I teach computers to understand language. I was also the founding president of Public Communication for Researchers at CMU, & a 2017 AAAS Mass Media Fellow with SciAm. I'm easily distracted by birds.
Machines keep getting better at picking up patterns – but they always seem to need guidance to tell them which patterns to look for.
There are two sides to accuracy, and you can't have them both.
Margaret Hamilton, recipient of a 2016 Presidential Medal of Honor, represents one of two schools of thought for how to build software.
When his wife suggested he create a 3D model of their tea set, Martin Newell made computer science history.
Whatever big data say, they say it more confidently. But that doesn't mean they say what we think.