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Evnin Lecture
Join us on Tuesday, March 30th at 7:00pm for the Evnin Lecture with Jevin West and Carl Bergstrom of the University of Washington, co-authors of Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Digital World.

The spread of misinformation is among the most pressing challenges of our time. New platforms for human interaction and information sharing have opened the door to misinformation, disinformation and other forms of networked manipulation, which not only mislead and create divisions, but also diminish trust in democratic institutions such as science.

In this talk, Dr. West and Dr. Bergstrom will provide a set of tools to cut through the most intimidating data. You don’t need technical expertise to call out problems with data and information online. Are the numbers or results too good or too dramatic to be true? Is the claim comparing like with like? Is it confirming your personal bias? Drawing on a deep well of expertise in data science, Dr. West and Dr. Bergstrom will provide examples of selection bias and muddled data visualization, distinguish between correlation and causation, and examine the susceptibility of science to modern misinformation.

Mar 30, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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