Margin of Error

In the face of a century of traditional polling to predict public opinion, there is a shakeup afoot in the prediction game. With the 2019 Canadian federal election as its backdrop, Margin of Error examines how a small Ottawa startup uses artificial intelligence and public social media data to forecast voter behaviour. But the promise of new technology also comes with questions about its accuracy, the threat to citizens' privacy and our democracy itself.
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Oct 21, 2020
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