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Weapons of Math Destruction –– Talking Tech w/ Cathy O’Neil

Weapons of Math Destruction –– Talking Tech w/ Cathy O’Neil

Is math biased? That seems like a silly question - in math there is right and wrong, so how could it possibly be biased. But humans use math and develop mathematical models and algorithms, and well, humans can certainly be biased. So, well, maybe math can in fact be biased.

In her new book, Weapons of Math Destruction, Cathy O’Neil explores how big data is increasing inequality and threatening democracy - that is actually the subtitle for the book.

More on Cathy: https://mathbabe.org/
More info on our host, @ brianwez: bit.ly/cdtbrian

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