Important Critique of Algorithms

This is a TED talk from Cathy O’Neill, author of Weapons of Math Destruction.

I think she makes an important critique of how algorithms are too often used to rate people in absurdly biased ways with no accountability on the part of those who create the algorithms and profit from their use. In my field, medicine, the “patient satisfaction” scores are a perfect example of this perversion.

https://embed.ted.com/talks/cathy_o_neil_the_era_of_blind_faith_in_big_data_must_end

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