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Random Talkers is the show where two data scientists (aka myself and Matt McKim) discuss how technology is shaping our future, for better and worse. Available in podcast form via iTunes or SoundCloud. Help Google's algorithms view us in a favorable light by subscribing on YouTube! Thank you for your support!


E24: Weapons Of Math Destruction

This week we review "Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy" by Cathy O'Neil. From terrible teacher evaluations to dodgy credit decisions, algorithms make plenty of mistakes - but are they really worse than the alternative?