“We’re using the phrase artificial intelligence increasingly, but there’s very little intelligence in what’s happening. It’s just learning. And there are many issues still be faced in learning itself.”
Tim Harford, is an economist and journalist and the author of several books, including The Undercover Economist and The Undercover Economist Strikes Back. Harford talks about how he got into writing after being inspired by a scientist.
Statistics can be like words – they can be used in all sorts of ways, says Harford. He argues that really good data visualisations can be very effective but they can also be so seductive that we fail to ask the questions we should.