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Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 10:32am
Dude! No seriously, dude. I just spent a week on Star Island. Actually, I got back exactly a week ago but it’s taken me this long to recover from the lost sleep. In case you haven’t heard of it, Star Island is tiny island off the coast of New Hampshire that has been operated by […]
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 10:32am
Dude! No seriously, dude. I just spent a week on Star Island. Actually, I got back exactly a week ago but it’s taken me this long to recover from the lost sleep. In case you haven’t heard of it, Star Island is tiny island off the coast of New Hampshire that has been operated by […]
Friday, June 14, 2019 - 12:12pm
  Hey! I’ve been kind of hibernating but this week I got so riled up about some incredibly terrible facial recognition stuff going on in China that I wrote a Bloomberg piece:   China Knows How to Take Away Your Health Insurance A big Chinese insurer’s facial-recognition software offers a cautionary tale for the U.S. […]
Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 10:50am
One of the ways I want to understand the power and dynamics of shame as a social mechanism is by comparing and contrasting how shame works with the other forces that play similar roles but that we are much more aware of. Today I’ll start thinking about that with respect to market forces, and more […]
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 9:46am
    Dear Readers,   You’ve been killing it with the amazing comments and I don’t know why it took me so long to get back to blogging. I love you all. So what I realized soon after posting my last blog is that I didn’t sufficiently set the table for a discussion about group shame. […]
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 11:36am
  Dear Blog readers,   I’m kind of stuck in my new book about shame, so at the advice of my BFF Laura I’m writing a good old fashioned blog post  – or perhaps many! – to try to get through some sticky topics. I hope it helps! And I know you all are rooting […]
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 11:36am
  Dear Blog readers,   I’m kind of stuck in my new book about shame, so at the advice of my BFF Laura I’m writing a good old fashioned blog post  – or perhaps many! – to try to get through some sticky topics. I hope it helps! And I know you all are rooting […]
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!!  
Cathy O'Neil is the author of the blog mathbabe.org and several books, including Weapons of Math Destruction.