When you search, it decides what you’ll find. It tells you what to read and what to watch on TV. When you’re ready to settle down, it finds you a match. (If you’re not careful, it will even try to point you to the day’s most fascinating news). It is the algorithm. And it’s playing an increasingly important role in your life. Here’s a look at the 10 algorithms that dominate our world.

+ The computers are taking over. But at least they can make a decent BBQ sauce.