Susan Etlinger: What Do We Do With All This Big Data?

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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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Vure Anil Praneeth says:

most illogical TED talk ever

cisqorouter says:

This is a prime example of using many words, and saying nothing. She is talking about being able to spot false correlations/etc, and yet making many herself in this talk. While I understand that there is a 12.5 minute timeframe to fit this in, removing substance in lieu of timeframe is tragic.

I know for a fact, this speaker is an expert in her field and should be taken seriously, but this is not a speech that I would point to as a shining example.

Christopher Rayala says:

I believe that "There is no newer than old, but there is always better than new" 
Ecc. 1:4-11 "There is nothing new under the sun" 
I pray to meet people who understands and to work with better for me to be a better man…. This is a must watch video… enjoy guys and thanks for adding me here, I know that in the multitude of counselors there is safety and I enjoy all postings here.

Hugo Sierra says:

I had a conversation about this TED TALK along with some collegues at work , and we conclude that is essential imporntant to develop those critical thinking skills  FIRST  ,before attempting  do any analysis of BID DATA .

Jung Kim says:

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.

Steve Digital says:

TED Talk: What do we do with all this big data?
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.

   #ted   #bigdata  

EnragedSephiroth says:

This os perfectly parallel to a segment NPR just ran on an organization called R.E.D and their use of philosophy and anthropology to give context to analytics. 

Nathaniel Zhu says:

Smart Lady

Martin Zeitler says:

#data

walkinhop says:

A lot of fancy words to deliver a simple idea – Critical thinking is important. The problem is nobody wants smart, educated, aware population. It's much easier to control mindless consumers. 

mctm1221 says:

All those people who made the negative comments really have a short attention  span as they did  not listen to the whole point of the talk. she said we need to be more critical of how we use data. Please listen again and open your mind a bit … being negative about every thing you hear only makes you stupid.

levengli says:

Rarely have I heard someone make so trivial a point (analyze the data, don't accept the given analysis – or lack thereof – at face value) in so many words.
On the one hand, she can hold the crowd's attention, On the other hand, the talk needs more structure

Abz Art says:

the moon landing LOL 

Jerad Berry says:

great video Susan! I think all these dislikes are people coming here expecting to hear about google using your search history, when shes actually talking about something more meaningful.

Hayk Amirbekyan says:

Not concise 

Peter Knopfler says:

YES YOU ARE PASSIVE DISTURBED PUBLIC. And yes NDAA is for people who ask questions Homeland Security says GO ALONG TO GET ALONG and this is a THREAT to your safety. Number one enemy is the government. The most hated NATION is YOU USA. YES your an idiot this talk is bullshit Orwell, Huxley was both right YOUR FUCKED UP BY PURPOSE SHAME brain wash propaganda,

Marc Esteve says:

Nothing new. Nietzsche wrote that there are no facts, only interpretations. Don't need 12 minutes for that, although some interesting anecdotes make it amazing.

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