Can We Trust The Numbers? : TED Radio Hour 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.

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The TED Radio Hour episode 115: Can We Trust The Numbers?

The TED Radio Hour episode 115: Can We Trust The Numbers?

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Can We Trust The Numbers?

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.

Magic Numbers Wax Tailor

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Alan Smith: Why Do We Trust Intuition Over Even The Most Reliable Numbers?

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Like In Numbers Hollywood Film Music Orchestra

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Mona Chalabi: How Can We Tell The Good Statistics From The Bad Ones?

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