Algorithm [ˈælgərIðəm]: A precise sequence of actions, used to programmatically solve problems. The results of your Google searches, your Spotify recommendations or the posts that are presented to you on your Facebook feed: all those are generated by algorithms.

Be it a cooking recipe or your car’s manual, humans do follow algorithm-like instructions many times in their daily lives, too. However, a computer algorithm has to be designed in an even more precise way, as the computer only does exactly what it is told to do.