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The gender biased #AppleCard credit decision is a fascinating example of how algorithmic credit decisions can enter choppy waters
Even more fascinating is Goldman’s response. They can’t identify the reason there was such a difference in credit limits but they are sure that decisions are not based on “factors like gender”
In fact, they have no way of guaranteeing that. The fact they exclude protected characteristics or “do not know your gender or marital status” does not mean these factors were not used. These are #AIFalseDreams
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1/ So, today was a big day for @DrJRMarcelin and I. We've been developing curricula on "Structural Challenges & Inequities in Healthcare Delivery" for the @UNMCCOM M1 students as part of the Health Systems Science coil.

Thread on this #MedEd project + today's capstone 👇🏾
2/ With inspiration from @JonathanMetzl & Dr. Helena Hanson's work on #StructuralCompetency, we wanted to assemble a pilot set of experiences that would give @UNMC students a glimpse into local health inequities, from historical & community perspectives:
3/ We gave the M1s several introductory lectures & assignments focused on big-picture issues like #SDoH & disparities, creating a "structural DDx" for patients, unconscious #bias & #microaggressions, developing structural humility, and #racism in medicine...
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Have I ever told y’all how much I loooove to give #feedback?

Here’s why:
1. It adds meaning to my work in #MedEd.
2. It honors the learners and the patients.
3. It informs my final evaluations.
4. It improves the learning climate.
5. It's necessary.

*Shout out to #2.
2/
I know lots of experts have written and presented great stuff on this. But if #medtwitter has taught me nothing else, it's that we can always add new ways to look at stuff.

Right?

So with that, here’s my practical approach to feedback on the wards and in clinic. Ready?
3/
Okay, so 1st, let’s quickly revisit how feedback was defined in Ende’s classic paper:

“an informed, nonevaluative, objective appraisal of performance intended to improve clinical skills”  

(Ende J. Feedback in clinical medical education. JAMA. 1983;250:777–781)

Cool? Cool.
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A TALE OF TWO STENTS

a #twitternist #clinicalreasoning and #implicitbias reflection

Wanted to share 2vignettes with you #medtwitter, w permission (identities, some details changed)

Both involve rapid thinking, stretched foci of attention, unanticipated clinical events->
2/ first vignette :

Seeing last pt in morning session, 45 mins back

Finishing up, see another pt’s e mail & message on desk phone

Need 2finish up w pt in front of me, but odd message left in both places

Call back - 72 yo man, remote preDM but got that BMI to 23 long ago, ->
3/ mild lipids on lo dose statin, chronic bronciectasis, reflux. Know him 15 yrs as pt.

Pt: Dr. C, I feel better now, but ..(uh oh) when I woke had a discomfort in my L neck, felt sweaty. That’s all gone for a few hours now, I think I’m fine. But I don’t have my appetite ->
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Postcall Rounds. Last pt of the morning. Fairly straightforward. Not too exotic.

Chest pain and severe uncontrolled hypertension. Not his first time at our safety net hospital. Picks up his meds. And takes them, too. Always.

Young. Male. Poor.

Also? Black.

Just like me.
2/
It was almost noon. We’d been rounding for a few hrs. 

Me? Cognitively tired. Hungry, too. Worried about something at home. And a work deadline, too.

But.

Last patient of the morning. I am listening.

Young. Black. Male. Poor. Chest pain. High BP.

And at Grady.
3/ 
“Did you check a UDS?” I asked. 


“A urine drug screen? Uhh no. He’s never used. I asked him.” My intern’s blue eyes were wide and earnest.


Young. Black. Male. Poor. Here.
Hungry. Tired. Busy. So busy. Human.


“Let’s get one anyway. Just in case.”

Yeah. Just in case.
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Second time doing this kind of thread.

Let’s take a look at the tweets by U.S. Congress that Twitter is promoting. I wonder how many tweets will it take to get multiple Republicans.

Just like last time, it’s overwhelmingly filled with Democrat Trump-Hating tweets.
Common theme so far.

Calls for impeachment of Trump or attacks on Mitch McConnell
I’m really surprised, last time it took until the 34th tweet to see a second Republican.

This time it *only* took 24 tweets. Still overwhelmingly loaded with Democrat anti-Trump tweets. #Bias
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Can somebody remind the #EqualityNetwork that their £275,000p/a they get from #ScotGov is for LGBT+not
TTTT+T,they already get full & separate funding for their*PROJECT*"Scottish Trans Alliance"(£200,000)so WHY r they co-opting #Pride for their single issue? Lies!Not a T rally!
The Equality Network Funding received from the Scottish Government . What do they actually do for intersex people? They barely mention them.
Source : gov.scot/publications/e…
Scottish Transgender Alliance funding
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#Rational thinking is the ability to consider the #Relevant variables of a situation and to access, organize, and analyze #Relevant information to arrive at a #Sound conclusion. Confine oneself to the facts as they are. Do not add to it with your #Bias.
@TulsiGabbard was referring to this one incident only: at a fundraiser in New York on Tuesday night June 18, 2019, Biden tried to back up his claim that one of his greatest strengths was to “bring people together.” 1/
Biden then used an extreme example of people with whom he had major disagreements but still “#GotThingsDone” within the Senate. But today DEM and GOP Become enemies. 2/
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ما هو الفرق بين #المنهجية_العلمية ومنهجية #العلوم_الزائفة

العلم:
يبدأ بفرضية🧩-» تمحصها بالدليل🔍-» تصل لتصوّر "نظرية"🖼️⁩-» تتأكد منها بفحص فرضية أخرى🔍🧩

زيف العلم:
الإيمان بتصّور "نظرية"🖼️⁩-» البحث عن دليل يؤكدها🔍-» تفسيره بطريقة تدعم النظرية🧩-» البحث عن دليل آخر🔍
يمكن الكلام معقد شوية! صحيح!

الفرق بين #العلم الحقيقي و #العلم_الزائف قد يكون خفي وغير ظاهر! حتى لشخص خلفيته علمية!

لإنه كلاهما
١-يتبع منهجية معينة
٢-يستخدم نفس المصطلحات؛ فرضية، نظرية ..إلخ
٣-يستند على دلائل وبحوث علمية!
🤯

فخلينا نفهم أكثر!
ونبدأ بمراجعة سريعة للتاريخ!
🕰️📅
بعد دراسة مستفيضه لفرضياته🔍🧩، توصل "آينشتاين" لنظريته النسبية الشهيرة⁦🖼️⁩!

واحتاج يختبر نظريته، عشان يتأكد منها!
كان محتاج فرضية🧩 مبنية عليها، ويمكن اختبارها!

لكن كيف!؟
نظريته بتتعامل مع شي سرعته ٣٠٠ ألف كيلو في الثانية! 😲 (الضوء!)

لكنه ما استسلم!
استخدم "الكون" بأسره 😏
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1/7 Do word embeddings really say that man is to doctor as woman is to nurse? Apparently not. Check out this thread for a description of a short paper I co-wrote with Malvina Nissim and Rob van der Goot, available here: arxiv.org/abs/1905.09866 #NLProc #bias
2/7 The original analogy codes, both w2v and gensim, implement a constraint whereby no input vector can be returned. In any query A:B :: C:D, one could never get an answer D such that D==A or D==B or D==C simply because the code does not allow it.
3/7 Therefore, for the query "man is to doctor as woman is to X", doctor cannot be returned as answer!
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The Great Awakening Worldwide...Nigel Farage’s #Brexit Party stormed to #victory in a European election, riding a wave of anger at the failure of Prime Minister Theresa May to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union, partial results showed. reuters.com/article/us-eu-…
Taking place against the backdrop of a rise in support for far-right and nationalist parties at the national level in recent years, the election has been largely portrayed as a battle between the pro-European establishment and its Eurosceptic challengers. aljazeera.com/news/2019/05/e…
"Right-wing" nationalists who want to slash immigration into Europe & return power to national gvmts are expected to make gains, though mainstream parties are tipped to hold onto power in the 751-seat legislature that sits in both Brussels & Strasbourg. aljazeera.com/news/2019/05/e…
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This is a VERY LONG thread about #journalism #ethics #bias #transphobia #islamophobia and newsroom culture Please stick with it, there are some pretty alarming allegations coming up.
@thetimes @pressgazette @theguardian @privateeyenews
@thetimes @pressgazette @theguardian @PrivateEyeNews This is a story from @thetimes on Saturday. It is one of ten that have touched on trans issues this month.
@jjohnjewell @sambrook @stevenjbarnett @ladaprice @docrussjackson @briancathcart
@thetimes @pressgazette @theguardian @PrivateEyeNews @jjohnjewell @sambrook @stevenjbarnett @ladaprice @docrussjackson @BrianCathcart There was another trans court case last week – one that is still ongoing – but it has yet to make any newspaper in England or Scotland. Which is strange because it involves possibly the most famous newspaper in the world.
@transmediawatch @StopFundingHate
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Excited to sit in on the Innovation Lab “Law and Technology” Demos of the interdisciplinary collaboration of @NorthwesternLaw and @NorthwesternEng tonight! Follow #NLawCS for live tweets from the event!

@NLawBizTech @DanLinna
@ProfDSchwartz is talking about @NorthwesternLaw's many law and technology offerings. "We're trying to be at the center of a really exciting time for innovation in law and technology."
@KJ_Hammond is up next, talking about @Northwestern's unique CS+X initiative. "Some of the things that [CS] is building . . . will have impact on the nature of the law." "For us, we're going to figure out a partnership" between #computerscience and #law.
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1/ Just briefly wanted to talk about some of my concerns about how the media is covering the 2020 Women Candidates but I'll start with 2016. #MondayMotivation #mondaythoughts #GroupThink #WhiteMaleMedia #Bias
#Misogyny #Racism #Hypocrisy
2/Its problematic that our media is dominated by white males who work in groupthink (Look at #TheMuellerReport's groupthink 'conclusion' coverage). It's especially problematic when it comes to covering white male candidates vs female candidates, female & male candidates of color.
3/Thankfully we have news programs like @JoyAnnReid that are incredibly inclusive. I'd like to see more news programs follow her model, but even w/ that we still need MORE diverse voices on TV that we haven't really seen yet. We need more statistics based coverage less punditry.
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John Solomon & Sara Carter discuss their coverage of special counsel Robert #Mueller's #investigation, #bias in the mainstream media #MSM

via @YouTube
showtime, baby!

#REALnews
YOU'RE GOING TO WANT TO WATCH THIS!

#Qanon #RussiaGate #SpyGate #FISAgate #RussiaHoax
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@smartlikemum 1- All male panels #manels are unacceptable now. Many resources & support for this. #PLOSCompBio’s “Ten Simple Rules to Achieve Conference Speaker Gender Balance” should help: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P… @RACSurgeons @NeelaJan @csl888 @DrRachelleENT @drnikkistamp @TimesUpHC @ranzcog
@smartlikemum @RACSurgeons @NeelaJan @csl888 @DrRachelleENT @drnikkistamp @TIMESUPHC @ranzcog 2-“If you ignore 50% of the population, you’re never going to achieve what is potentially possible. It is absurd to suggest any enterprise that intentionally excluded half the talent pool could thrive”–@Scott_Gilmore macleans.ca/society/life/i… @DrKatrin_Rabiei @LiangRhea @dr_ashwitt
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“Dutton’s Secret Drug Cartel Connection: The William Betham Case” by ForLovenFreedom link.medium.com/mJQiBI2pbU
My Dear Australians, Thank you for your kind messages of Support.
As you may know I write this from Detention, & i have taken a serious risk to my own safety by publishing this.
I write all these facts under oath,& will be happy to give evidence to any Court or Senate Committee.
& I know for a fact that now Dutton will come for me & target me real hard, a risk I'm willing to take to expose what Dutton doesn't want you to know & the Truth.

All I ask of u is call your local MP & @ShayneNeumannMP & DEMAND that they Question Dutton about this 'William' Case
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This hasn't gotten much attention and I admit I'm disappointed.

There's a lot of talk about #inclusion and #diversity in #science, right along with countless heated discussions of #unconscious #bias permeating all of science. But talk and discussions won't solve the problem>
Taking steps to promote inclusivity & discourage bias will.

Why is it important to talk about this here if this is just a relatively small workshop?

1. To draw attention to what we can DO; talk is cheap.
2. to describe how a workshop like EMCL can contribute significantly to professional growth, making attendance to similar events typically accessible only to a privileged few .

Specifically:

3. Workshops like these are naturally tight-knit. Teams work closely for a week.>
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Translation Director-General Rytis Martikonis kicks off #TEF2018 here in Brussels. You can follow along on YouTube and @Slidoapp; just use our hashtag.
I‘ll be representing @EUInterpreters, talking about how interpreters use data & technology. (Come say hi!) Hoping to add to the momentum of the upcoming launch of the Knowledge Center. @CathyPe1971 @jhsaseta #1nt #scickci
Our moderator is @AnaGuerberof - kudos and good luck trying to tame hundreds of curious translators over two days! 😉 #xl8
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Saturday Keynote at #ODSCWest Carrie Grimes Bostock - Data Science & Automated Decision Making. Automation has inputs, model(s) and potential outputs for action.
What is the goal of your models? Interpretability is important, but not the only thing. Other measures exist, but understanding your model is important to prevent outcomes, override recommendations, and to connect models to other systems - or stacks of models & systems. #ODSCWest
Example: placing racks in the Santa Clara data centre. Considerations, restrictions on space, power, future use of space, etc. Also: People install racks. They need to be able to intervene based on info that the placement model doesn't have. #ODSCWest
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Thread: Building an ethical foundation for the AI-driven future @PeriscopeData
First question: What value do you bring to your org. as a data professional? #techskills #businessoutcomes -- likely responses. Then Facebook & #unintendedoutcomes #ODSCWest
Industry starting to confront #ethics in terms of daily applications of #AI algorithms. #Bias based on data - in the case of courts, potentially hundreds of years of biased decisions as part of the training set.
"I'm just an engineer" not an appropriate response. People using #AI products might not understand what or how decisions and predictions are being made, but will be making real world decisions based on them. YOU and your team might be the only ones who do.
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Kicking off day 1 of #ODSCWest. I'll be tweeting through the next few days and pinging #GCDigital folks for interest or potential follow-up. #opensource #DataScience #openeducation @School_GC
First up: @asuonline will be hosting an educational analytics conference in March 2019 focusing on what we can learn from learner data and how to structure learning to better meet learner needs. #ODSCWest
#AI differential - being able to tailor products to specific users == better able to predict value to and from users. E.g. cost to deliver value to user vs. cost to company to deliver that value. Allows ruthless competitive focus - @DataRobot #ODSCWest
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1/#Tweetorial #papillary #fibroelastoma for
#ASEchoJC 10/23

🐙= #PFE 1975 named #papillary #fibroelastoma by #armed #forces #institute of #pathology

#papilloma 1973

#Collagen core with elastic fibers & matrix covered by endothelium sheath
Attached by stalk
multiple fronds
2/ What is the incidence of #PFE 🐙 compared to #myxoma (diagnosed in same time period)?

#PFE 511 vs. #myxoma 112

#PFE incidence ~1/1000

common “benign”primary ❤️tumor #modern #EchoFirst (Most common @MayoClinicCV)

#myxoma (autopsy based prevalence)

bit.ly/2Am05Y9
3/How to tell if a #PFE🐙by #echofirst ?
(Vs.Atypical myxoma,SBE,
Llambl’s)
small mobile mass attached #endocardial surface frondlike extensions #independent motion stippled border
Usually on atrial surface of AV valves or either side of semilunar valves,🚫interfere valve Fxn
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@SurvivorsnetBtn @RASASC_London @survivorstrust @Danvers07943910 @ObjectUK @BrightonSurvivorsNET “In the light of a highly disturbing increase of #transphobia locally & nationally…” IF everything anybody says or does is #transphobia, of course you can say it is rising. Any reputable statistics?
@SurvivorsnetBtn @RASASC_London @survivorstrust @Danvers07943910 @ObjectUK “…so the date @Womans_Place_UK event feels like a concerted effort to make #trans ppl, & particularly #transwomen, feel #intimidated and #invalidated” Is it the position of SN that the sensitivities of #transwomen mean that #democracy should be suspended any time they say so?
@SurvivorsnetBtn @RASASC_London @survivorstrust @Danvers07943910 @ObjectUK @Womans_Place_UK #Transwomen do face special challenges but they remain #bio #logical #males but it is fine for them #Gender express as ‘women’ but with the best will in the world, they remain #bio #logically #male @WomenEqualities @Commonswomequ @PennyMordaunt @MariaMillerUK @LesleySemmens
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