2019 Festival: Data Did That! (10:15am showing) | National Math Festival
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2019 Festival: Data Did That! (10:15am showing)

Saturday May 4, 2019 from 10:15am - 11:00am ET

From robots to Facebook, medicine, and shopping, data is a driving force in the world around us. How does this work? How do we store all that data and where does it come from? How do we transform data into Alexa, friend recommendations, computers that play games better than humans, advertising about items we didn’t even realize we wanted to buy, and robots that genetically engineer microbes to make natural products? We will answer these questions with a focus on the impact of these methods on our everyday lives. Artificial intelligence, big data, and machine learning have all become buzzwords in the media. On our journey we will learn what these mean, how they are related, and where classical statistics fits into this story.

This presentation will be repeated from 2:00-2:45pm.

Room 207b, Level 2, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

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Dr. Amelia Taylor

Dr. Amelia Taylor is a data scientist at Zymergen, a technology company integrating machine learning and manufacturing technologies to create novel products and materials from biology. At Zymergen, she builds data science tools to more efficiently design experiments, collect and store data, and analyze that data to accelerate the pace of Zymergen’s engineering cycles. Prior to joining Zymergen... Learn more