Bedasta slepa vera v big data – “orožje za matematično destrukcijo”

Odličen komentar matematičarke Cathy O’Neil o bebavosti slepega zaupanja v “big data” in algoritme, ki naj bi odkrili vzorce obnašanja in nam nato pomagali pri napovedovanju in obvladovanju prihodnosti. Toda algoritmi temeljijo na preteklem obnašanju in ne morejo služiti za napovedovanje prihodnosti.

Algorithms decide who gets a loan, who gets a job interview, who gets insurance and much more — but they don’t automatically make things fair, and they’re often far from scientific. Mathematician and data scientist Cathy O’Neil coined a term for algorithms that are secret, important and harmful: “weapons of math destruction.” Learn more about the hidden agendas behind these supposedly objective formulas and why we need to start building better ones.

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