The ACM Awards the 2011 Turing Prize for Computing to Judea Pearl

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The ACM Turing Award winner for 2011 is Judea Pearl. This computing award has been presented annually since 1966, with multiple recipients in some years. This year’s winner has advanced artificial intelligence by improving the way in which AI programs acquire additional information, among other things. The first winner of the Turing award, Alan Jay […]

Machine Learning: How Computers Get Smarter

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Machine learning allows computer programs to master new tasks without line-by-line programming. In other words, the programmer is able, to some degree, to allow the software to write itself. AI programs use unsupervised machine learning to make decisions and change behavior based on experience. How Does Machine Learning Work? Programmers use machine learning to “train” […]