n HR Future - Algorithmic literacy  – tomorrow’s #1 skill everyone needs to learn

Volume 2020 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1608-8506


Algorithms and decision support systems increasingly influence our choices. They do this in a number of ways, primarily by using our past behaviour and the revealed preferences of people similar to us to help filter our options. Take review platforms such as Yelp or Foursquare, for example. It’s nothing new that we follow the advice of our friends and visit the restaurant that most of them recommend. But the internet has made it orders of magnitudes easier to share and aggregate data such as reviews or recommendations. So, even though we theoretically have many options, we typically end up choosing the restaurant on top of the list (and/ or the one with the largest number of reviews, a new study found).

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