Wildly inaccurate election forecasts highlight Big Data challenges

Hidden cultural bias led to seriously flawed election forecasts. Enterprises face similar challenges as they harness their Big Data and put it to work

For several weeks I was receiving daily messages on my phone from the New York Times’ Upshot column, which confidently predicted Trumps chances of winning at around 5 per cent most days.The Upshot data was crunched from many different polls and fed into a special algorithm based on historical and other relevant data.

Author: Tom Foremski


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