The barbell effect of machine learning.

Nick Beim Crunch Network Contributor Nick Beim is a partner at Venrock and an investor in machine learning startups Dataminr and Intent Media. How to join the networkIf there’s one technology that promises to change the world more than any other over the next several decades, it’s (arguably) machine learning. By enabling computers to learn certain things more efficiently than humans, and discover certain things that humans cannot, machine learning promises to bring increasing intelligence to software everywhere and enable computers to develop new capabilities –- from driving cars to diagnosing disease –- that were previously thought to be impossible. While most of the core algorithms that drive machine learning have been around for decades, what has magnified its promise so dramatically in recent years is the extraordinary growth of…


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