Four short links: 28 March 2017

Injectable Electronics, Style Transfer, Face Recognition, and Statistical Post-Mortems

By Nat Torkington
March 28, 2017
  1. Syringe
    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.
  2. Deep Photo Style
    — code and data for the paper on
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  4. FBI
    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.
  5. Digital
    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.)
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