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Algorithms decide who gets a loan, who gets a job interview, who gets insurance and much more -- but they don't automatically make things fair. Mathematician and data scientist Cathy O'Neil coined a term for algorithms that are secret, important and harmful: "weapons of math destruction." Learn more about the hidden agendas behind the formulas (TedTalks, 2017).



O'Neil, C. (2017, April). The era of blind faith in big data must end. [Video File]. Retrieved from


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