Uncertainty is a continuum that ranges from that which we are certain of at one end through to that which we are completely ignorant of at the other. This continuum may be divided into three broad categories: aleatory, epistemic and ontological uncertainty.
Humankind’s attitude to gold is bizarre. Chemically, it is uninteresting – it barely reacts with any other element. Yet, of all the 118 elements in the periodic table, gold is the one we humans have always tended to choose to use as currency. Why? Why not osmium or chromium, or helium, say – or maybe seaborgium?
Called the “snail” by Italians and the “monkey tail” by the Dutch, it’s hard to remember (thanks to email addresses, Twitter handles and LinkedIn mentions) a time when the @ sign was just an obscure symbol on our keyboards. @ has even been inducted into the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.
In the world of Artificial Intelligence (AI), why is it so challenging replicating common sense, intuition, judgement…all those mystical human abilities that we know are there but can’t quite define?
What’s more strange: the fact that Donald Duck starred in a movie about mathematics or that said movie was nominated for an Academy Award? Donald in Mathmagic Land is a 27-minute Donald Duck educational featurette released on June 26, 1959.
Pamela Hellig recently shared tips on how to spot a fake “random” number. On the same theme, have you heard of Benford’s Law?
Every team is made up of different personality types, and some demand more time and attention from the leaders who manage them than others. Although there’s no hard and fast management strategy that fits every kind of employee, there is a rough framework managers can use to decide how to direct their energy toward getting the most out of all the personalities on their teams. Here’s a quick rundown of eight of the most common personality types and how to manage each one.