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Suresh Venkatasubramanian
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I’ve been a Tom Slee fan for a few years, ever since I read his delightful and illuminating book Nobody Makes You Shop at Walmart, which explains game theory and other economic tools in plain…
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CJR article that I was interviewed for. 
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Well put !

"Taken individually, each of these examples might seem like an insignificant misstep, but the book is littered with them. I almost hope they’re Easter eggs for numerate people and that Hacker has a secret agenda of improving math education to the point that everyone can recognize that his arguments are full of crap."

From Evelyn Lamb's excellent review of Andrew Hacker's latest anti-math rant.

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/education/2016/03/andrew_hacker_s_the_math_myth_is_a_great_example_of_mathematics_illiteracy.html
In his new book The Math Myth: And Other STEM Delusions, Andrew Hacker lays out a bold case for substantially changing the instruction of mathematics. ...
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Are there particular challenges in dressing people to look ordinary?

Yes, because you don’t often find the clothes out there. Everything now is very fashion-driven and seasonally driven.

More proof that people who work in  the movies must live in a different universe. I don't see any difficulty in dressing to look ordinary :)
The costume designer of “Spotlight” calls the journalist look “an unthought-about uniform.” It says, “You don’t really care, you’ve got other things to think about.” So there.
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Maybe I should watch the movie to figure out how normal people dress.
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Science — and the technology and innovations that emanate from it — have worked wonders. But standing in awe of that process is not enough.
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My Kardashian index is 5.03, which makes me a "Science Kardashian".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kardashian_Index
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I'll make sure to include my Twitter follower number on my dossier on my next annual review. 

I'm a little disturbed by the emphasis on counting, though. I will also push my department to revise hiring procedures. We should ask each applicant to provide their one or two most significant recent tweets (from, say, the preceding 48 hours), which we will read carefully. 
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There's a standard flow to the responses when someone points out a biased algorithm. 
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You get a lot of the same responses if you call an institution racist, or even a particular person racist, the "it's (they are) just a mirror of society" or "I don't see color" responses. People try to give others or institutions a pass on the racist label by essentially calling them machines. It is hard for people to see that active evil intent is not necessary to be racist, for algorithm, machine, institution, or person.
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Predictive policing is the idea that by using historical data on crime, one might be able to predict where crime might happen next, and intervene accordingly. Data And Society has put together a go…
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Some thoughts on a position paper put out by Andrew Tutt. 
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Some thoughts on algorithms and transparency. 
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Depends on what the audit has. 
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I like algorithms. And I hope they're fair.
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CS prof, interested in algorithms, geometry, data mining, clustering
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That this restaurant has an overall rating less than 4 is a travesty. Skip Finca's overrated food and preserve your ear drums: Cafe Madrid is a much more intimate (read: quiet and charming) Spanish fine dining experience, with possibly the best service I've ever had in Salt Lake City. Call ahead if you want the paella: it's worth it.
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