The daily beat

Data beats theory Here’s a new empirical study of the impacts of automation and resulting employment changes on high and low wage employees over time. Empirical studies are important because they replace conjecture with reality (but it’s easier to write a paper about conjecture.)


Artificial Intelligence (NLP and Text Understanding) in 2018

In January, Microsoft and Alibaba issued press releases that were echoed by the press exclaiming AI beats humans in Stanford reading comprehension test   The writers and editors at Wired were more naturally curious than those at a number of other publications. They dug into the details. They wrote: The benchmark is biased in favor…