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Weapons of math destruction

Cathy O'Neil (Weapons of Math Destruction)
10:20am10:35am Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Strata Business Summit
Location: 3E
Average rating: ****.
(4.23, 22 ratings)

Cathy O’Neil exposes the mathematical models that are shaping our future, both as individuals and as a society. These “weapons of math destruction” score teachers and students, sort résumés, grant (or deny) loans, evaluate workers, target voters, set parole, and monitor our health.

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Cathy O'Neil

Weapons of Math Destruction

Cathy O’Neil a data scientist for the startup media company Intent Media. Cathy began her career as a postdoc in MIT’s Math Department. She has been a professor at Barnard College, where she published a number of research papers in arithmetic algebraic geometry, and worked as a quant for the hedge fund D.E. Shaw in the middle of the credit crisis and for RiskMetrics, a risk software company that assesses risk for the holdings of hedge funds and banks. Cathy holds a PhD in math from Harvard.

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Michael Horowitz | VICE PRESIDENT
10/05/2017 4:08am EDT

I really enjoyed your keynote. Unfortunately, it seems to be cut off from the official video they posted on Facebook.