Nate Silver became a household name this past election season, as his election predictions wound up being the subject of some partisan bickering. Whether you loved him or hated him in the final months of the campaign, he was vindicated on election day when he nearly perfectly called every race – 31 out of 33 state Senate races, as well as all 50 states in the Presidential race. Working out of his statistics blog FiveThirtyEight.com, Silver has become one of the most (if not the most) accurate prognosticator in modern polling.
He recently sat down with Google’s Chief Economist Hal Varian to discuss his bestselling book “The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail-but Some Don’t” (among other things).
The interview, part of Google’s popular Authors at Google series, is available in its entirety below: