In this podcast Seth Stephens-Davidowitz (@SethD_S), author of New York Times Bestseller Everybody Lies, discussed what our social data knows about us. He shares some critical insights into human psyche on how humans behaves differently to machines then fellow humans. This shed some interesting light on how #JobsOfFuture would use our social and technology interactions to create experience that best represent and benefit us. He shared some insights into what future of work would look like. He sheds some insights into how businesses could use data to create a great experience for our employees, workers, clients, and partners. This is a great podcast for anyone looking to understand the depth of insights that data could create.
0:29 Seth’s journey.
4:23 Story behind “Everybody lies”.
7:27 Finding the right searches to analyse.
8:42 Surprising findings on analysing the internet searches of people.
10:50 Confusion and human search data.
12:55 Google search recommendation’s effect on human search data.
15:47 To google or not to google.
17:48 Are surveys reliable?
19:29 Safeguarding against fake data.
22:30 Compromised privacy may be a good thing.
24:30 Seth’s favorite tool or language.
25:40 Challenges in working with data.
26:22 Finding a hypothesis in human search data.
28:02 Political predictions through data.
32:10 On Cambridge Analytica
35:05 The ethics of data.
39:05 On AI
41:24 Defining a data scientist.
43:11 Key points of “Everybody lies”.
44:17 Secret behind Seth’s success.
45:50 Journey from a basketball to data scientist.
48:03 Seth’s favorite reads.
48:34 Key takeaways.
Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz amzn.to/2OA0YBs
Seth’s Recommended Read:
Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress by Steven Pinker amzn.to/2Kl2nsr
Seth Stephens-Davidowitz has used data from the internet — particularly Google searches — to get new insights into the human psyche.
Seth has used Google searches to measure racism, self-induced abortion, depression, child abuse, hateful mobs, the science of humor, sexual preference, anxiety, son preference, and sexual insecurity, among many other topics.
His 2017 book, Everybody Lies, published by HarperCollins, was a New York Times bestseller; a PBS NewsHour Book of the Year; and an Economist Book of the Year.
Seth worked for one-and-a-half years as a data scientist at Google and is currently a contributing op-ed writer for the New York Times. He is a former visiting lecturer at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
He received his BA in philosophy, Phi Beta Kappa, from Stanford, and his PhD in economics from Harvard.
In high school, Seth wrote obituaries for the local newspaper, the Bergen Record, and was a juggler in theatrical shows. He now lives in Brooklyn and is a passionate fan of the Mets, Knicks, Jets, Stanford football, and Leonard Cohen.
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