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

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