Are algorithms taking over?
Algorithms, special forms of artificial intelligence, are influencing our modern world more and more. They analyse a lot of data in a short time and discover new, surprising information and connections. We humans simply place our trust in the potential of algorithms because our minds are not able to understand the complexity of information processing and smart devices often make our lives more pleasant by relieving us of the cognitive work. How is this disruptive technology changing our everyday life, our society and our democracy?