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Seth Flaxman

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Computer scientist

Seth went to Harvard for his BA in computer science and math. After graduating, he spent a few years in Switzerland doing research at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and the World Health Organisation. He contributed to global health research on questions including: how many people in the world having hearing loss or are blind? He did his PhD at Carnegie Mellon University in machine learning and public policy. His research is on machine learning methods for social science and public policy applications, especially public health and criminology.

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Tuesday 10th Jan 2017, 08.45am

What is Machine Learning?

Machine learning is all around us; on our phones, powering social networks, helping the police and doctors, scientists and mayors. But how does it work? In this animation we take a look at how statistics and computer science can be used to make machines that learn.

Machine Learning