Data scientist Cathy O’Neil on the cold destructiveness of big data — Quartz

Big data promises fairness. With enough information about individuals and populations, we can design algorithms that will identify the best possible answer to a given question, free of human bias. Algorithms, after all, are not racist, sexist, or elitist. Or are they? In her new book, Weapons of Math Destruction, data scientist Cathy O’Neil discusses…

via Data scientist Cathy O’Neil on the cold destructiveness of big data — Quartz

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