from day 07/08/2011

Why are human beings so interested in explaining misfortune?

(Enter our super-competition and win a mega-prize!) Some time ago, a lady in France had the pleasure of seeing her lottery ticket win the jackpot (several million euros), only to have her dream blown to smithereens by an untoward incident. To establish that a claim is valid, the lottery is ...

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Uncovering and Punishing Unconscious Bias

Uncovering and Punishing Unconscious Bias (paper here) Philip E. Tetlock, Gregory Mitchell and L. Jason Anastasopoulos Recent technological advances in psychology hold out the promise of detecting unconscious biases before they cause harm. Advocates of the technology may fail to appreciate ...

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