Tech Talk: Weapons of Math Destruction
Written by Brian Wesolowski
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Is math biased? That seems like a silly question – in math there is right and wrong, so how could it possibly be biased? But humans use math and develop mathematical models and algorithms, and humans can certainly be biased. So, maybe math can be biased.
In our conversation, Cathy covered a number of issues, including the recent election, teacher scoring, and predictive policing. Definitely tune in to this episode of Tech Talk – and buy her book!