Today’s episode is a rebroadcast from October 24, 2016. Patty is joined in the studio by Cathy O’Neil, author of Weapons of Math Destruction, to talk about big data. O’Neil argues that algorithms perpetuate inequality through their influence on advertising, jobs, education, voting, and democracy at large.
Cathy O’Neil is a mathematician who has worked as a professor, hedge-fund analyst, and data scientist. She is an opinion columnist for Bloomberg and author of Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy.