algorithms Archive

Weapons of Math Destruction: invisible, ubiquitous algorithms are ruining millions of lives

I’ve been writing about the work of Cathy “Mathbabe” O’Neil for years: she’s a radical data-scientist with a Harvard PhD in mathematics, who coined the term “Weapons of Math Destruction” to describe the ways that sloppy statistical modeling is punishing millions of people every day, and in more and more cases, destroying lives. Today, O’Neil brings her argument to print, with a fantastic, plainspoken, call …

The emerging Darwinian approach to analytics and augmented intelligence

Mark Palmer Crunch Network Contributor Mark Palmer is senior vice president and general manager of engineering at TIBCO. How to join the network Much has been made about the business implications of recent, rapid advancements in cognitive computing — that is, the possibility of advanced analytics tools to help human knowledge workers glean actionable insight from vast and deep lakes of historical, transactional and machine-generated …