notes on a panel discussion re: algorithms in criminal justice Show more
I went to a panel discussion last night about algorithms in criminal justice, and it started with a judge describing the success of his county's pre-trial release program based on risk-assessment instruments, but quickly pivoted when genius data scientist Prof. Julia Stoyanovich started explaining the scientific method, how data actually works, how bias is encoded in algorithms... it was really vindicating and exhilarating.
I started an entirely new Facebook account using an old email address (sometimes I have to look at Facebook stuff for work / life), and it IMMEDIATELY had lots of friend suggestions for me. They were really accurate and included people I knew 20 years ago AND people I met within the last few months. I am very curious how that works.
Twitter screenshot, elections Show more
At the risk of seeming glib: you don't actually have to expose yourself to election news. I just no longer actively engage in social networks where talking about this stuff is "important". You don't even have to leave Twitter, just disable all RTs in your timeline and set up some robust keyword filters. People who do not literally work in politics don't need to stay on top of this stuff, at this point it's just needless anxiety production.
universal human experience, I think Show more
Getting frustrated that everything is hard to find, then reorganizing everything to make it easier to find, but then everything is in new places, so everything is even HARDER to find.
selfie, eye contact, inclement hiking Show more
Going full goofball mode for today’s hike in the rain.
Systems Analyst, Bronx Defenders ¤ Former Public Defender
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