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Emotional Algorithms: Episode 5 of INSIGHT podcast now available


Insights into INSIGHT presenter Dr Amit Patel is joined by mathematician, teacher and writer Bobby Seagull and mathematician, musician, and public speaker Ben Sparks. They explore how algorithms connect with us emotionally, in particular through music and romance.


If music is based on mathematics, is mathematics affecting our emotions? And how well can a dating app really know you from the data you give it? Or be able to match you successfully if, for example, you choose not to say that you’re blind? How does ticking the ‘Other’ box, when filling in your personal data, affect the outcome?


All these questions and more are addressed in episode 5 of our podcast series that delves deeper into data to look at the many ways it affects our lives today.


Listen to the full podcast below:


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