Hicks on Biz: How do we keep Big Brains in Alberta?

You have marvelled at the speed of Google search engines, at self-teaching robots.  You’ve been dumbfounded when, on your first visit to a medical specialist, she or she casually pulls up a program containing your entire medical history from the past 10 years. “Machine learning” uses big data and the ability of today’s computers to sort through and arrange billions upon billions of “data sets” through mathematical formulas. The processes are also referred to as artificial intelligence or, more colloquially, Big Data.  The ability of massive computer power, harnessed by brilliant machine-learning scientists, is driving the 21st Century. The latest wave of global corporations– Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Lockheed Martin, Yahoo and that great survivor, IBM are all on the leading edge of machine learning. Edmonton doesn’t have a Google or a…


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