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Nate Silver

Nate Silver

Writer, stastician, FiveThirtyEight

Statistician and blogger Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight blog famously parsed polling and economic data to predict with eery accuracy the results of the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections. ESPN bought FiveThirtyEight, where Silver is editor-in-chief, in 2013. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Signal and the Noise.

When human judgment and big data intersect there are some funny things that happen.