The Numbers Game on National Geographic

Posted to Statistics  |  Tags:  |  Nathan Yau

Jake Porway, the founder of DataKind, has a new show on the National Geographic channel called The Numbers Game. I unfortunately don’t have the channel, so the clips on the site will have to suffice for now.

Keep in mind this show is for a wide audience though. Jake notes:

Now for those of you who have been writing to me excited that Big Data is finally getting its own TV show, I should point out that this show is a lot more like a science show than a show about data. You won’t find discussions about Hadoop, machine learning, or even the basics of correlation vs. causation here. Instead, the show tries to make the latest statistics accessible to a wide audience of people who may just be dipping their toes in to this new world of data. It’s more Guy Fieri than Carl Sagan, but it’s a blast.

The first of three episodes aired last week, and the second is on tonight. You should watch it.


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