How will Watson congregate datasets?

John McCormick writing for WSJ writes: Even so, some experts found that it can be difficult to apply AI to treating complex medical conditions. Having access to data that represents patient populations broadly has been a challenge, experts told the Journal, and gaps in knowledge about complex diseases may not be fully captured in clinical databases.Wearable … Continue reading How will Watson congregate datasets?

Meaningless “social scores”

Aren Camber writes: Many websites score us. They measure our reputation or activity. Do you want to be successful? Don’t focus on these website scores. Focus on outcomes. Social media (and other means for "karma") are only mechanisms for gamification. Long time back (2008-09), I had been working with a colleague to set up a … Continue reading Meaningless “social scores”

How to read more effectively?

Ali Abdall writes: The third level of reading is about examining the book in-depth. I’ll be honest - I’m not great at this level of reading, but I’m always trying to improve....In particular, this level requires us to actively read the book and "the more active the reading the better" (Adler). I'm a big fan of just … Continue reading How to read more effectively?

What to choose: Boring or Exciting?

Dan McKinley writes: What counts as boring? That’s a little tricky. “Boring” should not be conflated with “bad.” There is technology out there that is both boring and bad [2]. You should not use any of that. But there are many choices of technology that are boring and good, or at least good enough. MySQL is … Continue reading What to choose: Boring or Exciting?

Mind games

Sarah Pruitt writes: In 2017, the CIA declassified some 12 million pages of records revealing previously unknown details about the program, which would eventually become known as Project Star Gate. By the time the program was shut down in 1995, psychics known as “remote viewers” had taken part in a wide array of operations, from locating hostages … Continue reading Mind games