Are Algorithms Truly Nondiscriminatory? You Will Be Surprised At What The Experts Say.

Every where on the internet and in the whole digital world use algorithms. But exactly what are they and how do they affect the success of your hard work?

Algorithms are process or set of rules to be followed in calculations or other problem-solving operations, especially by a computer.

An Algorithm Development Process

Step 1: Obtain a description of the problem. This step is much more difficult than it appears. …
Step 2: Analyze the problem. …
Step 3: Develop a high-level algorithm.
Step 4: Refine the algorithm by adding more detail.
Step 5: Review the algorithm.

With Covid-19 and a global pandemic raging, online marketing quickly become the only kind of marketing available to authors. Many places it’s still not safe to meet in a large gathering. Therefore online marketing is your only hope.


A computer engineer joined us tonight at my local authors’ meeting. She explained that today’s authors who depend heavily on online marketing need to go beyond it and take their message to the public.

She explained that with everything turned digital, a computer algorithm decide the fate of your book whereas the public whom you presented it to, once did. Even thus, algorithms are tottered as being nondiscriminatory. That’s not true. According to some who programs algorithms they are quite discriminatory— since their glitch and rounding off of digital merely reflects programmed biases already hard-core cemented in our belief system which influence our preferences and selections of everything from toothpaste to the clothing we buy.

Whatever mainstream society deems worthy to read that is what the algorithm will pick up. That which has already been put It’s merely impaling, conveyancing, digitally carrying out the racist just sentence. Making racism high tech, not improving the conditions or social ills which led to the incarceration to begin with.

We writers wanted to know if the so-called well advised usages of keywords: Are they truly worth the effort? She said yes and no. Yes, if you are able to change your keywords every three to four days and no, if you are not then stick the ones most describe your book. Words which may or may not become a hot word. That the use of keywords having nothing to do with the work is not recommended.

I must say I didn’t realized the hottest keyword changes so often. If that’s the case then I say it’s better to simply use those connected to your book for unless you are able to book. I didn’t realize their were engineers behind the scene constantly updating the algorithms. She said this is the reason she strongly recommend public marketing as she called meeting the public to speak about your book (s).

Recently the FTC has taken notice of some types of algorithms. I don’t think any of it specifically deals with books. But who knows where things will go next.

The modern world couldn’t exist without algorithms. But our guest speaker tonight thought authors could know that they couldn’t rely totally on them for marketing their books.

About unholypursuit

A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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2 Responses to Are Algorithms Truly Nondiscriminatory? You Will Be Surprised At What The Experts Say.

  1. Lucia says:

    I have always felt they were biased. It about money not talent.

    Liked by 1 person

    • I was grateful the engineer dedicated her time to us. Well, I wasn’t entirely surprised to learn that, I guess it’s like everything else…reflects the norms of that society.


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