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              Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

              Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy (Paperback)

              By O'Neil, Cathy

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              New York Times Bestseller 'Fascinating and deeply disturbing' - Yuval Noah Harari, Guardian Books of the Year 'A manual for the 21st-century citizen...accessible, refreshingly critical, relevant and urgent' - Federica Cocco, Financial Times A former Wall Street quant sounds an al...arm 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'Neil exposes the black box models that shape our future, both as individuals and as a society. These weapons of math destruction score teachers and students, sort CVs, grant or deny loans, evaluate workers, target voters, and monitor our health. O'Neil calls on modellers to take more responsibility for their algorithms and on policy makers to regulate their use. But in the end, it's up to us to become more savvy about the models that govern our lives. This important book empowers us to ask the tough questions, uncover the truth, and demand change.
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              ISBN 9780141985411
              Released NZ 19 Jun 2017
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy
                 

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              By O'Neil, Cathy

              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'Neil exposes the black box models that shape our future, both as individuals and as a society. These "weapons of math destruction" score teachers and students, sort CVs, grant or deny loans, evaluate workers, target voters, and monitor our health. O'Neil calls on modellers to take more responsibility for their algorithms and on policy makers to regulate their use. But in the end, it's up to us to become more savvy about the models that govern our lives. This important book empowers us to ask the tough questions, uncover the truth, and demand change.
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              ISBN 9780141985428
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              Released NZ 6 Sep 2016
              Publisher Penguin
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              Armas De Destruccion MatemaTica / Weapons of Math Destruction: Como El Big Data Aumenta La Desigualdad / How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy
                

              Armas De Destruccion MatemaTica / Weapons of Math Destruction: Como El Big Data Aumenta La Desigualdad / How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged, Translation)

              By O'Neil, Cathy; Narrator de Velasco, Elena Ruiz

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              Vivimos en la edad del algoritmo. Cada vez mas, las decisiones que afectan nuestras vidas no estan hechas por humanos, sino por modelos matematicos. En teoria, esto deberia conducir a una mayor equidad: todos son juzgados de acuerdo con las mismas reglas y se elimina el sesgo. Pe...ro como revela Cathy O'Neil en Armas de destruccion matematica, ocurre exactamente lo contrario. Los modelos que se utilizan en la actualidad son opacos, no regulados e incontestables, incluso cuando estan equivocados. Los modelos estan apuntalando a los afortunados y castigando a los oprimidos, creando un coctel toxico para la democracia . Bienvenido al lado oscuro de Big Data. Please note: This audiobook is in Castilian Spanish.
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              ISBN 9781799747833
              Released NZ 22 Oct 2019
              Publisher Brilliance Corporation
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              Armas De Destruccion Matematica/ Weapons of Mathematical Destruction: Como El Big Data Aumenta La Desigualdad/ How Big Data Increases Inequality
                

              Armas De Destruccion Matematica/ Weapons of Mathematical Destruction: Como El Big Data Aumenta La Desigualdad/ How Big Data Increases Inequality (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By O'Neil, Cathy; Narrator Faria, Andreina

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              Vivimos en la edad del algoritmo. Cada vez mas, las decisiones que afectan nuestras vidas no estan hechas por humanos, sino por modelos matematicos. En teoria, esto deberia conducir a una mayor equidad: todos son juzgados de acuerdo con las mismas reglas y se elimina el sesgo. Pe...ro como revela Cathy O'Neil en Armas de destruccion matematica, ocurre exactamente lo contrario. Los modelos que se utilizan en la actualidad son opacos, no regulados e incontestables, incluso cuando estan equivocados. Los modelos estan apuntalando a los afortunados y castigando a los oprimidos, creando un coctel toxico para la democracia . Bienvenido al lado oscuro de Big Data. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.
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              ISBN 9781799746454
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2019
              Publisher Brilliance Corporation
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