Four short links: 28 March 2017
Injectable Electronics, Style Transfer, Face Recognition, and Statistical Post-Mortems
Injectable Electronics — demonstrating syringe injection and
subsequent unfolding of submicrometer-thick, centimeter-scale
macroporous mesh electronics through needles with a diameter as small
as 100 micrometers. Our results show that electronic components can be
injected into man-made and biological cavities, as well as dense gels
and tissue, with > 90% device yield.
Deep Photo Style
Transfer — code and data for the paper on
Face Recognition Database Woes (Guardian) — Approximately half
of adult Americans’ photographs are stored in facial recognition
databases that can be accessed by the FBI, without their knowledge or
consent, in the hunt for suspected criminals. About 80% of photos in
the FBI’s network are non-criminal entries, including pictures from
driver’s licenses and passports. The algorithms used to identify
matches are inaccurate about 15% of the time, and are more likely to
misidentify black people than white people.
Experimentation and Peer Effects — there’s this quote from Sir
Ronald Fisher, pioneer in statistics, that to consult the statistician
after the experiment has been conducted, is to merely ask him to do a
post mortem. He can tell you what the experiment died of. So true!
(Also true for female statisticians.)