1 year, 5 months ago

Near Miss

A serious aviation incident in the news today. A plane took off from Birmingham last year with insufficient fuel, because the weight of the passengers was incorrectly estimated. This is being described as an IT error.As Cathy O’Neil’s maxim reminds us,…

2 years, 3 months ago

Limitations of Machine Learning

In a recent discussion on Twitter prompted by some examples of erroneous thinking in Computing Science, I argued that you don’t always need a philosophy degree to spot these errors. A thorough grounding in statistics would seem to settle some of them.@…