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The Hidden Algorithms That Power Your Everyday Life (Part 2 of 3)

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Channel: Seeker
Categories: Computer Science   |   Science  
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From the routes we drive, to the price we pay for goods and services, to the videos we watch on YouTube, algorithms run our lives. But are they helping us?

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