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Mathematician Cathy O’Neil published a book in 2016 called “Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy,” which was the focus of her talk.

Mathematician discusses harmful impact of data in society

By Sam Haut, Staff Writer April 21, 2017
Cathy O’Neil presented what she has learned about how data are used to manipulate how society functions, from firing teachers to jailing criminals.
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