The Goodharts law as explained for the "citations" As applied in economics, the law is implicit in the economic idea of rational expectations, a theory in economics that states that entities who are aware of a system of rewards and punishments will optimize their actions within said system to achieve their desired results. E.g. employees … Continue reading Food for thought: Goodharts law
Good science, Bad Science: Why don’t we get a “cure” for cancer?
This post was "inspired" by an editorial from Scientific American (and I am riding its coattails) because I needed someone to call out the broken process. The essay does make some generalisations, however. Yet, it is still relevant because we, as scientists (and clinicians) owe it to our patients who look up to us. We … Continue reading Good science, Bad Science: Why don’t we get a “cure” for cancer?
#Reference Manager Showdown: a full review of #Papers 3, #Zotero, #F1000, and #Paperpile (+ ReadCube)
I had planned to do some kind of a "review" for reference managers. However, the author has done a better job than I could do. His workflow dictates Paperpile. I like the application, but their web service is entirely dependent on Google. I dislike Google Drive- it syncs horribly, and there's no comparison for Dropbox. … Continue reading #Reference Manager Showdown: a full review of #Papers 3, #Zotero, #F1000, and #Paperpile (+ ReadCube)
#AI #ML in healthcare: Will the twain ever meet?
Incorporating the Artificial Intelligence in healthcare has several issues. I stumbled on an excellent post in HBR that lists the key deficiency of AI- it is a black box. For all its deficiencies, AI and machine learning will never explain a process of "inclusion and exclusion" or why it came to a decision the way … Continue reading #AI #ML in healthcare: Will the twain ever meet?
Digital Narratives: How newsrooms and healthcare are making a pivot towards digital solutions.
I stumbled on a fascinating long read about how New York Times revived itself- from the edge of brinksmanship to something of a powerhouse. It wasn’t a natural transformation, and in hindsight, they seemed to have achieved a lot. I will not discuss how they did it. I only mean to draw parallels from the … Continue reading Digital Narratives: How newsrooms and healthcare are making a pivot towards digital solutions.