Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Ehud and Avi on Fukushima

Avi Wigderson: "-Why tolerate errors [in outputs of randomized algorithms]?
-We tolerate uncertainty in life."

Ehud Friedgut: "You have to realize that, when people say: "This is very tiny", sometimes they mean 1/100 and sometimes they mean one over ten billion."

Neither realized it at the time, but they could have been commenting on the Fukushima nuclear plant accident!

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