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Susan Etlinger:
What do we do with all this big data?

TED@IBM · 12:23 · Filmed Sep 2014
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Does a set of data make you feel more comfortable? More successful? Then your interpretation of it is likely wrong. In a surprisingly moving talk, Susan Etlinger explains why, as we receive more and more data, we need to deepen our critical thinking skills. Because it's hard to move beyond counting things to really understanding them.

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Susan Etlinger promotes the smart, well-considered and ethical use of data. Full bio
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