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Michael Walker's Blog Posts Tagged 'data' (3)

Fooled by Twitter Data

Data scientists must always remember that data sets are not objective -  they are selected, collected, filtered, structured and analyzed by human design. Naked and hidden biases in selecting,…

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Added by Michael Walker on October 7, 2013 at 9:14pm — No Comments

Privacy vs. Security and Data Science

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." – Benjamin Franklin

Recent revelations concerning the…
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Added by Michael Walker on June 12, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Data Scientists Sometimes Fool Themselves

The easiest person in the world to fool is yourself. Data scientists sometimes fool themselves - in matters trivial and important. Thus, I strongly suggest that we acknowledge real or subconscious biases in ourselves, the data, the analysis and group think. It is prudent for data science teams to have…

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Added by Michael Walker on June 6, 2013 at 12:11pm — No Comments

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