Score: 4.5
From 32 Ratings

Weapons of Math Destruction


  • Author: Cathy O'Neil
  • Release Date : 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Public Administration
  • File Size: 3330544 Bytes


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A former Wall Street quant sounds the alarm on Big Data and the mathematical models that threaten to rip apart our social fabric—with a new afterword “A manual for the twenty-first-century citizen . . . relevant and urgent.”—Financial Times NATIONAL BOOK AWARD LONGLIST • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • Boston Globe • Wired • Fortune • Kirkus Reviews • The Guardian • Nature • On Point We live in the age of the algorithm. Increasingly, the decisions that affect our lives—where we go to school, whether we can get a job or a loan, how much we ...

A Joosr Guide to... Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O'Neil


  • Author: Joosr
  • Release Date : 2016-11-21
  • Genre: Politics & Current Events
  • File Size: 329420 Bytes


In today's fast-paced world, it's tough to find the time to read. But with Joosr guides, you can get the key insights from bestselling non-fiction titles in less than 20 minutes. Whether you want to gain knowledge on the go or find the books you'll love, Joosr's brief and accessible eBook summaries fit into your life. Find out more at joosr.com.You might be familiar with the term "Big Data," and have some awareness of how algorithms are used to gather information about us online. But mathematical models are steadily controlling more and more aspects of our lives that are not so commonly acknowledged-from our college choices to our job prospects, and even our ability to take out loans or insurance. Learn about the dark inner workings of algorithm tech...

Weapons of Math Destruction
Score: 3.5
From 26 Ratings

Weapons of Math Destruction


  • Author : Cathy O'Neil
  • Publisher : Crown Books
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Big data
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553418811


Weapons of Math Destruction Book Description :

"A former Wall Street quantitative analyst sounds an alarm on mathematical modeling, a pervasive new force in society that threatens to undermine democracy and widen inequality, "--NoveList....

Weapons of Math Destruction
Score: 3.5
From 29 Ratings

Weapons of Math Destruction


  • Author : Cathy O'Neil
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release Date : 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553418828


Weapons of Math Destruction Book Description :

Longlisted for the National Book Award New York Times Bestseller A former Wall Street quant sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life — and threaten to rip apart our social fabric We live in the age of the algorithm. Increasingly, the decisions that affect our lives—where we go to school, whether we get a car loan, how much we pay for health insurance—are being made not by humans, but 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 uncontestable, even when they’re wrong. Most trou...

Weapons of Math Destruction
Score: 3.5
From 27 Ratings

Weapons of Math Destruction


  • Author : Cathy O'Neil
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141985428


Weapons of Math Destruction Book Description :

A former Wall Street quant sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life - and threaten to rip apart our social fabric We live in the age of the algorithm. Increasingly, the decisions that affect our lives - where we go to school, whether we get a loan, how much we pay for insurance - are being made not by humans, but by mathematical models. In theory, this should lead to greater fairness: everyone is judged according to the same rules, and bias is eliminated. And yet, 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 wrong. Most troubling, they reinforce discrimination. Tracing the arc of a person's life, O'N...

Doing Data Science

Doing Data Science


  • Author : Cathy O'Neil
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Release Date : 2013-10-09
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781449363895


Doing Data Science Book Description :

Now that people are aware that data can make the difference in an election or a business model, data science as an occupation is gaining ground. But how can you get started working in a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary field that’s so clouded in hype? This insightful book, based on Columbia University’s Introduction to Data Science class, tells you what you need to know. In many of these chapter-long lectures, data scientists from companies such as Google, Microsoft, and eBay share new algorithms, methods, and models by presenting case studies and the code they use. If you’re familiar with linear algebra, probability, and statistics, and have programming experience, this book is an ideal introduction to data science. Topics include: Statistical ...

Data Feminism

Data Feminism


  • Author : Catherine D'Ignazio
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2020-03-31
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780262358538


Data Feminism Book Description :

A new way of thinking about data science and data ethics that is informed by the ideas of intersectional feminism. Today, data science is a form of power. It has been used to expose injustice, improve health outcomes, and topple governments. But it has also been used to discriminate, police, and surveil. This potential for good, on the one hand, and harm, on the other, makes it essential to ask: Data science by whom? Data science for whom? Data science with whose interests in mind? The narratives around big data and data science are overwhelmingly white, male, and techno-heroic. In Data Feminism, Catherine D'Ignazio and Lauren Klein present a new way of thinking about data science and data ethics—one that is informed by intersectional feminist thou...

On Being a Data Skeptic

On Being a Data Skeptic


  • Author : Cathy O'Neil
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Release Date : 2013-09-30
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781491947241


On Being a Data Skeptic Book Description :

"Data is here, it's growing, and it's powerful." Author Cathy O'Neil argues that the right approach to data is skeptical, not cynical––it understands that, while powerful, data science tools often fail. Data is nuanced, and "a really excellent skeptic puts the term 'science' into 'data science.'" The big data revolution shouldn't be dismissed as hype, but current data science tools and models shouldn't be hailed as the end-all-be-all, either....

Technically Wrong  Sexist Apps  Biased Algorithms  and Other Threats of Toxic Tech

Technically Wrong Sexist Apps Biased Algorithms and Other Threats of Toxic Tech


  • Author : Sara Wachter-Boettcher
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2017-10-10
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393634648


Technically Wrong Sexist Apps Biased Algorithms and Other Threats of Toxic Tech Book Description :

“An entertaining romp that tells us where and why the tech industry, once America’s darling, went wrong, and what it might do to recover its good graces.” —Tim Wu, author of The Master Switch Buying groceries, tracking our health, finding a date: whatever we want to do, odds are that we can now do it online. But few of us realize just how many oversights, biases, and downright ethical nightmares are baked inside the tech products we use every day. It’s time we change that. In Technically Wrong, Sara Wachter-Boettcher demystifies the tech industry, leaving those of us on the other side of the screen better prepared to make informed choices about the services we use—and to demand more from the companies behind them. A Wired Top Tech Book of...