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Sebastian Wernicke:
Lies, damned lies and statistics (about TEDTalks)

TED2010 · 5:59 · Filmed Feb 2010
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Sebastian Wernicke: Lies, damned lies and statistics (about TEDTalks)
5:59 · Filmed February 2010 at TED2010 · Subtitles available in 37 languages

In a brilliantly tongue-in-cheek analysis, Sebastian Wernicke turns the tools of statistical analysis on TEDTalks, to come up with a metric for creating "the optimum TEDTalk" based on user ratings. How do you rate it? "Jaw-dropping"? "Unconvincing"? Or just plain "Funny"?

Statistics whiz
After making a splash in the field of bioinformatics, Sebastian Wernicke moved on to the corporate sphere, where he motivates and manages multidimensional projects. Full bio
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