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Posts From Mirilla Zhu

An Algorithmic Jury: Using Artificial Intelligence to Predict Recidivism Rates

An Algorithmic Jury: Using Artificial Intelligence to Predict Recidivism Rates

Art by Ellie Gabriel. Over the last two decades, predictive risk assessment tools have been used to determine the fates of millions of individuals in the criminal justice system, deciding whether a defendant will be detained pretrial or released on

Twisted and Cold: The cooling properties of elastic fibers

Twisted and Cold: The cooling properties of elastic fibers

Image courtesy of Ernest Brillo In the early nineteenth century, an English scientist reported that releasing stretched rubber bands could make them a few degrees cooler. While the idea of elastic cooling was novel at the time, it was overshadowed