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TED Talks: Season 2017

2017x165 Cathy O'Neil: The era of blind faith in big data must end
TV-PG

  • 2017-08-22T06:00:00+02:00 on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Algorithms decide who gets a loan, who gets a job interview, who gets insurance and much more -- but they don't automatically make things fair. Mathematician and data scientist Cathy O'Neil coined a term for algorithms that are secret, important and harmful: "weapons of math destruction." Learn more about the hidden agendas behind the formulas.

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