Join Uptime to get the key ideas from

BOOK HACK

Weapons of Math Destruction

Cathy O’Neil

Weapons of Math Destruction

by Cathy O’Neil

Weapons of Math Destruction

Cathy O’Neil

5 min
3 key insights
Visual, audio & text

Weapons of Math Destruction is a detailed look at the dark side of data science and how it could impact life as we know it.

Get the app now

Weapons of Math Destruction

by Cathy O’Neil

Weapons of Math Destruction

Cathy O’Neil

Overview

Data has become the modern world's most valuable asset. But what purposes is all this data being used for, and are all of them actually beneficial?

As a professional mathematician who worked in the financial sector, Cathy O'Neil began to notice the more harmful applications of data science during the 2008 economic crisis. In this book, O'Neil examines the ways that mathematical and statistical models are misused in banking and finance as well as broader uses such as hiring practices.

From the waste of computational capacity for dubious purposes to the way data models disguise and perpetuate human biases, Weapons of Math Destruction is a penetrating look into the algorithms that shape our lives.

Download the Uptime app to

Read or listen, with different modes
Adjust audio speed in the app
Bookmark to save titles for later
Share your favourite Hacks
Download

Download Uptime to get the key insights and actions from Weapons of Math Destruction

Get the app now

Favorite Quote

"Like gods, these mathematical models were opaque, their workings invisible to all but the highest priests in their domain: mathematicians and computer scientists. Their verdicts, even when wrong or harmful, were beyond dispute or appeal."

Cathy O'Neil

View the full hack with Uptime

google play store badge

Weapons of Math Destruction

Cathy O’Neil

If you buy this book we may receive a small commission for this purchase.

Buy this book on Amazon
© 2021 Uptime App LtdWe will receive a small commission from all purchases on Amazon