The Innocence Project has documented over 375 DNA exonerations in the United States; 21 of these cases served on death row, and with an average time served of 14 years before exoneration.
Approximately 25% of the wrongfully convicted confessed, and 11% pleaded guilty to a crime (later proven) they did not commit.
This can be hard to grasp for those of us encountering these numbers for the first time, But as hard as it is to believe, innocent people confess to crimes they did not commit even when their lives are on the line. …
If you are working on AI/ML products, you probably already came across the words “precision” & “recall” along the way. These terms are being used to benchmark, optimize & improve our AI/ML products.
Precision and recall are numbers extracted by calculating the overall results of a given algorithm/ model.
This post will go over the key terminologies, list and explain the possible trade-offs between them through thoughts of the US justice system. Helping us as product people understand how and what we want to optimize. And for who are we doing it for?
Imagine you are now a prosecutor. In…
Game of Thrones has broken so many records while presenting some of the most violent crimes in today’s television, spiced up with fantasy dragons.
If we look at the list of 2019 top10 best-rated TV shows by IMDB (with over 10K ratings), 5 out of 10 either have the official category of “crime” in their genre or portray criminal activity their main description. Those are just the ones where criminal aspects are explicitly described. That 50% easily represents the current interest in crime TV this past year.
Were we always obsessed with crime?
Our obsession with crime is not something…
Recently, I started working on a talk about data-storytelling. I was planning on creating a talk about data for non-data professionals, something that could break the barrier of data-dread — a common terror for many of my friends and colleagues who aren’t savvy with numbers.
Don’t get me wrong. It’s not like I have not experienced the proverbial data-dread myself. My early academic education was in fine arts with a minor in psychology, and I have started my product management career a direct path from being a UX professional.
Therefore, my relationship with data was gradually formed; this love affair…
a product manager and a true believer that data can change the world