Algorithms Are No Better At Telling The Future Than Tarot Cards Or A Crystal Ball

In my previous article I wrote on the bursting of the infallibility bubble that had been inflated around Nate Silver and his Five Three Eight blog, one of the anointed prophets of the cult of Big Data. I commented then that I would next take on those who evangelise the creed of ‘Data Science’ the buzz phrase that has replaced the now somewhat tarnished Big Data.

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Opted for comfortable retirement before I was fifty due to health problems and burn out. Now spend my time writing and goofing around. Home: northern England..

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