The wonderful and terrifying implications of computers that can learn

The wonderful and terrifying implications of computers that can learn

 

What happens when we teach a computer how to learn? Technologist Jeremy Howard shares some surprising new developments in the fast-moving field of deep learning, a technique that can give computers the ability to learn Chinese, or to recognize objects in photos, or to help think through a medical diagnosis. (One deep learning tool, after watching hours of YouTube, taught itself the concept of “cats.”) Get caught up on a field that will change the way the computers around you behave … sooner than you probably think.

 


 

Jeremy Howard is the CEO of Enlitic, an advanced machine learning company in San Francisco. Previously, he was the president and chief scientist at Kaggle, a community and competition platform of over 200,000 data scientists. Howard is a faculty member at Singularity University, where he teaches data science. He is also a Young Global Leader with the World Economic Forum, and spoke at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2014 on “Jobs for the Machines.”

Howard advised Khosla Ventures as their Data Strategist, identifying opportunities for investing in data-driven startups and mentoring portfolio companies to build data-driven businesses. He was the founding CEO of two successful Australian startups, FastMail and Optimal Decisions Group.

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