Weapons of Math Destruction (Originally aired: Sept. 20, 2017)
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 734 , Segment 4
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- Jan 26, 2018
- 15:43 mins
Guest: Cathy O’Neil, PhD, Author, “Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy,” Founder and Data Scientist, O’Neil Risk Consulting & Algorithmic Auditing Company 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 one 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.