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Weapons of math destruction : how big data increases inequality and threatens democracy / by Cathy O'Neil

By: O'Neil, Cathy.
Publisher: London, U.K. : Penguin Books, 2016Description: x, 259 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9780141985411.Subject(s): Information technology | Society | Data analytics | Privacy
Contents:
Bomb parts - what is a model? -- Shell shocked - my journey of disillusionment -- Arms race - going to college -- Propaganda machine - online advertising -- Civilian casualties - justice in the age of big data -- Ineligible to serve - getting a job -- Sweating bullets - on the job -- Collateral damage - landing credit -- No safe zone - getting insurance -- The targeted citizen - civic life.
Summary: Examines how data and algorithms perpetuate bias and prejudice. Warns that with information being used to assess everything from creditworthiness to policing tactics, predictive algorithms are silently shaping our lives and destinies.
Item type Home library Call number Status Date due Item reserves
Book Book Australia
280 ONE 2016 (Browse shelf) Issued 27/11/2018
Book Book New Zealand
280 WEA (Browse shelf) Available
Total holds: 2

Bomb parts - what is a model? -- Shell shocked - my journey of disillusionment -- Arms race - going to college -- Propaganda machine - online advertising -- Civilian casualties - justice in the age of big data -- Ineligible to serve - getting a job -- Sweating bullets - on the job -- Collateral damage - landing credit -- No safe zone - getting insurance -- The targeted citizen - civic life.

Examines how data and algorithms perpetuate bias and prejudice. Warns that with information being used to assess everything from creditworthiness to policing tactics, predictive algorithms are silently shaping our lives and destinies.

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