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NOVA - Prediction by the Numbers

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A look at why some predictions fail while others succeed at forecasting the future. Predictions underlie nearly every aspect of our lives, from sports, politics, and medical decisions to the morning commute. With the explosion of digital technology, the internet, and “big data,” the science of forecasting is flourishing. But why do some predictions succeed spectacularly while others fail abysmally? And how can we find meaningful patterns amidst chaos and uncertainty?

The Tyranny of Metrics (2018)

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Weapons of Math Destruction (2016) [audiobook+ebook]

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A former Wall Street quant sounds an alarm on mathematical modeling—a pervasive new force in society that threatens to undermine democracy and widen inequality

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