Tag: bias

It is easy to both form and support your beliefs. It’s in the evaluation—and especially rejection—that effort is involved.

Is it good to think you’re better than you are? By most accounts, confidence is a positive characteristic. It convinces people to trust you, motivates you towards big goals, and is for the most part…

To pass the Turing test, a computer program must convince a human judge that it is a human by answering a series of questions the judge presents. “A computer would deserve to be called intelligent…

Godwin’s Law: “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Hitler approaches 1.” In 2016, Microsoft gifted to the world a chat bot named Tay. She was designed to mimic the language…

Losing sucks, but not losing might suck even more. Consider this gamble: I flip a coin, if it’s heads, you win $100. If it’s tails, you lose $100. Would you take it? Most people would…

Thinking Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman, is a good book. Thinking fast, or System 1 as he calls it, is your intuition. It’s quick, resourceful, and prone to mistakes which we often call biases.…