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Fascinated by this TEDx Talk featuring Eric Berlow and Sean Gourley. Watch it and you will be too. Why am I posting it to my blog? Because data literacy is a pivotal piece of the knowledge mosaic for individuals, for families, for communities.
Do I understand algorithms at work here? NO! I can barely spell algorithm. But through the discipline of algorithms, and use of natural language processing of speech to text transcripts of all the TED talks, views and comment data, this video depicts how ideas are interconnected globally. I do speak the language of information, knowledge and concept mapping, where following a citation chain (how is knowledge connected from expert to expert? how does it flow?) Where does that flow lead?) is an extremely powerful and thrilling thing. The application of computers and math to this connection of ideas is massively denser but achieves the same end.
Learners of all ages are challenged to understand interconnections of ideas and problems. This is a literacy for all.
THE ABILITY TO INTUITIVELY ANSWER QUESTIONS WITH DATA AND CRITICALLY INTERPRET THE ANSWERS. Empowering non-experts