On hiring

John Carmack on Twitter: People like the idea of hard and fast rules, but putting +/-infinity as a factor in a policy decision is almost never the best plan. Hiring is an obvious example, with “requirements” that filter out large chunks of applicants that don’t have some kind of back channel \ influence. Disqualifications are […]

Could a Neuroscientist Understand a Microprocessor?

Very interesting perspective. There is a popular belief in neuroscience that we are primarily data limited, and that producing large, multimodal, and complex datasets will, with the help of advanced data analysis algorithms, lead to fundamental insights into the way the brain processes information. These datasets do not yet exist, and if they did we […]