Lecture 1: A World of Data

Nick Huntington-Klein

December 1, 2018

A World of Data

It’s cliche to say that the world focuses more on data than ever before, but that’s just because it’s true

Even moreso than understanding statistics and probability, in order to understand the world around us we need to understand data, how data is used, and what it means

Google and Facebook, among many others, have reams and reams of data on you and everybody else. What do they do with it? Why?

Understanding the World

Increasingly, understanding the world is going to require the ability to understand data

And learning things about the world is going to require the ability to manipulate data

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