Bias-variance tradeoff

Bias-variance tradeoff

Instance-based classifiers applied to medical databases: Diagnosis and knowledge extraction
Francesco Gagliardi

keyword: Bias-variance dilemma


Now Algorithms Are Deciding Whom To Hire, Based On Voice

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.”


The algorithm did it (and it’s actually true)

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

Eteplirsen: $300,000 per patient per year

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.


Wild yeast bread

Wild yeast bread
Weed ’em & Reap
no egg?
no oil/butter?
1st rise: dough doubles in  5-6 hours
punch the dough down

2nd rise: let it rise for 2-3 hours in the bread mold
in oven at 325 F for 30-40 min. Internal temperature: should be 180 F (use a thermometer)
dough is also useful for: cinnamon rolls; pizza

Tart rings