Math against crimes against humanity: Using rigorous statistics to prove genocide when the dead cannot speak for themselves

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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/01/01/counting-the-dead.html

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There’s no witness you can kill to silence a machine-learning model.

Yes there is. If the model is developed by your own citizen, you can put him right in the ground. If they’re not a citizen, they’re “outside agitators.” Use ad-hominem attacks to discredit the research, hire some academics to express doubt, and rely on the press to ignore anything involving numbers.

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at least a 65 percent chance of harboring graves

That … doesn’t sound particularly compelling?

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Awesome. Let’s start with Iraq.

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You don’t need graves when you have big enough bombs.

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*It’s infinitely greater than 0%


*See also: why the press doesn’t like numbers

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random forests is not exactly rigorous statistics, but I still think it’s a worthy approach.

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