Social Action Book Group
Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O’Neil
“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. [But] The models being used today are opaque, unregulated, and uncontestable, even when they’re wrong. Most troubling, they reinforce discrimination. . .This important book empowers us to ask the tough questions, uncover the truth, and demand change.”
We will discuss this book on Sunday, March 19, 2017 , at 11:00 a.m. in Classroom 9. Come for the discussion even if you have read only parts of the book. Purchase through Amazon’s UUFS Donation page.