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Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 12:56pm
Friends, I’m writing today to announce that I’m hard at work on a new book, called:   Shame Machine an owner’s manual   It’s once again being written with my editor Amanda Cook at the publisher Crown Random House, just like Weapons of Math Destruction. The tentative release date is January 2021, after the next […]
Friday, January 25, 2019 - 11:35am
Guys I’m super proud of this Sex Robots essay I wrote for Boston Review:   A History of Cyborg Sex, 2018–73    
Friday, January 25, 2019 - 11:35am
Guys I’m super proud of this Sex Robots essay I wrote for Boston Review:   A History of Cyborg Sex, 2018–73    
Friday, January 25, 2019 - 10:35am
My newest Bloomberg Opinion piece just came out: Amazon Can’t Fix Facial Recognition Companies lack incentives to stop the creepiness. See the rest of my Bloomberg Opinion pieces here.
Friday, January 25, 2019 - 10:35am
My newest Bloomberg Opinion piece just came out: Amazon Can’t Fix Facial Recognition Companies lack incentives to stop the creepiness. See the rest of my Bloomberg Opinion pieces here.
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 7:08pm
I registered for this year’s Joint Math Meeting by claiming to be Press so I think it’s only fair that I blog from the conference. I got here Wednesday, met up with my BFF Aaron Abrams, and we promptly dashed to a fancypants reception to meet up with my buddy Ken Ribet. And yes, both of […]
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 7:08pm
I registered for this year’s Joint Math Meeting by claiming to be Press so I think it’s only fair that I blog from the conference. I got here Wednesday, met up with my BFF Aaron Abrams, and we promptly dashed to a fancypants reception to meet up with my buddy Ken Ribet. And yes, both of […]
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 5:52pm
My newest Bloomberg Opinion column just came out, about the international competition for AI dominance: Want To See Your Dystopian Future? Look at China The U.S. needs to stand against the surveillance state.   See the rest of my columns here.
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 5:52pm
My newest Bloomberg Opinion column just came out, about the international competition for AI dominance: Want To See Your Dystopian Future? Look at China The U.S. needs to stand against the surveillance state.   See the rest of my columns here.
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 2:22pm
As I found out on my last night in Paris. I dare you to tell me I’m wrong.  
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 9:15am
This is a guest post by Aise O’Neil, a freshman at American University. 1. How I Voted: NYC Ballot Proposals: #1: Yes #2: No #3: No NYS General Election: Governor and Lieutenant Governor: Howie Hawkins (Green) Attorney General: Michael Sussman (Green) Comptroller: Mark Dunlea (Green) NYS Senate District 30: Brian Benjamin (WFP) NYS Assembly District […]
Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 10:08am
Friends, I travel a lot. Too much, if you ask me, or my youngest son, or my husband. It’s all for work, because nowadays I make money giving talks, and also I give book tours in foreign countries where publishers are kind enough to buy, translate, and publish my book, or sometimes I even travel […]
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 6:02pm
I’m animated!!  
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 2:58pm
Today I published a new Bloomberg Opinion piece on how Amazon’s sexist recruiting algorithm is not a surprise to anyone, but is framed as one because the tech bros are trying to maintain plausible deniability: Amazon’s Gender-Biased Algorithm Is Not Alone They’re everywhere, but nobody wants to know about it.   For my other Bloomberg […]
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 3:06pm
My amazing, fantastic, and lovable band the TomTown Ramblers is performing at The Rockwood Music Hall next weekend! Buy tickets here, they’re only ten bucks each. . We’re performing mostly original songs thanks to our hugely talented singer songwriting members Blair Bodine and Jamie Kingston (with a new song by Jake Appel!). I’m kind of […]
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 12:59pm
This is a guest post by Jianyin Roachell, Social Innovation, SAS-certified Data Intelligence Developer, US-China-EU relations. My name is Jianyin Roachell, Chinese American and I have been researching how digital innovation and big data can impact socio-economics and political economy in China. In this guest blog, I hope to enlighten you with instances of how big […]
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 5:17pm
This is a guest post by Toby Napoletano, a philosophy PhD who is working on a politics and philosophy podcast that is the subject of this post.     I’ve taught quite a few introductory ethics courses to undergraduates over the past five years or so. During that time, I’ve had the good fortune of having lots of really […]
Friday, September 14, 2018 - 5:47pm
Hey my newest Bloomberg Opinion column is out:   Maybe This Financial System Can’t Be Fixed Better risk management isn’t enough. We need a different paradigm.   For my other columns, go here.
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 5:55pm
My newest Bloomberg Opinion piece is out:   In a Way, Trump Is Right About Google’s Bias It’s not harming him, but it’s a real problem.   For a list of all of my columns, go here.  
Friday, August 31, 2018 - 1:42pm
My newest Bloomberg Opinion column on creepy but useful reputation scores is out:   Reputation Scores on Facebook? Bring Them On They’re creepy, but probably a good idea.   For others I wrote, look here. ALSO! My buddy Laura Strausfeld wrote a Bloomberg Opinion piece on access to tampons and what they’re made of:   […]
Cathy O'Neil is the author of the blog mathbabe.org and several books, including Weapons of Math Destruction.