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Everybody Lies
Author Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, a former Google data scientist, lecturer at the Wharton Business School, and NY Times opinion writer, draws this conclusion in the title book. He analyzed data derived from bits of information left on Google, social media, dating, and even porn sites, that reveal people’s personal truths. He maintains that Internet searches done in private and social media postings reveal what folks really think and that people lie to friends, lovers, surveys – even themselves. The author covers inner feelings on topics such as prejudice, hate, sex, abortion, how we fill our time, our Facebook friends, our communities, and many other subjects. He then covers what Big Data does well, does poorly, and what it should and shouldn’t be used for. We will read and discuss this book. The first session will cover the Foreward and Introduction (p. xi - 24). Gerry Lapidus has lead over 50 OLLI book discussion groups on topics such as social science, politics, and religion.
Event Type : Study Groups      
Category : Social Science
Date(s) : 11/04/2019 - 12/16/2019
Day of Week : Monday
Time : 1:00-3:00pm
Location : Turner Senior Resource Center, Campbell Room
Address : 2401 Plymouth Road,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Instructor : Lapidus Gerald
Fee : $45.00
Event Status : OPEN