Data Skeptic

The Data Skeptic Podcast features interviews and discussion of topics related to data science, statistics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and the like, all from the perspective of applying critical thinking and the scientific method to evaluate the veracity of claims and efficacy of approaches.

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Easily Fooling Deep Neural Networks


My guest this week is Anh Nguyen, a PhD student at the University of Wyoming working in the Evolving AI lab. The episode discusses the paper Deep Neural Networks are Easily Fooled [pdf] by Anh Nguyen, Jason Yosinski, and Jeff Clune. It...


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 2015-01-16  28m
 
 

[MINI] Data Provenance


This episode introduces a high level discussion on the topic of Data Provenance, with more MINI episodes to follow to get into specific topics. Thanks to listener Sara L who wrote in to point out the Data Skeptic Podcast has focused alot...


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 2015-01-09  10m
 
 

Doubtful News, Geology, Investigating Paranormal Groups, and Thinking Scientifically with Sharon Hill


I had the change to speak with well known Sharon Hill (@idoubtit) for the first episode of 2015. We discuss a number of interesting topics including the contributions Doubtful News makes to getting scientific and skeptical...


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 2015-01-03  31m
 
 

[MINI] Belief in Santa


In this quick holiday episode, we touch on how one would approach modeling the statistical distribution over the probability of belief in Santa Claus given age.


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 2014-12-26  9m
 
 

Economic Modeling and Prediction, Charitable Giving, and a Follow Up with Peter Backus


Economist Peter Backus joins me in this episode to discuss a few interesting topics. You may recall Linhda and I previously discussed his paper "The Girlfriend Equation" on a recent mini-episode. We start by touching base on this fun paper and get a...


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 2014-12-19  23m
 
 

[MINI] The Battle of the Sexes


Love and Data is the continued theme in this mini-episode as we discuss the game theory example of The Battle of the Sexes. In this textbook example, a couple must strategize about how to spend their Friday night. One partner prefers football games...


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 2014-12-12  18m
 
 

The Science of Online Data at Plenty of Fish with Thomas Levi


Can algorithms help you find love? Many happy couples successfully brought together via online dating websites show us that data science can help you find love. I'm joined this week by Thomas Levi, Senior Data Scientist at Plenty of Fish, to...


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 2014-12-05  58m
 
 

[MINI] The Girlfriend Equation


Economist Peter Backus put forward "The Girlfriend Equation" while working on his PhD - a probabilistic model attempting to estimate the likelihood of him finding a girlfriend. In this mini episode we explore the soundness of his model and also share...


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 2014-11-28  16m
 
 

The Secret and the Global Consciousness Project with Alex Boklin


I'm joined this week by Alex Boklin to explore the topic of magical thinking especially in the context of Rhonda Byrne's "The Secret", and the similarities it bears to The Global Consciousness Project (GCP). The GCP puts forward the hypothesis that...


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 2014-11-21  41m
 
 

[MINI] Monkeys on Typewriters


What is randomness? How can we determine if some results are randomly generated or not? Why are random numbers important to us in our everyday life? These topics and more are discussed in this mini-episode on random numbers. Many readers will be...


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 2014-11-14  3m