Algorithms are created by and used by humans in software programs and in everyday tasks. They are composed of input data, a series of steps, and output. When it comes to computer algorithms, we often see the results of algorithms but we don't see the processing steps or the input data that has determined the output. It is important to be aware that all these components are subject to mistakes and biases - the input data as well as the processing steps.For this reason, we should seek transparency in the algorithms that are put to use and which affect our lives every day.
Ayre, Lori Bowen and Craner, Jim
"The Baked-in Bias of Algorithms,"
Collaborative Librarianship: Vol. 10
, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.du.edu/collaborativelibrarianship/vol10/iss2/3