What’s an algorithm? Let an avocado explain

Imagine you’re trying to decide which avocado to buy: the mental calculations you’re running about price and ripeness are just like an algorithm.

Algorithms are everywhere: they power what you see online, and they’re even intruding on the physical world too. But how do they work, exactly? For non-technical people, it can be confusing to understand how a bunch of code translates into what appears on your social media feed, or how it makes decisions about who gets loans or not...

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