Spam filters, text and speech recognition and recommendation engines permeate our online lives. All are powered through machine learning. But what exactly is “machine learning”? The Oxford Sparks outreach program from the University of Oxford offers a compelling explanation (full disclosure, I am an employee of Oxford University Press, a department of the University of Oxford).

David Crotty

David Crotty

David Crotty is the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He serves on the Board of Directors for the STM Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and CHOR, Inc. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing.


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