Jeremy Howard: The wonderful and terrifying implications of computers that can learn [TED Video]

machine learning 2What happens when we teach a computer how to learn?

Machine learning practitioner and 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.

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