Cathy O'Neil

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Cathy O'Neil is a mathematician who has worked as a professor, a hedge-fund analyst and a data scientist. She is the founder of the algorithmic auditing firm ORCAA and the author of the recent book "Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy."

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Privacy Paradox

Why Ghosts in the Machine Should Remain Ghosts

Walter Haydock recently posted a proposal that the FBI build and deploy its own troll army, social media bots that he refers to as Artificial Intelligence Targeting Personas (AITPs). These would automatically engage with people, looking for evidence of radicalization and violent tendencies, and report back to a human if such evidence was discovered.