Weapons of Math Destruction

21 november 2017 - 20:00

We live in the age of the algorithm. Increasingly, the decisions that affect our lives - whether we get a job, how much we pay for insurance - are being made by mathematical models. In theory, everyone is judged according to the same rules, and bias is eliminated. But according to data scientist Cathy O'Neil, the opposite is true. She reveals how the models being used today increase inequality, creating a toxic cocktail for democracy. Can we resist the dark side of big data?

In collaboration with SETUP and SURF.

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