What does the new algorithm charter mean for NZ?

Andy Fyers
Thu, 30 Jul 2020

Andy Fyers
Thu, 30 Jul 2020
Algorithms dominate our digital lives. From the posts we see on Facebook and video suggestions we get on YouTube, to that online ad that somehow seems to know too much about you.In simple terms, an algorithm is just a series of steps taken by a computer to make a decision or solve a problem. The decision (or solution) is usually based on some range of inputs (data).Algorithms are not new, they’ve been around as long as computers. But advances in computing power have exponentially increased the volume of data that can be used to inform the...
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