An algorithm is a mathematical formula for solving a problem. They solve problems using a sequence of specific actions. Computers use algorithms to provide detailed instructions on how a task should be performed. Humans use algorithms every single day. For example, writing a recipe or giving a friend direction’s to a particular restaurant are all algorithms. Although, algorithms used by computers are often more complex than those two examples, they are two sides of the same coin: someone or something needs instructions on what to do and the instructions are the algorithm. In computing, an algorithm gets trigger (i.e., knows it needs to start following its instructions) when it understands the first step in the sequence for actions it must follow. Artificial intelligence (AI) is made of of a group of algorithms and thus, companies that want to use AI, should understand the kinds of algorithms they’ll need to build to make the most of AI.