Watch one or more of the following videos discussing randomness, statistics, and the science of prediction, and then submit a brief (1/2 to 1-page) summary of your favorite. Note: you can only get credit for summarizing one video!
Tell me in YOUR own words (DO NOT simply cut and paste or submit work you did not write) what the overall video was about, describe 1 or 2 of the examples that you found most interesting/useful, and discuss if and how your view or acceptance of statistics/probabilty you hear in the media will change.
Talithia Williams, presents the “Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics” Distinctive Voices talk at the BeckmanCenter — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Iz_cjaeao4&t=837s
Leonard Mlodinow, author of “The Drunkard’s Walk” talks at Google — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0sLuRsu1Do
Charles Wheelan, author of “Naked Statistics” — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIbr_AksnAc
Nate Silver, 30+ year old engineer and forecasting superstar — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE4qCJBgfIk
He founded the data journalism website FiveThirtyEight.com (http://fivethirtyeight.com/) where his team looks at, analyzes, and uses statistics and probability in the everyday areas of politics, economics, science, life, and sports. Check it out, I think you’ll like it!
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