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Using big data to predict collective behavior in the real world1

  • Helen Susannah Moat (a1) (a2), Tobias Preis (a2), Christopher Y. Olivola (a3), Chengwei Liu (a2) and Nick Chater (a2)...
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Recent studies provide convincing evidence that data on online information gathering, alongside massive real-world datasets, can give new insights into real-world collective decision making and can even anticipate future actions. We argue that Bentley et al.’s timely account should consider the full breadth, and, above all, the predictive power of big data.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
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  • EISSN: 1469-1825
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