Posts Tagged ‘ Behavior ’

Laplace on behavioral psychology channeled through Miller and Gelman

April 17, 2018
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Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep, and author of Numbersense, discusses a recent paper by Miller and Gelman about Laplace's view on cognitive illusions.

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The paradox of data collection, and the conflict of interest

March 22, 2018
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The paradox of data collection, and the conflict of interest

Kaiser Fung, author of Numbersense and founder of Principal Analytics Prep, the premier data analytics bootcamp, explains the paradox of data collection, and why companies trade data in secret.

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The paradox of data collection, and the conflict of interest

March 22, 2018
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The paradox of data collection, and the conflict of interest

Kaiser Fung, author of Numbersense and founder of Principal Analytics Prep, the premier data analytics bootcamp, explains the paradox of data collection, and why companies trade data in secret.

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The doping story that won’t go away

March 5, 2018
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The doping story that won’t go away

Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep, discusses the latest doping allegation leveled at a past winner of Tour de France. In his book Numbers Rule Your World, he describes the statistics behind anti-doping tests, and explains why most dopers can get away unscathed.

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Bursting of the social-media bubble

February 13, 2018
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Bursting of the social-media bubble

Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep, discusses the expose of the fake follower factory that underlies much of the social-media economy.

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Public-private interests collide in an elevator moment

February 5, 2018
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Public-private interests collide in an elevator moment

Kaiser Fung, author of Numbers Rule Your World, considers smart elevators, and some fallacies of optimization.

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A paradox of data collection

January 26, 2018
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A paradox of data collection

Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep, explains the paradox of data collection, and implications on privacy.

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The new airline re-booking policy

January 22, 2018
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The new airline re-booking policy

Kaiser Fung, author of Numbersense and founder of Principal Analytics Prep, discusses the consequences of using algorithms to make decisions by looking at the shift by airlines in rebooking stranded passengers to alternative flights.

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2018 Outlook on Fake News

January 8, 2018
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2018 Outlook on Fake News

Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep and author of Numbers Rule Your World, discusses fake news, a hot topic in 2017, and offers his views on what might happen in 2018.

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Visible and invisible errors, and the nefarious power of suggestion

December 20, 2017
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Visible and invisible errors, and the nefarious power of suggestion

Kaiser Fung, founder of Applied Analytics at Columbia University and Principal Analytics Prep, the premier data analytics bootcamp from Harvard Business School Startup Studio, discusses how a software vendor uses the power of suggestion to seduce users into believing the accuracy of predictive analytics; and how such a tactic got exposed by the visibility of errors.

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