This project is a collaboration with Finnish Broadcasting Company Yleisradio (YLE). The client is interested in how the use of algorithms is visible to the users of their online news services and how they can develop their digital news service algorithm visibility from the user perspective. The client described their need for transparent use of algorithms […]Continue reading Algorithms used in the YLE services
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This research project studies the use of algorithms in a news application of a large broadcasting company. The project is implemented in collaboration with Finnish Broadcasting Company, Yleisradio (YLE) as part of the master’s studies programme in Sustainable Digital Life at Tampere University. The project is conducted in a timeframe of two years. In the […]Continue reading Introducing the project “Understanding Algorithms”
Educating algorithmic awareness is necessary in the attempt to tackle the ongoing information crisis
Being a part of the information society, we are using many digital tools in our everyday lives. Digital tools process data by using algorithms to solve problems. At the same time, these algorithms collect information about the users. Algorithms can be defined as invisible technological processes made to direct the user’s ways of experiencing and […]Continue reading Educating algorithmic awareness is necessary in the attempt to tackle the ongoing information crisis
An algorithm is a computational process which consists of a series of instructions performed in a specific order to solve a problem. Algorithms can be seen as rules or mathematical functions that help calculate the solution to a problem especially if the rules are given to a computer (Cambridge Dictionary, 2021). According to Wei, J. […]Continue reading What is an algorithm?