Notes from the Electronic Cottage 4/13/23: Understanding AI 3

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Today in our series on Artificial Intelligence, we’ll look at Machine Learning and at the difference between Supervised and Unsupervised learning. Unsupervised learning is the method that computers use to beat the greatest chess masters in the world, or to suggest the next movie you may want to watch online, or to read your chest X-ray, and a lot more.

An online introduction to the Elements of AI that requires no tech background.
Understanding the difference between Supervised and Unsupervised Machine Learning, a bit more techie but not much more.

About the host:
Jim Campbell has a longstanding interest in the intersection of digital technology, law, and public policy and how they affect our daily lives in our increasingly digital world. He has banged around non-commercial radio for decades and, in the little known facts department (that should probably stay that way), he was one of the readers voicing Richard Nixon’s words when NPR broadcast the entire transcript of the Watergate tapes. Like several other current WERU volunteers, he was at the station’s sign-on party on May 1, 1988 and has been a volunteer ever since doing an early stint as a Morning Maine host, and later producing WERU program series including Northern Lights, Conversations on Science and Society, Sound Portrait of the Artist, Selections from the Camden Conference, others that will probably come to him after this is is posted, and, of course, Notes from the Electronic Cottage.