Rooting for the machines A Blog by Chris Baldassano

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I visualize a time when we will be to robots what dogs are to humans. And I am rooting for the machines. -Claude Shannon, Omni Magazine (1987)

I’m a soon-to-be PhD who has spent the last few years at the intersection of machine learning (i.e. building systems to model complex data) and human neuroscience (i.e. trying to collect data on a complex system). I believe that both of these fields are going to have a profound impact in the coming decades, in terms of how we interact with technology, how we communicate, and how we see ourselves. In contrast to my published papers, in which I have to actually support my points with hard evidence, this blog is an opportunity to speculate about where we are and what’s coming next.

Comments? Complaints? Contact me @ChrisBaldassano