Thursday, September 24, 2015

Life with Machine Learning — Galleys — Medium

Check the full post for an excerpt from The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World

"When a new technology is as pervasive and game changing as machine learning, it’s not wise to let it remain a black box. Opacity opens the door to error and misuse. Amazon’s algorithm, more than any one person, determines what books are read in the world today. The NSA’s algorithms decide whether you’re a potential terrorist. Climate models decide what’s a safe level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Stock-picking models drive the economy more than most of us do. You can’t control what you don’t understand, and that’s why you need to understand machine learning — as a citizen, a professional, and a human being engaged in the pursuit of happiness."
Life with Machine Learning — Galleys — Medium
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