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Learning AI by doing: My new series of posts

Here’s how I trained my first machine learning system and what I learned about how deeply AI is shaped by human decisions. Continue reading

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Learning AI by doing: My new series of posts

Here’s how I trained my first machine learning system and what I learned about how deeply AI is shaped by human decisions. Continue reading

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Updating Joho’s style

At long last I’m getting around to updating Joho’s look, for several reasons: First, my last redesign made the page look like it was designed in 1999, although I actually did the redesign about seven years ago, I think. Second, CSS has made it easy enough to avoid using a table as the container for […] Continue reading

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Updating Joho’s style

At long last I’m getting around to updating Joho’s look, for several reasons: First, my last redesign made the page look like it was designed in 1999, although I actually did the redesign about seven years ago, I think. Second, CSS has made it easy enough to avoid using a table as the container for […] Continue reading

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Indistinguishable from prejudice

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” said Arthur C. Clarke famously. It is also the case that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from prejudice. Especially if that technology is machine learning. ML creates algorithms to categorize stuff based upon data sets that we feed it. Say “These million messages are spam, and […]

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[liveblog][AI] AI and education lightning talks

Sara Watson, a BKC affiliate and a technology critic, is moderating a discussion at the Berkman Klein/Media Lab AI Advance. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Mangling other people’s ideas and words. You are warned, people. Karthik Dinakar at […]

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[liveblog] AI Advance opening: Jonathan Zittrain and lightning talks

I’m at a day-long conference/meet-up put on by the Berkman Klein Center‘s and MIT Media Lab‘s “AI for the Common Good” project. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Mangling other people’s ideas and words. You are warned, people. Jonathan […]

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