Understanding Algorithms: Properties and Dilemmas (NIC.br)
Discussions on the role of algorithms are by no means new, but they have intensified in the face
of the current level of knowledge mediation and task automation defining sensitive individual
and social issues. The massive popularization of search engines and online social media, and
the use of big data in financial, medical, and educational institutions worldwide are examples
of this phenomenon, which impacts the life of both internet users and non-users.
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