The post below is written for the upcoming Spanish translation of The Book of Why, which was announced today. It expresses my firm belief that the current data fitting direction taken by Science is temporary (read my lips!), that the future of Science lies in causal data interpretation and that we should prepare ourselves for the backlash swing.Much has been said about how ill prepared our health care system was in coping with catastrophic outbreaks like COVID 19. Yet viewed from the corner of my expertise, the ill preparedness can also be seen as a failure of information technology to keep track of and interpret the outpour of data that have arrived from multiple and conflicting sources, corrupted by noise and omission, some by sloppy collection and some by deliberate misreporting, AI could and should have equipped society with intelligent data fusion technology, to interpret such conflicting pieces of information and reason its way out of the confusion.Speaking from the perspective of causal inference research, I have been part of a team that has developed a complete theoretical underpinning for such problems; a development that is briefly described in Chapter 10 of The Book of Why.
The sharks and rays of the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea are particularly beleaguered. International and domestic fisheries management improvements are urgently needed to protect these vulnerable species from overfishing and finning. Sustained engagement by experienced conservationists is vital for driving ambitious policies that ensure long term sustainability of shared resources.
Amazon has been testing a Wi Fi wand called Amazon Dash that simplifies barcode scanning. Such capabilities could be included in the Amazon phone to improve on current barcode scanning apps. Combine that with Amazon’s same day grocery service Amazon Fresh, currently in testing in Seattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco, and grocery shopping could be drastically simplified.
It was a slow, bumpy build to Obama’s moment in this virtual convention. Regular folks and brand name politicians popped in and out on full screens and in gallery view. There were multicultural checkerboards of citizens singing the national anthem and Rep.
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