doesn't life itself forms according to algorithms? don't we live our lives and preform most of our duties according to some set of algorithms? the way were thought to brush our teeth or the way you file paper work into a cabinet. It is that for certain types tasks, we have developed devices which can execute the algorithms we develop faster than we can with our brain's capacity.
but in the end, algorithms cannot produce themselves. we can write an algo to take on different sub-algos depending on the situation, or have it modify itself to preform better given certain inputs. even with non-deterministic algorithms, there still is another algo which simulates the randomization, which is also written by someone.
I don't understand why this article makes it sound like the algorithm is dependent of the human being. Isn't any algorithm just an abstraction of the way we live our lives? If I found a better way to preform a task or solve a problem, what is wrong with generalizing my method and sharing it?
But then again, maybe my complaint here is fruitless... I am probably not the only slashdotter who dreams about optimizations and theoretical runtimes