List by Author: David Spiegelhalter
This article is based on a talk I gave at the recent John Cage exhibition in the Kettles Yard gallery in Cambridge. Cage is perhaps best known for his avant-garde music, particularly his silent 1952 composition 4′33″ but also for his use of randomness in aleatory music. But Cage also used randomness in his art.
England's performance in the World Cup last summer was thankfully overshadowed by the attention given to Paul the octopus, who was reported as making an unbroken series of correct predictions of match winners. David Spiegelhalter looks at Paul's performance in an attempt to answer the question that (briefly) gripped the world: was Paul psychic?
One in nine women will get breast cancer in her lifetime, and it seems sensible to screen women for breast cancer to treat them as early as possible. But, as David Spiegelhalter explains, screening is a controversial issue.
Well, no-one knows exactly, but using stats you can make a good guess. This article tells you how and has an interactive life expectancy calculator. Do you dare to find out?
Teo tells us about his work in artificial intelligence, his travels around the world, and how inspiration sometimes strikes in the pub.
Clouds make the weather, yet their detail isn't taken into account in weather forecasts. Artificial intelligence might be able to help.
Predicting the weather is hard. With more data and computing power becoming available, artificial intelligence can help.
How does your phone know what the weather's going to be like?
How a little insect can cause chaos.