Weapons of Math Destruction

Weapons of Math Destruction

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 643 , Segment 2

Episode: Disasters, Weapons of Math Destruction, Love Letter to America

  • Sep 20, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 16:09 mins

Guest: Cathy O’Neil, PhD, Data Scientist, Founder of the O’Neil Risk Consulting & Algorithmic Auditing Are you one of those “lucky” people who gets credit card offers every day? Well, the offer in your mailbox might be different from the offer in your neighbor’s because your credit score, your income, your outstanding debt and other factors are mysteriously processed by a number-crunching algorithm, and out pops your APR. But that mysterious process—that algorithm—might not be as objective as you think. Data scientist and mathematician Cathy O’Neil goes so far as to call these algorithms “weapons of math destruction."

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