The Conversationalist Podcast - Episode 5: 'The Wisdom of the Crowd'

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In this episode, we talk to Professor Marcus du Sautoy about the wisdom of the crowd. Does crowdsourcing help us make better decisions? Or does it expose us to the perils of groupthink? Are there some questions - scientific, mathematical, or social - that are best answered with many people participating? What is the value of expertise? Hear Marcus discuss these topics and more in this episode of The Conversationalist. And watch his full talk on 'The Wisdom of the Crowd' at the Royal Society here:

Interviews with: Prof Marcus du Sautoy (University of Oxford)
Produced by: Dr Kira Allmann (University of Oxford)
Music by: Rosemary Allmann

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