“Everybody Lies” by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz – a review

Anna Duncan

I'm a PhD student with Glasgow University's experimental particle physics group. I work on the ATLAS experiment, analysing data collected at the Large Hadron Collider in order to search for new physics.

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  1. August 18, 2019

    […] Motivated by the various hazards of this newfound predictive power, the book closes with a warning: with big data comes big responsibility. Correlations are easy to find. However, correlation need not imply causation, and the more you look the more likely you are to stumble upon a coincidental correlation linking two entirely independent variables (as a team who attempted to predict the stock market using Twitter data found out to their dismay1). […]

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