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The Resource Super crunchers : how anything can be predicted, Ian Ayres

Super crunchers : how anything can be predicted, Ian Ayres

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Super crunchers : how anything can be predicted
Title
Super crunchers
Title remainder
how anything can be predicted
Statement of responsibility
Ian Ayres
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Gone are the days of solely relying on intuition to make decisions. Today, number crunching affects your life in ways you might never imagine. Economist Ian Ayres shows how today's organizations are analyzing massive databases at lightning speed to provide greater insights into human behavior. From Web sites like Google and Amazon that know your tastes, to a physician's diagnosis or your child's education, to boardrooms and government agencies, this new breed of decisionmakers are calling the shots. And they are delivering staggeringly accurate results. How can a football coach evaluate a player without ever seeing him play? How can a formula outpredict wine experts in determining the best vintages? Super crunchers have the answers. In this brave new world of equation versus expertise, Ayres shows us the benefits and risks, who loses and who wins, and how super crunching can be used to help, not manipulate us.--From publisher description
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2008.
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
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216027
Cataloging source
BNB
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Ayres, Ian
Dewey number
519.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Forecasting
  • Statistics
  • Human behaviour
Target audience
adult
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why thinking-by-numbers is the new way to be smart
Label
Super crunchers : how anything can be predicted, Ian Ayres
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000042349638
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
260 p.
Isbn
9780719564635
Isbn Type
(hbk.) :
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Super crunchers : how anything can be predicted, Ian Ayres
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000042349638
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
260 p.
Isbn
9780719564635
Isbn Type
(hbk.) :
Other physical details
ill.

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