Authors for Open Data and Technology II: Being A Data Skeptic & Doing Data Sci

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Posted on Mar 7, 2014

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This talk focused on the current scope and dangers of data science. The speaker also discussed her two new books.

Speaker:

Cathy O'Neil, was a mathematician at some point, then she became a quant, and now she's a data scientist, blogger, and activist. She recently wrote a free e-book and co-wrote a textbook for O'Reilly.

Outline:

Cathy talked about things that data scientists should be paying more attention to, including various biases, normalization mistakes, and specific civil rights issues that are resurfacing due to things like online credit scoring that use social network information.

Preparation:

Please feel free to read Cathy's O'Reilly publications ,as well as her mathbabe blog, especially stuff tagged with "data science".

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