AI stereotype accuracy too

Identity between humans of all groups and non-human AI demonstrates IAT reflects statistical pattern detection rather than bias https://t.co/h6S2PChi0N — Timothy Bates (@timothycbates) April 14, 2017 Humans have stereotypes, that is, they hold beliefs about groups of people. When examined, these beliefs tend to reflect reality quite well, sometimes very well (for review, see Jussim’s…

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Hollywood eugenics and actual eugenics

I oppose coercive eugenic policies, so don’t try to quote mine my blunt discussion as support for such policies. Hollywood has a new anti-eugenics movie out, called The Thinning. There’s a trailer, and it will likely spoil the entire movie for you, but I reckon it will be crappy anyway, so: For those too lazy…

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Another calibration test

See also previous results. I stumbled upon another calibration test: http://calibratedprobabilityassessment.org/ This one is almost entirely based on distances between US cities. I don’t even know where all the states are, so this involved a lot of guessing. But apparently, I’m quite a bit better at this than I thought: The test is not quite…

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What exactly is Human Biodiversity? – Personal view

There seems to be some disagreement about what the term human biodiversity covers. I’ll be reaching out to the prototypical HBD people to ask what they think. However, my own understanding is a broad one and seems to be near-identical to that HBDChick expressed in the following posts: – https://hbdchick.wordpress.com/2014/08/21/what-is-human-biodiversity-hbd/ – https://hbdchick.wordpress.com/2014/08/21/examples-of-human-biodiversity-hbd/ – https://hbdchick.wordpress.com/2014/08/21/what-human-biodiversity-hbd-is-not/ Namely:…

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Criticism of me and my research on SlateStarCodex’s subreddit

On the commentariat here, and why I don’t think I can be associated with this community, despite liking the blog. My reply, as found in the comments. Most of it seems to be just rewritten stuff from RationalWiki’s collection of inaccuracies. I repost my reply below here for prosperity, and also for those too lazy…

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