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Encore: How 'Big Data' & Machine Learning Factor into Efforts to Create Artificial Intelligence

University of South Florida College of Engineering

The concept of Artificial Intelligence in terms of digital computing has been around since the mid 1950s. Researchers have continued to work in this field since then, and these days, while there might not yet be the kind of artificial general intelligence those early researchers first imagined, there are lots of ways computers are doing work only humans could once do – much of it behind the scenes in the systems we all take for granted.

We're joined by Dr. Larry Hall, he’s a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Florida. Dr. Hall has done research in pattern recognition, artificial intelligence and machine learning throughout his career, with more than 270 peer-reviewed publications. He has current funding from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA. He was in town to present a lecture at Florida Gulf University called “Artificial Intelligence Through Deep Learning.”