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How much is two years worth?

Rhett V. Pascual, Ph.D., July 9 2020

A long time ago, I saw a pharmaceutical product get delayed for two years. After clinical trials, the team couldn't understand why there was no difference between the negative control and the drug. The team spent several months looking at data. After a lot of investigations, the Research and Development group realized that the protein was the wrong...

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How to fix facial recognition (and why I won’t)

David Guy Brizan, Ph.D., July 3 2020

There are many mantras among computer scientists. For example, “eat your own dog food” — meaning you must be the best consumer of your own products. Despite being in the military, Grace Hopper is famous for saying “it is easier to ask forgiveness than to get permission.” My north star quote has often been “garbage in, garbage out.” It means that a...

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