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Weapons of Math Destruction

In Weapons of Math Destruction, Cathy O'Neil identifies opacity as one of the characteristics of a WMD, a mathematical model that has damaging effects on people's lives. These mathematical models...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2020 12:29 am UTC

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Weapons of Math Destruction

Cathy O'Neil used to work at a hedge fund, in risk analysis, and as a data scientist, in all of which occupations she used Big Data algorithms constantly. She appreciated the convenience of being...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2020 7:59 pm UTC

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Weapons of Math Destruction

In Cathy O'Neil's thought-provoking book on data and algorithms, she argues that there are three main elements of a WMD or weapons of math destruction. The three elements are opacity, scale, and...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2020 12:49 am UTC

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Weapons of Math Destruction

Cathy O'Neil is an academic mathematician who has also worked in the big data and finance industries. Weapons of Math Destruction is a critique of the way in which algorithms are used in a wide...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2021 5:33 pm UTC

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