The Era of Blind Faith in Big Data Must End


Digital Directorship – Big Data

The Era of Blind Faith in Big Data Must End

Algorithms decide who gets a loan, who gets a job interview, who gets insurance and much more — but they don’t automatically make things fair. Mathematician and data scientist Cathy O’Neil coined a term for algorithms that are secret, important and harmful: “weapons of math destruction.” Learn more about the hidden agendas behind the formulas.

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.


ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Cathy O’Neil · Mathematician, data scientist
Data skeptic Cathy O’Neil uncovers the dark secrets of big data, showing how our “objective” algorithms could in fact reinforce human bias.

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Richard Spangenberg

About the Author: Richard Spangenberg, CEO and Executive Director of Digital Directorship & board member at several companies, is a senior c-suite level executive, innovative strategic marketing leader, and digital/big data/AI specialist familiar with digital transformation, cybersecurity, startups, and social media integration to existing programs.