All posts tagged: Mathematics

Math and Number

Algorithms Apply shampoo to wet hair. Massage to lather, then rinse. Repeat. – An infinite loop hair-washing algorithm – I have a simple algorithm, which is, wherever you see paid researchers instead of grad students, that’s not where you want to be doing research. – Larry Page – I know how models are built, because I build them myself, so I know that I’m embedding my values into every single algorithm I create and I am projecting my agenda onto those algorithms. – Cathy O’Neil – Nothing will ever replace the experience of wandering haphazardly through a great bookstore, no matter how many algorithms are developed to find matches for our tastes. That’s because not only is there no accounting for taste, there is no predicting it either. – Dominique Browning – Someone from the Internet Writing Workshop sent me a link to the Gender Genie, where you paste in a section of text and it uses an algorithm to detect whether the author is male or female. Or, if you’re an author, you can …