Weapons of Math Destruction


Weapons of Math Destruction

De Privacyrede
Algorithms increasingly affect our daily lives. Data scientist Cathy O'Neil reveals how they reinforce inequality, creating a toxic cocktail for democracy.

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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Tuesday November 21 2017 (19:00-20:30)
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De Privacyrede

Na de onthullingen van Snowden lijkt privacy een desillusie. Kunnen we de Big Brothersamenleving nog tegengaan? Of vinden we het wel handig om alles van iedereen te weten?