The Daily Telegraph

The Forum



How have computer algorithms come to control our lives? They make suggestion­s to us based on our search history, security check us when we make payments, and suggest romantic partners to us via online dating sites and apps. They’re even used in some places to affect decisions on job recruitmen­t, mortgage approvals and criminal justice risks. But the history of algorithms goes back further than the history of computers, as Bridget Kendall hears in The Forum, joined by a panel of experts in the subject.

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