How Algorithms Can Hurt Society: A Chat With Math Radical Cathy O’Neil | Tech at Bloomberg

I’ll be speaking about the book I wrote called Weapons of Math Destruction. It talks about how algorithms can be used against people, and how it’s having a destructive effect on equality and democracy. It’s exacerbating inequality. We’re using algorithms to reward rich people and prey on poor people.   Is there a way out of this situation we’re in? Sure. I don’t think it’s inherent for algorithms to be like that. In fact, I don’t think it’s entirely like that. But I think that there’s a danger that we’re b

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