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Weapons of Math Destruction (First Year Read, 2021)

A guide to the 2021 First Year Read pick, Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O'Neil.

Algorithms: How do they work?

If you, like your librarians Courtney and Vicky, are not a data scientist, here are some short videos to explain algorithms like those discussed in Weapons of Math Destruction.




Universal Geography-Based Icebreaking Routine
by Scott Smitelli, Trigger and Freewall, 2009

Creative Commons License 


How Do Algorithms Work?
March 2018

What's an Algorithm?
David J. Malan, TED-Ed
May, 2013

Algorithmic Bias and Fairness: Crash Course AI #18
Crash Course 
December, 2019