Hilary Mason: Use data science and machine intelligence to build a better future

 Image: Erin Carson/TechRepublic An algorithm can creatively reimagine the Mona Lisa. Now what? In the opening keynote of the Grace Hopper Women in Computing Conference 2015 in Houston, Texas, Fast Forward Labs CEO Hilary Mason talked about the burgeoning world of data science and machine intelligence, and several of the considerations for how they will affect the future. But first, in a subtle nod to the #ILookLikeAnEngineer movement, Mason introduced herself like this: “I’m a computer scientist, a data scientist, a software engineer, I’m also a CEO and I look like all of those things.” And then she dove into machine intelligence. “Machines are starting to do things that we might have thought were more in the creative domain of humans,” she said, showing several computer-generated takes on the classic…


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