Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Can We Trust The Numbers?
About Cathy O'Neil's TED Talk
Mathematician Cathy O'Neil says algorithms embed existing bias into code — with potentially destructive outcomes. Everyone should question their fairness, not just computer scientists and coders.
About Cathy O'Neil
Cathy O'Neil is a mathematician, data scientist, and author of the blog mathbabe.org.
After receiving a PhD in mathematics from Harvard University in 1999, she taught at Barnard and MIT. She then went on to work as a hedge fund analyst, and later a data scientist, designing algorithms for targeted ads.
O'Neil is the author of several data science books, such as Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy.