How algorithms play a part in your life ?

Love : Dating websites use algorithms to match suitors with dates. At eHarmony, algorithms perform more than a billion romantic calculations a day for its 20 million-plus members. Brush up your own profile pic using a ‘beautification’ algorithm to make your face’s proportions more appealing.

Food : When your local supermarket runs out of bread after a freak snowstorm, blame an algorithm. Maths formulae predict demand for particular items at particular times at particular shops, then allocate stock – but one-off events can throw the predictive software.

Shelter : Home automation will be the next tech leap, as algorithms, sensors and the net combine to heat certain rooms of your house before you arrive back from work, order food, save energy and turn lights on and off as you move round.

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