Want to know what’s going on in analytics? Here are three writers who will clue you in. They can tell you what the numbers mean and what they don’t, what’s new in industry and what’s what in the analytics market.
Mathematician Cathy O’Neil has been a vital influencer in analytics professional circles for years. She can find and explain the holes in common (and uncommon) wisdom on data, combining expert knowledge with a gift for writing in plain, clear English.
Her new book, Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy is bringing mainstream attention to social issues surrounding the use and abuse of Big Data, and bias in applications of all types of data analysis.
You can also find her thoughts in many channels online. O’Neil’s blog is a must-read for understanding what analytics does and doesn’t really tell us, and how analytics influences society. She podcasts for Slate Money. And she’s recently begun a Bloomberg View column.
Here’s a sampling of Cathy O’Neil’s recent writing:
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