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Historicizing the Self-Evident: An Interview with Lorraine Daston - Los Angeles Review of Books
Interview with Daston, mainly about her work on the idea of probability and attempts to automate or mechanize judgment, which are precursors to algorithmic decision-making systems today.
science  history  history_of_ideas  probability  math  automation  algorithms  technology  objectivity  reason  rationality 
9 weeks ago by johnmfrench
Military strategy: Cry havoc! And let slip the maths of war | The Economist
It has long been know that the occurrence of conflict follows certain patterns; a recent article in Science has shown that terrorist acts may follow similar patterns, potentially making possible to predict when they will take place.
military  math  science 
april 2011 by johnmfrench

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