Weapons of Math Destruction

Big Data is a Weapon of Math Destruction – Ep. 12

Big data is bandied about as the silver bullet to countless problems. From helping us make smarter business decisions through to choosing which suburb we should live in, big data is a catch-all solution to issues around the world. Mix in a little artificial intelligence and Bob’s your uncle, right? Not necessarily. Cathy O’Neil, an American mathematician, data scientist, Ted Talk speaker and author (her latest book is called Weapons of Math Destruction), argues big data contains more human bias than we care to admit. She warns that it could be toxic to our very democracy.

Big Data is a Weapon of Math Destruction – Ep. 12 2017-08-15T10:07:22+00:00