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Predicting the President: Origins of Computer Forecasting

Every election night, millions of Americans hit refresh on their browsers and social media and tune into the news for the latest predictions on who’s going to win.

But what’s the technology that makes these predictions possible? Join CHM for a riveting story at the intersection of technology and democracy as journalist, professor, and author Ira Chinoy shares insights from his book, Predicting the Winner: The Untold Story of Election Night 1952 and the Dawn of Computer Forecasting.  

Don’t miss what promises to be an enlightening talk decoding a part of computing history that's pivotal to the election process.

What to Expect

  • Learn about the birth of computational methods in predicting election results.
  • Hear the untold story of the legendary 1952 election night and its surprising star.
  • Learn about the enduring legacy of early computer forecasting on contemporary election reporting.

Tuesday, 07/23/24


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