Categorie: Statistiek

True randomness

What is true randomness?

The shuffle function on Spotify is an easy way to listen to music without having to pick some numbers. However, once in a while we all seem to recognize patterns in the numbers that we listen to. The shuffle function does not seem to be so random at all, so are these numbers truly randomly picked? This recognition of a sequence is partially caused by the functioning of our brain. It is very easy for the brain to distinguish patterns in seemingly random things like shuffled music or dice roles. Especially when these “processes” are […]

18 juni • Door Casper de Vries Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 3 minuten

Racisme: hoe groot is het probleem?

Het discriminatie probleem is sinds enkele weken weer volledig aangewakkerd. De hoofdoorzaak hiervan is toch wel de dood van George Floyd. Naar alle waarschijnlijkheid is hij tijdens een arrestatie door een politieagent gedood. Hiervan zijn gruwelijke beelden op het internet verschenen, waarin je de zwarte man herhaaldelijk ‘I can’t breath’ hoort zeggen. Deze beelden zijn viraal gegaan en hebben in veel landen tot rellen en protesten geleid. In Amerika is de ophef het grootst. Zelfs meerdere bekende Amerikanen, waaronder acteurs en topsporters sporen aan om in protest te gaan. De advocaat van George Floyd zegt […]

09 juni • Door Lars Beute Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 3 minuten
the math behind poker

The Math behind Poker

Shady men wearing sunglasses, sitting around a table, playing for big pots of money. That is what we often associate with poker when thinking about the game of bluffing. A game where most people think that the essence is to read your opponents, while leaving them clueless about your cards. In reality, this psychological part of the game turns out to be just a small asset of the qualities a good poker player needs to have. Of course, being able to read your opponents is a huge advantage when playing poker, but the use of […]

19 mei • Door Casper de Vries Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 7 minuten

Neuralink, our new future?

Elon Musk has always been known as a man of revolutionary ideas, but the following idea might be the most revolutionary of them all. Last week on the 7th of May, he joined the Joe Rogan podcast. Here he revealed new details about his company Neuralink. The idea of this company is to implant very thin electrode wires in the human brain. In this way, it can cure almost any disease which has something to do with the brain. Furthermore, these devices would even allow us to communicate with each other without speaking. The technique […]

14 mei • Door Stan Koobs Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 4 minuten
The measures taken during the current global coronavirus pandemic will not last for a few more weeks. Instead, these measures may last forever.

The ‘New’ normal

The measures taken during the current global coronavirus pandemic will not last for a few more weeks. Instead, these measures may last forever. This pandemic is unlike anything we have ever experienced before. Almost all aspects of our daily lives have been altered to sustain an almost unorthodox way of living. Society has successfully shifted from an open society to one where social distancing is the norm. We have profoundly changed the way we work, socialize, shop, exercise, and educate ourselves. Most of us want things to go back to normal in the coming few […]

28 april • Door Berke Aslan Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 5 minuten

Running out of options

During these crazy times, the people that I speak roughly seem to fall in two categories: those who have stopped exercising altogether, and those who actually have been getting fitter in the last two months. The reason for these extremes is the closing of almost any sport accommodation. Besides activities such as skating, walking, yoga or exercise at home, two main sports are left: running and cycling.    As can be seen by data from Strava, an application that tracks your sport activities, these limited possibilities have led to an immense increase in these two […]

23 april • Door Sjors Keet Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 3 minuten

The Optimal Pace

For professional athletes, the goal of running a marathon is to complete it as fast as possible. However, this does not mean that the athletes are running as hard as they can all the time, as one cannot maintain this pace the entire marathon. Hence they need to find a maintainable pace at which they finish the marathon as fast as possible: the optimal pace problem. It turns out that this very general problem is occurring far more often in normal day life and in business than most of us realise. Furthermore, it turns out […]

12 maart • Door Casper de Vries Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 4 minuten

Betekent automatisering minder werkgelegenheid?

Veel mensen maken zich zorgen over de gevolgen van automatisering. Deze mensen zijn bang dat hun banen vervangen zullen worden door robots en dat zij daardoor in de toekomst werkloos zullen worden.  Betekent automatisering echter wel werkloosheid? Een tegenstrijdig voorbeeld hiervan is de uitvinding van de geldautomaat in het jaar 1939. Het aantal bankbedienden (mensen die achter het loket of de balie werken) is namelijk in 1970 verdubbeld ten opzichte van het jaar 1939, oftewel voor de automatisering. Verrassend genoeg zorgde deze uitvinding dus voor meer werkgelegenheid. Wat doen deze bankbedienden nu dan? Hebben zij […]

10 maart • Door Esther Valkonet Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 4 minuten
Predicting the spread of the Coronavirus

Predicting the spread of the Coronavirus

With over 86,000 people infected and around 3,000 people killed, the new Coronavirus is something to be taken very seriously. The new virus which has been called Covid-19 was discovered in Wuhan, China earlier this year. Not only has it taken a big toll on the Chinese economy, other countries in the world are being affected by the virus as well. In order to tackle the virus, several organisations have volunteered to help China with the fight against the virus. Moreover, several scientists are coming up with models to predict where and when the virus […]

03 maart • Door Sam Ansari Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 12 minuten

Analytical Darts

“Why is playing darts even called a sport? I could do this with my eyes closed!”: just one of the many prejudices a lot of people have when speaking about the oh-so controversial ‘sport’ darts. The fact that most of us only play darts when we are drunk and that most of the professional darts players you see on television are not in great shape does not really help getting these stereotypes out of the world. But trust me on this one: for mathematicians and statisticians, analysing the game of darts is a real sport! […]

25 februari • Door Lars Beute Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 6 minuten

Raadsel: kan jij deze dames uit elkaar halen?

Robert-Jan-Constantijn van Binsbergen tot Haerholte is dit jaar in Groningen begonnen met studeren en is meteen bij een studentenvereniging gegaan. Daar valt hem echter iets geks op: alle vrouwelijke leden van deze vereniging zien er bijna precies hetzelfde uit, en ze hebben maar twee haarkleuren: 85% van de dames is blond en 15% heeft donkerbruin haar. Wat ook opvallend is, is het feit dat maar liefst 20% van alle jongedames (zowel de blondines als de brunettes) haar haar in de andere kleur heeft geverfd. Robert heeft gehoord dat jij je statistiek vakken super succesvol had afgerond, […]

30 januari • Door Sjors Keet Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 1 minuut

Written by AI

It was Sunday the 26th of January 10 pm, I had one day left to submit my article for peer review. I was contemplating. Not knowing what to write about. I was staring at my computer screen. No unfamiliar websites. Just websites I had searched for before. Time flew. But suddenly I realized something. Something peculiar. Something odd. I remembered reading an article a couple of days ago about artificial intelligence (AI). The article explained how organizations including The Washington Post, The New York Times, Reuters, and Associated Press, made extensive use of AI to […]

28 januari • Door Berke Aslan Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 6 minuten

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