Prediction by the Numbers
Season 45 Episode 6 | 53m 31s
Predictions underlie nearly every aspect of our lives, from sports, politics, and medical decisions to the morning commute. With the explosion of digital technology, the internet, and “big data,” the science of forecasting is flourishing. But why do some predictions succeed spectacularly while others fail abysmally? And how can we find meaningful patterns amidst chaos and uncertainty?
Aired: 01/24/18 | Expired: 02/02/21 |
Extras From This Episode
Prediction by the Numbers Prologue
Preview: S45 Ep6 | 1m 12s
What is a P-Value?
Clip: S45 Ep6 | 4m 12s
The Wisdom of the Crowds
Clip: S45 Ep6 | 3m 38s
World's Fastest Animal
S45 Ep17 | 53m 4s | WETA Passport
Thai Cave Rescue
S45 Ep14 | 53m 34s | WETA Passport
S45 Ep12 | 53m 45s
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