By Tia Dang | last updated 7th December 2020


What is an Algorithm?

An algorithm is a set of instructions intended to perform a particular task. Search engines use algorithms to display relevant results from their search index.

Algorithms & Automation

Across all aspects of IT and computation, algorithms are used. In different ways, they can control and process data and perform calculations or behaviour.

Key point: Algorithms can make systems smarter, but they can also generate some pretty bizarre results without adding a little common sense to the equation.

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