- How to Lie with Data - Apr 20, 2017.
We expect data scientists to be objective, but intentionally or not, they can produce results that mislead. We examine three common types of “lies” that Data Scientists should be aware of.
- 4 Cognitive Bias Key Points Data Scientists Need to Know - Dec 9, 2016.
Cognitive biases are inherently problematic in a variety of fields, including data science. Is this something that can be mitigated? A solid understanding of cognitive biases is the best weapon, which this overview hopes to help provide.
- Data Science and Prejudice – Blessing or Curse ? - Dec 23, 2015.
We examine the deep nature of bias and prejudice and wonder if prejudiced minds and 'good' data scientists coexist in harmony and if they can coexist, does it lead to disruption or disruptive innovation?
- The First Law of Data Science: Do Umbrellas Cause Rain? - Jun 9, 2014.
Michael Brodie on the first law of data science, the role of data curation in Big Data analysis, and Thomas Piketty economic theories.