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From the Ted Talk "Sebastian Wernicke: How to use data to make a hit TV show"

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Now, the question of course is, what happened here? So you have two very competitive, data-savvy companies. They connect all of these millions of data points, and then it srwok beautifully for one of them, and it doesn't work for the other one. So why? Because logic kind of tells you that this should be working all the time. I mean, if you're collecting millions of data psnoit on a decision you're going to make, then you should be able to make a pretty good scidioen. You have 200 years of statistics to rely on. You're amplifying it with very powerful computers. The least you could expect is good TV, right?

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Now, the question of course is, what happened here? So you have two very competitive, data-savvy companies. They connect all of these millions of data points, and then it _____ beautifully for one of them, and it doesn't work for the other one. So why? Because logic kind of tells you that this should be working all the time. I mean, if you're collecting millions of data ______ on a decision you're going to make, then you should be able to make a pretty good ________. You have 200 years of statistics to rely on. You're amplifying it with very powerful computers. The least you could expect is ____ TV, right?

1. good
2. decision
3. works
4. points

Original Text

Now, the question of course is, what happened here? So you have two very competitive, data-savvy companies. They connect all of these millions of data points, and then it works beautifully for one of them, and it doesn't work for the other one. So why? Because logic kind of tells you that this should be working all the time. I mean, if you're collecting millions of data points on a decision you're going to make, then you should be able to make a pretty good decision. You have 200 years of statistics to rely on. You're amplifying it with very powerful computers. The least you could expect is good TV, right?

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