Tipping points in digital pathology

| August 1, 2011

Interesting blog post on tipping points in digital pathology:

Social consensus through the influence of committed minorities” (DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.84.011130) is a fascinating read. In it, Xie et al. of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute take the well-known phenomenon of an inflection point in thinking – a tipping point past which a minority opinion will become the majority opinion – and use computational and analytic simulations to try to determine what that point might be. Their conclusion? That when the number of “true believers” reaches 10% of a given population, conversion of the rest of the population becomes inevitable. Below 10%, it would take far longer for such a conversion to take place.

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