Cathy O'Neil Weapons of Math Destruction Reviews Summary

Ratings Breakdown

Rated 4.4 by 4,556 people

Pros from Reviews

  • Clear analysis of algorithms
  • Highlights dangers of WMDs
  • Provides examples of non-WMDs
  • Raises awareness of bias
  • Reveals flaws in models
  • Emphasizes need for qualitative factors
  • Exposes Wall Street's role
  • Sheds light on for-profit colleges

Cons from Reviews

  • Over-reliance on government solutions
  • False claims and occasional bias
  • Lack of emphasis on market solutions
  • Inadequate discussion of EULA
  • Limited focus on positive aspects of WMDs
  • Heavily Americanized examples
  • Illogical and political at times
  • Lack of balanced views on WMDs
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