It's not always easy, being nice. Especially when we're feeling anything but nice. But please, let's do the right thing and put in a little bit of emotional labour to check ourselves. Because if we don't, we may not get a second chance. (Had read too many badly written, caustic e-mails today. Though I wasn't on the... Continue Reading →
Came across this question on Quora today: What are the most subtle ways to deceive people with statistics? The answers are legendary. Going to be one for the bookmarks.
Scary stuff, but something I think we're already deeply mired in: Physiognomy's New Clothes (the new racism, courtesy of machine learning). Reminds me of the book Weapons of Math Destruction, which also highlighted many important points about the problems with "runaway" algorithms, which not only face the danger of falling into a closed feedback loop (and... Continue Reading →