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Use big data to explain politics rather than predict it

policy outcomes. The article focuses on Tim Hwang’s FiscalNote, a company that uses masses of data to predict the outcomes of bills and other forms of policymaking. The article highlights several other companies that have engaged in similar endeavors.

However, all of these are focused on prediction. While accurate prediction is a tempting prize, it may not always be the right goal. The benefits of using big data to glean insights has been around since the digital age advanced to the point of everyday people being able to manage many gigabytes of data on personal computers.

Source: vox.com
Author: Jennifer Victor

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