Machine intelligence for content distribution, logistics, smarter cities, and more

[A version of this post appears on the O’Reilly Radar.] The O’Reilly Data Show Podcast: Rhea Liu on technology trends in China. In this episode of the Data Show, I spoke with Rhea Liu, analyst at China Tech Insights, a new research firm that is part of Tencent’s Online Media Group. If there’s one place […]

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Statistics is a veal pie

there are no facts, only interpretations Statistics is the study of the collection, organization, analysis, and interpretation of data.[1][2] It deals with all aspects of this, including the planning of data collection in terms of the design of surveys and experiments.[1] A statistician is someone who is particularly well versed in the ways of thinking […]

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Monty Hall problem

Bertrand’s box paradox is a classic paradox of elementary probability theory. It was first posed by Joseph Bertrand in his Calcul des probabilités, published in 1889. There are three boxes: a box containing two gold coins, a box containing two silver coins, a box containing one gold coin and one silver coin. After choosing a box at random and withdrawing one coin […]

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Habitat destruction

Uploaded on Mar 30, 2010 Murray Gell-Mann, the 2004-2005 Pardee Visiting Professor of Future Studies, argues that global problems cannot be considered in isolation, and he wonders about the best ways to separate environmental issues from those involving population growth.Run time 1:27 Hosted by Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future on September […]

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