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Just How Important Are Algorithms? Apparently, Very [Video]

Let's plug in some data to calculate how we feel about that.

Algorithms are to Internet life what common arithmetic problems are to regular life — it doesn’t occur to you how much it impacts you on a daily basis until you actually sit down and think about it. But is there a spiritual component to the way data gets analyzed? We sure hope not. The idea of algorithms gaining sentience is downright unsettling.

(via PBS Idea Channel on Youtube)

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