Finding Meaning in Big Data

Binary VortexDiscovery Fellows Rebecca Willett and Rob Nowak are creating algorithms to make sense of big data and help machines learn. Full story at wid.wisc.edu.

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How New Yorker Cartoons Could Teach Computers To Be Funny

Cnet Logo“The computer models Nowak and his team are developing are called adaptive crowdsourcing algorithms. They attempt to weed out the weakest captions as quickly as possible to get more people to vote on the potential winners.”

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Podcasts showcase stories, science and secrets behind UW-Madison research

Bilge MutluImagine getting an intimate sneak peek at the research happening behind the scenes at one of the world’s largest research universities, as well as a glimpse at the human stories behind that research. Did we mention you can do it on your smartphone? Bilge Mutlu kicks off this initiative with the first mini-feature Birth of the Bots – See more at: http://news.wisc.edu/podcasts-showcase-stories-science-and-secrets-behind-uw-madison-research/#sthash.VhIjtZ3S.dpuf

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The Science of Funny: Active Machine Learning & Cartoons

Niedenthal-550x367The New Yorker is using a machine learning system developed by WID Optimization researchers to sort through captions for their weekly cartoon caption contest. See full story on wid.wisc.edu.

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Rob Nowak talks Machine Learning to Blue Sky Science

Blue Sky Science: What is machine learning? from Morgridge Institute on Vimeo.

Rob Nowak lends his machine learning expertise to Morgridge Blue Sky Science Video.

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