Posts Tagged ‘ Errors ’

Laplace on behavioral psychology channeled through Miller and Gelman

April 17, 2018
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Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep, and author of Numbersense, discusses a recent paper by Miller and Gelman about Laplace's view on cognitive illusions.

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The discontent of engineering uncertainty

March 14, 2018
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The discontent of engineering uncertainty

Kaiser Fung, author of Numbersense and founder of Principal Analytics Prep, warns against over-interpreting the precision of formula outputs, and advocates embracing uncertainty. He is reacting to passages from the book, Algorithms to Live By.

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The discontent of engineering uncertainty

March 14, 2018
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The discontent of engineering uncertainty

Kaiser Fung, author of Numbersense and founder of Principal Analytics Prep, warns against over-interpreting the precision of formula outputs, and advocates embracing uncertainty. He is reacting to passages from the book, Algorithms to Live By.

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Visible and invisible errors, and the nefarious power of suggestion

December 20, 2017
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Visible and invisible errors, and the nefarious power of suggestion

Kaiser Fung, founder of Applied Analytics at Columbia University and Principal Analytics Prep, the premier data analytics bootcamp from Harvard Business School Startup Studio, discusses how a software vendor uses the power of suggestion to seduce users into believing the accuracy of predictive analytics; and how such a tactic got exposed by the visibility of errors.

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Visible and invisible errors, and the nefarious power of suggestion

December 20, 2017
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Visible and invisible errors, and the nefarious power of suggestion

Kaiser Fung, founder of Applied Analytics at Columbia University and Principal Analytics Prep, the premier data analytics bootcamp from Harvard Business School Startup Studio, discusses how a software vendor uses the power of suggestion to seduce users into believing the accuracy of predictive analytics; and how such a tactic got exposed by the visibility of errors.

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Overselling predictive models (Hint: future performance matters)

December 18, 2017
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Kaiser Fung, author of Numbersense and founder of Principal Analytics Prep, discusses the rejection of a predictive model used to find vulnerable children at risk for child abuse in Chicago.

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Overselling predictive models (Hint: future performance matters)

December 18, 2017
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Kaiser Fung, author of Numbersense and founder of Principal Analytics Prep, discusses the rejection of a predictive model used to find vulnerable children at risk for child abuse in Chicago.

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Primer on the limitation of current AI

December 7, 2017
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Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep and Columbia's MS in Applied Analytics, discusses an article by Rodney Brooks (MIT) on the future of AI.

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The data fix

November 20, 2017
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The data fix

Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep, discusses a blog post about validating machine learning models.

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My letter to the New York Times is published

November 6, 2017
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Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep and author of Numbersense, reacts to the New York TImes Magazine article on Amy Cuddy and the power pose research program. He offers a guide to the controversy around the interpretation of data in social psychology experiments.

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