Increase Mather:The Foremost American Puritan Kenneth Ballard Murdock
Remarkable Providences:illustrative of the Earlier Days of American Colonisation Increase Mather, George Offor
Early History of New England:being a relation of hostile passages between the Indians and European voyagers and first settlers - and a full narrative of hostilities, to the close of the war with the Pequots, in the year 1637 Increase Mather
The Wonders of the Invisible World:being an account of the tryals of several witches lately executed in New England Increase Mather, Cotton Mather
Early History of New England: Samuel G. Drake, Increase Mather
Ein Brieff von dem glücklichen Fortgang des Evangelii: Increase Mather, Johannes Leusden
The wicked mans portion, or, A sermon::Wherein is shewed that excesse in wickedness doth bring untimely Increase Mather
A former Wall Street quant sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life - and threaten to rip apart our social fabric We live in the age of the algorithm. Increasingly the decisions that affect our lives - where we go to school, whether we get a car loan, how much we pay for health insurance - are being made not by humans but by mathematical models. In theory this should lead to greater fairness: Everyone is judged according to the same rules, and bias is eliminated. But as Cathy O´Neil reveals in this urgent and necessary book, the opposite is true. The models being used today are opaque, unregulated, and uncontestable even when they´re wrong. Most troublingly, they reinforce discrimination: If a poor student can´t get a loan because a lending model deems him too risky (by virtue of his zip code), he´s then cut off from the kind of education that could pull him out of poverty, and a vicious spiral ensues. Models are propping up the lucky and punishing the downtrodden, creating a ´´toxic cocktail for democracy´´. Welcome to the dark side of big data. Tracing the arc of a person´s life, O´Neil exposes the black-box models that shape our future, both as individuals and as a society. These ´´weapons of math destruction´´ score teachers and students, sort résumés, grant (or deny) loans, evaluate workers, target voters, set paroles, and monitor our health. O´Neil calls on modelers to take more responsibility for their algorithms and on policy makers to regulate their use. But in the end, it´s up to us to become savvier about the models that govern our lives. This important book empowers us to ask the tough questions, uncover the truth, and demand change. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy O´Neil. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004711/bk_rand_004711_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.