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Weapons of Math Destruction, Common Read 2022

This guide is intended to help faculty and students engage with the 2022 Common Read book, Weapons of Math Destruction. Special thanks to Vicky Ludas Orlofsky and Courtney Walsh of Stevens Institute of Technology for the foundation for this guide.


Algorithms: How do they work?

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

Brief Videos

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