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5 Questions with Cathy O’Neil

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“The risk, for individuals and society more broadly, is that computational decision-making risks re-encoding structural inequalities around race, gender, ethnicity and socioeconomic status. ‘Garbage in, Garbage out,’ as they say in programming. Or, put more bluntly, ‘Racism in, Racism out.’”

Our first interview published at Data Feminism on Medium is with Cathy O’Neil, data scientist and author of Weapons of Math Destruction. In it, she talks about algorithmic bias and the ethics of tech. Read the full interview on Medium.