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Posts tagged with "Data science"

  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century
    Yuval Noah Harari

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    With an emphasis on data science and biotechnology, a historian looks to the future

    Historian Yuval Noah Harari’s new book is his third in a trilogy that examines the annals of humanity. Divided into five parts and 21 chapters, it discusses the near future, as extrapolated from our current trajectories. Like his other bestsellers, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is meant for a broad audience, and Harari effortlessly… Read More
  • Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy
    Cathy O'Neil

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    A data scientist reveals how invisible algorithms perpetuate inequality

    Are data neutral? In Weapons of Math Destruction, Cathy O’Neil, a math blogger, former Barnard professor, and former quantitative analyst for the hedge fund D. E. Shaw, answers with a resounding “no.” In this extremely approachable book, O’Neil looks closely at how invisible algorithms and Big Data are used to make decisions for and about… Read More