This weeks best seller was Tyrant in the Machine written by Cathy O’Neil and before its big break had quite the set back with funds and time because of the state of the economy. She explains things such as algorithms and their abilities to label and seperate winners from losers. These algorithms were first but into place as more a a racist justice system but turned out to make a appeal with the seperation of people.
- Cathy O’Neil had been working as a quant at a hedge fund for about a year when the global economy collapsed.
- In her introduction to “Weapons of Math Destruction,” No. 5 on the monthly education list and longlisted for the National Book Award
- O’Neil — who holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from Harvard — recounts how the 2008 crash made her realize the enormous havoc that could be wreaked
“part of what makes mathematics so dangerous is what makes it so alluring in the first place”