Math Encounters: “Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy” with Cathy O’Neil

In an age where many of the decisions that affect our lives — where we go to school, whether we get a car loan, how much we pay for health insurance — are being made not by humans, but by mathematical models, author and former Wall Street quant Cathy O’Neil sounds an alarm. The models being used today are opaque, unregulated, and uncontestable, even when they’re wrong.  Welcome to the dark side of Big Data. Join the discussion about the mathematical models that pervade modern life — and threaten to rip apart our social fabric.

Special introduction by Fields Medalist Manjul Bhargava.

Two sessions: 4pm and 7pm.

Light refreshments will be served after the 4pm session and at 6:30pm in advance of the second session.











When: Wed., December 5, 2018 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Where: Museum of Mathematics
11 E. 26th St.
212-542-0566
Price: Free
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In an age where many of the decisions that affect our lives — where we go to school, whether we get a car loan, how much we pay for health insurance — are being made not by humans, but by mathematical models, author and former Wall Street quant Cathy O’Neil sounds an alarm. The models being used today are opaque, unregulated, and uncontestable, even when they’re wrong.  Welcome to the dark side of Big Data. Join the discussion about the mathematical models that pervade modern life — and threaten to rip apart our social fabric.

Special introduction by Fields Medalist Manjul Bhargava.

Two sessions: 4pm and 7pm.

Light refreshments will be served after the 4pm session and at 6:30pm in advance of the second session.

Buy tickets/get more info now