What Are Machines Really Learning to Do?

Suddenly, machines are learning from gigantic expanding data sets at rapid rates. Almost overnight, machines have acquired abilities that computer scientists have been spending decades to develop. How did a small group of brainy pioneers crack the machine-learning code? By designing machines that work like brains, of course. How are researchers and business innovators alike using machine brains to reinvent our world? What are the complex things that machines are just now learning to do, and what are the equally complex ways in which they’re learning to do them?

Festival: Aspen Ideas 2017

Watch and Listen: Technology

Artificial intelligence has rapidly and deeply permeated our lives; and for much of the public, these infiltrations... See more
The 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival closes out with notable speakers and final thoughts. See more
In the past, popular movements have forced major industries to confront their need for ethical reform. But today’s... See more
We need an unprecedented nature of innovation if we are to address the challenges of our time. Traditional innovation... See more
Just because robots can do jobs that humans otherwise do, does that mean that they should? This question becomes... See more
From election meddling and economic espionage to financial fraud and personal identity theft, it’s becoming clear that... See more

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