268: Accurately Predicting the Future

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Accurately Predicting The Vote

Last week we experienced the biggest failures of Big Data with the polls. We dive into why they couldn’t accurately predict the outcome and what that might mean for future elections. We also talk about drones and VR (of course). See below for all the show notes.

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Accurately Showing the Notes

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Watch Them Crash!
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