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The Signal and the Noise

RSA Event

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RSA House, London

  • Economics and Finance
  • Technology

Stats guru and political forecaster Nate Silver reveals why most predictions fail, and shows how we can isolate a true "signal" from a universe of increasingly big and noisy data.

 

Statistician Nate Silver, founder of the influential fivethirtyeight.com blog, received widespread, international attention for his stunningly accurate predictions of the US Presidential election results.

At the RSA, Nate Silver considers the art and science of prediction, reveals why most forecasts fail, and shows how we can isolate a true "signal" from a universe of increasingly big and noisy data.

Speaker: Nate Silver, statistician and political forecaster at The New York Times.

Chair: Dara O Briain, award-winning comedian, writer and broadcaster.

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