Category Archives: Models

Machines vs. Models, Noise vs. Signal

An excerpt from Nassim Taleb’s forthcoming book, Antifragile, was posted yesterday on the Farnam Street blog. In “Noise and Signal,” Taleb says that “In business and economic decision-making, data causes severe side effects —data is now plentiful thanks to connectivity; … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Big Data

Douglas Merrill, former CIO/VP of Engineering at Google, has issued an important warning about big data: “With too little data, you won’t be able to make any conclusions that you trust.  With loads of data you will find relationships that … Continue reading

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Asking Good Questions is What Will Make Big Data Work for You

Asking good questions as the key to unleashing the potential of big data got significant blog time this past week.

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