It probably hasn't got outside the UK, we have had problems with an algorithm.

No A-Levels (University entry exams) were held this year because of the pandemic. A decision was made to use an algorithm to predict each students grades.

All went wrong, distressed students and politicians.

Uproar, politicians gave in. Can't have student and parent voters upset.

Those implementing it "did not understand what the maths they had typed in meant", one expert says.

www.bbc.co.uk

"And some things should never be left to an algorithm to determine, he said."

"No other country did what we did with exams. They either figured out how to run exams or had essays that they took averages for. Ultimately the point of exams is for students to determine their future and you can't achieve that with an algorithm.

"Some problems just need a human being."

You have to laugh.