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Stephen Hsu
Physicist, Startup Founder, Blogger, Dad
Physicist, Startup Founder, Blogger, Dad
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London / DeepMind photos
I've been very lucky with the London weather on this trip -- in the 50s and sunny most days. These were taken from the roof terrace of the Google building that houses DeepMind: These are from the nearby area St. Pancras, Granary Square, in King's Cross.
London / DeepMind photos
London / DeepMind photos
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DeepMind Talk: Genomic Prediction of Complex Traits and Disease Risks via Machine Learning
I'll be at DeepMind in London next week to give the talk below. Quite a thrill for me given how much I've admired their AI breakthroughs in recent years. Perhaps AlphaGo can lead to AlphaGenome :-) Hope the weather holds up! Title: Genomic Prediction of Com...
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Validation of simultaneous preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) for aneuploidy, monogenic, and polygenic disorders (Dr. Nathan Treff, Genomic Prediction, Inc.)
Dr. Nathan Treff, co-founder of Genomic Prediction , at the 2018 American Society of Reproductive Medicine meeting. His talk introduces Expanded Pre-Implantation Genomic Testing (EPⓖT): EPⓖT allows the routine, inexpensive evaluation of hundreds of thousand...
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1 In 4 Biostatisticians Surveyed Say They Were Asked To Commit Scientific Fraud
In the survey reported below , about 1 in 4 biostatisticians were asked to commit scientific fraud. I don't know whether this bad behavior was more prevalent in industry as opposed to academia, but I am not surprised by the results. I do not accept the clai...
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Glenn Loury and Laurence Kotlikoff on the Harvard Trial (video)
Glenn Loury is Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences, Department of Economics, Brown University. Laurence J. Kotlikoff is a William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor and Professor of Economics at Boston University. Video should start at @...
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Algorithms rule us all - VPRO documentary - 2018
ALGOS BAD!!!  ... and these vignettes prove it... ;-)
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Global R&D ~$1 trillion per annum?
Federal R&D, which skews more toward basic research , is typically somewhat less than 1% of US GDP (~$100 billion per annum). See figure below. WSJ : ... U.S.-based companies accounted for $329 billion of a record $781.8 billion in R&D spending tallied by P...
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Thomas Fingar: OBOR, TPP, China economic development and foreign policy
This is a thoughtful discussion of OBOR and TPP. @44min and following, an insider's account of economic rapprochement between the US and China starting in 1978. Also, some interesting comments on political reforms necessary to escape the middle income trap....
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Harvard Admissions on Trial: Enter the Statisticians
Let's see if any other media outlets cover this very essential part of the case. As far as I understand, the claim that "unhooked" Asian American applicants are discriminated against by Harvard relative to applicants of other ethnicities (including white ap...
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Backpropagation in the Brain?
Ask and ye shall receive :-) In an earlier post I recommended a talk by Ilya Sutskever of OpenAI (part of an MIT AGI lecture series). In the Q&A someone asks about the status of backpropagation (used for training of artificial deep neural nets) in real neur...
Backpropagation in the Brain?
Backpropagation in the Brain?
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