Instance-based classifiers applied to medical databases: Diagnosis and knowledge extraction
keyword: Bias-variance dilemma
Now Algorithms Are Deciding Whom To Hire, Based On Voice
March 23, 2015
in every version, Al Pacino’s voice has a biological, inescapable fact.
“His tone of voice generates engagement, emotional engagement with audiences,” says Luis Salazar, CEO of Jobaline. “It doesn’t matter if you’re screaming or not. That voice is engaging for the average American.”
Can Computer Programs Be Racist And Sexist?
September 26, 2016
“The systems are of a sufficient complexity that it is possible to say the algorithm did it,” Christian Sandvig* says. “And it’s actually true — the algorithm is sufficiently complicated, and it’s changing in real time. It’s writing its own rules on the basis of data and input that it does do things and we’re often surprised by them.”
*a professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Information
Controversy Continues Over Muscular Dystrophy Drug, Despite FDA Approval
September 24, 2016
Just 12 boys had been involved in the key study, and just about everybody agreed that the research was deeply flawed
In the meantime, Sarepta can start charging $300,000 per patient per year for treatment with eteplirsen.
Deadly Opioid Overwhelms First Responders And Crime Labs in Ohio
September 25, 2016
Heroin isn’t new in Cincinnati, but the recent surge in overdoses is being blamed on an even more potent drug called carfentanil. It’s 100 times stronger than fentanyl, a more common synthetic opioid that is itself much stronger than heroin. Carfentanil is used to sedate elephants. It can be dangerous to even touch it without gloves.
Our loss of wisdom
Barry Schwartz makes a passionate call for “practical wisdom” as an antidote to a society gone mad with bureaucracy. He argues powerfully that rules often fail us, incentives often backfire, and practical, everyday wisdom will help rebuild our world.