ICYMI…never too late to start reading. Algorithms permeate higher ed and everywhere else.
With this post we continue our reading of Cathy O’Neil’s Weapons of Math Destruction. Now the topic shifts to the impact of data analytics on personal finance.
Here I’ll summarize this week’s chapters, then offer some discussion questions.
But first, some book club contributions since the last post. The New Inquiry released a big data project that inverts one key piece of a WMD, by focusing on the wealthy instead of the poor by mapping the likelihood of white collar crime (white paper) (thanks to Jason Green). Slate has a new article about the risks of predictive policing (thanks to Jason again). Jason also blogged about…
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