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Please Stop Explaining Black Box Models for High Stakes Decisions

Please Stop Explaining Black Box Models for High Stakes Decisions

Cynthia Rudin Duke University Abstract Black box machine learning models are currently being used for high stakes decision-making throughout society, causing problems throughout healthcare, criminal justice, and in other domains. People have hoped that creating methods for explaining these black box models will alleviate some of these problems, but trying to explain black box models,…
Bees, Please: Stop Dying in Your Martian Simulator

Bees, Please: Stop Dying in Your Martian Simulator

Before astronauts head to the International Space Station, they spend years getting ready: They float in pools to practice for spacewalks, learn how to run different types of science experiments, and even practice how to poop. For future missions to the moon and Mars, scientists first try living and working in space-analog environments on volcanoes,…
Blizzard, Please Put Link In Overwatch – Kotaku

Blizzard, Please Put Link In Overwatch – Kotaku

While this animation video looks exactly like something Blizzard would release, as part of some dream Zelda x Overwatch crossover event for the upcoming Switch version, it’s amazingly/sadly just the work of some fans instead.This is actually the third time I’ve posted about this design, imagining Link as a playable character in Overwatch. The first…

Please Add RSS Support To Your Site | Kev Quirk

I recently discovered Jan-Lukas Else's blog, which contains a tonne of great posts - I'd strongly recommend checking out his blog if you're a techie. While I was perusing Jan's blog, I came across his blogroll, which includes links to other blogs he finds interesting. Again, that list is well worth checking out as it…
Trying To Please Everyone In Fire Emblem Is Turning Me Into A Sociopath – Kotaku

Trying To Please Everyone In Fire Emblem Is Turning Me Into A Sociopath –...

Image: NintendoI knew I had a problem when I saw a timer appear and my first reaction was to immediately hammer my Nintendo Switch’s power button until it fell into a merciful slumber.Fire Emblem: Three Houses has a feature called an “advice box” in which characters write you letters asking for aid. You’ve got to…
Please break up Facebook, cofounder asks regulators

Please break up Facebook, cofounder asks regulators

split it — They say that breaking up is hard to do, but Hughes really wants to try. Kate Cox - Jul 26, 2019 3:20 pm UTC Enlarge / Mark Zuckerberg and Chris Hughes on Harvard's campus in 2004, well before Facebook started taking over the world.Rick Friedman/Corbis via Getty ImagesFacebook cofounder Chris Hughes isn't…
Please use ethernet cables whenever you can. Please. – Mashable

Please use ethernet cables whenever you can. Please. – Mashable

For those of us old enough to remember a time before WiFi, there's still something genuinely magical about it. Internet! In the air! Can you believe it? We've cut way down on cables and can now access the internet anywhere in our homes (sometimes with a little help), and the signal strength is generally good…
Samsung: Please virus-scan your TV

Samsung: Please virus-scan your TV

William Gibson warned us about this — Samsung Support USA deleted its own virus-scanning recommendation. Jim Salter - Jun 18, 2019 8:16 pm UTC Yesterday on Twitter, Samsung's US support team reminded everyone to regularly—and manually—virus-scan their televisions. Samsung's team followed this up with a short video showing someone in a conference room going 16 button-presses…
Please, enough with the dead butterflies!

Please, enough with the dead butterflies!

DateMay 31, 2017 Authoredamstra Categories Illustration news We all have pet peeves, even though there’s a lot going on in the world that makes them pretty insignificant. While acknowledging that there are many more important things in life, I write this post about my own personal illustration pet peeve in the hopes that maybe, just maybe, it’ll…

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Microsoft renames Office Online to Office – Ghacks Technology News

Microsoft announced yesterday that it decided to rename Office Online, a suite of Office applications on the Web, to just Office. Applications such as Word Online or Excel Online will be called Word or Excel going forward.Microsoft is moving away from using platform-specific sub-brands for products that are available for more than one platform. The…

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