Event Title

Are We Too Smart for Our Own Good?: How Large-Scale Machine Learning Systems Can Vastly Exceed Human Level Decision-Making Abilities

Streaming Media

Infographic

Description

The ability to harness big data with smart algorithms and massive computing power has recently produced significant technological gains in many areas of business and society in general. This talk will give a brief history of machine learning and its relationship to the field of artificial intelligence, while providing an overview of the mathematical, computational, and algorithmic abstractions that underlie machine-learning methods. These abstractions, combined with advances in other areas of computer science, are driving the development of very large-scale machine learning systems that can vastly exceed human level decision-making abilities.

Location

Loeb Playhouse

Start Date

9-18-2014 1:00 PM

DOI

10.5703/1288284315958

 
Sep 18th, 1:00 PM

Are We Too Smart for Our Own Good?: How Large-Scale Machine Learning Systems Can Vastly Exceed Human Level Decision-Making Abilities

Loeb Playhouse

The ability to harness big data with smart algorithms and massive computing power has recently produced significant technological gains in many areas of business and society in general. This talk will give a brief history of machine learning and its relationship to the field of artificial intelligence, while providing an overview of the mathematical, computational, and algorithmic abstractions that underlie machine-learning methods. These abstractions, combined with advances in other areas of computer science, are driving the development of very large-scale machine learning systems that can vastly exceed human level decision-making abilities.