Wired: 2017 Was The Year We Fell Out Of Love With Algorithms

Wired: 2017 Was The Year We Fell Out Of Love With Algorithms. “WE OWE A lot to 9th century Persian scholar Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi. Centuries after his death, al-Khwarizmi’s works introduced Europe to decimals and algebra, laying some of the foundations for today’s techno-centric age. The latinized version of his name has become a common word: algorithm. In 2017, it took on some sinister overtones.”