Cathy O’Neil on Algorithms, Big Data Political Manipulation

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FS Insider interviews Cathy O’Neil, author of the must-read book Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy, to explain the controversy surrounding Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, and why this is just the beginning of a big data political machine arms race involving subtle manipulation of voters on both sides. Cathy also discusses how extensively algorithms are being used today—in almost all areas of our lives—the problems this is creating, and what she thinks we need to do about it.

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Book Interview: Cathy O'Neil on Weapons of Math Destruction

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