Northwestern University

Wed 4:00 PM

Is the Route to Human-level Intelligence Paved with Big Data?


When: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
4:00 PM - 6:15 PM  

Where: Fisk Hall, Room 217, 1845 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free and open to the public

Contact: One Book One Northwestern   847.467.2294

Group: One Book One Northwestern 2017-2018

Category: Lectures & Meetings

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Recent advances in machine learning, combined with the availability of very large data sets, have led to tremendous increases in the ability of computers to solve a number of complex tasks (like recognizing an object in an image, or understanding the structure of a sentence). The success of these machine learning techniques – particularly "deep neural networks" – has led many to predict that they will lead to both radically improved technology, and a better understanding of the human mind and brain. Do these models present a qualitative, or merely quantitative, shift in the ability of thinking machines? And what do their successes (and limitations) tell us about the nature of human thought?


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