"I think point 4 is wrong. The wealthiest can always find ways to spend money.
I think what has happened is a prisoner's dilemma.
If an employer can cut wages or lay off staff they make more money.
Either way their…"
"This sounds like an interesting new way to do research, but do not write off academia just yet, and some published papers have been written by a machine. I like the idea of writing anfd partenring with someone who has a goift for sales and…"
"Ilike it and may try the same with coverage of the Current Scottish "devolution" offers if i can get the data and the time for such aproject.
If I can get in touch with the authors I would like ot aks them how they handle the…"
"Michael: I think, but it is only an intuition, that all these power laws result from interactions between agents or particles. Data Scientists do not need to know these concepts but may find them useful"
"This reminded me of my PhD thesis which involved Dielectruc relaxation. Informally consider a collection of say interacting magnets on a grid whose alignment is determined by the alignments of their neighbours (The Ising Model for…"
"Agreed no one wants to read 2500 resumes. Perhaps the key would be to have people read resumes and flag them as "interview" or not and allow a machine leanring algorithm to devise it s model of what is wanted. Pehraps after say 20 CVs the…"
"If I were dealing with hiring I would want to run the analytic method in parallel with human screeners and see the extent to which the two groups overlapped.
I would also be a bit worried that the auomated screen would eliminate…"
"Hmm.... I am a bit out of practice with full mathematical rigor (mortis?) but here are my thoughts
Assume the probabilty of a binary event happenning per unit time is p. The probability of it not happening is q = 1-p
Assume p is small (say 0.01)…"
"Tweaking the data / cleaning the data are perhaps distinctions only in the eye of the beholder.
Tweaking assumptions and models could be seen as debugging the procedure.
Having said that the way to handle confirmation bias is to say…"
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