Most kids learn how to use the internet from a young age, which means they grow up surrounded by algorithms. In today's reality, it's imperative to be algorithm literate: to know what algorithms are and how they can present a narrow view of the world.
Algorithms are step-by-step instructions to perform a task or solve a problem — you can think of them as recipes that coders use to take information and produce things that help us achieve specific results. As a result, algorithms are shaping how we perceive the world, and this, in turn, shapes the world. The decisions algorithms make for us impact our lives, but we also influence their behavior with our every click. That’s why it’s more crucial now than ever that we understand how they work.