John Markoff

In a Big Network of Computers, Evidence of Machine Learning

29-Jun-2012 | John Markoff

A neural network of computer processors, fed millions of YouTube videos, taught itself to recognize cats, a feat of significance for fields like speech recognition. Read more on The New York Times

Big Data Troves Stay Forbidden to Social Scientists

22-May-2012 | John Markoff

Huge repositories of data collected by Internet companies are not accessible to scientists, leading some to complain that studies based on these data can’t be peer-reviewed. Read more on the New