Unlocking the mysteries of luck and probability
A thought-provoking and thoroughly enjoyable exploration of scientific and philosophical answers to the question: What is chance?
From the team that brought you the Joy of Stats comes another winning combination of wit, wisdom and augmented-reality graphics. Mathematical probability has never been so widely used. Insurers calculate your odds of reaching 90, while The Bank of England assesses the chances of inflation rising next year. Our lives are constantly pushed about by ‘fate’. In the Joy Of Chance, David Spiegelhalter, Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk at Cambridge University, tries to pin down exactly what chance is and how it works in the real world. This film isn’t afraid to ask some fundamental questions, like: Why is it, the older you get, the longer you can expect to live?
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