Algorithms Aren’t Biased, But the People Who Write Them May Be

Algorithms Aren’t Biased, But the People Who Write Them May Be.

In mathematics and computer science, an algorithm is a self-contained step-by-step set of operations that performs calculation, data processing, and automated reasoning tasks. With the advent of the computer age, most softwares and applications have algorithms inserted as part of its programme. Its neutrality is obviously compromised by its human creators and often its results are not that obvious unless comparisons are made with other surveys or mathematical tools used on similar data.

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