onsdag 23 mars 2016

Lies, damned lies, and statistics

Big data should be used with caution, a UQ researcher warns.From UQ News
Big data that could be used to identify people as likely child abusers or alcoholics should be treated with the utmost caution, according to University of Queensland researcher Dr Philip Gillingham.

The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Workdata expert said a fascination with exploring the potential of technology was fraught with human and financial danger.

“It is possible that bringing together and mining multiple databases will provide terrific insights into social problems,” Dr Gillingham said.