Book Club: "Weapons of Math Destruction"
MoFo FLEX 2019 - Project Proposal
Project Lead: Kevin Zawacki
Area of Focus: Lack of Responsibility
Knowledge Level Required: Beginner
A group of Foundation staff will read the nonfiction book "Weapons of Math Destruction," at the pace of two chapters / week. At the end of each week, staff will add their thoughts to a Google Doc, where others can weigh in / start conversations. After finishing the book, the group will gather for a 40-minute discussion on Vidyo.
Learning and understanding how data sets and algorithms can perpetuate inequality.
Required Time Commitments
The project will take place over 5 weeks. The Project Lead will spend 1.5 working on the project and contributors would need to allow for 1.5 per week to fully get involved.
Overall: An enjoyable and productive exercise!
Staff are busy, so a slower pace might have worked better -- say, once chapter per week.
What's next? If anyone else wants to lead another book club relevant to our impact theme, I (Kevin) will gladly join!