Slate Money

The Weapons of Math Destruction Edition

Slate Money dives into Cathy O’Neil’s new book, Weapons of Math Destruction.

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On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion; Cathy O’Neil, author of Weapons of Math Destruction; and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann dive into Cathy’s new book.

We discuss the worst math how algorithms can fail us, break down examples from criminal justice and insurance, and talk about the way forward when it comes to regulation, transparency, and ethics.

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Twitter: @felixsalmon, @mathbabedotorg, @JHWeissmann

Production by Veralyn Williams.