Google Flu Trends gets it wrong three years running

Google may be a master at data wrangling, but one of its products has been making bogus data-driven predictions. A study of Google’s much-hyped flu tracker has consistently overestimated flu cases in the US for years. It’s a failure that highlights the danger of relying on big data technologies.

via Google Flu Trends gets it wrong three years running – health – 13 March 2014 – New Scientist.

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