Cathy O'Neil shares about her book, Weapons of Math Destruction, on episode 170 of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast.
Quotes from the episode
This has very little to do with technical knowledge and everything to do with power.
They think that because something is mathematical … it’s inherently more fair than a human process.
There’s absolutely no reason to think that algorithms are inherently fair.
It doesn’t make sense for all colleges to be measured by the same yardstick.
There are ethical choices in every single algorithm we build.
- Weapons of Math Destruction* by Cathy O'Neil
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