Machine learning algorithms are affecting every aspect of our lives, from the mundane, such as movie recommendation, to the life-altering (such as recidivism assessment). Listen to Professor Tina Eliassi-Rad as she discussed the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to the usage of machine learning in our society; and the reasons behind them. We finished with a thought experiment: would you want a machine learning algorithm to make a life-altering decision about you? If so, why? If not, why not?
What does Henry David Thoreau’s retreat into the natural world at Walden Pond have to do with our modern culture of distraction and technological immersion? Come learn how Thoreau’s interest in the peace of nature was fueled by his distress at the information culture of the 19th century when the telegraph brought news to Americans […]