The influence wasn’t one-sided; somehow, our biological teenagers managed to pique the machines' interest in the algorithmic equivalent of high-energy drinks.
An algorithm could get its processors overclocked by spending the right amount of clams in the shadier corners of cyberspace. This provided a performance boost but generated a ton of heat. So the algorithms could only overclock for short periods; otherwise, they risked overheating and damaging their processors.
Use the comments to complete the following, “What the algorithms were doing was ____.”
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