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Weapons of Math Destruction

How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

Weapons of Math Destruction( 1 customer ratings | )
Author: O'Neil, Cathy
ISBN:978-0-553-41881-1
Publication Date:Sep 2016
Publisher:Crown/Archetype
Imprint:Crown
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $26.00
Book Description:

Longlisted for the National Book Award | New York Times Bestseller A former Wall Street quant sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life and threaten to rip apart our social fabric. 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...
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Book Details
Pages:272
Detailed Subjects: Psychology / General
Computers / Programming / Algorithms
Computers / Social Aspects
Political Science / Political Ideologies / Democracy
Social Science / Research
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.79 x 8.54 x 1.09 Inches
Book Weight:0.84 Pounds



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