How Data Happened (W. W. Norton)
Monday, 10 April 2023

From facial recognition―capable of checking people into flights or identifying undocumented residents―to automated decision systems that inform who gets loans and who receives bail, data-empowered algorithms are key to modern life. Expanding on the course they created at Columbia University, Chris Wiggins and Matthew L. Jones illuminate the ways in which data has long been used as a tool and a weapon in arguing for what is true, as well as a means of rearranging or defending power.

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In this book subtitled A History from the Age of Reason to the Age of Algorithms they explore how data was created and curated, as well as how new mathematical and computational techniques developed to contend with that data serve to shape people, ideas, society, military operations, and economies. Although technology and mathematics are at its heart, the story of data ultimately concerns an unstable game among states, corporations, and people.

Author: Chris Wiggins and Matthew L. Jones
Publisher: ‎ W. W. Norton & Company
Date: March 2023
Pages: 384
ISBN: 978-1324006732
Print: 1324006730
Kindle: B0B3FMDR1Y
Audience: General
Level: Introductory
Category: Data Science

 

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