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What is an Algorithm, and How Do Computers Know What to Do with Data?

What is an Algorithm, and How Do Computers Know What to Do with Data?

The world of computing is full of buzzwords: AI, supercomputers, machine learning, the cloud, quantum computing and more. One word in particular is used throughout computing – algorithm. In the most general sense, an algorithm is a series of instructions telling a computer how to transform a set of facts…

Your Personal Data is the Currency of the Digital Age

Your Personal Data is the Currency of the Digital Age

The commodification of the internet in the early 1990s brought western societies into the digital age and has changed the way consumers interact with commercial enterprises. The digital industry companies have one thing in common: the use of the user’s personal data through technology to gain competitive advantage. Spotify, Amazon,…