Notes to myself, short pieces, works in progress, and dead ends. All subject to revision whenever I feel like it. Also, an archived copy of a blog I wrote for ten years.
Table of Contents Advertising: give the people what they don’t want In conflict with independence and authenticity Governance: not a classification problem Lessons Social media and the news Coyne again What would social media governance look like?
As Uber loses more money, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi continues cross his fingers and dream.
Finished essays, or nearly so. Some published elsewhere, some not.
This op-ed was published in the Toronto Star on March 29, 2021.
A recent paper highlights “adversarial attacks” by physicians as a threat to medical machine learning.
Tom Slee1 Abstract Algorithms that sort people into categories are plagued by incompatible incentives.
Essay based on a presentation to the Symposium of the Ernst Schmidheiny Foundation, Friday November 23, 2018.