Super interesting and short talk by Cathy O’Neil about
- What is an algorithm
- Why they are subjective, flawed and unfair
- How they can have disastrous effects in people’s lives
- How they perpetuate the past and historical discrimination
- Why they are so difficult to scrutinise
- And, thus, why we can not have blind faith in big data
If you are interested in this topic, you might also want to check Cathy’s book, Weapons of Math Destruction (non-affiliate link).