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August 16 2013

*The vanishing cost of guessing*

The vanishing cost of guessing

http://radar.oreilly.com/2013/08/the-vanishing-cost-of-guessing.html

[C]ritics charge that big data will make us stick to constantly optimizing what we already know, rather than thinking out of the box and truly innovating. We’ll rely on machines for evolutionary improvements, rather than revolutionary disruption. An abundance of data means we can find facts to support our preconceived notions, polarizing us politically and dividing us into “filter bubbles” of like-minded intolerance. And it’s easy to mistake correlation for causality, leading us to deny someone medical coverage or refuse them employment because of a pattern over which they have no control, taking us back to the racism and injustice of Apartheid or Redlining.

// via soup.io where the complete article is available - here

#données - #prédiction #prévention #anticipation #corrélation - #coût #préjugé

#Daten #Vorhersage #Vorsorge #Analyse #Zusammenhang - #Kosten #Vorurteil - #gelenkte #Wahrnehmung

#big_data #data - #prediction #preventing #analysis - #cost #prejudice #bias #preconception

June 28 2013

Corinne Gouget, interview sur les additifs alimentaires et l'aspartame - YouTube

Corinne Gouget, interview sur les additifs alimentaires et l'aspartame - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEWQaoukAas

Corinne Gouget relate les dégâts causés par les additifs alimentaires, principalement l'aspartame et le glutamate monosodique (mais pas que) qui sont présents dans de très nombreux produits de l'industrie alimentaire. Ses mots sont parfois violents sur l'absence de volonté politique d'alerter sur ces ingrédients.

#alimentation #santé #additif_alimentaire #aspartame #glutamate_monosodique #agroindustrie #prévention

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