Politics & Society

The Truth About Algorithms | Cathy O’Neil

We live in the age of the algorithm – mathematical models are sorting our job applications, curating our online worlds, influencing our elections, and even deciding whether or not we should go to prison. But how much do we really know about them? Former Wall St quant, Cathy O’Neil, exposes the reality behind the AI, and explains how algorithms are just as prone to bias and discrimination as the humans who program them.

Speaker: Cathy O’Neil (https://weaponsofmathdestructionbook.com/)
Animator: Niceshit Studio (http://niceshit.tv/)
Intro and outro animation: Cabeza Patata (https://www.cabezapatata.com/)
Producer: Abi Stephenson

Extracted from a free talk given at the RSA in London, 2017.

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