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The mathematics of history

TED2012 · 4:26 · Filmed Feb 2012
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What can mathematics say about history? According to TED Fellow Jean-Baptiste Michel, quite a lot. From changes to language to the deadliness of wars, he shows how digitized history is just starting to reveal deep underlying patterns.

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Jean-Baptiste Michel looks at how we can use large volumes of data to better understand our world. Full bio

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