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A Data Science Super Hero Fighting the Creepy Algorithms (Guest: Cathy O'Neil) (REPLAY)

Masters of Data Podcast - April 22, 2019 10:00 - 41 minutes ★★★★★ - 36 ratings
More and more of our world today is being evaluated, analyzed, and driven by algorithms. You need look no further than your car insurance, your kids’ educations, or your mortgage to see the results of algorithms processing and delivering verdicts on you and your ability to do something you want ...

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A Data Science Super Hero Fighting the Creepy Algorithms (Guest: Cathy O'Neil)

Masters of Data Podcast - September 17, 2018 10:00 - 41 minutes ★★★★★ - 36 ratings
More and more of our world today is being evaluated, analyzed, and driven by algorithms. You need look no further than your car insurance, your kids’ educations, or your mortgage to see the results of algorithms processing and delivering verdicts on you and your ability to do something you want ...

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How Big Data Increases Inequality with Cathy O'Neil

Wharton Business Daily - December 14, 2017 00:00 - 21 minutes ★★★★ - 40 ratings
Cathy O'Neil, Data Scientist, joins host Dan Loney to discuss the "dark side" of big data as outlined in her book "Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality, and Threatens": our daily lives are now being governed by algorithms and not humans, and as such she urges policy make...

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The End of the World #9: Interview with Cathy O'Neil

Mark Leonard's World in 30 Minutes - August 25, 2017 15:18 - 36 minutes ★★★★★ - 36 ratings
For the rest of the summer Mark Leonard will be breaking from the usual World in 30 Minutes format to talk about how the global order is being challenged. This week, he is joined by Cathy O'Neil, an American mathematician and the author of the blog mathbabe.org and several books on data science. ...

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Ep224 - Mixed Mental Arts: Cathy O'Neil on Weapons of Math Destruction

Mixed Mental Arts - November 29, 2016 12:00 - 1 hour ★★★★★ - 307 ratings
For regular listeners of the show or readers of the accompanying blog at mixedmentalarts.club, you know that power rests on mystery. That is how you eliminate the possibility of being held accountable. Fortunately, there are decent people in the corridors of power and periodically they get so fed...

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Cathy O'Neil on “Weapons of Math Destruction”

Track Changes - November 15, 2016 15:06 - 47 minutes ★★★★★ - 143 ratings
Our dangerous reliance on big data: in an episode recorded before the election, Rich and Paul talk to Cathy O’Neil, author of Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy. They discuss Cathy’s origins in the math world, her years at a hedge fund on the ...

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Cathy O'Neil: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

Shorenstein Center Media and Politics Podcast - October 05, 2016 18:15 - 58 minutes ★★★★ - 17 ratings
Cathy O’Neil, data scientist and author of the new book Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy, discussed how some algorithms can have an invisible, but important and destructive impact on people’s lives. Decisions about employment, criminal senten...

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Cathy O'Neil on Weapons of Math Destruction

EconTalk - October 03, 2016 11:30 - 1 hour ★★★★★ - 2.9K ratings
Cathy O'Neil, data scientist and author of Weapons of Math Destruction talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the ideas in her book. O'Neil argues that the commercial application of big data often harms individuals in unknown ways. She argues that the poor are particularly vulnerable to expl...

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Cathy O'Neil On Weapons of Math Destruction

Virtually Speaking - September 23, 2016 01:00 - 59 minutes ★★★★ - 14 ratings
We live in the age of the algorithm. Increasingly, the decisions that affect our lives—where we go to school, whether we get a car loan, how much we pay for health insurance—are being made not by humans, but by mathematical models. In theory, this should lead to greater fairness: Everyone is judg...

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Cathy O'Neil on Wall St and Occupy Wall Street

EconTalk at GMU - February 11, 2013 11:30 - 1 hour ★★★★ - 11 ratings
Cathy O'Neil, data scientist and blogger at mathbabe.org, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about her journey from Wall Street to Occupy Wall Street. She talks about her experiences on Wall Street that ultimately led her to join the Occupy Wall Street movement. Along the way, the conversation...

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Cathy O'Neil on Wall St and Occupy Wall Street

EconTalk - February 11, 2013 11:30 - 1 hour ★★★★★ - 2.9K ratings
Cathy O'Neil, data scientist and blogger at mathbabe.org, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about her journey from Wall Street to Occupy Wall Street. She talks about her experiences on Wall Street that ultimately led her to join the Occupy Wall Street movement. Along the way, the conversation...

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Cathy O'Neil on Wall St and Occupy Wall Street

EconTalk Archives, 2013 - February 11, 2013 11:30 - 1 hour ★★★★★ - 6 ratings
Cathy O'Neil, data scientist and blogger at mathbabe.org, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about her journey from Wall Street to Occupy Wall Street. She talks about her experiences on Wall Street that ultimately led her to join the Occupy Wall Street movement. Along the way, the conversation...