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#82 Professor Norman Fenton - How a narrative was created using numbers, stats & language.

February 27, 2023 Fair Food Forager / Paul Hellier Season 1 Episode 82
#82 Professor Norman Fenton - How a narrative was created using numbers, stats & language.
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The Fair Food Forager & Friends Show
#82 Professor Norman Fenton - How a narrative was created using numbers, stats & language.
Feb 27, 2023 Season 1 Episode 82
Fair Food Forager / Paul Hellier

​Professor Emeritus of Risk at Queen Mary University of London (retired as Full Professor Dec 2022) and a Director of Agena, a company that specialises in artificial intelligence and Bayesian probabilistic reasoning. A mathematician by training with current focus on quantifying risk and uncertainty using causal, probabilistic models that combine data and knowledge (Bayesian networks). He's published 7 books and over 400 peer reviewed articles. Covering multiple domains including law and forensics (He's been an expert witness in major criminal and civil cases), and health. Since 2020 and active in analysing data related to Covid risk.

We chat about Normans career, television appearances and how his wikipedia entry was constantly manipulated since questioning the covid statistics and data. This leads into a conversation about how exactly this happened, some examples of where the numbers and language were manipulated in order to increase the appearance of more dangerous situation.

https://www.normanfenton.com
Normans Youtube
Normans Twitter


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​Professor Emeritus of Risk at Queen Mary University of London (retired as Full Professor Dec 2022) and a Director of Agena, a company that specialises in artificial intelligence and Bayesian probabilistic reasoning. A mathematician by training with current focus on quantifying risk and uncertainty using causal, probabilistic models that combine data and knowledge (Bayesian networks). He's published 7 books and over 400 peer reviewed articles. Covering multiple domains including law and forensics (He's been an expert witness in major criminal and civil cases), and health. Since 2020 and active in analysing data related to Covid risk.

We chat about Normans career, television appearances and how his wikipedia entry was constantly manipulated since questioning the covid statistics and data. This leads into a conversation about how exactly this happened, some examples of where the numbers and language were manipulated in order to increase the appearance of more dangerous situation.

https://www.normanfenton.com
Normans Youtube
Normans Twitter


Support the Show.