Weapons of Math Destruction: how big data increases inequality and threatens democracy by Cathy O'Neil is the 2018 Adelphi Community Reads. Step into the world of big data and see how algorithms affect our lives.
Cathy O'Neil is a data scientist and author of the blog mathbabe.org. She earned a Ph.D. in mathematics from Harvard and taught at Barnard College before moving to the private sector, where she worked for the hedge fund D.E. Shaw. She then worked as a data scientist at various start-ups, building models that predict people's purchases and clicks. O'Neil started the Lede Program in Data Journalism at Columbia and is the author of Doing Data Science. She appears on the Slate Money podcast. - Dust Jacket.