How how data can also be a force for good to simplify and improve our lives At the nd of the day these are tools and it s how people use them that can produce these WMD sAlso reminds us of the need to ducate the wider community on how data is used and that data asset needs to benefit veryone This books makes an important argument about the lack of regulatory oversight as ver sections of our lives come to be analysed and decided via computational means Certainly this is an area of public
policy that needs marked urgent attention While I somewhat agree with that needs marked urgent attention While I somewhat agree with Neil s point of view the level detail and the depth to which her arguments are developed seemed somewhat cursory We re often left having to rely on the author s say so as the vidence for the conclu. Iety These weapons of math destruction score teachers and students sort CVs grant or deny loans valuate workers target voters and monitor our health O'Neilcalls on modellers to takeresponsibility for their algorithms and on policy makers to "regulate their use But in the nd it's up to us to "their use But in the nd it's up to us to about the models that govern our lives.
SUMMARY ↠ APOLLONUTS.CO.UK ✓ Cathy ONeilThis book is a great introduction to moral dimensions
of science In people s mind science is independent objective and dispassionate This book succinctly challenges that naive viewscience In many people s mind science is independent objective and dispassionate This book succinctly challenges that naive view science It demonstrates sometimes too often how science is a very human activity and inarguably xists within a very powerful cultural matrix that determines what we choose to measure how we interpret data and the subtle forces of self interestAs someone who develops WMD s for industry I found the book xtremely useful in articulating our moral responsibilities in the "Field My Hope Is "My hope is book and it s cautionary tales becomes a compulsory text for t This book offers the readers a uniue and balanced point of view on how big data can be used to create ineuality for. We live in the age of the algorithm Increasingly the decisions that affect our lives whether we get a job or a loan how much we pay for insurance are being made by mathematical models In theory this should lead to greater fairness veryone is judged according to the same rules and bias is liminated But as Cathy O'Neil reveals in this urgent. Many people in our society to benefit "a very few groups ie the 1% the technocrats and government agencies Not much insightful This is "very few groups ie the 1% the technocrats and government agencies Not much insightful This is asy to read book with a raft of real world xamples across a range of industries from ducation finance to A Bride for McCain ecommerse on where data has been mis used and negatively impacted customers andmployees It s an important perspective on how data can be misused and offers ideas on how we need to adapt our control culture in an increasing data driven worldThe author passion for the subject can be felt through the book and although Heart and Soul / Almost Heaven enjoyed it did leave me feeling a little saddened to see so manyxamples of poorly implemented analyticsThe book would have benefitted from a broader perspective and also included success stories to And necessary book the opposite is true The models being used today are opaue unregulated and incontestable ven when they're wrong Most troubling they reinforce discrimination creating a toxic cocktail for democracyTracing the arc of a person's life Cathy O'Neil
EXPOSES THE BLACK BOX MODELS THATthe black box models that our future as individuals and as a soc.