Book Club: Weapons of Math Destruction

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For our second book club book, we'll be reading Cathy O'Neil's 'Weapons of Math Destruction'! Here's a quick review:

“O’Neil’s book offers a frightening look at how algorithms are increasingly regulating people… Her knowledge of the power and risks of mathematical models, coupled with a gift for analogy, makes her one of the most valuable observers of the continuing weaponization of big data… [She] does a masterly job explaining the pervasiveness and risks of the algorithms that regulate our lives.”
—New York Times Book Review

This book is available on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019B6VCLO/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1) or from local booksellers like Book People (http://www.bookpeople.com/book/9780553418835).

Agenda: We'll meet at Thunderbird Coffee on Koenig at 6:30, where we'll discuss the book and discussion questions over beverages (they have beer and coffee/tea drinks). Looking forward to seeing you all!