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How to Think Like an Epidemiologist

06 Aug, 2020

The original article can be found here.   How to Think Like an Epidemiologist Don’t worry, a little Bayesian analysis won’t hurt you. By Siobhan Roberts   There is a statistician’s rejoinder — sometimes offered as wry criticism,...

AI’s struggle to reach “understanding” and “meaning”

19 Jul, 2020

Deep learning is very good at ferreting out correlations between tons of data points, but when it comes to digging deeper into the data and forming abstractions and concepts, they barely scratch the surface (even that might be an overstatement). We have...

Israeli-American Professor Judea Pearl Given Award for Courage

09 Apr, 2020

Judea Pearl, chancellor’s professor of computer science at UCLA, Turing Award recipient and president of the Daniel Pearl Foundation, is being given CAMERA’s inaugural Ometz Award for courage in recognition of his public renunciation of his Distinguished...

Israeli-American Professor Judea Pearl Given Award for Courage

09 Apr, 2020

Pearl said that his life experience and the rise of “Zionophobic” racism in academia had made it “necessary” for him to take a stand. Judea Pearl (photo credit: DANIEL PEARL FOUNDATION) Judea Pearl, father of the late journalist...