About Dr Hannah Fry
Hannah is a mathematician, lecturer and broadcaster. She uses mathematical models to study patterns in human behaviour, with many applications, including, retail, terrorism, transportation and urban crime. She has authored several books. Her latest, “Hello World: How to be human in the age of the machine” was shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction. Online, her YouTube videos have clocked up millions of views, including her popular TED talk, the Mathematics of Love.
What data can and can’t tell us about ourselves
Life’s most astonishing miracles can be understood with probability. Big data dictates many of the hot new fashions we follow. Even our choices on Netflix, or our choice of who we marry, is secretly influenced by computer algorithms. Hannah shows us how to decode life’s hidden numbers; to help us all make better choices, sort fact from fiction, and lead happier lives. But she also warns how our unwavering faith in figures can lead to disaster when we get the sums wrong.
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