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Weapons of Math Destruction (2016) 4 stars

Weapons of Math Destruction is a 2016 American book about the societal impact of algorithms, …

Review of 'Weapons of Math Destruction' on 'Storygraph'

5 stars

Excellent discussion on how the use of algorithms is affecting our education system, how likely are we to be hired, how much we pay for insurance and mortgages. These models have become black boxes that nobody knows exactly how they work but are considered reliable. What few people realize is that these algorithms are reinforcing discrimination and have biases built in them. So, instead of a fair objective system to evaluate whatever (loan approvals, credit scores, job candidates, school teacher's performance, etc), we have opaque models being applied everywhere that cannot be disputed or even understood. It's scary to think that our future life decisions will rely on algorithms.