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All Blog Posts Tagged 'society' (3)

End-of-Life Narrative

Canada will soon be passing legislation to allow for physician-assisted suicide.  Sometime over the course of debate between our Parliament and Senate, I found what at the time seemed like a peculiar pattern of woodchips in the back of my pick-up.  It was such an interesting image, I thought I would share it here.  On closer inspection, I discovered that in fact I was looking at hundreds of tiny flower shafts and seeds.…

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Added by Don Philip Faithful on June 18, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Could Data Science lead to societal harmony?

Data Science has made great strides in the last couple of decades and has promise to improve the lives of everyone. Like any technology some may view these developments to be not such a great blessing after all. I felt taking a few moments to reflect on the long-term consequences might be of some value.

I came across this post after a lapse of a season and realized…

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Added by Bala R Subramanian on July 31, 2015 at 7:21am — No Comments

Overcoming Aspects of Social Disablement in Data

When the performance of an employee is evaluated, ideally there are no externalities to complicate the analysis. If the employee has a computer that is constantly freezing up - or the servers in the company frequently operate slowly - the employee's performance data will reflect the functionality and effectiveness of these systems. If the company occupies a highly competitive market, declining sales data is attributable at least in part to competition rather than the behaviours of employees.…

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Added by Don Philip Faithful on July 25, 2015 at 5:44am — No Comments

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