Podcast 83 - You shouldn't go near machine learning

Machine learning means that computers can teach themselves without the help of a human programmer, offering tremendous opportunities for justice, medicine and - more everyday - Netflix recommendations. In Learning and Development, it's often cited as the hot new tech. But is our industry ready to embrace such technology? Do we need it? And are we truly making the most of the existing technology we already have?

Written by GoodPractice
Published 22 February 2018
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Podcast 83 - You shouldn't go near machine learning

Appitierre co-founder Wes Atkinson returns to discuss with Justin and Owen.

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For more from Wes and Appitierre, see appitierre.com.

Google's difficulty with image-recognition was recently revisited by Wired at: https://www.wired.com/story/when-it-comes-to-gorillas-google-photos-remains-blind/

Owen's book recommendation was Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker.

The augmented writing app that Owen mentioned, used to create better job descriptions, was Textio. It's available at: https://textio.com

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