Weapons of Math Destruction (e-bok)
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2016-09-06
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Crown
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Weapons of Math Destruction (e-bok)

Weapons of Math Destruction (e-bok)

How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

E-bok (EPUB - DRM), Engelska, 2016-09-06
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NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER*;A former Wall Street quant sounds the alarm on Big Data and the mathematical models thatthreaten to rip apart our social fabricwith a new afterword';A manual for the twenty-first-century citizen . . . relevant and urgent.'Financial TimesNATIONAL BOOK AWARD LONGLIST *;NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYThe New York Times Book Review*;Boston Globe*;Wired*;Fortune*;Kirkus Reviews*;The Guardian*;Nature*;On PointWe live in the age of the algorithm. Increasingly, the decisions that affect our liveswhere we go to school, whether we can get a job or a loan, how much we pay for health insuranceare being made not by humans, but by machines. In theory, this should lead to greater fairness: Everyone is judged according to the same rules.But as mathematician and data scientist Cathy O'Neil reveals, the mathematical models being used today are unregulated and uncontestable, even when they're wrong. Most troubling, they reinforce discriminationpropping up the lucky, punishing the downtrodden, and undermining our democracy in the process. Welcome to the dark side of Big Data.
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