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New Poll: Should Data Scientists / Data Miners be responsible for their predictions?

          

The hype around the capabilities of Big Data can lead to a backlash if something does not work. Recently, an Italian judge held 7 scientists responsible for failure to predict an earthquake. When are data scientists responsible? Please vote!

Recently, an Italian judge held 7 scientists criminally responsible for failure to predict an earthquake. Earthquake prediction is very uncertain, so it was clearly a bad decision, but data scientists should be aware that the hype around the capabilities of Big Data can lead to a backlash if something does not work.

Excluding cases when predictions are trivial (sun will come up tomorrow) or impossible beyond a random guess, when should data scientists be responsible for their predictions?

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Should data scientists / data miners be responsible for their predictions?


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