Why Algorithms are Important to Learn?

Algorithm – it is no longer an unknown term for many of us, and today, algorithms exist in every aspect of computer science. Algorithms are widely used in different outperforming fields such as social media, e-commerce, transportation, healthcare, education, etc. With the growing technology trends, algorithms these days are considered as the key building blocks for Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

An algorithm generally is a sequence of instructions, which eventually confirms the successful completion of a specific task. Being humans, we apply algorithms to perform some actions in every aspect of our daily lives.

The algorithm makes us to break anything into small steps, for easy and effective understanding of the complex things. For example, on a fine morning when you are ready to leave for the office, and you can’t recollect where the car keys are. How would you find them? One smart approach might be the application of an algorithm, which is a sequential procedure to locate the answer (keys) quickly. At first, you will look at the places where you usually drop the keys. Next, you will recollect the last occasion when you have used them. Later, you will check the first room where you went, when you have entered the home. Eventually, by the flow of steps, you will find the car keys. Thus, the knowledge of algorithm stands to be a valued asset for enlightening our daily lives or even the lives of others. With algorithms, there is no limit for us to imagine, and making them real.

Benefits of using Algorithms

There are numerous benefits of using algorithms in both our personal and professional lives, which becomes impractical to explain all of them in a single article. However, some of them are explained below.

  • You can transform any complicated thing into an algorithm, which will help you in the decision-making process.
  • Instead of creating a to-do list, you can write an algorithm to prioritize your daily tasks.
  • Based on your preferences and historical data, you can write an algorithm to get recommendations on what genre films to watch.
  • You can write an algorithm to foresee the best available time for you to go on a vacation.

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