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Weapons of math destruction: how big data and algorithms affect our lives

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  • In the special collaboration between the Guardian’s Science Weekly and Chips with Everything podcasts, we explore how big data and algorithms affect our lives – for better and worse
  • Weapons of math destruction: how big data and algorithms affect our lives – podcast
  • Presented by Ian Sample and Leigh Alexander and produced by Max Sanderson and Matt Shore
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  • Tuesday 4 October 2016 07.30 BST Last modified on Tuesday 4 October 2016 15.23 BST

In this special collaboration between the Guardian’s Science Weekly and Chips with Everything podcasts, we explore how big data and algorithms affect our lives – for better and worse

@KaarloHietamaki: How big data and algorithms affect our lives #BigData #analytics #IoT #tech #data

In this very special episode, Ian Sample and Leigh Alexander delve into the weird and not-so-wonderful world of algorithms, uncovering how they’re being used in everything from online advertising to crime prediction. We hear from mathematician Cathy O’Neil, who learnt first hand how these systems are threatening democracy and driving social inequality. We also discusses the dangers of relying on these often biased systems with digital culture critic Douglas Rushkoff.

Weapons of math destruction: how big data and algorithms affect our lives