Complexity — David Krakauer, Part 5

On: Embracing Complexity for Systemic Interventions Transmission Series Ep. 5 Episode: 31 Date: May 5, 2020 Evolutionary biologist. Review of 5 Transmission Essays. John Krakauer and Michelle Carlson on COVID and Spiraling Frailty Syndrome Stefani Crabtree on What History Can

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Complexity — David Krakauer, Part 1

On: Rigorous Uncertainty: Science During COVID-19 Transmission Series Ep. 1 Episode: 26 Date: April 7, 2020 Evolutionary biologist. Review of 5 Transmission Essays. 000: David Krakauer on Citizen-Based Medicine 001: David Kinney on Why Scientists Must Make Value Judgments in

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Life’s Information Hierarchy

The explanation for the complex, multi-scale structure of biological and social systems lies in their manipulation of space and time to reduce uncertainty about the future. By: Jessica C. Flack Date: April 2014 In: Santa Fe Institute Bulletin and From

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Prediction Machines

The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence By: Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, Avi Goldfarb Published: 2018. Read: 2019. Summary: The basic argument is that AI (or machine learning) is mostly about better and cheaper “prediction”: the ability to use information you

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The Laws of Medicine

Field Notes from an Uncertain Science By: Siddhartha Mukherjee Published: 2015 Read: 2020 Summary: Despite the increasing accuracy of medical tests and other advances, much of modern medicine still takes place under conditions of incomplete information and uncertainty, partly because

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EconTalk — Gerd Gigerenzer

On: Gut Feelings. Episode: N/A Date: December 2019 Background: Psychologist and author of “Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious”. Key Subjects: Gut feelings or intuitions guide many decisions. Suggestions on how to act that arise rapidly from your unconscious

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