Algorithms have owners too.
It's funny how if an app manages drivers then drivers supposedly are NOT employees, no employment benefits should be provided, no employment tax should be paid to government, and no retirement plans should be possible.
Algorithms have owners too. Someone, somewhere is an OWNER of this and that algorithm.
We need to recognize this obvious fact and stop allowing unethical law-breaking employers such as Uber hiding behind virtual concepts such as "algorithm", "app", "sharing-economy".
Ask the right question - "WHO IS THE OWNER OR WHO BENEFITS MATERIALLY FROM IT" - that's it.
You just found your employer that wishes to remain anonymous.