Samuel Wong, Brooklyn 2015

EPISODE 013: Sam Wong on emotions as datapoints

“You have to have emotions. You can’t be Mr. Spock, for example. Some people have called me that, and I was like ‘I don’t think so, I still have emotions too, you know!’If you combine Spock and Kirk, I think you have the ideal solution to everything.”

Our next NODcast episode goes to Sam Wong. Sam is a data scientist who works for the New York City MTA transit system.

Here’s what Sam had to say about how data works when it comes to moving around over 5.6 million riders per weekday, his call to public service, and how no decision-making process is complete without taking both numbers AND emotions into account. Subscribe on iTunes