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Three Updates

September 8, 2020

Good afternoon! I hope you are well. I have three updates for mathbabe readers.

First, I wrote a new Bloomberg column, in which I suggest that the recent algorithmic grading scandals in the UK (the IB exam and the A-levels) are just the beginning of an oncoming mutant army of crap algorithms:

Mutant Algorithms Are Coming for Your Education

Grading scandals are just the beginning.

Next, I reviewed mathematician Eugenia Cheng’s new book, X+Y: A Mathematician’s Manifesto on Rethinking Gender for the New York Times:

Third, I was in a movie that’s coming out on Netflix tomorrow called The Social Dilemma:

Documentary Filmmaker Jeff Orlowski Uncovers Invisible Threat With ‘The Social Dilemma’

Finally, I wanted to draw your attention to two new pieces:

  1. Meredith Broussard’s op-ed in the New York Times today When Algorithms Give Real Students Imaginary Grades
  2. Yael Eisenstein’s new TED talk, How Facebook Profits from Polarization.
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  1. STEPHEN STEIN
  2. Jesse
    September 13, 2020 at 1:23 am

    Loved the doc. Look forward to your math destruction book soon

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