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Weapons of Math Destruction

How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

Weapons of Math Destruction( )
Author: O'Neil, Cathy
ISBN:978-0-14-198541-1
Publication Date:Jun 2017
Publisher:Penguin Books, Limited
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $24.99
Book Description:

We live in the age of the algorithm. Increasingly, the decisions that affect our lives - whether we get a job or a loan, how much we pay for insurance - are being made by mathematical models. In theory, this should lead to greater fairness- everyone is judged according to the same rules, and bias is eliminated. But as Cathy O'Neil reveals in this urgent and necessary book, the opposite is true. The models being used today are opaque, unregulated, and incontestable, even when they're...
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Book Details
Pages:272
Detailed Subjects: Computers / Databases / Data Mining
Mathematics / Algebra / General
Mathematics / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):12.8 x 19.8 x 1.6 cm
Book Weight:0.204 Kilograms



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