machine learning

R. Luke DuBois: An Artist Who Just Happens to Use Computation

R. Luke DuBois is a man of many talents: musician, visual artist, and data scientist. In a recent interview with Techonomy's David Kirkpatrick, he spoke about his inspirations and gave a behind-the-scenes look at his...

Are we being replaced by machines? Not yet, but we’re working on it

In the 21st century brace yourself for algorithms made by algorithms. AI has suddenly become able to equal and soon to surpass homo sapiens in what we thought were unique human faculties that required consciousness:...

Robots Want Your Tasks, Not Your Jobs (or Why the Liberal Arts Still Matter)

It isn't that jobs are going away. Instead, they are inexorably changing as automation seeps deeper into society. We don't need to worry about the existence of jobs, but rather about people who don't cultivate...

Railways on Track for Digital Transformation

The internet of things (IoT) is beginning to transform railroads, despite the industry's longstanding conservatism. The amount of data trains generate is measured in “brontobytes” (millions of times more than a petabyte). It's full steam...

Toward a Sentient Ecosystem

How might humans, machines and the network evolve together? An ecosystem that responds, adapts, adjusts and intuits our every move is the promise of an interconnected, intelligent world. It will be stitched together with IoT...

The Evolution Revolution with Ray Kurzweil, Benjamin H. Bratton and Vivienne Ming

Futurist Ray Kurzweil, UCSD’s Benjamin H. Bratton and neuroscientist entrepreneur Vivienne Ming discuss where AI, biology and machines that learn by themselves are taking us.

Scene from an Office, 2017: The A.I. Arrives

Dinesh could read a Bloomberg terminal like a radiologist reads an x-ray. He had learned the arcane tools that were supposed to assure his indispensability. Now it turns out he’d taught some damned machine to...

Man, Machines and… Fashion?

If you are eager (as we always are) to do something Techonomic this weekend and are in New York, check out the amazing show Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology at the...

Tim O’Reilly Nails the Importance of Amazon’s Echo/Alexa

Tim O'Reilly (who is joining us at Techonomy 2016 in November) has written the best piece about Alexa yet. He doesn't just rave about the machine's astonishing capabilities, but breaks it down so we begin...

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