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Longlisted for the National Book Award
New York Times Bestseller

A former Wall Street quant sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life — and threaten to rip apart our social fabric

We live in the age of the algorithm. Increasingly, 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. In theory, this should lead to greater fairness:…

Weapons Of Math Destruction

ISBN 10 : 9780553418835
ISBN 13 : 0553418831

"A former Wall Street quantitative analyst sounds an alarm on mathematical modeling, a pervasive new force in society that threatens to undermine democracy and widen inequality,"--..


Weapons Of Math Destruction

ISBN 10 : 9780553418828
ISBN 13 : 0553418823

Longlisted for the National Book Award New York Times Bestseller A former Wall Street quant sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life — and threaten to ..


Weapons Of Math Destruction

ISBN 10 : 9780141985428
ISBN 13 : 0141985429

A former Wall Street quant sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life - and threaten to rip apart our social fabric We live in the age of the algorithm. In..


Doing Data Science

ISBN 10 : 9781449363895
ISBN 13 : 144936389X

Now that people are aware that data can make the difference in an election or a business model, data science as an occupation is gaining ground. But how can you get started working..


Big Data

ISBN 10 : 9780544002937
ISBN 13 : 0544002938

A revelatory exploration of the hottest trend in technology and the dramatic impact it will have on the economy, science, and society at large. Which paint color is most likely to ..


Jihadists And Weapons Of Mass Destruction

ISBN 10 : 1420069675
ISBN 13 : 9781420069679

Explores the Nexus Formed When Malevolent Actors Access Malignant Means Written for professionals, academics, and policymakers working at the forefront of counterterrorism efforts,..


The Poverty Industry

ISBN 10 : 9781479874729
ISBN 13 : 1479874728

Government aid doesn’t always go where it’s supposed to. Foster care agencies team up with companies to take disability and survivor benefits from abused and neglected children..


The Black Box Society

ISBN 10 : 9780674967106
ISBN 13 : 0674967100

Every day, corporations are connecting the dots about our personal behavior—silently scrutinizing clues left behind by our work habits and Internet use. But who connects the dots..


Cities Are Good For You

ISBN 10 : 9781408826638
ISBN 13 : 1408826631

The 21st century will be the age of the city. Already over 50% of the world population live in urban centres and over the coming decades this percentage will increase. Blending ane..


Data For The People

ISBN 10 : 9780465096534
ISBN 13 : 0465096530

A long-time chief data scientist at Amazon shows how open data can make everyone, not just corporations, richer Every time we Google something, Facebook someone, Uber somewhere, or..