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Random with care
Some tips about RNGs and their usage

(via Tony Finch)
coding  random  math  rngs  prngs  statistics  distributions 
january 2018 by jm
'Mathwashing,' Facebook and the zeitgeist of data worship
Fred Benenson: Mathwashing can be thought of using math terms (algorithm, model, etc.) to paper over a more subjective reality. For example, a lot of people believed Facebook was using an unbiased algorithm to determine its trending topics, even if Facebook had previously admitted that humans were involved in the process.
maths  math  mathwashing  data  big-data  algorithms  machine-learning  bias  facebook  fred-benenson 
april 2017 by jm

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