TED Talk: The Era of Blind Faith in Big Data Must End

Cathy O’Neil · Mathematician, Data Scientist
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Data skeptic Cathy O’Neil uncovers the dark secrets of big data, showing how our “Objective” algorithms could in fact reinforce human bias.

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.”

Take in this officicial TED Talk and learn more about the hidden agendas behind the formulas that define modern life.

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