Weapons of Math Destruction – encoding human prejudice, misunderstanding, and bias into software systems that increasingly manage our lives

Weapons of Math Destruction

Weapons of Math Destruction are algorithms that decide important criteria to reject a certain category of people. They are secret – there is no appeal system and those rejected are not even aware of the existence of these all-powerful algorithms. WMDs are unfair, make mistakes and are destructive for the society.

Read about WMDs in a summary of Cathy O’Neil ‘s keynote at Data Science Leaders Summit provided by KDnuggets


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