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I'm reading a fascinating book, "Weapons of Math Destruction," which offers a skeptical view of Big Data. The author, a self-described data scientist and host of mathbabe.org, cautions against following algorithms out the window.
Has anyone else seen this entertaining work?
And isn't the failure of the fivethirtyeight.com site to predict the 2016 U.S. election instructive for all of us?