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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:978-0-241-29681-3
Publication Date:Nov 2016
Publisher:Penguin Books, Limited
Imprint:Allen Lane
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $32.99
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. These models are opaque, unregulated, and incontestable, even when they're wrong. Most...
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Book Details
Pages:272
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Research
Political Science / Political Ideologies / Democracy
Computers / Social Aspects
Computers / Programming / Algorithms
Psychology / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13.5 x 21.6 x 1.9 cm
Book Weight:0.294 Kilograms



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