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Artificial Intelligence: Solving the Chinese Room Argument feature

  • Authors: Patrick Rhodes
  • Published Date: Jan 12, 2016

Yesterday, the very best AI (artificial intelligence) had trouble beating a novice human chess player. Today, the very best human player has enormous difficulty beating the best AI. Tomorrow, the very...

Fundamentals of Statistical Experimental Design and Analysis: An interview with Robert Easterling feature

  • Authors: Statistics Views
  • Published Date: Jan 08, 2016

Towards the end of last year, Wiley was proud to publish Fundamentals of Statistical Experimental Design and Analysis by Professor Rob Easterling. Professionals in all areas – business; government;...

Taking an Interest: What Makes Someone Respond to a Survey feature

  • Authors: Catherine Saunders
  • Published Date: Jan 05, 2016

Survey research is fascinating. It’s amazing what people will reveal, just because they were asked. As a researcher and statistician, I’m also taken with the methods behind the survey and with...

The COP21 Climate Deal and 6 Alternative Solutions to Curb Global Warming feature

  • Authors: Lillian Pierson P.E.
  • Published Date: Dec 28, 2015

On December 12th at the 21st UN Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris, France, almost 200 countries agreed to adopt The Paris Agreement - a UN plan that aims to decrease the rate of global warming by...

Is my bacon sandwich going to give me cancer? feature

  • Authors: Dr Jennifer Rogers
  • Published Date: Dec 23, 2015

It is now about a month ago that the World Health Organisation (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) released a statement declaring that processed meat was “classified as...

Statistically predicting the number one selling Christmas toy feature

  • Authors: Dr John Fry
  • Published Date: Dec 21, 2015

There is enduring interest in the media over what will be the number one selling toy this Christmas. The toys of one’s childhood have a certain almost romantic charm about them. As a simple...

The Problem with Plastics feature

  • Authors: Leila Battison
  • Published Date: Dec 16, 2015

In October 2015, England introduced a five pence-charge for disposable plastic bags from large retailers, joining the growing list of countries taking action to reduce the amount of plastic polluting...

Growth, Climate Change and the War of Numbers feature

  • Authors: Chris Smaje
  • Published Date: Dec 08, 2015

If politics is ‘war by other means’ then perhaps social science could be described as ‘war by means of data analysis’. Contending interpretations of the world and how to resolve its problems fill the...

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