Cosmo Grant is a graduate student in philosophy at MIT. He works on epistemology, decision and game theory, and philosophy of science.

August 23, 2019


Statistical prediction is increasingly pervasive in our lives. Can it be fair? The Allegheny Family Screening Tool is a computer program that predicts whether a child will later have to be placed into foster care. It's been used in Allegheny…

October 10, 2018


Who cares about stopping rules?

Can you bias a coin?

Take a coin out of your pocket. Unless you own some exotic currency, your coin is fair: it's equally likely to land heads as tails when flipped.