Creating Computers That Can Learn

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Heard On The Morning Show
Photo: Beraldo Leal

Big data makes a big difference. From recommendations on television shows to stream to safety in self-driving cars, people are creating machines that learn on their own. Our guests are an engineering professor and a professor of biostatistics. They break down the reasons and methods of plucking critical information from troves of data.

Where do you notice big data? Is it obvious, or did it take you a while to realize how an organization collects and uses your information? What should scientists consider as they build technology capable of learning? Email, tweet @wprmornings or post on the Ideas Network Facebook page.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Kealey Bultena Producer
  • Rebecca Willett Guest
  • Mark Craven Guest

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