The Source: Do Algorithms Increase Inequality?
Algorithms are "weapons," says data scientist Cathy O'Neil. From deciding educational opportunities to personal finance and health insurance, information fed into computers has the power to affect society.
O'Neil talks to The Source about the pros and cons of so-called "big data."
Guest: Cathy O'Neil, data scientist and author of "Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy"