2019 Festival: NOVA: Prediction by the Numbers
Saturday May 4, 2019 from 12:30pm - 12:55pm ET
From the glitz of casinos and TV game shows to the life-and-death stakes of storm forecasts and the flaws of opinion polls that can swing an election, NOVA’s Prediction by the Numbers explores stories of statistics in action. Yet advances in machine learning and big data models that increasingly rule our lives are also posing big, disturbing questions. How much should we trust predictions made by algorithms when we don’t understand how they arrive at them? And how far ahead can we really forecast? Watch clips from NOVA’s latest dive into the world of statistics and probability in this screening event.
Room 209ab, Level 2, Walter E. Washington Convention Center