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Algorithm = a set of rules that precisely defines a sequence of operations

Jeopardy Clue: This word for a process that leads to a solution to a problem comes from the Arabic name of a 9th century mathematician.

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The modern word algorithm is derived from the name, al-Khwarizmi, the best mathematician of his age, thanks to his book, al-Kitab al-mukhtasar fi Hisab al-jabr w’al-muqabala, (a book showing how to solve equations and problems derived from ordinary life) which means “The Compendious Book on Calculation by Completion and Balancing”
Al-Khwarizmi: the Father of Algebra

Recommended Listening
The algorithm – Future Tense

Algorisky – From Google search to Facebook news, algorithms shape our online experience. But like us, algorithms are flawed. Whether intentional or not, we write biases into code. Now, more than ever, it’s up to us to push for accountability. Because when bad code spreads disinformation, it’s never something that “the algorithm did.” It’s something people did. Veronica Belmont investigates algorithmic accountability, in conversation with Luke Dormehl, Staci Burns, James Bridle, Nick Seaver, and Safiya Noble.

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Tech giants open up about their algorithms
How Retail Changes When Algorithms Curate Everything We Buy
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How trustworthy are algorithms that are not public? = ¿Qué tan confiable son algoritmos que no son públicas?

How trustworthy are algorithms that are not public? = ¿Qué tan confiable son algoritmos que no son públicas?

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