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Book Review: Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O'Neil

Book Review: Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O'Neil

Today’s review is of the book Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O'Neil.

First of all, phenomenal title. Absolutely love that it made me laugh, and also made me super super intrigued, but the book itself is really fascinating.

So from an academic perspective, from a banking perspective, and then from a business perspective, she really digs into the rise of the algorithm, and what this means, and how both our government and our businesses are relying on this in a way that oftentimes does not serve the public good.