Grace Hopper, Ph.D. (Vassar Archives)

Doing a small part to help close a gender gap

Breakthroughs in artificial intelligence complicate the belief that our intellect—even our creativity—will remain unrivaled

The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo (c. 1512); modified by the author.

Introduction to Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) and their potential

Illustration from Fencing (Pollock et al., 1890); modified by the author. Image retrieved from Wikimedia Commons.

Teaching Computers Creativity

It started in a pub. Ian Goodfellow and his fellow doctoral students at the University of Montreal met to celebrate the completion of the 2014 academic year. Their conversation focused on the frontier of AI research: synthetic data generation; specifically, approaches that would allow a computer to produce realistic-looking images. Compared to everything machines have mastered, this problem may not seem worthy of the attention of some of the finest minds in AI research. However, they recognized the profound implications of computer’s shortcomings that lay hidden beneath the mountain of all it could accomplish.

Vladimir Bok

Author, GANs in Action @ManningBooks 📖 • CompSci @Harvard • Data/ML Product Manager •

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