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Jul 18, 2021
The perils and pitfalls of averages | Interview with David Brown
Play • 33 min

We've been inundated with data. In particular, the transport sector is having a data renaissance; it's everywhere and available for almost everything. But there can be too much of a good thing.

We sat down with David Brown, Life Member and Past National President of the Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management (AITPM), to discuss some of the biggest trends in transport. David walks through the dangers of data and confirmation bias, and reinforces the importance that it is the data you DON'T have that is more important than the data in front of you. Aside from data, David also discusses some of the misconceptions around electric and zero net-emission vehicles.

In this episode you'll learn about:

  • The dangers of relying on averages
  • How big data amplifies confirmation bias
  • Misconceptions around electric vehicles 


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