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bias in decision making

My daughter just started the “in car” portion of her driver’s ed training. I mentioned some thoughts to her about making decisions and using her judgment in a car: When we use our judgment to make decisions, it’s quite possible our judgment will be wrong. For example, maybe I decided I couldn’t make it through the […]

how big is big data?

Long before the term “big data” was popular, scientists had described a scenario that clearly falls into the big data paradigm. It involves a monkey typing on keyboard, and furthermore, it assumes the monkey is typing at random. Most of what we see on the screen (or paper), if we happened to be observing such […]