#wordle #2021

A Spanish data scientist’s strategy to win 99% of the time at Wordle

Article in the Spanish newspaper El País about my analysis of how to play (and win) Wordle exploiting the statistical biases in the game A Spanish data scientist’s strategy to win 99% of the time at Wordle Esteban Moro has created an algorithm to solve the trending online game that has hundreds of thousands of people around the world in its thrall Esteban Moro, a professor, researcher and data scientist at Madrid’s Carlos III University and visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has sought a scientific answer to this question. ...

#walking #covid19 #Mobile Phone Data

Study: More people walked during the pandemic, but how much depended on their income level

Article in Boston.com about how COVID19 has affected our walking and exercise behaviors. Study: More people walked during the pandemic, but how much depended on their income level “I think mental and physical health have been hugely affected, and once again the most vulnerable populations are the ones suffering from this." Many people took up walking during the height of the pandemic last year, according to a recently released study from MIT. ...

#Social Networks #Dunbar number

¿Cuánta gente vas a acabar conociendo en toda tu vida?

Article (in Spanish) in the spanish newspaper El País about how many people we will know in our life. This is a summary of our recent research on how humans create/destroy relationships and how narrow and small is our world even throughout a life of encounters, relationships, work, etc. ¿Cuánta gente vas a acabar conociendo en toda tu vida? Muy poca En el mundo hay más de 7.500 millones de personas. ...

#Filter Bubble #Politics

La burbuja política o cómo las redes multiplican la colisión entre quienes piensan distinto

Article in the spanish newspaper La Vanguardia about how social media is increasing polarization and radicalization in political opinion. With a quote to my opinion on this. La burbuja política o cómo las redes multiplican la colisión entre quienes piensan distinto Para Esteban Moro, investigador del Instituto de Tecnología de Massachusetts (MIT) y de la Universidad Carlos III, este trabajo “confirma lo que ya sabíamos acerca del efecto de partidismo o cámaras de eco. ...

#Big Data #Algorithms

La era del algoritmo ha llegado y tus datos son un tesoro

Article in El País (in Spanish) about how algorithms are now the big asset of companies, agencies and researchers to transform data into value La era del algoritmo ha llegado y tus datos son un tesoro “La primera revolución llegó hace unos años con el almacenamiento de inmensas cantidades de datos procedentes de las huellas electrónicas que todos dejamos. La segunda, en la que estamos inmersos, procede de la capacidad que tanto empresarios como usuarios o investigadores tienen para analizar estos datos. ...