previously my opinion was that this topic was somewhat dry and boring, but the author is similar to Michael Lewis in that he weaves a compelling ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Scott Patterson worked for several years as a financial reporter at the Wall Street Journal. He lives in New York. His previous book The Quants (Random House Business, 2009) was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller.

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