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.