When is precision more important over recall?

When is precision more important over recall? by Alex Garel

Answer by Alex Garel:

Also think of cryptography, searching for prime numbers to make a key. You will prefer to have a prime number for sure than having a number which is maybe a prime

In this video of numberphile, they give two heuristic to find them, only one (the second) is precise.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEvXcTYqtKU

When is precision more important over recall?

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