Posted on April 21st, 2021 by Emilio Miles

In chapter 9 of Weapons of Math Destruction, Cathy O’Neil talks about how big data affects people’s ability to get insured. As has been discussed in the past, WMDs often target the poor and the less educated. She discusses how e-scores play a role in identifying these people and taking advantage of this vulnerability they possess. Many of them are desperate to drive — their jobs depend on it. In the eyes of insurance companies, overcharging them is good for the bottom line.

She talks a little bit about a statistician named…

Emilio Miles

Computer Science student at the University of Kansas

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