NOVA: Prediction By The Numbers
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Can we forecast the future? Discover how predictions underpin nearly every aspect of our lives and why some succeed spectacularly while others fail.
Predictions underlie nearly every aspect of our lives, from sports, politics, and medical decisions to the morning commute. With the explosion of digital technology, the internet, and “big data,” the science of forecasting is flourishing.
But why do some predictions succeed spectacularly while others fail abysmally? And how can we find meaningful patterns amidst chaos and uncertainty?
Explore entertaining real-world challenges, and join experts as they tackle that age-old question on "Prediction By The Numbers."
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