The story of the game theory algorithm that found itself on the operating table
In the 60s two mathematicians came up with an algorithm. The scientists jokingly suggested it should be used for matchmaking but never actually proposed a practical application. Half a century later, another scientist came up with an unconventional use case for the algorithm and proceeded with its implementation. So how did an abstract game theory model lead to a revolution in transplantology and thousands of lives saved?
Guest: Professor Alvin E. Roth
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This episode came about thanks to:
Author - Ioanna Alfimova
Editor - Anastasia Yakubovskaya
Producers - Kirill Sychev, Anastasiа Sobova, Ksenia Krasilnikova and Lika Kremer
Sound engineer - Yuri Shustitsky
Jingle author - Kira Weinstein
Special thanks to Anna Filippova, Andrey Borzenko, Yulia Strekalovskaya and Sergey Krasotin for their help.