Why do we need algorithms?

Algorithms are valuable to us because they:

  • Form the basis of much of the technology we use in our daily lives, from mobile apps to search engines.
  • Power innovations in various industries that augment our abilities (e.g., AI assistants or medical diagnosis).
  • Help analyze large volumes of data, discover patterns and make informed decisions in a fast and efficient way, at a scale humans are simply not able to do.
  • Automate processes. By streamlining tasks, algorithms increase efficiency, reduce errors, and save valuable time.