Data, statistics and algorithms dominate every aspect of our lives. But how accurate are they, and how fair? This hour, TED speakers explore the ups and downs of relying too much on the numbers. Guests include mathematician and data scientist Cathy O'Neil, computer scientist Joy Buolamwini, data visualisation editor Alan Smith, data journalist Mona Chalabi, and criminal justice reformer Anne Milgram.
by Anne Milgram, Vice President of Criminal Justice at the Laura and John Arnold Foundation and a senior fellow at the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law at New York University, lays out the history of modern day slavery at a program sponsored by the Historical Society of the New York Courts.