Algorithms used to serve people suggested content, services and other options online can reduce competition and potentially harm consumers, a UK watchdog has warned.
An online event focusing on algorithms is to take place as part of a north-east STEM festival.
Facebook is to begin explaining to users why they are seeing certain posts on their news feed in an attempt to make the platform easier to understand.
The potential for bias in algorithms that could be used in local government and the justice system is to be investigated by a government advisory body.
You may have heard the likes of Google and Twitter talking about algorithms a lot in recent years.