As a matter of both morals and practice, you do not change bad beliefs best by placating those who hold them. You change them by refusing to placate those who hold them. You change them by relentlessly challenging them until enough people become ashamed of holding the bad beliefs.
~ Adam Gopnik
Medical diagnosis is one field most immediately, and perhaps unpredictably, threatened by machine learning. Radiologists are extensively trained and extremely well paid, and we think of their skill as one of professional insight — the highest register of thought. In the past year alone, researchers have shown not only that neural networks can find tumors in medical images much earlier than their human counterparts but also that machines can even make such diagnoses from the texts of pathology reports. What radiologists do turns out to be something much closer to predictive pattern-matching than logical analysis. They’re not telling you what caused the cancer; they’re just telling you it’s there.
~ Gideon Lewis-Kraus
A man is the sum of his misfortunes. One day you’d think misfortune would get tired, but then time is your misfortune.
~ William Faulkner
Britain was protectionist before it was a free-trading nation.
~ Pankaj Mishra
Jesus, like the Buddha, revealed as much by his silences as by his words.
~ Andrew Sullivan
To obtain a mind like water, it helps to drink water.
~ James Patrick Tedrow