Author: Megan Rajagopal

In Weapons of Math Destruction, O’Neil talks about big data and how models impact people and their ability to get insurance. O’Neil mentions how companies will use big data to determine the risk of future clients. In this chapter, O’Neil looked at how big data is used…

Author: Megan Rajagopal

In Weapons of Math Destruction, Cathy O’Neil describes how companies can use or create software that creates of poisonous feedback loops for workers. O’Neil provides examples of how companies can improve profit and personnel use while also making the lives of workers more stable and helpful. O’Neil…

Author: Megan Rajagopal

In Weapons of Math Destruction Cathy O’Neil talks about how personality tests are used as a screening tool for applicants for a variety of jobs. O’Neil mentioned a person named Kyle who applied to an array of jobs but kept getting rejected because he was “red-lighted” due…

Author: Megan Rajagopal

In Cathy O’Neil’s book Weapons of Math Destruction, O’Neil describes how AI is used to create Artificial Intelligence models that predict crime. These models will process historical crime data, and calculated (hour by hour), which crimes were most likely to occur. These models would be used to…

Author: Megan Rajagopal

Cathy O’Neil talks about Online Advertising in her fourth chapter of the book Weapons of Math Destruction. In the chapter, O’Neil talks about how advertisements were used to target certain people/demographics. These were used by colleges and universities that wanted to make a profit (also known as…

Author: Megan Rajagopal

In Weapons Of Math Destruction, Cathy O’Neil dives into the algorithms behind college rankings and admission, she also discussed the impacts of them. College rankings are something many people take into consideration when applying and picking out a college to attend. In 1988, U.S. News & World…

Author: Megan Rajagopal

With the advancing of technology, creating models to represent and/or predict outcomes is becoming a very large part of our society. Cathy O’Neil talks about how these technological models can be harmful in her book Weapons of Math Destruction. …

Author: Megan Rajagopal

Artificial Intelligence is something that is becoming very common in our society. There are many applications of AI, but this is how I want to make an AI product that will benefit society. I want to invent a smart fridge that will keep track of every item…

Megan Rajagopal

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