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Weapons of math destruction: how big data increases inequality and threatens democracy

By: O'Neil, Cathy.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York Crown 2016Description: x, 259 p.ISBN: 9780553418811.Subject(s): Big data - Social science - United States | Big data - Politics - United States | Social indicators - Mathematical models - Moral and ethicsDDC classification: 005.7 Summary: A former Wall Street quant sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life — and threaten to rip apart our social fabric. We live in the age of the algorithm. Increasingly, the decisions that affect our lives—where we go to school, whether we get a car loan, how much we pay for health insurance—are being made not by humans, but by mathematical models. In theory, this should lead to greater fairness: Everyone is judged according to the same rules, and bias is eliminated. http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/241363/weapons-of-math-destruction-by-cathy-oneil/
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A former Wall Street quant sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life — and threaten to rip apart our social fabric. We live in the age of the algorithm. Increasingly, the decisions that affect our lives—where we go to school, whether we get a car loan, how much we pay for health insurance—are being made not by humans, but by mathematical models. In theory, this should lead to greater fairness: Everyone is judged according to the same rules, and bias is eliminated.

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