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Code: 35/2017
Title: On the role of statistics in the era of big data: a call for a debate
Date: Sunday 9th July 2017
Author(s) : Piercesare Secchi
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Abstract: While discussing the plenary talk of Dunson (2016) at the 48th Scienti c Meet- ing of the Italian Statistical Society, I formulated a few general questions on the role of statistics in the era of big data which stimulated an interesting debate. They are reported here with the aim of engaging a larger audience on an issue which promises to change radically our discipline and, more generally, science as we know it. But is it so?

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