Data scientist at TED: Algorithms are a ‘weapon of math destruction’ that need to be regulated

Algorithms are increasingly prevalent in everything we do, from getting insurance to applying to jobs (if the algorithm doesn’t pick your application from a big pile, good luck).

While it may seem like these computer calculations are objective measures of whether someone is qualified for a certain position or home loan, human bias is always behind them. Cathy O’Neil, a data scientist and founder of ORCAA Algorithmic Auditing, had a message for the audience at the 2017 TED talks :

Author: Ariel Schwartz


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