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From Blackjack to Big Data – The Importance of Avoiding Cognitive Bias

One of the most entertaining speakers at yesterday’s CAO Summit was Jeff Ma, a group product manager at Twitter. Before joining Twitter, Ma was a successful blackjack player, and was the inspiration for the book “Bringing Down the House,” which chronicled how he and several other MIT students combined statistical theory and card counting to win millions at Las Vegas casinos.