What Big Data Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are
Do you ever think about what your Google searches say about you? What can data tell us about issues in our society like racism, depression, child abuse, and our deepest fears and insecurities? Many years after the emergence of the term “big data,” we truly need a fresh perspective to understand ourselves.
Seth Stephens-Davidowitz is here to answers those questions. Seth is the author of New York Times bestseller Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are, which was published in 2017 and one of the Economist Magazine’s books of the year.
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. He has worked as a data scientist at Google and a visiting lecturer at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently a contributing op-ed writer for the New York Times.
Seth received his BA in philosophy, Phi Beta Kappa, from Stanford, and his PhD in economics from Harvard.