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Lukas Vermeer
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Forever learning and helping machines do the same.
Forever learning and helping machines do the same.

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"The A/B illusion — the human tendency to focus on the risk, uncertainty and power asymmetries of running a test that compares A to B, while ignoring those factors when A is simply imposed by itself."

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Working From "Home".
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"I want to illustrate just how good our situation really is by considering what is probably our worst case scenario in terms of study design: The case where we know absolutely nothing whatsoever about the study to be run except that the topic matter could broadly be classified as “social psychology” or some related field."

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"If this was just about undergrads, I'd grumble over a beer with my colleagues and otherwise suck it up, but reading and refereeing for non-statistics journals shows me that many scientists in many fields are subject to exactly the same confusions as The Kids, and talking with friends in industry makes it plain that the same thing happens outside academia, even to 'data scientists'."

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Home is where the hearth is.
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"Late in 1862, readers of the Confederacy’s most prestigious literary magazine, the Southern Literary Messenger, found a nine-page account of the history of racial strife that had plunged the nation into civil war. Disunion had been inevitable, according to the author, in a country where a supposedly superior race had joined with one it considered inferior, and with whom co-existence on terms of political equality was impossible. “Never capable, in their best days, of self-government,” the writer mused over that allegedly lesser race, “it is frightful to think of the doom awaiting” them “at the end of this war.”"

Fifty shades of white supremacy?

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"I guess you love the underground."
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