On big trouble with big data at TOK FM

10 April 2014 by Łukasz Bolikowski

Yesterday at TOK FM (a popular Polish talk radio) I discussed with Cezary Łasiczka about the recent article in FT.com by Tim Harford titled "Big data: are we making a big mistake?".

For me, the text is not so much a critique of "big data approaches" to modern problems (although the hype associated with big data is, admittingly, unbearable) as a warning that statistics are difficult and often counter-intuitive. This stresses the need for good statistics education, especially when talking about the skills required for the sexiest job of the 21st century.

Our conversation (in Polish) can be found in TOK FM's archive.

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