Cathy O’Neil: The era of blind faith in big data must end – Sumner & Scott

Cathy O’Neil: The era of blind faith in big data must end

Algorithms decide who gets a loan, who gets a job interview, who gets insurance and much more — but they don’t automatically make things fair. Mathematician and data scientist Cathy O’Neil coined a term for algorithms that are secret, important and harmful: “weapons of math destruction.” Learn more about the hidden agendas behind the formulas.

 

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