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Scott Patterson

Author of The Quants

Scott Patterson appears in the following:

Trading Machines

Friday, June 29, 2012

Scott Patterson, staff reporter at The Wall Street Journal and author of Dark Pools: High-Speed Traders, A.I. Bandits, and the Threat to the Global Financial System and New York Times bestseller The Quants: How a New Breed of Math Whizzes Conquered Wall Street and Nearly Destroyed It, explains how trading "bots" and artificially intelligent systems are running many of the world's markets, and the risks they pose to the financial sector.

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Two Cautionary Data Tales

Friday, June 29, 2012

Data doesn’t always expose and explain, it can also lead us astray. OTM producer Jamie York looks at two time in the recent past when an overreliance on data has had disastrous consequences. Joe Flood, author of The Fires and Dennis Smith, author and veteran firefighter tell the story of the RAND Corporation and the fires in the Bronx in the 1970’s.  And Scott Patterson, author of The Quants and Michael Lewis, author of The Big Short, explain how math and science whiz kids nearly destroyed Wall Street.

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