Will Scully-Power


The mathematics of war – when to pull out? Look at the data!
January 5, 2010, 10:06 pm
Filed under: Data, Datarati, Research, Statistics, Uncategorized, Video, Visualisation | Tags: , ,

When should the troops be pulled from Iraq? Have a look at the data.

This is a very thought provoking 7 minute video from Sean Gourley.

A Rhodes scholar, he’s spent the past five years working at Oxford on complex adaptive systems and collective intelligent systems — basically, using data to understand the nature of human conflict.

As he puts it, “This research has taken me all over the world from the Pentagon, to the House of Lords, the United Nations and most recently to Iraq.

He is  currently working as a political advisor to the new Iraqi government.” Originally from New Zealand, he now lives in San Francisco, where he works on the internet startup younoodle.com and competes in decathlons.

Watch Now! http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/532

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