Monday, October 31, 2016

Weapons of Math Destruction

Cathy O’Neil, a data scientist and activist, has written a new book, “Weapons of Math Destruction.” She is concerned about the proliferation of certain kinds of algorithms – that help make important decisions, but that could be based on unfair statistics with hidden biases. She explains how to look out for them, and what we can do to protect ourselves.




Cathy O'Neil's website
https://mathbabe.org/

Executive Edge Video
http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000549011

YouTube Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdCJYsKlX_Y

More or Less Podcast (2 September 2016)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p046x243
http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/5/redir/version/2.0/mediaset/audio-nondrm-download/proto/http/vpid/p046n56s.mp3

Extract
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/sep/01/how-algorithms-rule-our-working-lives

Interviews with the Author
http://www.salon.com/2016/09/08/the-case-against-big-data-it-is-like-youre-being-put-into-a-cult-but-you-dont-actually-believe-in-it/
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/oct/27/cathy-oneil-weapons-of-math-destruction-algorithms-big-data

Reviews
https://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/?p=8732
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/roots-of-unity/review-weapons-of-math-destruction/
https://www.infoq.com/articles/weapons-of-math-destruction-review


http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2016/12/22/they-have-right-now-another-you/

Related Posts
The Shelf-Life of Algorithms (October 2016)
The Transparency of Algorithms (October 2016)
Pay as you Share (November 2016)

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