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Calling Bull: The Art of Skepticism in a Data Driven World - Virtual Event

From 04/09/21 7:30 pm until 04/09/21 8:30 pm
At Zoom
Categories: Arts

The spread of misinformation is among the most pressing challenges of our time. New platforms for human interaction and information sharing have opened the door to misinformation, disinformation and other forms of networked manipulation, which not only mislead and create divisions, but also diminish trust in democratic institutions such as science. 

In this talk, Dr. West will provide a set of tools to cut through the most intimidating data. You don’t need technical expertise to call out problems with data and information online. Are the numbers or results too good or too dramatic to be true? Is the claim comparing like with like? Is it confirming your personal bias? Drawing on a deep well of expertise in data science, Dr. West provides examples of selection bias and muddled data visualization, distinguish between correlation and causation, and examine the susceptibility of science to modern misinformation.

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