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Body shaming is now a problem in our society. People get out of their way to judge others by their physical appearances and diminish who don’t fit what is considered a standard body shape for a healthy or fit person. Consequently, many people don’t like their bodies, are afraid to…


It is hard to find a person to trust. Ill-intentioned people always try to appear the nicest until they get to the point where they can hurt. Having as much information possible about a person is crucial to decide whether to trust them or not with something important. When it…


In her book, “Weapons of Math Destruction”, Cathy O’Neil explains how companies use software that focuses on increasing profit and reducing costs. That goal is reached regardless of the means used. In this case, humans are the tools being managed for an optimal functioning of companies. As a result, human…


Going to school and getting a degree is considered the best way to not fall into unemployment or poverty. Although, recently, many do not totally agree with that assumption. But, for the most part, a degree is associated with wealth and happiness to a large degree. That’s why parents thrive…


When it comes to tools, the most import is not only to have it, but to know how to use it and use it well. For instance, a knife is very useful, but are we using it to cut onions while cooking, cutting ourselves, or stabbing someone? The usage of…


As they say, “With great power comes great responsibility”. Information and computation is one the biggest powers of humans in the era we live in. Data about almost everything is available for those who seek. So, it is right to say that laws should be made (or updated) in accordance…


In chapter three (3) of her book, “ Weapons of Math Destruction”, Cathy O’Neil goes into detail about how school ratings changed the way school function in the U.S.. For the most part, the algorithms used to rank the schools, recruit students and faculty do harm almost people involved, as…


In the second chapter of her book “Weapons of Math Destruction”, Cathy O’Neil takes us through her journey from teacher to a quantitative analyst and then a Data Scientist. Her love for Math can’t be unnoticed. In the finance world, Math is widely used to evaluate risk and predict profits…


In Cathy O’Neil’s book, “Weapons of Math Destruction: how big data increases inequality and threatens democracy”, a model is defined as “…an abstract representation of some process… [it] takes what we know and uses it to predict responses in various situations” (page 12). In other words, a model is a…


Nowadays, people spend more time with computers than other people. Some people think that computers are made for that reason, distract people, reduce social activities, and so on, some others consider it as advancement, and for some people it’s work and the fact that computers are very useful. The biggest…

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