Giving algorithms a sense of uncertainty could make them more ethical

The algorithm could handle this uncertainty by computing multiple solutions and then giving humans a menu of options with their associated trade-offs. Say the AI system was meant to help make medical decisions. Instead of recommending one treatment over another, it could present three possible options: one for maximizing patient life span, another for minimizing […]

Algorithmic de-skilling of clinical decision-makers

What will we do when we don’t drive most of the time but have a car that hands control to us during an extreme event? Agrawal, A., Gans, J. & Goldfarb, A. (2018). Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence. Before I get to the takehome message, I need to set this up a […]

Proposal abstract: Case-based learning in undergraduate physiotherapy education

Abstract for a project I submitted earlier this week for ethics clearance. During 2012 – 2014 we converted one of our modules that runs in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th year levels from a lecture-based format to a case-based learning format. We are now hoping to have a closer look at whether or not the […]

Design principles for clinical reasoning

Clinical reasoning is hard to do, and even harder to facilitate in novice practitioners who lack the experience and patterns of thinking that enable them to establish conceptual relationships that are often non-trivial. Experienced clinicians have developed, over many years and many patients, a set of thinking patterns that influence the clinical decisions they make, […]

I enjoyed reading (December)

I’m going to try something new on this blog. At the end of every month I’ll write a short post highlighting the things I particularly enjoyed reading. I found that simply pushing them into a Twitter or Google+ feed would tend to obfuscate them among all of the other things that I wanted to point […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-10-17

@Suhaifa it’s an easy walk, easier than lions head, don’t stress 🙂 # Daily Papert http://t.co/vJQhrNh4. We can’t solve the world’s problems with the same thinking that created them # Critical Thinker Explains Skepticism vs. Cynicism http://t.co/Zmxh81m9 via @zite # RT @engadget: MobiUS smartphone ultrasound hits the market two years too late for relevancy http://t.co/DaWRQqXo […]

Problem based learning: transitioning to an online / hybrid learning environment

A few weeks ago I attended a short presentation by Prof. Meena Iyer from Missouri University. Prof. Iyer spoke about how she moved her PBL module from using a traditional, mainly face-to-face approach, to an online / hybrid approach. Here are my notes. —————————- “All life is problem solving” – Karl Popper How do we […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-04-18

@EranEyal Found it hard to follow the links you were trying to make, presentation by video is hard. My comment was harsh, I apologise # #eraneyal throws together haphazard ideas in a rambling, incoherent, disconnected rant. WTF #tedxcapetown # @rachaellowe Is there a difference between “…informed” and “…based”? If so, what do you think it […]

Posted to Diigo 04/12/2011

We Can’t Teach ‘Critical Thinking’ Until We Learn How to Assess It « Educational Technology and Change Journal humans are incapable of imagining something they have never actually experienced this is one of the most important reasons that it is so hard for the teaching of thinking skills to take hold in education Teachers and […]

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