Ethics Highlight ‘Day of Machine Learning Discussion’ | College of Computing
Machine learning at Georgia Tech was in the spotlight recently as The Center for Machine Learning at Georgia Tech (ML@GT) hosted its spring seminar on Feb. 22 in the Klaus Advanced Computing Building.Billed as a “day of discussions around machine learning,” more than 200 students and faculty from across campus registered for the daylong event.“AI is like going to the moon. Data science is the rocket, but machine learning is the fuel that is propelling us forward,” said ML@GT Director Irfan Essa.“The field crosses a wide variety of disciplines so Georgia Tech is an ideal setting to build a home for thought leaders and train the next generation in machine learning.”
The Minds of the New Machines | Research Horizons | Georgia Tech’s Research News
Georgia Tech’s Research Horizons Magazine has done a very nice write-up of the ML@GT center, featuring many of our research projects.
Machine learning has been around for decades, but the advent of big data and more powerful computers has increased its impact significantly — moving machine learning beyond pattern recognition and natural language processing into a broad array of scientific disciplines.A subcategory of artificial intelligence, machine learning deals with the construction of algorithms that enable computers to learn from and react to data rather than following explicitly programmed instructions. “Machine-learning algorithms build a model based on inputs and then use that model to make other hypotheses, predictions, or decisions,” explained Irfan Essa, professor and associate dean in Georgia Tech’s College of Computing who also directs the Institute’s Center for Machine Learning.