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On Biology, Diversity, and Tech

On Biology, Diversity, and Tech

In response to ongoing diversity initiatives at Google, an employee has released a manifesto detailing why these initiatives are misguided and potentially harmful.  Since he seemed primarily concerned about women, and I am a woman in tech, I feel a need to respond.   The author opens by saying that he’s pro-diversity, but then makes...
Trump's War on Science

Trump’s War on Science

Donald Trump has been president for just over a week, but he’s wasted no time making his agenda clear.  The administration has made its agenda clear with a set of discriminatory executive orders, the blatant denial of facts, and talk of alternative facts, Brainy is a science blog, and so we feel it is our...

Podcast Roundup

Welcome to 2017!  For me, 2016 was the year of the podcast.  I started listening to several Machine Learning and Academia related podcasts.  Here’s a quick round-up of my favorites from the past year… Machine Learning Focused Partially derivative – This one is good if you’re new to ML, as it assumes very little background...