Algorithm
Algorithm
in
The Data Supply Chain

A sequence of rules and decision forks that is used to solve a specific problem or perform a complex multi-step task. Algorithms can be used by humans in the context of mathematics, but the term is most commonly used to refer to a computer program.

It may seem like this computer is making decisions on its own, but really it can only choose one of two options according to the rules in an algorithm we programmed it to use.