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Beware of the Noise in our Age of Big Data

This interesting book talks in detail about forecasting, including the good, the bad and the very difficult

Think that Big Data will solve the world’s problems?  Read The Signal and The Noise first. 

This interesting books talks in detail about forecasting, including the good (baseball and weather), the bad (econonmics, politics, and earthquakes), and the very difficult (long-term climate change, terrorism.) 

In the end there is a warning to all of us: with the explosion of data has come an explosion of noise, of spurious correlations which are not grounded in sound theories.  Think twice before you believe something because of “The Data.”

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Si Chen is the founder of Open Source Strategies, Inc. and Project Manager for opentaps Open Source ERP + CRM (www.opentaps.org).

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